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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the belt was jammed between the 2 pullys and still not going on then there is something wrong there .. sometimes the belt can catch on a bolt on the left side of the water pump so o/s .. have another go when you can but if no obvious points that its catching then i would have to go with the belt being a little short .

Ive done countless belts over the years and the only problem ive had is wrong belt or the tensioner bolt slips .. i use a spanner .. bolt slipping is a pain as theres no access to get to the nut behind .. i think its a 15 mm spanner but trying to do it up .. mate .. i hate it . im just not strong enough .. embarresssing to have to get another guy to help .. but i have to .

Box oil change .. off hand i think its either 10 or 12 year intervals .. worth doing once in a lifetime but unlike the 996 then second gear never seems to be a problem .. i guess Boxster owners dont use second that much Floor

if no history then get it changed .. diy and its only the cost of the oil so pretty cheap.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Iain!

Still no luck on the belt, tried 2 others that a mate let me have from ECP to try, asked him to get me a proper Porsche one now.

Oddly, 1 of the belts my mate got me was an Optibelt, the same people who make the Porsche ones. If the Porsche one won't slip on, I will just have to get a slightly bigger belt, I can't work out wtf is going on!! The original belt just slides straight on, no issues, all 3 of the others just won't go!

To be continued!

I want to do the gearbox this weekend, I'm guessin it's just a 75/90 transaxle oil, gl4 or gl5 no issue?

Nothing else going on at the moment apart from washing the car.

I did get some new decklid struts, the originals were failing to hold it up since it got cold.



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not much going on here, the car is being used daily by the wife and it hasn't missed a beat, I enjoy taking it out, could do with more power but as a B lane basher, it's a superb car, had the opportunity to have the roof down the other morning and I did enjoy the run, the exhaust is slightly on the loud side but with the roof down on a spirited run, it did make me laugh!

In colder times, it got us to the pub on a snowy day, it did however get stuck in this position as the snow turned to ice.. Floor

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Not much in terms of new bits for it, everything works and feels in good order!

A quick visit to get some paint from Halfords results in someone hitting the car, I was quite happy as there are some marks on the front bumper which are not bad enough to warrant having it repainted but ultimately, they shouldn't be there so I saw the knock as an opportunity to have it refreshed! The number plate plinth had split also.



It looked worse than it was, I thought the black marks were the plastic showing. Anyway, on the spot, the person gave me £300! Thumb I had already spoken to my mate who owns the bodyshop that did my 964 and other cars, so the £300 was enough to have the work done and go out for dinner for the trauma caused Grin

I got home and had a closer look at the damage and to my surprise, it all just wiped off!!

The moral here, don't attempt to wipe any damage off when at the scene Floor Floor Hand

A few minutes with the polishing machine got it all off






So now I'm back at the stage of, it's not bad enough to warrant the hassle of getting it redone, just this time I'm £300 better off, minus £19 for a new plinth. Having said that, the back bumper does need a paint, when the missus can go without it, I'll have that done.

So far so good with this car, a brilliant car for what was an opportune purchase. worship
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FFS! It's bad enough to warrant a paint this time around! Floor



Looks like someone backed in to it while at the gym. No cameras. PC
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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MarkGolf
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slacking on this, the bumper hasn't been repaired yet, busy with baby!

Went for an MOT however, passed but need to replace a wiper that was juddery due to being a bit hard. Thumb

77,000 on it now, was 74k last year.

Let a mate drive it one way and he was so impressed with it that he now wants one!











I am slacking here, looks a state but it's just some waxy stuff that needs cleaning off the ally tray and arms so I'll try and get around to doing that before winter.Got to get under there and fix a rattly heat shield too.

Aside from that, I want to do a fluid change on the gearbox/transaxle to keep it sweet and give it an oil change as it is coming up 1 year since the last, I'll do those together.

Question is, last year I did an interim service, this year it is due a scheduled 2 year one, so a stamp in the book job, is it worth taking it anywhere for the stamp or should I just keep this self serviced now? Obviously I can do everything myself and have done the plugs/belt, I keep on top of everything, so is it worth paying for the stamp?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just read through your thread and I've done virtually the same as you. Bought a Cat S car, with slight damage to the passenger side sill and door, like you I couldn't believe it was written off for so little damage but the one thing that Porsche will NOT do is repair, they only replace. So the bill for my car was going to be upward of £6k so it was written off and I bought it.

I got the damage fixed in the first month and then like you I set about doing major and minor stuff. The major being a replacement gearbox as the original was making a lot of noise, especially in fifth.
Gearbox replaced with an exch item, new clutch and slave cylinder and IMS checked and replaced for good measure. The old bearing was perfect but as it was out I fitted a slightly upgraded new one, think it cost £12!
New coffin arms, new plug tube seals and checked all coil packs which were only a few years old. Biggest improvement was new plugs, really made a difference to the acceleration and smoothness.

Like you I've got a relatively cheap car, body work is great for a 17 yr old car and now I've had the arms and alignment done it handles really well, it was a bit wayward when I got it but now it's great.

Was going to sell mine but for now I'm just running it as a daily and it's great for the summer.

