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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-29-2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,279
Posted By YellowJacket
Fun game. I'm 26. While I can't yet claim...

Fun game. I'm 26. While I can't yet claim anything Italian or otherwise exotic, I'm working to ensure that my list stays respectable (I had a slight indiscretion at 21 years old, but I've since...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-22-2008, 06:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,737
Posted By YellowJacket
No offense taken! :) I can imagine the Quattro...

No offense taken! :) I can imagine the Quattro would be a lot of fun in the snow! I had a 4wd Explorer as a winter beater for a little while, but I quickly realized that even on questionable winter...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-21-2008, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,737
Posted By YellowJacket
Regarding Boxster driving vs. storing in the...

Regarding Boxster driving vs. storing in the winter, if I wanted $40k of garage furniture, I'd send my wife to Ethan Allen with the credit card. But I would rather an exciting ride to and from work;...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-15-2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Posted By YellowJacket
I have 77k on my car and clutch, and there isn't...

I have 77k on my car and clutch, and there isn't the slightest hint of slipping. This is a 5sp, by the way.

Like others said, clutch life is more about driving style (and understanding manual...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-12-2008, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By YellowJacket
I'm also in Richmond, VA. I'm actually in...

I'm also in Richmond, VA. I'm actually in Chesterfield County with KevinH1990, but that's only about 15 minutes from the city.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-11-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By YellowJacket
I would run a full tank and calculate it off the...

I would run a full tank and calculate it off the odometer and the actual gas usage. Those trip computers are notoriously incorrect. Not to mention the reason that it drops sitting in your driveway...
Forum: Boxsters and Cayman Cars for Sale or Wanted 01-18-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,732
Posted By YellowJacket
Yes, sorry; I was just messing with you. ...

Yes, sorry; I was just messing with you. Interestingly, that plant in Spartanburg is regarded as one of the, if not THE, most advanced manufacturing facilities in the world. Or at least it was when...
Forum: Boxsters and Cayman Cars for Sale or Wanted 01-17-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,732
Posted By YellowJacket
That is unequivocally correct!! A BMW built in...

That is unequivocally correct!! A BMW built in North Carolina would raise some red flags. Not to say there's anything wrong with North Carolina, but given the lack of BMW plants there, I picture an...
Forum: Boxsters and Cayman Cars for Sale or Wanted 01-14-2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,732
Posted By YellowJacket
A German Boxster, huh? What will they think of...

A German Boxster, huh? What will they think of next? A Japanese Toyota? Or how about an American Ford. I bet that would be cool...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-03-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,475
Posted By YellowJacket
Grizzly, I have had a leak that's from the...

Grizzly,

I have had a leak that's from the front (not RMS) for the last 6 months or so. It's the valve cover gasket, if I remember right. Not a big deal in any other car, but my mechanic says...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-20-2007, 01:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,716
Posted By YellowJacket
Just to clarify, what you're looking at is not a...

Just to clarify, what you're looking at is not a 997 front end; it's a later model 996 front end. I'm not sure if I've seen the 997 front on a 986 attempted yet, but I'm pretty sure that would go...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-07-2007, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By YellowJacket
Couldn't agree more! What motivation would a...

Couldn't agree more! What motivation would a manufacturer have for suggesting a maintenance interval that's too long? They have a team of engineers who have years of training in this, and their...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-07-2007, 07:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,554
Posted By YellowJacket
As others have said, I would be very very very...

As others have said, I would be very very very uncomfortable buying that car with the cheap mods and add-ons. Not only because it'll be a pain to undo all that stuff, but also because it is...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-03-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,019
Posted By YellowJacket
FTD, you sound like me. My other car is an '05...

FTD, you sound like me. My other car is an '05 Accord with 50k miles. The way, I see it, it's just broken in.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-28-2007, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,194
Posted By YellowJacket
From the anecdotal evidence I've seen on IMS...

From the anecdotal evidence I've seen on IMS failure, it seems to be luck-of-the-draw more than anything else. I don't think there's much one can do to prevent it.

That being said, why are you so...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-19-2007, 10:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,966
Posted By YellowJacket
Richmond, VA (2 hours south), but I have an...

Richmond, VA (2 hours south), but I have an office in Mclean so I'm up there quite a bit. I'd be up for a GTG!

-Rich
Forum: Boxsters and Cayman Cars for Sale or Wanted 10-23-2007, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,252
Posted By YellowJacket
Wow, you sure are proud of your car! According...

Wow, you sure are proud of your car! According to Edmunds, your buy-it-now price is over $6k too optimistic, even assuming "outstanding" condition.

If you get your asking price, see if the buyer...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-10-2007, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,373
Posted By YellowJacket
Another daily driver here. I've driven it for...

Another daily driver here. I've driven it for almost 3 years in every season, torrential downpours, snow and ice, wind, etc., etc., with no problems at all. What's that saying? Something like: "If...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-09-2007, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By YellowJacket
Why were you surprised that it was being sold? ...

Why were you surprised that it was being sold? I've bought 134a several times over the last few years at Autozone, Walmart, and places like that. R22, which works in R12 systems (although it has...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-12-2007, 11:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,981
Posted By YellowJacket
I'm a statistician for a large financial services...

I'm a statistician for a large financial services corporation.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-02-2007, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,027
Posted By YellowJacket
This is, like, SO not fair guys. It's...

This is, like, SO not fair guys.

It's perfectly legitimate to race another car on the freeway. Sure, there are laws against it and step penalties (in VA, it could cost you $3k due to a new law...
Forum: Show and Tell Gallery 06-20-2007, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By YellowJacket
Uh, my wife would. Which is why I sleep with my...

Uh, my wife would. Which is why I sleep with my keys under my pillow. :-)

Seriously, though, congratulations; that is a beautiful Boxster, with a lot of upgrades that many of us WISH our cars...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-18-2007, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,255
Posted By YellowJacket
I also used a clay bar last weekend for the first...

I also used a clay bar last weekend for the first time and found it to be amazing. I did the following:

-Washed the car with dishsoap, dried with a water blade and microfiber
-Used Meguiars clay...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-15-2007, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,221
Posted By YellowJacket
No, IMS is not "rear main seal." IMS is...

No, IMS is not "rear main seal." IMS is "intermediate shaft." RMS failure generally means a couple dots of oil on the garage floor and a day's labor for a new seal (if dealt with in a reasonable...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-12-2007, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,311
Posted By YellowJacket
I had the same experience when I insured mine. ...

I had the same experience when I insured mine. Coming from BMWs, my insurance went WAY down, even though the car was more expensive. I was told that since the rates are based on claims history, the...
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