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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-14-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,470
Posted By hqduong
I ended up just paying for the spark plug change....

I ended up just paying for the spark plug change. The service adviser scared me off and told me the difference in metals could make it hard to remove the spark plug later after 6 years...

I spent...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-11-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,470
Posted By hqduong
Not the labor. They wanted 1200 at the dealership.

Not the labor. They wanted 1200 at the dealership.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-10-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,470
Posted By hqduong
Spark Plugs at 28K Miles

OK so my 2008 Boxster S only has 28,000 miles. I don't ever have time to drive it. :(

It's been on a battery trickle for the last 9 months. OF course I understand you have to change all the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-29-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By hqduong
Clutch Life Livng in the City

I live in San Francisco, there are a lot of hills around the city. I need a new clutch at 30K miles. Does that sound about right?
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-22-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,462
Posted By hqduong
Costco and Tires

I am curious how many people have used Costco for their tire installation and mounting?

I heard they have great equipment. Also I can't find anyone to even come close to their prices with tires...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-21-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 46,719
Posted By hqduong
29 software engineer. Bought a brand new 08...

29 software engineer. Bought a brand new 08 boxster when I was 25
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-15-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,738
Posted By hqduong
Yeah. I thought it was a joke until I saw the...

Yeah. I thought it was a joke until I saw the bill. I came in for their oil special and they came out with a list of things to change. I knew about the tire (it's summer in california, don't need...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-14-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,738
Posted By hqduong
Needing New Brakes at 4mm?

I just took my car in for an oil change at the dealership. I have 25K Miles and the dealer says I have 4mm of brake lining left on all 4 wheels. He said I better replace the brakes soon. The dealer...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-23-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,727
Posted By hqduong
OEM Battery

It's been 2 years since I been back on this Forum! Hope everyone is well, I been having too much fun driving my Boxster.

So I am in need of replacing my OEM Moll battery since I left it drain for...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-09-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,528
Posted By hqduong
Michelin PS2 or PS3?

I have a set of Michelin PS2 now but it looks like I have to replace the rear ones soon.

I am debating if I should wait and replace all of them with the PS3s, or just replace the back ones right...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-25-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,333
Posted By hqduong
I don't know what the "Canadian Spec" is but does...

I don't know what the "Canadian Spec" is but does this mean you have to have DRL?

I know with Boxsters equiped with PCM, if you go to the Main menu, and then press "set", there is a menu under...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-12-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,625
Posted By hqduong
OK... How do I put my top in service mode? I...

OK... How do I put my top in service mode? I might as well pay Porsche an arm and leg to replace the filter..
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-12-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,625
Posted By hqduong
Air Filter Location?

OK Dumb Question. I found the cabin air filter location, but how in the world do I get to the air intake air filter?
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-27-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,473
Posted By hqduong
When did you decide you wanted one? I just got...

When did you decide you wanted one?
I just got out of college and did really well for a first job outside of college. I wanted a new car instead of driving the family Solara.

How long did it...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-01-2008, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,065
Posted By hqduong
Wow... I haven't heard a bad review yet. Guess...

Wow... I haven't heard a bad review yet. Guess I'll buy one now. Thanks for everyone's input.

Porsche should give everyone one of these :-)
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-31-2008, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,065
Posted By hqduong
California Duster, has anyone tried this?

http://www.amazon.com/Original-California-Home-Auto-Detailing/dp/B000FFF3GG/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=automotive&qid=1220202068&sr=8-1

Has anyone try this? I hate after washing my car it collects...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-22-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,076
Posted By hqduong
There are actual companies that just repair...

There are actual companies that just repair plastic bumpers without replacing the bumper. I never tried it, but I heard it's decent. But IMHO, if you want a good job repaired, you have to replace the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-19-2008, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,764
Posted By hqduong
maybe too late but here: ...

maybe too late but here:

http://www.realtime.net/~rentner/Porsche/drains/drains.html
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-19-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,280
Posted By hqduong
Ran across this and remembered this post. ...

Ran across this and remembered this post.

http://mike.focke.googlepages.com/replacingyouralternator
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-19-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,804
Posted By hqduong
Ha! So it's you people that drive rental cars...

Ha! So it's you people that drive rental cars that go and give people like us dings :p

Haha you remind me, I travel a lot for work. One day I was bored because my company sent me to middle of...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-19-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,804
Posted By hqduong
Does anyone here think it may be partly because...

Does anyone here think it may be partly because we own higher end cars we tend to notice dents and dings more than the average joe blow?
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-18-2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By hqduong
Has any one ever tried doing an oil change...

Has any one ever tried doing an oil change through the dipstick like a MB? I'm curious if we can get just as much oil out or about the same.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-18-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,804
Posted By hqduong
it is very frustrating. I feel your pain. Thats...

it is very frustrating. I feel your pain. Thats why I rarely drive my car when going out unless I know there is good parking. I sound obsessive, but I make it a habit of walking around my car before...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-13-2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 660
Posted By hqduong
I can not even comprehend what you are saying. I...

I can not even comprehend what you are saying. I do not see a single period in that entire paragraph.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-09-2008, 01:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,280
Posted By hqduong
Two things: 1. It may just be a false warning,...

Two things:
1. It may just be a false warning, have you confirmed indeed the alternator is not charging?
From Wikipedia:
Once the engine is running and the alternator is generating, a diode feeds...
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