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About jotoole

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    2000 boxster 2.7 arctic silver

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  1. I changed caps twice, current cap model# ends with "04." Still had condensation. So I bought bleeder valve assembly from PELICAN PARTS. Comes with 2 O-rings. Original valve only had 1 O-ring. Easy remove and replace. Be sure to follow instructions esp. putting a-freeze and oil caps back on before proceeding (they are removed at first step to allow removal of simple plastic plate that sits right below filler caps and oil dip stick) and be careful not to over tighten bleeder valve fasteners. A previous poster very helpfully posted the instructions, but these simple precautions bear repeating. Viola! No more condensation!
  2. Car cover? You **** betcha! Once had a navy blue Volvo 242. My assigned parking spot was directly beneath a honeysuckle tree. Lots of red berries that had a laxative effect on the birds. This was in the early 70's when I was a renter. My car would be covered w/bird s--t every morning during warmer months. The car cover I bought worked great! Took about 3 minutes to put on car, even less to remove. Had elastic running through all four corners at bottom, and a mid-car eyelet an each side through which I would insert a cable to secure it. Came with pillow case type container to stow cover. Once a week would run through washing machine. Now have one for my Box w/black convertible top. Makes big difference. Be sure to get a BREATHABLE cover. Otherwise the car wax may develop dense white fog (like furniture polish with neglected water spills) Have had this cover for more than 3 years now, still like new. Got it from Pelican parts, IIRC made by COVERKING. Good, better, best, type ranking. Got the BEST rated, A little pricey, but worth every penny over the years. Jim
  3. +1 Also enhances your Boxster's safety features AND is transferable to other vehicles you drive.
  4. I would say the dealership will charge $1,000. 00+. 2 years ago I was charged $800.00 by an indie, a shop I've patronized for several years. They always charged a fair price, but I feel they overcharged on this one. But they may have encountered something I'm not aware of, and they warrant parts & labor 2 years/25,000 miles. I still have them service my cars, believe them to be honest and they've always got the problem fixed first time, no returns. Jim
  5. Viet Nam 70-71 Team 87

  6. If you did answer CU surveys, the Boxster ratings would be more accurate. The 2004 MY was not given a rating at all because CU did not receive the required minimum of 100 survey replies for that MY. A sample size of at least 1,200 and you start getting accurate reliability predictions. I don't understand your position on this. Then again, if CU did receive 1,200 survey replies on the Boxster, it's rating could tank, but I doubt it. I've been a CU subscriber for over 30 years, and do not always agree with their conclusions. But at least they provide the information they based the conclusion on, which allows me to come to my own conclusion. Anecdotes are not very useful.
  7. No, CU's annual auto survey of subscribers, over 1,000,000 respondents, measures reported problems with approx 16 "trouble spots", of the various mechanical components. However, the complete review of any given vehicle includes things like emergency handling, braking distance on wet and dry surfaces @60 mph (Boxster has topped this category, among others, for years) etc... Because Boxster's overall "trouble spot" rating has not been above average in recent years, it is not on current "recommended buy" list. But it remains the top rated roadster due to the excellent test track results achieved on CONSUMER REPORTS state of the art test track.Check out the annual April AUTO ISSUE.
  8. CONSUMER REPORTS has given the Boxster it's highest OVERALL rating for cars of it's class, roadsters, for model 2010 and for years prior, even though CU does not recommend the car. Let me repeat, CONSUMERS REPORTS has continued to rate the Boxster, including Model year 2010, HIGHEST SCORE OVERALL for ROADSTERS based on 50 tests and evaluations for roadsters. YOU NEED TO ACTUALLY READ THE MAGAZINE, including footnotes such as what their evaluation of a given test result is based on. This allows the reader to come to his own conclusion. Be sure to research the OWNER'S SATISFACTION section. Used to get a real kick out of the Corvette's miserable reliability ratings, but at same time get highest owner satisfaction score. CU is not CLIFF NOTES.
  9. Loren- Thanks for the info. Question: If I DON'T have a leak from where the engine & transmission join, would that be a fairly reliable indication that there is not a leak/seepage problem at this time? Thanks again, jotoole
  10. Folks: Have a 2000 2.7 Boxster w/78,000 mi. Would the IMS bearing flange leak that may indicate impending IMS failure show up as drips on the driveway? I have no exterior indication of leaks or seepage such as spots on driveway, but the term "seepage" leads me to believe I would need to take a closer look at the underside of the car somewhere. Any advice on what I should be keeping an eye out for ? And where I should be looking for signs of leaks/seepage? Thanks for any any advice. I really enjoy my Boxster.
  11. The trunk release cables "Bowden cables" can be accessed once the cover you mentioned has been removed. The BENTLEY manual says to first disconnect battery, but you can't get to battery. I would remove any fuses related to front seat, such as seat warmer, etc... Then remove driver's seat, loosen allen bolts (which may have small caps), pry cover upwards, remove plastic cover, and there are the the cables.
  12. Are you aware of the front hood release cable located inside the fuel filler door on the right side fender? It is located on the left side just behind door latch. It sometimes recedes to point where it is not readily visible. It the end of a release cable with a heavy plastic type coating to facilitate grabbing hold of it. When you pull it out about an inch you may not hear the hood release click, but that doesn't mean it hasn't released. Try to get your finger tips under the hood so you can release that safety latch release. The filler door cable was on models through 2000 MY.
  13. The Cayman and Cayman S, 2006 on have a hood crest with PORSCHE in black lettering. Go to PELICAN PARTS web site under Cayman, hood crests, and I believe you will see what is on your hood.
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