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Approved coolant

Can I top off my coolant level with OAT coolant?


2016 GT4 Vs 2016 Boxster Sptder

Thanks Tony

What did Porsche do to the 3.8 motor in the GT4 to give that 15HP    Is it something that can be done the the Spyder motor?  Is it just maping? 



Best motor oil for my Boxster 981

My mechanic is suggesting that I use either Motul or Joe Gibbs Driven oil for my 2014 Boxster instead of the recommended Mobil 1 0-40w. Is this a good idea?

I got an engine temperature failure notice with the temp gauge reading nothing. It has happened several times now but cleared itself. Not so this time. I now have that warning and a check engine light as well. I'm thinking it is a temp sensor failure.

I have an engine temperature failure notice.  It has happened twice befor in the last week or so but it cleared itself almost immediately.  Not so this time.  The engine temperature gage reads minimum (no movement at all).  After driving with the failure as things seemed OK, I now also have a check engine light on.  I'm thinking that it is a temperature sensor failure and not an actual engine problem. Any thoughts?

I had to drive quite a distance with the failure but it seems no problems.  





Boxster S grinding noise on startup

My Boxster S has recently started making a growling noise on startup. Lasts just a few seconds and only happens if the car has been sitting for at least a number of hours

Is this a sign of the dreaded IMS bearing failure? 


Any idea on the cost to replace the bearing -- it's a Tiptronic BTW. 

I'm going to reach out to my regional PCA chapter as well in the search for a good shop to diagnose/repair this

Thanks, Carlos

2006 Cayman S Int. Squeal on Start

Model: Cayman S, Year:2006, Mileage:61000, Type of use:Street use only

check engine light is on

Model: Boxster S, Year:2002, Mileage:62000, Type of use:Street use only
my check engine light came on today. is it safe to drive it?

P1128 & P1130

Model: Boxster, Year:2000, Mileage:30000, Type of use:Street use only
Replaced the two pre-cat 02 sensors with Bosch. The check engine light went out after a few months. I thought the problem was solved but just failed emissions. Turns out the check engine light now does not work at all and the old P1128 code is still in the computer along with a new P1130 code. I don't know that the cycle has run all the way through the catalytic converter either. I'm told that only a dealer will have the proper computer(s) to check, reset, activate anything. Tips ?

Pumping out oil

Model: Boxster S, Year:2002, Mileage:55,000, Type of use:Street use only
I have a 2002 Boxster S with 55,000 miles. Would it be OK to pump the oil out from above when doing an oil change ? Like a boat oil change and using a boat pump.

My engine compartment fan runneth over

Model: Boxster, Year:2005, Mileage:33,000, Type of use:Street use only
I have a 2005 Boxster with the 2.7 engiwne. There is apparently a fan in the engine compartment that keeps the compartment itself cool. Mine seems to run nearly all the time, even when the outside temperature is below 45 degrees. It makes the car sound like a vacuum cleaner most of the time. Is this normal, and is this fan necessary? Would it help to remove the plastic plates that mostly block off the side intakes? Thanks.


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