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Old 06-28-2020, 07:11 PM   #1
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Just bought a 2000 Boxster

After 500 miles really enjoying the car! Any recommendations for a newbee? Only mod has been the de-snorkel. Thanks!

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Old 06-29-2020, 05:06 AM   #2
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After 500 miles really enjoying the car! Any recommendations for a newbee? Only mod has been the de-snorkel. Thanks!
My recommendation would be to consume the content upon this forum. Do some reading.
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Old 06-29-2020, 08:13 AM   #3
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My recommendation would be to consume the content upon this forum. Do some reading.
Edit: Didn't mean for that to sound elitist. When I bought my car, and found this forum, I nestled into the pages with an appetite. There is so much great information on these pages... so many pros sharing tips, tricks, and methods.

I do believe it to be the best 986 forum.

Post some pics!!

Oh! Do a search... and clean out your radiators.
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Old 06-29-2020, 04:23 PM   #4
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For sure. Lots of good info!
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Old 06-29-2020, 06:31 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum! If you don't have maintenance history documentation for the car, everything is documented on here for big and small maintenance.

-Eric

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Old 06-30-2020, 06:57 PM   #6
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Congrats and welcome. I had a 2000S for 10 years and was able to do every repair or maintenance work needed with this forum even though I'm far from an accomplished wrench. The car was extremely reliable, solid and as much fun when I sold it as the day I'd bought it.

Things to think about proactively....
1. Purchase a spare ignition switch (~$15). A failing switch will cause you to look for all sorts of weird gremlins or worst case, make you unable to start your car. It's not a tough DYI and having one on hand will save you some heartache.
2.Locate and clean your top drains. Zero cost, easy job, yet putting it off can result in a pretty expensive bill (search immobilizer).

Lots of other things to learn about but mostly just normal stuff for an older sports car.

Enjoy!
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Old 07-03-2020, 07:49 PM   #7
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Thanks, I'm a pretty good wrench having worked on my Zodiac 601HD Experimental aircraft! 80HP Rotax engine.

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