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

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-11-2006, 10:09 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Santa Cruz CA
Posts: 11
2002 questions

Just purchased a 2002 boxster. I love the car, however it has 50k miles on it and I am concerned with maintenance issues. I purchased an extendend warrenty but wondered if there was anything immediate I should look at to make sure the proper care has been taken with this vehicle? I had a car fax done for this vehicle and looked great...so basically looking for wear issues to watch out for on this particular year?

thanks in advance!

Jerry

jballs02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2006, 06:33 AM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: CA
Posts: 259
Quote:
Originally Posted by jballs02
Just purchased a 2002 boxster. I love the car, however it has 50k miles on it and I am concerned with maintenance issues. I purchased an extendend warrenty but wondered if there was anything immediate I should look at to make sure the proper care has been taken with this vehicle? I had a car fax done for this vehicle and looked great...so basically looking for wear issues to watch out for on this particular year?

thanks in advance!

Jerry
Wow, I was afraid to read this because I thought you had 2,002 questions about the Boxster. Out of morbid curiosity, I looked anyway.

RMS leaks are the biggest and most expensive problem that is common on Boxsters, although they happened less on 2002's than previous models. Don't worry about maintenance issues - its the most bulletproof car I've owned (my 986S was, 987S is too new to tell yet) and I didn't exactly baby it (track time...). Check the underside paneling for signs of current or previous leaking, as the plastic cowling that covers the bottom of the car usually shows it pretty clearly. Check the brake pads, see if you will need to replace those soon. Look for wear inside the car - seat leather and bolster padding. Check the clutch (if it is manual) and be sure it feels secure and each gear feels like it is clean, as a clutch replacement is right in that range typically, if not earlier.
__________________
Todd

2005 Boxster S - Atlas Grey/Black, PASM, Sport Chrono, Bose
2006 Infiniti M35 Sport
2007 Cadillac Escalade (tow vehicle with bling)

'00 Boxster - 2.7l w/FVD ECU tuning, Moton double adjustable suspension, custom stainless headers, lightweight flywheel, dual Magnaflow mufflers, 18" CCR wheels, 911 front brakes in front, Boxster front brakes in rear, full welded cage.

http://www.epiqautosport.com/images/epiqtoddavatar2.jpg
EPIQTodd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2006, 08:51 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Santa Cruz CA
Posts: 11
great thanks for the help....You read my mind about the clutch replacement...The clutch feels good, so not sure if it is the second one or not.....Thanks again

Jerry
jballs02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2006, 09:23 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Brucelee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Des Moines, IA
Posts: 8,083
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by jballs02
Just purchased a 2002 boxster. I love the car, however it has 50k miles on it and I am concerned with maintenance issues. I purchased an extendend warrenty but wondered if there was anything immediate I should look at to make sure the proper care has been taken with this vehicle? I had a car fax done for this vehicle and looked great...so basically looking for wear issues to watch out for on this particular year?

thanks in advance!

Jerry
If it hasn't been done, make sure 45K service is completed.

Also, try to recreate full service history of car. Then compare to manual recommended service. Do any that did not get done.

That is a good start.

__________________
Rich Belloff

Brucelee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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 12:40 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