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  1. If you check your fuse diagram, I think you'll find that the spoiler and rear trunk are on the same fuse. That would be the first place to look.
  2. Oil pressure is a lot higher than that within the cooling system so, yes, with the engine running, one would expect oil to end up in the coolant expansion tank. You haven't mentioned the model year, but here's something to consider - http://flat6innovations.com/index.php/services/intermixed-oil-and-coolant-repairs Note the comment re the near bullet-proof nature of the head gasket. If it were me, I would demand a full refund and put the troublesome episode down to experience!
  3. Most unfortunate. My Boxster had a yellowy/orange coolant as the original fill. Are you sure that there's oil intermixed? As Hilux has suggested, pull your dipstick and oil filler cap to see if there's any emulsion. Is it correct (my eyesight) that your coolant filler cap part number ends in -04? As I understand that purchase from a dealer gives you certain legal recourse, if it were me, I wouldn't use another garage until you've decided whether or not the seriousness of the problem necessitates the return of the vehicle to the seller.
  4. Cranks but no start -Misfire

    Gummed up injectors from having stood for 2 months causing flooding?
  5. I don't know how to link to another page but if you do a search for '08 Cayenne S Vapor Lock, it may provide a useful pointer to have checked out i.e. if this occurs when the vehicle is on an incline but not when on the flat with the same amount of fuel in the tank.
  6. For something as critical as a water pump, you should go with the genuine Porsche part.
  7. I'd hazard a guess that it's the polyurethane front lip spoiler. Adds to front-end downforce and handling stability at higher speed. I'm sure your friendly Porsche dealer can give you the part number over the telphone, and a search will reveal a photograph to confirm if it is actually the part that's missing. i guess it's your call as to whether or not to replace.
  8. MAF / DME

    In need of a throttle body cleaning?
  9. Champion! As Hilux2400 says, it would be interesting to know for certain where the mysterious wire for manual release is to be found.
  10. I have a 2003 2.7. The spoiler and boot release appear to be on the same fuse - D7 - 15 amp. Have you tried replacing that? If not, perhaps that's the easiest first step.
  11. Apologies. I earlier referred to the "driver's side rear tail light" without allowing for the fact that yours is likely a RHD. The cable should be under the rear tail light on the passenger seat side on a RHD.
  12. If you haven't been looking there, the emergency release cable should be located under the drivers side rear tail light, taped to the bodywork. You will probably have to use a torch and look closely, and you should see a steel cable. Carefully extract it, and give it a smooth but forceful pull. This cable is a feature originally built into all Boxsters, including UK spec.
  13. Good for you. If you have the service history on the car, you may want check to see if the work on the TSB mentioned above was carried out. That TSB was specific to the car that you now own and appears to have had something to do with the problem you encountered.
  14. There's a good write-up on this board under the title ' How to manually lowering convertible top'. (I don't know how to link!) It relates to a 986 but I imagine they're pretty similar. 1schoir is particularly knowledgeable on all things concerning the soft top and its mechanisms.
  15. http://www.revolution-porsche.co.uk/faq/convertible-roof-stuck-working-can-closeopen-manually/ It could have something to do with the warning given at the end of the attached. You might want to rule out that it's not something as simple as a fuse, first.