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About mcmike27

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    Family, Golf, taking care or our 986 so that we can pass it along to our son one day.

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    Harrisburg ,PA
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    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    95B 2017 Macan 2.0
    986 2001 Boxster S
    2005 Toyota 4 Runner SR5 (Son's now)
    2017 Audi A4 SLine
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    Macan Turbo
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    1998 Boxster Base Arctic Silver

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  1.   This is the support topic for the DIY tutorial 2017 Macan 2.0L Base K&N Air Filter Install. Please post here if you have any questions or feedback.  
  2. The K&N Filter needed for this install is their P/N E-0660 only 1 is required on the Macan 2.0L base model The Air Filter housing cover is located on the front left of the engine bay (see the attached p/n dia and look for item 2) It is held to the air box it self with 4 star screws #20 loosen and lift the top cover (the screws are captive and wont fall off) Upon removing the cover you will see to the right middle top 2 more PLASTIC Keyed #20 screws/bolts (ITEM 6 IN DIAG). BE VERY CAREFUL HERE AS THEY ARE APPROX 3'' LONG AND HOLD ON THE SIDE PLATE FOR THE INTAKE PLASTIC DOWN TUBE (SEE DIAGRAM ITEM 5). These require you to use a soft turn 90 deg to 'unlock' the key on the end (you will see this when you slide them up and out) Next you must 'GENTLY' slide the right air box side panel up approx 1/2'' then separate the existing air filters LARGE circular opening from the side plates smaller flange plate that was held in by the 2 3" long plastic locking screw/bolts. With my vehicle being new these were tight and very secure. With a bit of gentle wiggling and pulling the air filter comes away from the side plate flange and the old air filter lifts up and out. The new K&N is an exact fit to the stock Porsche filter. PLEASE MAKE SURE WHEN YOU ARE FITTING THE NEW FILTER AND SIDE FLANGE PLATE TOGETHER YOU INSERT THE LARGE CIRCULAR OPENING INTO THE SIDE FLANGE PLATE ENTIRELY. Once you have the new filter and side flange plate attached you can place them into the larger right side plate and slide the entire assembly back down the right side rails on the air filter box. Make sure you align the side plate guides with the air filter box and gently push the assembly down until is seats in the bottom of the air filter box. Next you will need to re install the 2 3" plastic screw/bolts that are keyed. You will see the direction the 'key' must go when you slide them back in. You will need to apply some side pressure to the smaller side flange plate in order to align the top holes up. DON'T FORCE these plastic screw/bolts. Take your time and make sure they are seated properly. Once both are inserted twist them 90 deg to LOCK them in. Re install the top cover and put your K&N STOP 'this is a reusable filter sticker" to the left of the Mobil 1 oil sticker on the front left side skirt just in front of the air filter cover assembly. Approx time start to finish 20 min subtracting the 10 mins I stared at the assembly so as to NOT break anything. I hope this DiY helps anyone that adds a K&N to their 2017 or newer Base 2.0L Macan. Next up oil change! Regards, M2
  3. As a new 2017 Macan 2.0L owner, it's the baby brother to the bigger power plants for sure but in Sport Mode it does very easily get out of it's own way quite nicely. On the highway you have no real feeling of speed until you realize you are passing cars and then glance down and go UH OH I'm 20 mph OVER the posted limit. It's time to pay closer attention. With the PDK in 7th gear you are flying and don't realize it. I have had it up to 110 and it felt like 55. ROCK SOLID and very quiet. Great vehicle so far and it has all the bells and whistles we need in a compact SUV. I believe they have hit another home run and everywhere we take it someone askes us what that is. :) Regards, m2
  4. I have been using the DT40 product for the past 2 years in our 1998 base Boxster having switched from the Castrol product since the car now has 119k miles and a recent IMS upgrade while doing the clutch. From a very UN scientific opinion I have noticed smoother initial startups and a 'quieter' engine especially after not having run the car in the non drivable winter months here in central Pa. The local indie we use has also switched over to the DT40 product and it is their oil of choice in most applications.
  5. Anyone in 100k mile club

