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Old 10-16-2017, 05:30 AM   #1
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Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Taiwan
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Boxster Newbie, Canadian living in Taiwan

I'm Tim a Canadian who's been living in Taiwan for the last... er.. 20 years! The reason you find me posting here is that at 50 years of age I've just bought my first car ever. A new to me 1997 Porsche Boxster! I had the 911 poster on my wall in high school (which I thought was the most beautiful car ever) and of course was influenced by Tom Cruise in Risky Business "Porsche... there is no substitute." movie line and later when the Boxster came out I was blown away by its design. A new favourite.

I'm not really a car guy but as I'm doing my best to enjoy my mid-life crisis, and as I needed a vehicle, I figured I may as well get my dream car. Now I've got a new (old!) baby that I need to figure out how to take care of... in a country where I don't speak the language (Chinese) very well.

I got a 200 point inspection from some British guy here who runs a sports car shop and "knows Porsches", he had another 986 on the rack when I went to his place. He generally praised my vehicle's condition and gave me a laundry list of stuff to start replacing since there aren't any records of what the previous owner did to maintain the vehicle. Nothing exceptionally urgent or potentially catastrophic according to him. The only downside being this British guy lives a long way away from my place in the mountains... By some miracle, I managed to find a local Taiwanese guy working next to the place where I shoot pool that was a former Porsche maintenance mechanic here in Taiwan working in a Mobile 1 shop. He changed my gear-box fluid for me and now I'm researching what to change next. Very open to suggestions.

The vehicle's got 75,000kms on it, new suspension, not new but street tires that were replaced, the headlights seem to have been replaced, its an automatic (major bummer but that's how it goes here) and I'm guessing from lurking here and other forums that I should probably change the oil filter next? Does that require an oil change as well? The car drives amazing and doesn't make any weird noises I can tell, with the exception of the crap local radio stations I have to since I don't own any CDs winking smiley

Pleasure to meet all of you fellow Porsche Folks!

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