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  1. Re: [Opinion needed] 2017 Boxster S sold as NEW, is it suspicious?

    The car is from a Porsche dealer and is under warranty. If the price is right I would not think twice. Have the dealer put in a can of Techron and fill the tank. Oh by the way the best answer you...
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    Re: Are the brakes on the S and GTS the same?

    Best low dust street pad is OEM Porsche.
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    Re: 2018 Leftover Inventory is huge.

    Couple of things: First, Autotrader is not up to date when it comes to new cars from dealers. You have to check on availability which 50/50 may be that the car is already sold. Second, I think $25k...
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    Re: Transition from 987.1 to 981

    I had a 2007 987 CS and truly loved the car. The only annoying thing was a whistle that came from the drivers side door window at speeds above 75. Porsche would not fix the problem since "it occurs...
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    Re: Steering wheel vibration question?

    Bent rims would show up at all speeds. It is a balance problem.
  6. Re: Another Car and Driver review car for sale, this time a 718 Cayman S w/ MT

    If I were in the market this car would certainly be on my list!
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    Re: My Cayman at 11 Years old... what would you do?

    If I liked the car I'd follow the book on maintenance and drive it till the wheels fell off. No preemptive work just regular maintenance. When something fails fix it ASAP.
  8. Thread: Brake job

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    Re: Brake job

    Call and ask again. I'm sure the dealer must have misunderstood that the car has ceramic brakes. Good luck.
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    Re: Newer base Cayman or older S

    Hands down the 981 is a better car. As stated the base is as fast as the 987 S. The car is bigger outside but it actually weighs less. All the tech is newer and in my opinion it is a better looking...
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    Re: How to read a car history.

    The answer to your question is you read it with skepticism. For instance I leased a new 2011 Audi A4S. Three years later I bought it out of lease and still own the car. Carfax says my one owner car...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    I have a 2014 981 CS in agate gray. To me one of the most beautiful shapes ever, I may be a fan club of one, lol. But, I just love the car both to look at and to drive. So as far as the Corvette is...
  12. Re: Attn: 981 Owners with Pilot Sport 4S Tire Pressures

    For street driving I run comfort mode, 30 psi, on my 20". The difference in total milage on a tire between 30 and 33 psi is negligible in my opinion. Total milage is far more dependent on your...
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    Re: Fuel injector cleaner usage

    I'm a believer, Techron once a year in every car!
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    Re: 981BS Daily Driver - First world problems

    SUN without a question. Sap is really hard to clean off a soft top, and the top can handle TX in spring time.
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    Re: Considering trading my Lexus for Cayenne

    You'll never get a car more reliable than your Lexus!
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    Re: Boxster S For Sale (981)

    LOL, there are 11 2013 Boxster S for sale on autotrader within 500 miles of me, LA. So give us a hint which one is yours?
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    Re: 718 Cayman S coolant flush

    Sorry I can't provide advice, I've never done it myself. But it isn't magic. My understanding is the only tricky part is bleeding the system to make sure all the air is out. So If it were me I'd look...
  18. Re: 987.2 Before-After Dyno Results IPD, Headers and Pro-Tune

    Thanks for writing this up, over the top!
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    Re: Oil level above maximum level - Very Cold Temps

    Ah, my kingdom for a dip stick!
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    Re: pros and cons of 20" vs 19" vs 18"

    One word: NOPE
  21. Re: Porsche wannabee here. Found a 2008 911 Base Coupe with great colors and Tiptroni

    Years ago I test drove a tiptronic equiped Porsches just for kicks. I thought it odd that Porsche would produce a sports car with a slush box transmission and mentioned that to the salesman in the...
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    Re: Rocker Switch vs paddles on PDK

    First I wanted to point out that if you are "trying to shift in a corner" then you may want to looking into more training. I may be wrong, but I believe you should be shifting prior to entering the...
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    Cayman S Re: Engine will not start with full battery

    The question is what is the voltage without the minder hooked up. i.e. what is the open circuit voltage. Having been on a minder the battery should measure 12.5V when just sitting at rest, open...
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    Re: Cobb Accessport - is it worth the cost?

    One of the things I've noticed over the years is that if someone spends + $1000 on something they will inevitably say "it was well worth it". when it comes to engine tunes this typically is based on...
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    Re: When to replace water pump

    In all my years I've never heard of replacing a water pump that has not yet failed unless there is a documented systemic failure mode, i.e. IMS. Water pumps typically do not blow up. They squeal...
  26. Re: Value question - super clean 2005 Boxster S with salvage title

    When it comes to salvage titles there are two kinds of buyers. Those that will consider buying and those that would not. Myself I am of the latter group. When you buy a salvage car you buy it for...
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    Re: 2015 Cayman CPO advice pls

    Personally I would not waste my money on a PPI for a CPO car unless your dealer has a reputation of misdeeds.
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    Re: 2015 Cayman CPO advice pls

    -I see no red flags
    -The dealer should be able to supply you with the maintenance/inspection record that they performed in order to bring the car to CPO status. This will not only show you what the...
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    Re: My first Porsche - what should it be?