    We have a 'family' owned since new 1998 Base Boxster Arctic Silver Met Just hit 118k AOS Replaced 2014 IMS just replaced 2015 RMS just replaced 2015 1st new clutch since 1998 just replaced with new flywheel 2015 Front and rear Springs and struts replaced 2014 Sway bar bushings replaced 2014 Coolant Res replaced 2014 Trans fluid changed 2013 Optima Red top fitted 2014 Boxster S Oil cooler fitted with 160 deg thermostat 2013 Everything has been kept as original as possible as this is a car we hope to pass onto our son as it has more sentimental value than monetary value. It was my wife's Uncles daily driver, then onto my father inlaw before passing to us. Normal oil and maint done yearly since new in 1998 we have all the records and docs for every service since new in 1998 The car is Ax'ed every year and runs like a top! :)
  6. For what's it's worth we recently replaced our stock Porsche battery with the Optima Redtop that is specified for our 986 Boxster with the custom alum base plate and couldn't be happier. If your so inclined go to their web site and look at that as a possible sub for the OEM battery.
  7. Adam, glad it wasn't anything too terrible. Our 986 Boxster had a similar issue the oil filler tube after 17 became brittle and had a hairline split and it needed to be replaced.
  8. +1 on JFP's reccomendation. I use the spray dry teflon with the little yellow hose that comes with the can for pin point accuracy and I clean my Boxsters top with 303 fabric top cleaner then I use the 303 High tech fabric guard protectant on the top. When applying the protectant use losts of old towels and 'mask' off any thing that could contact the product. Spray lightly and evenly then wipe with a damp 'new' sponge. Let it dry and it works better than any other product I have tried and it has UV protection in it. Water beads up and runs off it lasts for 2 years. I use the 303 Aerospace Protectant for all of my hoses, weather stripping, dash.... it dries then buff it with a microfiber towel then dash it will have a light shine but it wont attact dust quickly and it has the same UV protectant in it. All of their products are amazing.
  9. The fuel changes in the winter months and is refined differently to conform to emmision standards they normally switch over to the winter blend around Oct and then switch back to the summer blend around late Feb early March. I have been seeing this drop in MPG in our Boxster ever since we acquired it an have been driving it year round in central Pa. I asked one of our local excellent idies about it and he brought up the change in the mixes based on seasonal usage. Sure enough when the summer blend comes out my MPG goes right back to the the normal level.
  10. The ONLY product I use on our 986 Boxster top is either the Ragg Topp product line or the 303 Product line of cleaner and sealer both are easy to use an appy just DONT get any of the sealer on ANY metal or plastic as it will leave a white 'haze'. I just carefully apply the sealer with a towel placed next to any places where I dont want it to touch then I use a soft clean sponge to wipe the excess in with and it looks perfect and repels water for 1 year at a time. Water just beads up and runs off the top. During the driving months I use the lint roller to remove dirt and dust from the top in between washings and it keeps the top looking like new. I also have used our garage wall vac with the brush head to vaccum the top when it gets really dusty. I hope this helps.
  11. I use the Jectron product from LIQI MOLY that I get from our local NAPA store they have 2 products Fuel Injection Cleaner and Valve Clean. I use both twice a year before my oil changes. 108k miles and runs like a top. I also make sure to change the fuel filter when called for and we have Shell gas here in central Pa so thats what I run in our Boxster.
  12. undercar shield

    Jim, sorry to hear about that... we have a 98 Boxster like you and I have replaced the center and rear section on our car. You can do it with just a jack but you have to work one side at a time and will need a helper to just hold the shielding up while you put the plastic nuts in place on one side. The parts are not that expensive and can easily be ordered. If you have a local Porsche dealership it might be best to pick them up from them as they are big and shipping them could be costly. Call SUNSET and ask beore you buy them about the shipping costs. The sheilding is important for all of the reasons mentioned in the prior posts dont neglect to replace them. Safe travels M2
  13. 60k maintenance

    +1 on JFP's advice on the new water pump, 160F T-stat from L&N along with an 'S' cooler ( got mine from a dismantler from a 'S' Bxter for about $80.00 just make sure it's been flushed out and allowed to dry before you use it). I would also 'add' to your wish list the L&N spin on oil adapter and the mag oil plug all were VERY worth while and easy to install. Our Boxster runs cooler and there have been NO issues with the add on's. Spark plugs and a fuel filter would be a good idea as long as your wrenching on it now. Good luck...
  14. Boxster OEM Muffler Question

    On our 98 BASE 986 my wife's Uncle had the stock muffler taken off and sent to a local muffler specialist and they cut the top off gutted it and rewelded the top back on, not entirely 'elegant' but once reinstalled you cant see it and it sounds very nice....low growl noise at idle 'spirited volume' under accl... the only down side is the tell tale drone at about 2.7k to 3k once past those rpm's it sounds great...of course with the top down who cares... let's just say you now hear our Boxster before you see it :) our local dealer's service scheduler just shakes his head but have on the downlow the mechs told me they love the unique sound it makes.
  15. Or easy I love mine and have the whole kit as well I just stock up on the filters from NAPA and crush rings from the dealer and change my oil. It's the easiest to do of our 4 cars by far because of the L&N system. Kudos to JFP for letting me know about when we 1st aquired our 98 986. :)

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