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  • Present cars
    2008 Boxster 2.7
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    Wouldn't mind an S version of my Boxster... but tax is prohibitively high in rip-off Ireland. Base 2.7 Boxter costs EUR 73,000 here - think it's about EUR 47,000 in the UK.
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    Mercedes SLK 230

    Kawasaki GT 750 (OK, a bike)

    Vespa 125 (OK, a scooter)... first and most treasured wheels!!
  1. Hi all. I replaced my battery a few months' back, which first necessitated me opening the front lid via a doner battery connected to the little red pin in the fusebox near the driver's foot. Hey presto, it opened, and I was able to get the new battery in place and connect the ventilation tube... all went swimmingly well and I was very pleased with myself indeed. However, I then somewhat spoiled things by pressing the little red pin too far into the fusebox assembly. I've now no idea how I can get the bloody thing back out again. I'm hoping I won't need to anytime soon, but I'm rather uncomfortable about it. Any of you clever people got any ideas? Cheers. John C
  2. Hi all. I replaced my battery last weekend, which first necessitated me opening the front lid via a doner battery connected to the little red pin in the fusebox near the driver's foot. Hey presto, it opened, and I was able to get the new battery in place and connect the ventilation tube... all went swimmingly well and I was very pleased with myself indeed. However, I then somewhat spoiled things by pressing the little red pin too far into the fusebox assembly. I've now no idea how I can get the bloody thing back out again. I'm hoping I won't need to anytime soon, but I'm rather uncomfortable about it. Any of you clever people got any ideas? Cheers. John C
  3. Hi All. After a cursory exploration of my 2008 987 2.7 Boxster's nether regions (don't ask), I noticed a dark patch around the join between the gearbox and engine block. I keep the car in a garage but have so far failed to notice any dollops of lubricant on the floor, so it can't be too severe - but it's disconcerting all the same. Please tell me it's not the dreaded RMS, in which case I'll be buying a Z4 next time, rather than an "S". Poor substitute in drivng terms, I know, but.... Will any oil level shortage show on the display, or does that not apply to tranny fluid? Please have a look at the attached pic . Thanks in advance for your expertise. Thanks. J
  4. Hi all. I did a search on this topic, but the only similar post I could see dated from two years ago, and even then it wasn't exactly the problem I am experiencing. Recently, I have noticed that my 2008 987 (2.7), with 24,000km on the clock, has started making a sporadic grinding sound when I select third gear. I does not happen all the time, and when it happened first I assumed I had changed too quickly or hadn't the clutch pedal depressed. However, subsequent occurrences have assured me that this is not the case. It can happen when going from 2nd to 3rd, or from 4th back down into 3rd - but generally it happens at higher revs. The car is still under warranty, so I will be pointing it out when the first service comes around. But in the meantime, do any of you knowledgeable people have any ideas? Cheers.
  5. Hi All. Had a quick search on this, but can't see anything in the archive on it. When I have my 987's steering at full lock, there is a kind of "judder". It's not much, but it feels as though you are traversing cobblestones, or some series of small obstructions. Someone said that it could be due to the differing radiuses of the wheels at full lock, ie, the inner wheels are covering less distance than the outside ones, so they kind of judder. Can anyone confirm if this is normal? Cheers
  6. I only got mine in April... got nearly 7,000 miles on it already!!!! That included a driving holiday to the south of Spain, though! Also, I find it very difficult to leave the car in the garage for any period of time, despite the most relentlessly miserable Summer ever in Ireland. Well, since last Summer.
  7. Great. Thanks all - I feel at ease now. yes, White987S, I was careful breaking it in. Not shy about revving it now though, I can assure you. It's that bloody sound... I hear it in my sleep!!! Yes, sad or what! Thanks again. Great forum with good, constructive comments and advice all round.
  8. Yes, there are five sections in total, including the "too little oil" and "too much oil" slivers. What I mean is that the gauge has been lit up as full (not encroaching into the "overfull" sliver) for some distance now - even after a 3,000+ miles continental drive. Would have thought it might have dropped down a segment after that. Probably worrying unduly - but in the absence of a reassuring dipstick (not talking about myself here), wondered if the engine light would announce its presence in the event of there being a fault with the gauge.
  9. Thanks RFM. You did well to see this at all, considering I posted it in the wrong section!
  10. Hi all. My 987's oil gauge seems to be stuck on max (three segments lit up) for the past 3,500 miles. Is this normal, or should I be worried? If there was a problem with the gauge, would the Engine Light on the dash light up? Cheers. J
  11. Hi all. New here, but had a look through the posts and can't see any reference to this. I got a new Boxster 2.7 a couple of weeks ago, which I keep in my garage. Last Saturday, I was out in heavy rain and noticed water ingress from the seal between the A-pillar and the driver's window (about the area where the triangular bit holding the mirror meets the A-pillar seal). Anyone had this? J
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