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Early PDK fluid change because of DE

Started DEs with Base 2009 PDK Boxster in Oct 2017.  Had five DEs last year and plan on similar number this year.  Added Sport/Sport+ to the PDK early last year.  Using Hawks 60s with a dedicated rotor on the front and ATP 2. Added Tarett brake caliber studs.  Put in Mobil 1 5W-50 at last oil change.   Should I do an early fluid change on the PDK clutch and gear oil? Absolutely no shifting issues.  Similar question on belts, spark plugs, air filter and other maintenance.

My convertible top has some minor cracks in the rear window plastic along the edge. Is there a short term fix to seal these cracks until I can replace the top?

My convertible top has some minor cracks in the rear window plastic along the edges of the fabric. Is there a short term fix to seal these cracks until I can replace the top. I was wondering if there was a glue product that could be used.

Maintenance Recommendation

To anyone living in Northeast OH:

Is there a garage that you swear by to do your regular maintenance and repairs?  I've been using Beachwood Porsche dealer, but was wondering if there is an alternative out there.


Change the top on a 2018 718 Boxster because of minor scratches on the back window

I recently had my 2 week old 718 Boxster wrapped with ppf and I had the windows tinted.  On the outside of the windshield and the rear window I now have some scratches around the perifery, where the tinter used the wrong type of blade to outline the film.  Fortunately, I used a very reputable company who really wants to do right by me.  They have offered to try to polish out the scratches and said that if they are unsuccessful, they would replace the windshield and the rear window, which means that they will have to replace the convertible top.

Temperature warning lite flashes

This is an odd one and happened one time back in July and again this morning on my drive to work. Each time it was just after starting the car and driving for just a few minutes. With the engine still cold the red warning light on the temperature gauge starts flashing slowly. So I pull over, shut the car off and wait a few minutes then restart and it goes off and it's all good. Drove to work (about 1 hr drive) temp holds at 180 without incident, car runs great. Is this a fluke or some type of warning of things to come??

compatible antifreeze for 2000 Boxster s

my recently purchased 2000 Boxster S must stay in Pinetop, AZ, elev.

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passenger air bag sensor warning light

is on, took to dealer and was told that

part 99752130120 left  aws senor 

on pass seat rail is defective , 

no parts are available in usa , 

can be special ordered from germany

with uncertain fulfillment time

please advise alternate strategies 





How do I get the compass back?

On a road trip a horizontal compass appeared on the screen in the speedo head, probably in the one entitled "Vehicle", but I'm not sure.   We had it every day of the two week/2,500 mile trip.  I loved it but can't find a reference in the manual nor can I figure it out by hunting and pecking.  Ideas?

R & R Power steering pump ‘07 987

Dear PCA

I have identified the noise from my engine compartment as eminating from the power steering pump. Removing the serpentine belt and spinning the pump pulley by hand replicates the noise with the engine running. The noise is becoming progressively louder, so the time is now. 

My mechanic skills are very much above average, but because of the hydraulics and tight working quarters, I  wonder if I should undertake this project...? Is it an extremely difficult operation?

Greg Z

operating temperature

When I purchased the car the previous owner had installed custom screens over the air intake scoops on the front of the car. He said they didn't affect operation or temp. After driving the car regurally and putting on 1200 + miles it seems to be ok. Temperature gauge comes up to the 180 mark with the needle settling out on the Zero fo the 180 and it holds there. I would guess the water temp is around 195 - 200 at that point given the next mark is 250. I removed them to see if it would make a difference and it does not.


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