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  1. Hi,I've searched various threads, and from what I can see, the brake fluid flush is a "standard", old-fashioned brake-bleed.I haven't seen any mention of the ABS pump, and whether there are any special steps necessary to bleed the fluid from the ABS pump. I once had a BMW motorcycle with electric servo power brakes. There was an entire special sequence and routine to properly bleed the various circuits.Is there anything that should be done with the Boxster as part of the brake fluid flush to accommodate the ABS system?I have a 2009 Boxster S, if that matters.Thanks in advance for your advice!E
  2. Hi,So I was cleaning today, and was trying furiously (with one hand twisted one way, the other twisted another way) to remove one of the grommets/body drains from the front of my 2009 Boxster S. In spite (because) of all my efforts, I ended up pressing the grommet down through, into the hole. I don't know where it went, and can't get any sense for exactly what it went into. It sort of seems like there's a whole bunch of empty, wide open space down there.This is the one in the front, on the right (passenger's) side, immediately adjacent to the battery. Here is a picture.My question: Is this any
  3. I was pointed to this for some explanation... http://redirect.viglink.com/?format=go&jsonp=vglnk_147726881751512&key=f098e831f6d63d7cc7bab6d6c8f80611&libId=iunbpefe01013y1k000DAmy7hqotk&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.planet-9.com%2F987-cayman-and-boxster-electronics%2F161386-aftermarket-item.html&v=1&out=https%3A%2F%2Fm.reddit.com%2Fr%2Fwhatisthisthing%2Fcomments%2F3b11dy%2Fanyone_know_what_these_buttons_do_or_really_how%2F%3Futm_source%3Dmweb_redirect%26compact%3Dtruep&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.planet-9.com%2Fsearch.php%3Fsearchid%3D5822625&title=Boxster S Afterma
  4. Hi, I just bought a wonderful 2009 Boxster S. I've looked through the manuals, but can't find any mention, description, or illustration of the attached. The light in the center glows blue on and off. Has anyone seen this before? Any ideas what it might be? and/or how to use it? Its at the left side of the dash, right next to the Light Switch. I'm convinced that it has something to do with the phone, blue-tooth connection. By the way, the car has PCM 3, with Navigation and bluetooth, and universal audio connections, with the Bose premium audio... Thanks in advance for any guidance...
  5. Hi All, I'm Boxster shopping, and have stumbled upon what looks like a great deal: a 2010 Boxster S with 30,000 miles for 28k. Based on the selling dealership, I believe it will have a flood salvage title. Although this is a bit outside my original budget, I can't help but give this some consideration. From what ive read, the single largest boxster issue is the IMS bearing. If I've understood correctly, the 2010 engine eliminated the IMS. Is that right? I've been looking through the forum for any pervasive issues with the 2010, and I'm not seeing any.
  6. Thanks ttocs. Based on your and Loren's comments, I guess that 2004 S is going to be the way to go. I had my first test drive last night: a 1999 Base. I loved it. It was a great deal, and may be where I end up. However, I'll be driving a 2002 S tonight, and a couple of 2004Ss over the weekend. I believe that going as new as possible is probably the best. Some of these have already sorted out the IMS - I agree. I wouldn't proceed without having this done. However, I really liked the pictures of the 2005 interior - it looked much more modern than the 2004. (Not that there's a
  7. For the collective benefit of others that may be in the same dilemma, here is Loren's PM response: 1. Yes, for the most part. Any 2005 year normally aspirated Porsche is potentially a IMS failure. I would suggest you keep looking and perhaps a newer car that fits your budget and likes. 2. No real way to tell from engine number as a good number of engines have been replaced and or retrofitted. 3. No dealers are still subject to taking what the factory delivers. We have former Porsche factory employees that are moderators here. They will tell you that at
  8. Loren: Many Many thanks for your immediate response!! Actually, this one was slightly above my budget, so my focus will have to be upon 2004s - and considering the status of IMS bearing replacement/retrofit. As always, the wallet drives the bus!
  9. Hi, I'm new here and am frantically researching everything I can in anticipation of purchasing my first Porsche (a Boxster S) I have separetly sent this as a message to Loren, as he appears to be the ultimate guru here - but I welcome the collective expertise of the board: I am a prospective Porsche Boxster buyer, and have found one with which (at least from the ad) I have fallen in love. Here is a link to the vehicle: https://porscheofcliftonpark.com/inventory/Porsche+Boxster+Mechanicville+New+York+2005+Midnight+Blue+Metallic+772769 I welcome any comments
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