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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-18-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 837
Posted By Alan Mackew
I had my ims ,rear main and routine service done...

I had my ims ,rear main and routine service done by a local independent, fitted Ln engineering direct oil feed cost was $4,500 au $ . The car is 2003 2.7 tip with 70.000 kms, they removed the engine...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-23-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By Alan Mackew
Peace of mind ims solution fitted

Picked up my car today with solution fitted, old bearing was good but I am happy to
eliminate that feeling of imminent doom. When you consider what some people spend on the old 1960's and 1970's...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-12-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,301
Posted By Alan Mackew
Finaly taking the IMS plunge

Hello Boxerphiles,

as we emerge fro 8 months self isolation due to the virus and I have recovered from some significant home maintenance expenses just prior to lockdown, I am going ahead with...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 06-06-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,335
Posted By Alan Mackew
It is normal

Had.ny 2003 2.7 tip for four years, has always whined, I red a road test once that commented about the Boxster had he same whine as the old air cooled cars so gave up being concerned.
The local...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-22-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By Alan Mackew
hi kk2002

selling is certainly an option. Having owned many sports cars and speciall interest cars over the years, from vintage to modern, sensible decisions wthen it comes to cars are not my Forte.

I owned...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-21-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By Alan Mackew
Hi APARKE4 the oiled is taken from a...

Hi APARKE4

the oiled is taken from a modified oil filter unit via an external feed pipe to the new bearing.

A lot of information on the internet including fitting videos, thanks for the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-21-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By Alan Mackew
Lifes little tests

Hi everyone

now our central heating has packed up, 7000 $A so will have to defer the D.O.F on the boxster for a while. Thanks to those who provided some opinions,

Alan
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-19-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By Alan Mackew
Direct oil feed

Hi everyone,

my 80th birthday coming up in May, thought I might get my 2003 2.7 (facelift ) Tip fitted with the direct oil feed IMS solution as a present for myself.

(I'm hoping one of my boys...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-18-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,076
Posted By Alan Mackew
I have owned the car for 3 years and covered...

I have owned the car for 3 years and covered about 17,000 kms in that time, mostly club social runs and a few interstate trips.

The service records show it has been serviced every 12 months...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-17-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,076
Posted By Alan Mackew
79 and still Boxing

Hi everyone,

just had my 79th birthday, car has done 69,000 kms (2003 2.7 Tip) not sure how much longer I will be able to drive it but good so far.

The only issue is of course the dreaded IMS...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-09-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By Alan Mackew
Whine

My 2003 2.7 tip has whined ever since I bought it 3 years ago, it is particularly loud when cold, I have always assumed they all do that having read a road test where the tester remarked that the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-06-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6,250
Views: 739,918
Posted By Alan Mackew
Got home yesterday from 2000 km round trip to...

Got home yesterday from 2000 km round trip to Adelaide and back, price of 98 octane fuel went ott at the same time.
Hoping I missed all the speed cameras and average speed devices there and back....
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-28-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By Alan Mackew
Not dead yet

Hi and welcome to the old farts boxster club. I bought our 2003 tip 2.7 just over 3 years ago, I'm 78 in May, setting off on a 2000 km interstate trip on May1
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-17-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By Alan Mackew
Takes a while to learn

i have a 2.7 Tip, 2003, have owned it for two years now. It took quite a while to really appreciate the best way to drive with the transmission. Key benefits to me are using the buttons on the wheel...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-02-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By Alan Mackew
Pensioner

Hi There,

I'm 78 this year, had my boxster 2003 2.7 tip 60,00 kms for 3 years nearly. I wonder who is the oldest Boxster driver on the forum?

Cheers Alan
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-19-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By Alan Mackew
Oldest Boxster driver ?

Wow,

you are 92 not out! I thought I was getting past it and I am only 77, congratulations and thanks for the confidence boost,

Alan
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-24-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 929
Posted By Alan Mackew
Depreciation v maintenance cost

The other thing to consider is that the depreciation on a later model is going to be greater than your early model.

You need to balance maintenance v depreciation ( plus maintenance ) on the newer...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-21-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,757
Posted By Alan Mackew
Ultimate goal

Hi everyone,

at the age of 76 I bought my 2003 2.7, I have owned a lot of sportscast over the years, Morgan 3-wheelers, prewar M.G P type , Austin 7 special, MG TD , MGB and more recently 1997...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-11-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,967
Posted By Alan Mackew
The cars delivered in Australia have been set up...

The cars delivered in Australia have been set up so lighter only works with ignition on, I think its a safety idea.
Anyone know how to reverse this condition?
Forum: Show and Tell Gallery 06-21-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 450,610
Posted By Alan Mackew
Two real sports cars

This is my 2003 2.7 tip, owned for 12 months, replaced my Caterham 7 which i owned for 15 years.
The Boxster is Meridean silver with blue roof an interior. Photo taken in the car park at Rob Roy...
Forum: Show and Tell Gallery 06-01-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,573
Posted By Alan Mackew
This one is in Melbourne Australia

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02/IMG_15271496370272.jpg

Bought it 12 Months ago with a few minor issues, not sure the photo uploaded correctly
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-11-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By Alan Mackew
I am 77 years old so no longer fit enough to do...

I am 77 years old so no longer fit enough to do my own servicing as I did in the past so use a local independent specialist.
I am not too concerned with the cost so far since some is one off and...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-10-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By Alan Mackew
One year in

Hi all ' I thought some of you would be interested in my first years experience with my Boxster. The car is a 2003 2.7 tiptronic, had done 52,000 kms with full service history.
I bought the car...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-31-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,450
Posted By Alan Mackew
Just check to make sure cigarette lighter is...

Just check to make sure cigarette lighter is connected with the ignition off, in some markets (Australia is one) there is no connection when the ignition is off

I have connected mine to the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-08-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,373
Posted By Alan Mackew
Welcome

These cars are better quality than MX 5, one of my sons had two of these Mazda roadsters, my 2003 is very nicely trimmed and has premium quality paint job.
I suspect prices will not stay this low...
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