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Clutch Job

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So after much hmming and hawwwing I decided to just buy a clutch kit and give the job a shot this weekend. I was pretty apprehensive since I have no shop manual for my Boxster and no access to the magazine article I'd read a lot about here.

I was really suprised just how easy this was! Aside from the usual issues with exhaust bolts that have never been touched before on a 5 year old car this job is incredibly straightforward and intuitive. The only tool I had to buy in addition to my normal craftsman toolsets was a set of triplesquare bits for 1 bolt on the transmission bellhousing. For anyone who's done a clutch job on a car before I don't see any reason to be intimidated by the Boxster. It is actually much easier to access the transmission on our cars then on a normal front engine car. All the bellhousing bolts and accessories are easy to reach because the back of the car is so open in comparison to the tunnel most transmissions are crammed into.

I have a buddy with a lift, so that makes things 10 times easier of course... but I wouldn't say it is necessary to get the job done. Anyway... just wanted to express how impressed I was with the way the Boxster is put together. It seems like it's made to be worked on. I've worked on a few cars before where it was like they put the engine and tranny together outside the car and dropped it in without any concern as to how to maintain the thing while inside the car at a later date. The Boxster doesn't seem like that at all from what I've seen.

Oh.. there's a few pics at ftp://anon@ftp.mv-studio.net if anyone wants to see. I got carried away putting the car back together and forgot to take pictures of all the steps thought =\



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re: The only tool I had to buy in addition to my normal craftsman toolsets was a set of triplesquare bits for 1 bolt on the transmission bellhousing.

Encouraged by your post (I used to do my own work 20 years ago), I am planning on replacing my Boxster S clutch this weekend (if UPS Next Day really arrives tomorrow). What size triplesquare bit will I need?

Also, can I replace the CV joints (near transaxle) without special tools?

Ad Sach

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Also, can I replace the CV joints (near transaxle) without special tools?

Ad Sach

I haven't done it yet, but they look just like the 928 bolts. 6mm Allen bolts hold the inner joint to the tranny. One big honkin' axle bolt at the other end. Looks pretty easy. :thumbup:

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