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Boxster 986 2003 First Inspection Results - Recommendations???

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Hi guys! I just bought a Boxster 2003 with 85K miles on it. Garage kept car with new top and new interiors. Beautiful blue paint. Drives like a dream.


I noticed some issues with the car. Some fuses and bulbs blown. I fixed the lights switch and checked all fuses, changed them and also the burnt tailight bulbs. Yet the AC when ON made like a little noise and the ABS/PSM light were on the dash. So I took it to The Collection at Coral Gables, Miami for a complete inspection of the car.

I am attaching the results so you can analyze them and please give me your best recommendation about them.


This is a resume:

1) They said that transmission, engine and steering gaskets are leaking a bit and they should be replaced. Not urgent but recommended.

2) The AC whine is related to the  serpentine belt that is aging and not stretching properly. 

3) ABS pump replacement recommended. I can drive the car like that but they recomment to replace that. That is the cause for the ABS/PSM dash lights. (This is VERY expensive. I have to look into this later, maybe it's a DIY I can handle, maybe not)

4) One of the front struts is leaking. They recommended to replace both.


Attached there is their report.

What do you think?

Best regards to everyone!



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