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  1. Call Rick at Fischer Motors. Maybe he can help you. 847-304-8822. They are in Barrington just down the road from MW.
  2. For dye, talk to JoAnn at www.colorplus.com I'd suggest a good cleaning and conditioning, first, then re-evaluate if you want/need dying. You'll want a quality leather brush, too. Research quality leather care products on sites like Detailers Domain. Phil (owner) is very helpful there.
  3. Wheel Spacers

    Spacers add weight (unsprung) and increase the stuff (dirt, rocks, ect.) thrown up on the side of your car. They are NOT going to improve your handling. For aftermarket wheels, buy the correct offset, vs trying to fix a fitment issue with spacers. Always use the proper, longer, wheels bolts when adding spacers. Small spacers, like the OE Porsche 5mm spacers, are fine, and aid in cleaning your wheels and calipers, because it gives you that extra 1/4" of gap to get your cleaning rag/brush in there. The 5mm spacer is purely aesthetic.
  4. Check battery prices and performance at places like; WalMart, Pep Boys, Sears. You don't necessary need a higher priced AGM battery (all the new Porsches use 'em, though). Just make sure it has the proper vent tube kit, and don't reverse the polarity upon re-install.
  5. Young Kim, mid 180s (highway cruising) would be better. Make sure your front fans are properly working, both low and high speed. May also be a good time to pull the front bumper, and do a thorough cleaning of your 2 front radiators. Check coolant level. Be prepared for a new water pump (including coolant flush and new thermostat) of all else checks out.
  6. Side window goes up and down on its own

    Good info in this link to Rennlist: https://rennlist.com/forums/996-turbo-forum/873354-passengers-window-has-lost-it-s-mind.html Loren, please delete if we are not allowed to post links like this. Sorry if I'm in error.
  7. Side window goes up and down on its own

    Failing ignition switch??
  8. Do you have Sport Exhaust? Could just be overruns. Could also be diverter valves letting out boost. If you truly want it perfect, go to your dealership.
  9. This is an especially poor tire combinaton. Compounded by the fact that it's a 4S. Good luck. You'd be better served with 4 Pilot Super Sports or 4 Pilot 4S (thier newest tire offering). I'm currently running a new set of the MPSS on my 991 C2S PowerKit Cab. The good news is that your Cups will wear out very soon!:)
  10. I suggest you do another oil change in 1,000 miles, and send a sample off to Blackstone Labs for a baseline UOA. Then, rinse & repeat every 5,000 miles. Yearly at a minimum. Order your free sample kits today.
  11. Sounds like a prior owner bypassed the clutch microswitch.
  12. Unfortunately, 1 quart per 1,000 miles is very much within Porsche's spec. Some Porsches consume oil. Some don't. I've owned 3 (987S, 993 Turbo, 991 C2S) and non have consumed oil between oil changes (5,000 miles).
  13. Maybe your dealership will do it for you during an oil change, without charging you extra. Worth a shot. Unless you do your owner oil changes, too.
  14. Better (lower) wear metals. Alum, Iron, and Copper. Better high shear, high temp, stability. Oil stays in grade longer, over the drain interval. Better zinc levels. Better phosphorus levels. DT40 is a good product, slightly better than Mobil 0W40. My experience is that Mobil 5W50 is slightly better again than DT40, with the added advantage of; being A40 approved, has far less cross polination issues, and much easier to purchase (Napa Auto Parts).
  15. If you want the full effect of the Driven 5W40, you need to do a flush (200-400 miles) with BR30 first. The Driven oil products fight many other oil companie's additive packages. The Driven products are not Porsche A40 approved (there are over 200 oils on the list), if that matters to you. If you elect not to do the flush, you will not see the true benefit of the Driven 5W40 for about 3 oil change cycles (due to the cross pollination). This could easily be 2-3 years for most owners. This flush process come directly from the oil's developers (L. Speed and J. Raby). If it were my Birthday-Boxster (BIG congrats, BTW), I'd use Mobil 5W50, and call it a day. My Mobil 5W50 UOA's (Blackstone Used Oil Analysis) have always exceeded the Driven in my 987S and 991S.
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