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Old 02-10-2016, 05:45 AM   #5
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Welcome to the world of Porsche.

There is the Pelican website (Porsche Boxster 986/987 (1997-2004) Technical Articles | Pelican Parts)
which is a sponsor of this site and has many of step by step how to's and the DIY forum here. If you want a book then "101 Boxster Projects" is very handy and an easy read with plenty of pictures.

Also google things like "how to do an oil change on a Boxster" and it will turn up plenty of video's.

At this site the "Search" is your first course of action to find something as there are many well documented threads on anything you could imagine, plus some folks get a bit annoyed if you don't make the effort to search for something first.

We also like pictures so adding some at every opportunity is appreciated and will get more people to look at your thread.

It is generally accepted that you need to reserve about $2,000 a year to maintain a 986 Boxster but you can reduce that with DIY and avoiding the dealer when possible. Those expenditures come in the form of Tires, oil changes, Brake Pads/rotors and a few other common maintenance items.

Also, if you have never driven a Boxster to a high level a "Porsche Performance driving school" in your area is one of the most fun and educational experiences you could have. You will become a better, safer driver and learn how to bring out the best in the Boxster as its capabilities are way beyond what the casual driver will ever be aware of. You'll also meet a great bunch of new friends.
These cars come alive under the guidance of a knowledgeable driver as it is truly a drivers sports car.
"It broke because it wants to be Upgraded "
2012 Porsche Performance Driving School - SanDiego region
2001 Boxster S, Top Speed muffler, (Fred's) Mini Morimotto Projectors, Tarret UDP,
Short Shifter, Touch Screen Dual Din Radio, 03 4 Bow glass Top (DD & Auto-X since May 17,2012)
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