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Old 12-13-2014, 05:23 PM   #1
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Very High Mileage '08 987.1 Boxster S

Late in the Fall I purchased my first Porsche, a 2008 Boxster S after a few months of searching. Unfortunately after only 2 weeks of ownership I have had to store the car for the winter. The car is very mileage 192,000kms (almost 120,000 miles) but a one owner car, well maintained by a Porsche dealer with full records. The down side is that although all maintenance was done, nothing was replaced except for the tires...even the brakes are all still original...largely because the mileage is all highway! I think that is pretty amazing but it means things like the water pump, alternator, starter, and yes brakes, will probably have to be done by me. I'm not afraid to do the work myself and plan to change all fluids, coolant, trans and brake (I did the oil and filter before storage). I've done this with all 'new-to-me' cars after purchase. I also plan on changing the cabin and air filters, plugs and belt.

So the big question is, at this mileage, what can I expect to go wrong? I'm a firm believer in preventative maintenance and seeing I'll be doing the labour, parts costs are not a big concern. What work would you consider doing?

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Old 12-13-2014, 08:24 PM   #2
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I have never changed the starter or the alternator and I have over 270k miles on my 2001 Boxster. I have changed the water pump but that was at 204k miles. Expect some suspension parts replacement when you go over 200k miles, unless you want to install a performance suspension kit. I have changed the Air Oil Separator more times than I care to think about but I live on the west coast and atmospheric pressures at (or near) sea level seems to prematurely fail these units. It's good you can do the work yourself, like many on this forum, it will save your bank account.


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