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Old 11-10-2007, 06:12 PM   #1
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Hello, I just purchased a '97 Boxster from a forum member and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Dave and I'm a longtime aircooled Porsche owner, currently with a '78 911SC that I've parked for the season, a '65 911 that is in need of restoration, and the '97 Boxster that I plan to drive through the winter season, anxiously awaiting springtime and some top-down driving. I live in West-Central PA and the closest dealers are 100 miles west of me (Pittsburgh) and 130 miles east of me (Harrisburg) so I intend to do all of my own maintenance and repairs on the car, as I have always done on the SC. I have a fairly well equipped tool collection but would like to know if there are there any special tools I need to do routine maintenance? The car came with a Durametric tool, by the way, and I have loaded the software already. Thanks, and I hope to learn alot about this awesome car here.

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Can't help much on the tool question but as an SC owner who's also recently made the jump to add a Boxster, congrats and be prepared for tons of fun on the new purchase.
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Old 11-10-2007, 06:16 PM   #3
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Sorry man, nobody here can help until we see pictures to know what we are dealing with.

Congrats on the purchase!
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Old 11-10-2007, 06:23 PM   #4
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The car is pretty much stock except for some sound equipment. It's Arctic Silver with black leather interior, in pretty good shape over all, runs very well. I think I'll have to fight off my wife to drive it since she seems to love it as much as I.

The tires were worn out so we have already installed new Michelin Pilot Sport Ribs on it and have a set of nearly new Blizzaks that came with it. Attached is a photo that the previous owner had posted when he was selling the car. Some of you may recognize it..................
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Old 11-10-2007, 06:27 PM   #5
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Yup, sure do. You got a good deal on the box.
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Old 11-10-2007, 06:30 PM   #6
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Is that Wonko's old car?
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Is that Wonko's old car?
The same........................
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Yup, sure do. You got a good deal on the box.
I wasn't in the market really, but it was too good a deal to pass up. We're in the same SCCA region and he sent out an email to the membership. It just got me thinkin' ..................................... Now it's in my driveway.
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Old 11-10-2007, 06:47 PM   #9
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Can't help much on the tool question but as an SC owner who's also recently made the jump to add a Boxster, congrats and be prepared for tons of fun on the new purchase.
Thanks Rich. I love my SC but to have heat, defrost, A/C, in a Porsche?? It's just not at all what I'm used to!
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Welcome.

Nice car collection -- you need to share some more details about your garage with us sometime...
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Congrats on the Car!

The only tool I know of is the oil wrench. Eagleday.com has them.
And the center rim cap remover. But you can make your own with a wire hanger.
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Nice car collection -- you need to share some more details about your garage with us sometime...
The SC, very early 1978 (I believe the 15th SC built 9118300015), RoW, no options (no sunroof, no power windows, no A/C) just pure fun. It was originally Continental Orange but one of the POs made a very bad decision and had it repainted red. I have a pic of the '02 on my other laptop. I'll post it tomorrow. I'm too ashamed to post the '65. It has a few inches of dust on it, besides the rust.
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welcome to the forum buddy.
its definitely a great place to be, and just look at all out post counts, so don't be ashamed to ask any Qs, no matter how stupid they may seem. we talk about just about everything here.

great cars you have there btw
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welcome to the forum buddy.
its definitely a great place to be, and just look at all out post counts, so don't be ashamed to ask any Qs, no matter how stupid they may seem. we talk about just about everything here.

great cars you have there btw
Thanks for the welcome! I actually started lurking here when I found the forum after I first made contact with Aaron about the car. You all seem like a great group and very helpful and forgiving too (of stupid questions, that is).

Thanks for the tip about the filter wrench, Rick. I have something similar that I used when I owned a 914 some years ago. I'll have to see if it's the same size for the box. You were referring to the filter wrench and not the drain plug, I assume?
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Yes, I was refering to the oil wrench.
Here's the link (it is good starting point, but a lot of the stuff is cheaper other places):

http://www.eagleday.com/specialtools.html

They have the wrench, the center cap remover (but like I said you can make one with a coat hanger) and the radio keys are another tool if you ever plan on removing your radio from the car.
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Thanks for the link, Rick. They have some stuff I can use on the SC also.........
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You don't need a whole lot of specialized tools for general maintenance. Torx, reverse Torx and a nice set of allen keys should do it. You can get that oil filter wrench at Auto Zone for something like 6 bucks but it won't be cast or have the Porsche logo on it. Check in over at Renntech.org as well. They have loads of tech info.
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Thanks for the info. I have joined Renntech also, and downloaded a bunch of Tech bulletins.

Here's a pic of my '02 in turn 1 at Summit Point Raceway, a '76 with backdated bumpers to save weight........................
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Nice Car!
Those look like the old Mini Cooper Rims.
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Grats! You'll be making up errands to go on, I still do!

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