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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-14-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,078
Posted By Rob175
It's the "Darwin Theory" at work. Where can I...

It's the "Darwin Theory" at work. Where can I order a "flying Boxster"? It sure would make my commute a heck of a lot easier.

Sorry but I have little sympathy for supreme such stupidity........
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-12-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 729
Posted By Rob175
IF it were mine, I'd want it "totaled" and fight...

IF it were mine, I'd want it "totaled" and fight to get the most you can from the insurance company. I'd start accumulating comparable prices on the same (used) cars in your area using the internet...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-07-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 453
Posted By Rob175
Personally, I would NEVER "proactively" remove a...

Personally, I would NEVER "proactively" remove a working water pump, for fear that it "might fail". My 20 year old original water pump began leaking two months ago. It was just a slow leak as...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-01-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Rob175
I get the same "clutch shudder" upon the first...

I get the same "clutch shudder" upon the first one or two accelrations if the engine is cold. Feels like a clutch issue maybe slipping slightly. (I'm a very gentle manual shift driver)......after...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-25-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,182
Posted By Rob175
From what I've seen, the DIY job of replacing the...

From what I've seen, the DIY job of replacing the tank is VERY difficult unless you can raise the car and work underneath in addition to from the top. Remember there is also the connections for the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-25-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 879
Posted By Rob175
WOW!....things have changed since I bought my...

WOW!....things have changed since I bought my set. My appologies to not have the update on their costs. Maybe I should "lock" mine on with glue!...lol.

But I did see these:
Check these out.......
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-24-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 879
Posted By Rob175
I bought a set off eBay about a year and a half...

I bought a set off eBay about a year and a half ago and they were CHEAP....only about $10 for 4 w/free shipping. Not OEM but they look great and have held up nicely. Tons to scroll through.....keep...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-23-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By Rob175
Perhaps in CT you could do what I'm planning to...

Perhaps in CT you could do what I'm planning to do.....removed "most of" the coverage but NOT ALL. So technically if you did the same in CT you might not be viewed as violating the CT law, since you...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-22-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By Rob175
Thanks guys.....I appreciate the responses.

Thanks guys.....I appreciate the responses.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-22-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By Rob175
While "sealed" the LCD typically has a BACKLIGHT...

While "sealed" the LCD typically has a BACKLIGHT bulb(s) which illuminates the LCD. On my 98' there are at least 5 small bulbs that backlight several sections of the LCD (odo, clock, speedo, etc.) ...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-22-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By Rob175
Winter storage insurance coverage

Since I store my 98 Boxster away from the Chicago winters (Dec 1st through April 1st) it was suggested that I "suspend" all of my full coverage EXCEPT the "comprehensive" to save a few bucks......is...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-15-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,182
Posted By Rob175
Please DON'T RELY on seeing or feeling a "wet...

Please DON'T RELY on seeing or feeling a "wet carpet" in the truck in order to determine IF the coolant tank is leaking! In my case the carpet was bone dry and the tank was still leaking (actually...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-14-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,182
Posted By Rob175
A month ago I had my 20 year old (1998) water...

A month ago I had my 20 year old (1998) water pump replaced due to a slow but persistent leak that wasn't getting any better. One week after that, I had to replace my 20 year old coolant holding...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-14-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 536
Posted By Rob175
I store my 1998 in my attached garage with it's...

I store my 1998 in my attached garage with it's convertable top fully up and locked in postion. It's a newly replaced top w/glass window, as of 2 years ago. I also add a few extra pounds of air...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-10-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 949
Posted By Rob175
OOPS......typo....it's a 1998 not an 89....LOL

OOPS......typo....it's a 1998 not an 89....LOL
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-10-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 949
Posted By Rob175
I've got to just say that my 1998 (all stock)...

I've got to just say that my 1998 (all stock) Boxster w/ manual trans and 87,000 summer driving only miles, has the orginal IMS and I have no plans to touch it. I've talked to 3 Porsche dealer...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-03-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,698
Posted By Rob175
OLD THREAD......But..........."European...

OLD THREAD......But..........."European Insurance".....appears to suck, IF true!....what good is it if it leaves the policy holder high and dry?!?!...........or maybe the owner bought the cheapest...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-03-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 788
Posted By Rob175
Thanks.....My 20 year old Boxster with 80,000...

Thanks.....My 20 year old Boxster with 80,000 miles is in great condition and I enjoy driving it. But IF my IMS were to ever "take a crap" I don't think I would spend the money to replace the engine...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-01-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 788
Posted By Rob175
As a non-mechanic I have a question........ Do...

As a non-mechanic I have a question........ Do the newer Porsche engines still have the same design (ie: IMS bearing)?....or has it been eliminated in subsequent years? If so, what year did they...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-01-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By Rob175
After I replaced the water pump....two weeks...

After I replaced the water pump....two weeks later the coolant tank in the trunk began leaking. But in my case it was a very slow leak the never got the carpet in the trunk wet BUT when I pulled out...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-01-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By Rob175
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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-10-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Rob175
My "indy" just replaced my 1998 Boxster's tank 2...

My "indy" just replaced my 1998 Boxster's tank 2 weeks ago and he charged me $1,200 (OEM Porsche tank). I'm not a DYI guy so I paid the price. The old tank was yellowed and developed spider cracks...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-31-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 151,428
Posted By Rob175
So, I gather the answer is either DIY or buy...

So, I gather the answer is either DIY or buy another Boxster, if that's the car I want....and in that case, I'd have to research how best to dispose of the trashed engine car. I suppose there are...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-30-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 151,428
Posted By Rob175
So how much would one be looking at spending if...

So how much would one be looking at spending if they had a trashed engine and want to replace it. Just a rough idea of what it would cost to have a shop do it (engine + labor) .....$6M, $7M, $8M,...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-24-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By Rob175
Super helpful.....THANKS!!!

Super helpful.....THANKS!!!
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