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  1. Is the 981 "the last 6-cyl series production mid-engine Porsche roadster ever"?

    981 Chat
    I think that is speculation at this point. While the confirmation that the NA 4.0 will be used in "other applications" sure seems to indicate that it will be in the Boxster/Cayman, I don't think there has been anything closer to an actual confirmation than that. Correct me if I'm wrong.
  2. Video: Panel access, engine access and general information

    981 DIY Discussion
    Really informative and well done. Thanks!
  3. How do y'all fill your oil without making a mess?

    987 Cayman and Boxster Service and Tech
    The only EQ I ever experienced was in PA. (Discounting the many little tremors I felt in the Solomon Islands and Indonesia). Don’t you remember the one from about 2010 or so? But I was only kidding about that. I do use the garbage bag just to be safe. If you ever spill any in the trunk, for...
  4. How do y'all fill your oil without making a mess?

    987 Cayman and Boxster Service and Tech
    I lay a garbage bag over the area, poke a hole through it, and put the funnel through the hole just to be safe in case an earthquake or something starts just as I'm pouring :-)
  5. Wiper blades

    981 Cayman and Boxster Service and Tech
    I’d buy the genuine Porsche blades. I’ve had my car 7 years and 2 months with the original wiper blades! They still wipe perfectly. 100% water removal, zero chatter, and no smears. I just can’t believe it. They work better than brand new blades on my other cars. I’ve never had blades last...
  6. Art of Racing in the Rain

    General Off-Topic
    Good points, But, I’ve read literally every Vonnegut book and he stated in one of his autobiographical books, that he thought that Slaughterhouse 5 was a great movie because the movie was the vision he had in his head when he wrote it. I confess that I never read the LOTR books but have seen the...
  7. Art of Racing in the Rain

    General Off-Topic
    I’m glad you guys liked the movie, but unfortunately I did not. The book was one of my all time favorites, and I couldn’t wait to see the movie. In all honesty, I hated the movie. My wife too loved the book, but was very disappointed by the movie. Every change (book to movie) ruined it. The...
  8. Spyder top just not a big deal...

    981 Boxster Spyder Chat
    Yeah, I could find nothing at all from anything official, but I read all the "first drive" reviews that were published a couple of days ago, and Motor Trend (the only one that even mentioned it) stated that the rear window is plastic. I was hoping that the reviewer was just saying that based on...
  9. Spyder top just not a big deal...

    981 Boxster Spyder Chat
    Is the rear window thick, rigid plastic, or is it a thin, flexible sheet? Either way, it still seems ludicrous that they would continue with the plastic window in the 718 Spyder. The Bose and Burmester options must add 15 - 20 lbs with all those speakers, and the power seats, must add another 10...
  10. Lift pads for 2-post lift

    981 DIY Discussion
    I have these and like them: I used to have the ones that lock into the jack points; however, I'm embarrassed to admit that I twice forgot to remove them after lowering the car and drove around with...
  11. 2nd gear a bit grindy ugh :(

    981 Cayman and Boxster Problems and Complaints
    I changed my clutch fluid yesterday. It was shifting fine, but it was time. Boy is that slave cylinder buried. Even with my lift, it was tough. I can't imagine doing it on your back on the ground. I used the tools shown (very similar to Porscheobsessed and the referenced YouTube video - thanks...
  12. Rotor replacement?

    981 Cayman and Boxster Service and Tech
    I haven't done this job yet, but I'm sure I will some day. I have the Porsche shop manual, and it says, When replacing the rear discs and/or brake shoes, it is necessary to grind down the brake shoes for the electronic parking brake. The electric parking brake will only function fully after...
  13. The MT is dying

    981 Chat
    Amen sister! When mts are no longer sold, I will be done buying new cars. My wife and I have never owner a vehicle with an automatic and we never will.
  14. New Supra - a Cayman competitor?

    Automotive Off Topic
    You're so polite! :) Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but in all honesty, to my (old) eyes, the new Supra is THE ugliest car currently (soon to be) made, and that includes the Juke. The Z4 version is infinitely better, but even that looks a bit juvenile to me. The Supra looks like a 16...
  15. Searching for Red 981S Manual!!

    Porsche Sales & Leasing
    Wow! Only if they gave me a new 718S and $60k for my 13 981S, would I think about it. And if the new 718 had a PDK, I wouldn't do it even if they gave me $300k (assuming I couldn't trade the 718 and the money for any other car).