Yours looks in very good condition, which has now made me realise mine needs a good clean!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say in this part of the market you doing your own service, backed up perhaps with a manifest that shows you've followed the Porsche schedule and invoices for all the parts, would be absolutely fine. No doubt if and when you sell on, it will be a private sale so you'll have the opportunity to convey how well the servicing etc. has been done.

My 986 had a patchy service history and like many of these, the previous owner had run it longer that he should without attending to the usual suspects like condensers, coils, plugs, fluids, various suspension bits & center gravity set up, discs and pads, battery, AOS, tensioner seal, drive belt, exhaust clamps and bolts and rattly heat shields!

Car has paid me back by being sweet as a nut and has two new reputable service stamps too, but I'm nowhere near your league in the spannering stakes Thumb
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easternjets
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem I had was finding a stop point in all the work I wanted to do.

I ended up spending far too much for a car of such low value but at least now I know that it's good for at least another 4 or 5 yrs of motoring. I've been really surprised at how good the body work is, mind you there are dirt traps that probably cause a lot of the rust that seems to be a problem with a lot of early Boxsters, plus mine also had a hard top which was a big plus for the winter time.

I've now got a fully sorted 2.7 Boxster for the price of a second hand Focus, result.
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MarkGolf
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

easternjets wrote:
I've just read through your thread and I've done virtually the same as you. Bought a Cat S car, with slight damage to the passenger side sill and door, like you I couldn't believe it was written off for so little damage but the one thing that Porsche will NOT do is repair, they only replace. So the bill for my car was going to be upward of £6k so it was written off and I bought it.

I got the damage fixed in the first month and then like you I set about doing major and minor stuff. The major being a replacement gearbox as the original was making a lot of noise, especially in fifth.
Gearbox replaced with an exch item, new clutch and slave cylinder and IMS checked and replaced for good measure. The old bearing was perfect but as it was out I fitted a slightly upgraded new one, think it cost £12!
New coffin arms, new plug tube seals and checked all coil packs which were only a few years old. Biggest improvement was new plugs, really made a difference to the acceleration and smoothness.

Like you I've got a relatively cheap car, body work is great for a 17 yr old car and now I've had the arms and alignment done it handles really well, it was a bit wayward when I got it but now it's great.

Was going to sell mine but for now I'm just running it as a daily and it's great for the summer.

Yours looks in very good condition, which has now made me realise mine needs a good clean!


Was that the black one for sale on here? I was going to go after that if so!

It's a superb car for the money and if you're handy, you can DIY most things, they're quite simple cars to work on. I have a habit of buying cars to sell on but I end up keeping them, I get too attached once I've put the effort in!
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MarkGolf
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MJA911 wrote:
I'd say in this part of the market you doing your own service, backed up perhaps with a manifest that shows you've followed the Porsche schedule and invoices for all the parts, would be absolutely fine. No doubt if and when you sell on, it will be a private sale so you'll have the opportunity to convey how well the servicing etc. has been done.

My 986 had a patchy service history and like many of these, the previous owner had run it longer that he should without attending to the usual suspects like condensers, coils, plugs, fluids, various suspension bits & center gravity set up, discs and pads, battery, AOS, tensioner seal, drive belt, exhaust clamps and bolts and rattly heat shields!

Car has paid me back by being sweet as a nut and has two new reputable service stamps too, but I'm nowhere near your league in the spannering stakes Thumb


I think I will service myself, I keep an excel spreadshseet recording everything I do along with receipts, I guess the thread will assist with all of that too (Hello future owner). No plans to sell right now anyway and it's been put in the garage for a while as I'm now using my MX5 Turbo for some summer fun Smile

Sounds like you have done the main jobs, for what it owes you, it's a fantastic bargain, unrivalled perhaps! I'm not sure if I prefer driving the 986 to my 997!! Says alot..
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea to keep a detailed record, counts for a lot, people buy the seller as well as the car.

Know what you mean about enjoying these boxsters over a 911, naturally in the summer it’s keeping my 911 in the garage a lot, it’s the fun car of the two, but wait until you get your 911 out on a serious drive on a decent fast and sweeping road, then it will all make sense.
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easternjets
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MJA911 wrote:
Good idea to keep a detailed record, counts for a lot, people buy the seller as well as the car.

Know what you mean about enjoying these boxsters over a 911, naturally in the summer it’s keeping my 911 in the garage a lot, it’s the fun car of the two, but wait until you get your 911 out on a serious drive on a decent fast and sweeping road, then it will all make sense.


That's very true, taking my turbo out after driving the Boxster does give you a bit of a whoaaa when you first boot it!

Yes mine is the black one that was for sale on here in May. As mentioned I've had to spend a bit on it as it hadn't been serviced for ages and the box had a duff bearing but other than that it's a really good little car with a decent 64k mileage.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get yourself a rubber stamp with the Porsche logo and invent a name for yourself then you can have all the stamps you want!
It doesn't matter on cars of a certain age and you will tell any potential buyers anyway. The accompanying paperwork and your detailed records will be more important to any buyer.
 
  
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