Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-15-2010, 05:51 PM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 17

I've got 104,000 on my 2002 Boxter, and was informed that the brakes will need to be replaced - the light has not gone on yet. What is the usual cost of this maintenance?
Thank you!

lacrosse1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2010, 06:41 PM   #2
Registered User
husker boxster's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Omaha
Posts: 2,312
Between $150-$200 for a set of pads (depending on which brand you purchase) and 2.5 hrs of fun. You'll spend more time removing and replacing each wheel than changing the pad.

There are plenty of threads on how to do it. Pads are easy to remove on a Porsche and you need relatively few tools for the job. Good DIY job for novices. However, brakes are a vital component of your vehicle. Be sure to carefully test them before going on a bonzai run.
PCA National HPDE Instructor
2008 Boxster S Limited Edition #005
2008 Cayman S Sport - Signal Green
1987 928 S4 - Granite Green Metallic (Felsengrun)
husker boxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2010, 03:58 AM   #3
Registered User
jcb986's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Orlando
Posts: 1,266
You can get 4 new Balo rotors and Mintex pads for about $275.00. Also, do a brake fluid flush.

I noticed you are in Ohio...here's a check list.
* Brake Rotors - Front and Rear
* Brake Pads - Front and Rear
* Brake Pad Wear Sensors - Front and Rear
* Brake Pad Retainers - Front and Rear
* Brake Pad Vibration Dampers
* Brake Rotor Retaining Screws
* Ate Super Blue brake fluid (2 liters)
* Wurth brake cleaner (2 cans)
* Lubro-Moly anti-seize compound

Porsche dealers only replace the caliper bolts if needed...use some blue locktight and some anti-sieze paste when replacing them.

Old Hippie Young Heart
2000 S/3.2 Liter/Tiptronic/Boxster S Sport Package/Cruise Control/Slate Grey Metallic
Red Special Leather Interior/Red Floor Mats/Red Hand Painted Instrument Dials/Roll Bar/Windstop
Small Carbon Package/Leather Wrap Carbon Wheel/Center Console Exterior Color/Alum Carbon Shift Knob
AM/FM Radio w/CD Player & Changer/Digital Sound Package/18" Turbo Wheels/Wheel Caps w/Colored Crest

Last edited by jcb986; 06-16-2010 at 04:11 AM.
jcb986 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2010, 05:48 PM   #4
Registered User
dallison's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: here
Posts: 243
this costs about the same as most normal cars

dallison is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:11 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page