    I think OttawaSteve answered your questions. However, I'm not convinced that a CS will hold your clubs. No problem with a 997 but a 981 not so sure. If I were you I would bring my clubs when I went...
  30. Cayman S Re: TopGear UK Catless Header & Valvetronic Exhaust Install/Review

    Looks like a beautiful exhaust. Unfortunately with no Cats it wouldn't pass the smog tests here in CA and I wouldn't want to do a pull and replace once every other year. But have fun!
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    Re: Help understanding over-rev report

    As someone suggested get a second report and see if it is any better. The report may be junk but let me put it this way, I would not buy this car from you if this is the report you provided. No...
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    Re: Wrong Oil Measurement After Oil Change

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong here but I don't think that 987 and 981 are dry sump systems. They have oil pans that hold oil and as such should be able to be reached by dip sticks. Ditto my MB C32...
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    Re: Wrong Oil Measurement After Oil Change

    Why the H##L so many cars have gone to electronic oil level measurement is beyond me. Give me a good old fashion oil dip stick any day!
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    Re: 718 Boxster tire life?

    You are correct the milage warrantee does not typicaly cover asymmetrical tires. But what I was thinking is a company willing to warrantee there tires milage surely feels they have a product they can...
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    Re: 718 Boxster tire life?

    First off you could dump the Yokos which have a UTQG wear rating of 240 and buy a set of Mich Pilot 4S which I believe have a wear rating of 300. In addition to the higher wear rating the 4S have a...
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    Re: A Plea for help with a Zombie of a Problem

    Sounds like you've checked or replaced all the undercarriage links, shocks (I assume front and rear), and tires. So as far as I can see the only thing you did not mention was a 4 wheel alignment....
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    Re: Boxster 981 water pump noise

    There is a bearing sound in there. I can't be sure if its the water pump, idler puly, or whatever. If you can get/borrow a stethoscope you could probably located it. I hear Autozone lends out...
  38. Re: Can one of you electrical gurus please take a crack at this electric seat problem

    I would think you can look at the wires going to the motor that drives the seat for and aft. Follow those to the plug and identify the pins involved. Now, that assumes you can even see the wires...
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    Re: Anyone use snow chains on a 981?

    Emergencies only, otherwise not in a million years! The very thought of putting chains on my 981 makes me cringe. But if you must then spend the money for chains that fit right and won't come loose...
  40. Re: Thinking of selling my Spyder for something a bit more exotic?

    You live one time only. If you can afford it and want it buy it!
  41. Re: Head to head: Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic vs Porsche 718 Cayman GTS - Drive

    $1 usd = $1.34 cad
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    Re: New garage mate for my Cayman

    I hope it proves to be as reliable as it is good looking. Road tests have been positive but it seems like every test has something go wrong with the car. Early production issues or just Italian lack...
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    Re: Returning to Porsche

    I think you may also have a German Car Fetish. lol
    Audi 100 ex wife
    Audi Coupe
    BMW 325e
    BMW 525
    BMW 528 new wife
    BMW Z3 new wife
    BMW M3
    MB C32
    Audi S4
  44. Thread: Rear rotors

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    Re: Rear rotors

    Rotors have a minimum factory thickness. If they are above that minimum they do not need replacing. As for the ridges that is normal and the new pads will seat in after about 100 miles or so. The...
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    Re: 4-Color LED Headlights—What do you think?

    One more expensive mode looking for a need. lol
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    Re: Manual gear display 2015 Cayman

    Use to be there was an H pattern, or modified H, on the shift knob and that was sufficient. Now people want/need to be told what gear they are in. I guess it has to do with how old you are. I've had...
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    Re: Multiple fault codes and car wont start-help

    After reading down your list I was not sure if I should cry or laugh. I learned many years ago that when it comes to OBCs, and smart phones for that matter, they are a lot smarter than I am. I'm...
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    Re: Boxster vs Cayman - safety / driving experience

    I don't have a Boxster but I do have a s2000 as a daily driver. Top down driving is the best way to get around if you live in the right location. I live in Southern California so it is fantastic!...
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    Re: Digital Valvetrain to Replace Camshaft

    Several months ago I watched a video of Koenigsegg who were working on the same thing. I don't know if they were working with Camcon but it sounded like they were working independently. Anyway I...
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    Re: My Cayman is smart!

    I'll bet you have GPS?
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