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Old 12-01-2013, 06:11 PM   #1
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My 1999 Boxster passed the 200,000 mile mark

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I passed the 200,000 mile mark in my Boxster last week. I picked it up in Sep 09 with 104,000 miles. I don't believe the IMS has ever been touched.

This weekend I changed the oil & filter as well as the spark plugs.

I change the oil & filter every 10,000 miles with Mobil 1 15W50. It doesn't leak or use any oil between changes. I do wish Mobil would make their Extended Performance Mobil 1 in either 10W40 or 15W50 viscosity.

I've decided to wait until Tuesday to cut open my oil filter (I want to enjoy this moment while I can).

I did discover that my driver side rear inner cv joint cover is torn. I will have to take it to mechanic this week (changing the cover is just above my skill level).

I always said, "Once I reach 200,000 miles, I will start looking for a 996." I've decided to wait until we reach 250,000 miles.

Friday, I ordered a new set of tires from TireRack. Next weekend I will have the tires mounted and treat it to a full detail.

Just my two-cents.

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Old 12-01-2013, 06:27 PM   #2
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Good to hear! Congrats and keep on enjoying
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Congrats that's great to hear. I hope I hit that milestone someday.
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:44 PM   #4
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:07 PM   #5
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Congrats on the milestone!!
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:16 PM   #6
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Woohoo! That is a wonderful milestone. Congrats!
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:28 PM   #7
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Congrats ... now get that IMSB changed.
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:42 PM   #9
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Thats great news. Congrads and let us see a picture of that baby.
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:03 PM   #10
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That's great! I want to be the next YOU!
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:45 AM   #11
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Gives us all hope! Congrats!
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:53 AM   #12
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Man thats thick oil,maybe thats the key.I believe Pedro uses something similar in viscosity on his and has similiar mileage with no issues. Then again u both are reside in a hotter climate.I am in Ontario,canada and use 5w40 (summer driven only) was thinking off going to 5w50 or even 10w40 myself but on those early spring and late fall temps we experience it may be be to heavy,any feedback u could give on this would be greatly appreciated.Post a pic of your ride,congrats!!
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:43 AM   #13
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Congrats!

96,000 miles in just over four years.......that's about 22,600 miles per year. You must do a lot of highway driving, which is less stressful on the engine than short-trip, city driving.

At 250,000 miles, if you're not ready for the 996, you can always pick up another Boxster at under 100,000 miles an do it all over again!

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Old 12-02-2013, 11:25 AM   #14
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Congratulations on the mileage milestone!
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Old 12-02-2013, 02:49 PM   #15
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Nice! I'm also running 15w50 during the summer down here in Houston. Though it does burn through about a quart every 5k miles despite only 50k miles on the odo.
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:02 PM   #16
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it is really nice to hear of a high mileage car every now and then . gives me hope
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:53 AM   #17
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The biggest "tip" I see here is DRIVE YOUR CAR!!! I would bet that daily (or near) drivers fare better in cost per mile and likely even cost over time.....use it or lose it.
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:56 PM   #18
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Great News on achieving that milestone! I hope your next 100,000 miles is as enjoyable as the last.
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:14 PM   #19
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A true achievement. In all the time we've been working with these cars I have only had my hands on 3 of them that had passed 200K miles on the original engine. Until last year that number was only one.

Whatever you are doing, just keep doing it and don't even consider laying a finger on that engine. You also might consider playing the lottery more often :-)
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:31 PM   #20
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I hit 255,555 miles today.

I replaced the first IMS bearing ~204,000 miles.

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