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Old 03-26-2006, 04:33 PM   #1
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30,000 Maintenance

I have a 2001 Boxster with 32,000 miles and thankfully winter is over and it is time for the 30,000 mile regular maintenance. What is required during for the 2001 model (spark plugs replaced?) and what should it cost? One dealer has quoted $1,380.
Also how often should the breaks be flushed? I had it done 8,000 miles ago and the dealership is suggesting that (based on a look at the fluid) it should be flushed again.
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I have a 2001 Boxster with 32,000 miles and thankfully winter is over and it is time for the 30,000 mile regular maintenance. What is required during for the 2001 model (spark plugs replaced?) and what should it cost? One dealer has quoted $1,380.
Also how often should the breaks be flushed? I had it done 8,000 miles ago and the dealership is suggesting that (based on a look at the fluid) it should be flushed again.
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Spark Plugs are part of the 30k Maintenance, as is an Oil Change (if you wait that long, which you shouldn't), Air Filter, Cabin Filter. The rest of the 30k Mi. Maintenance consists various visual inspections of Hoses, Fluids, Radiators, Brakes, etc. and to R&R as needed. Prices on this Service will vary quite a lot I find.

Brake Fluid is not mileage dependent, rather it should be flushed and changed every two years regardless of mileage. Additionally, you will also need to change your Engine Drive Belt as the change interval is 60k mi. or every 4 years. Hope this helps...

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Oil & filter change, air filter, cabin filter, plug change, belt check, cooling system check, convertible top check/lube among other suspension checks. Mine was $850 at the dealer so your price seems a little high. If it's out of warranty, consider taking it to a Porsche specialist who's not a dealer. The cost is about 2/3 what a dealer charges.
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Plugs are every 60k....at least in the later model boxsters which included 2001 I believe. Porsche went to a different plug that necessitates a less frequent change.
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Plugs are every 60k....at least in the later model boxsters which included 2001 I believe. Porsche went to a different plug that necessitates a less frequent change.
They went from 30K to 60K then back to 30K.....I would stick with 30K
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They went from 30K to 60K then back to 30K.....I would stick with 30K

....................but no longer than 4 years regardless of mileage ( On Euro spec 2001 S anyway)

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Hi,

Plugs are much more susceptible to Time rather than Mileage. Any Plug should be changed at least every 4 years regardless of Mileage. An added benefit to changing every 4 years is the fact that you are putting Steel Plugs in an Aluminum Head. These will effectively Weld themselves to the Head with corrosion with Time making them very difficult to finally remove. Hope this helps...

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I am with Jim on the time issue. Been there, done that! It is NOT fun.
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I am with Jim on the time issue. Been there, done that! It is NOT fun.
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That's what makes the HeliCoil Boys RICH!! Besides, SparkPlugs are probably the cheapest maintenance you can perform on the Boxster, why do you want to try and scrimp here? The improvement to Smoothness, Performance, Idle, MPG and Emissions can be out of all proportion to the $$ invested - JUST DO IT!!

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cabin filter

I've been hearing alot about cabin filter. What is it? What does it look like? How does one change it?
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cabin filter

Pop your front hood, take off the cover(3 pieces of plastic, where the battery is). To the left, under the windshield, there will be a filter, that's the cabin filter. I usually take it out and knock out any large debris, then follow up with a good vaccuming. (between replacement intervals)



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I've been hearing alot about cabin filter. What is it? What does it look like? How does one change it?
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I recently did the 30k service on a 2000 2.7L Boxster for about $700 at the local dealership. That also included a little labor to replace an oil filler tube that was leaking a little. I've found these guys to be pretty competitive on most pricing compared to local independent shops and they've treated me well. I think the price for the service was about $680. Not cheap, but not a rip-off either. I like the idea that all the things that could be wearing with age got checked and I know they're OK. I bought the car with low miles so it wasn't used a lot over the years, but age alone can wear out hoses, seals, etc. I found a list of all the standard things they do with that service and I'll look to see if I can find it. I'm pretty sure I just searched on Google and found it pretty quickly. It may even have been posted on renntech.

edited: just found the link to the checklist
http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?autocom=maint&code=maint_box_us_mj_02

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