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Old 09-05-2005, 12:19 PM   #1
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Clutch wear

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I was woundering if the Boxster had a means of checking the clutch to see how much life is left. The dealer just said"I don't know-bring it in and we will look at it".
I don't have a problem with it, just like to know where it's at.
I have owened a couple of 928's and they have a means of checking the clutch life.
Dose any one know if the Boxster dose?

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Richard
97 Boxster 5sp black 92,000 miles

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Old 09-06-2005, 01:49 PM   #2
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I haven't noticed one, but I'll look tomorrow night when I have it on stands replacing the differential oil if nobody else posts an answer.
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Old 09-06-2005, 09:11 PM   #3
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Ok, thanks.
I'm going to be changeing my gear oil very soon myself.
I'm don't know yet what comes in the Boxster, but thinking of trying Swepco. That seemed to work very well in the 5sp 928's.
Any thoughts?

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Old 09-07-2005, 06:36 AM   #4
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I use the Mobil1 75W90 in the 928 and plan on replacing the Boxster's with the same. I haven't tried Swepco or any of the other performance brands. what difference did the Swepco make in the 928?

Btw, working on the Boxster from underneath is MUCH easier than the 928. The belly pans come off and go back on easily, unlike the 928's front pan.
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Old 09-07-2005, 06:47 AM   #5
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The 5sp when cold is a bit stiff or notchy primarly second gear. Every one I know with a 5sp has complained of that regardless if how few or how many miles on the car. When warmed up it's fine. Swepco seems to nearly do a way with this isssue.
A good freind of mine used to use Mobile 1 in his 5sp and switched to Swepco. He said the shifts where better.
I never got around to changeing mine in the 89 928GT just lived with it. It only takes a few minutes for the gear oil to warm up. How ever would have switched when it was time to do so.
I did sell that car to another freind and he did change to swepco. He also said it helped.

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