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  1. Okay Gentlemen "Trixie" is sick and needs your help! Her serpentine belt broke and the water pump impeller exploded into bits. Doctor says it'll be eight hundred bucks to get her healthy again. Thing is, finances are tight due to my unscrupulous employer so I'll be performing the surgery myself. What's the worst case prognosis on a procedure such as this? I'm concerned about the bits in her engine and how precisely to get them out. I'm a novice at best but I'm reasonably intelligent, can turn a bolt and from time to time I can even follow instructions. I did do a slew of research before I post
  2. Okay Gentlemen "Trixie" is sick and needs your help! Her serpentine belt broke and the water pump impeller exploded into bits. Doctor says it'll be eight hundred bucks to get her healthy again. Thing is, finances are tight due to my unscrupulous employer so I'll be performing the surgery myself. What's the worst case prognosis on a procedure such as this? I'm concerned about the bits in her engine and how precisely to get them out. I'm a novice at best but I'm reasonably intelligent, can turn a bolt and from time to time I can even follow instructions. I did do a slew of research before I post
  3. Thank you Gentlemen for your responses, I'll try the Rejex, sounds like many people have had a good experience with it. I did go back to my owners manual and reread it and it does state that Vaseline should be applied every three months (so I'm not crazy) but I trust the experience of the fine people on this board so Rejex it is. I've also been using a spray detailer and those microfiber cloths (which are completely amazing) when I didn't have the time to wash the car completely. Sounds like I should be doing that more than totally washing the car. Stacy will even wash my towels completely
  4. I like this! I got all the egg off except where the point of contact was first made. I can literally see how the egg hit the car just above the drivers door handle. I know just where I can get some of this enzymatic cleaner too. Thank you! I'll keep you updated on the results. And yes I keep my top down all the time still. Now if I could only figure out how to avoid the careless driver who is texting while driving. Thanks, Justin
  5. I have heard of people using Vaseline on Fuchs wheels as well. In the Owners manual it states that jelly should be applied every three months. Since I clean my wheels every day I feel like the Vaseline does not last very long. Would it behoove me to apply the jelly on a more regular basis? Who knows? Seems to my untrained eye that as the wheel becomes hotter the viscosity of the Vaseline goes was up and it melts off anyway, but that's just my opinion. There are small stains on the wheel where brake dust has baked on, perhaps from the last owner neglecting to use the Vaseline.
  6. As a new Boxster owner I spend at least an hour on this site daily learning about how to take care of my car. I've learned a great deal so I just wanted to say thank you to everyone here for providing this valuable resource. Just so you are aware my car is a 2001 Boxster tiptronic with 92,000 miles. It appears to me that it runs perfectly. I know the last owner well and he took excellent care of it and has owned multiple Porsches since the mid sixties. I do have some random questions; What's the significance of putting Vaseline on the wheels? What does it do? Why? The owners manual says t
  7. In 1997 I drove to Alaska from North Carolina. Round trip it was 17,500 miles, no that's not a typo. I went through eleven tires. The term Alaskan highway is a very loose expression of the term highway as do the rest of the roads up there. the ground freezes and thaws creating undulations in the pavement (where there is pavement) that is amusing and probably bad for our little cars undercarriage. There was a Corvette that made the trip and he routinely bottomed out on potholes that would terrify a New York City cabdriver. The number of rocks that will be hurled through your windshield by passi
  8. I leave my top down almost all of the time and my only concern is rain. in sketchy situations I roll up the windows. The night before last I did experience my first bout of vandalism. Someone egged the drivers door of my car and I washed it off about fifteen minutes after it happened. Amazingly no egg made it into the car. Makes me sad that someone would do this to my car. I need to do some research on how to effectively get rid of the faint egg stain above the drivers door handle. I still plan to leave the top down. It happened outside of a bar and the irony is that I don't usually go to bars
  9. Hello, I just purchased a 2001 Boxster and the previous owner had a dog and smoked cigars in the car. My wife uses coffee beans all over our home to combat scents and I've always enjoyed this. After cleaning the car extensively I placed coffee beans in the ashtray, as the sun beats down on the car, the coffee beans roast to some degree and the car smells great. Fragrance counters at department stores use this technique to combat all the competing scents and it works very well. My ashtray is broken so that it stays open and I consider it a plus. In the wife's car she melted a hazelnut candle
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