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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    As I have said before, IF I already had a 981 Spyder (or GT4), as nice as the new 718 variants are, I would be stick to what I had.

    Digital, you have an awesome car, everything is right about it...
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    That's OK, it's over 400 HP and all new, sounds great in the video's!

    Time has to move on and as they say in the article, the GT3 engine is a bit pricey for this model, but this 4.0l will have...
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    Wow, I go away 8:00 am this morning for a drive...

    Wow, I go away 8:00 am this morning for a drive up island and come back to a veritable explosion of posts in this thread!

    This could be an interesting situation, NA6's and T4's or...

    If the...
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    Re: Wrecked Cayman

    Well he obviously wanted to have everyone notice his exit from the car show, sliding off the road into the guard rail certainly did that!
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    Re: Oem tail lights for sale

    Hmmm, might have a bit more interest if you provide a picture (as there are various types) and a price...
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    Really, where!? I thought Goodwood was the venue?
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    Move along, nothing to see here... Oh ya,...

    Move along, nothing to see here...

    Oh ya, that's why they call it a teaser!
  8. Gotcha' no wheel or sidewall damage either. I...

    Gotcha' no wheel or sidewall damage either. I will say that the overall ride quality is much better with the 18" tires though!
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    Re: 718 Grill protection upgrade

    So are you saying that Porsche has a campaign to add this protection at no cost to the car?
  10. Re: Do 20" Rims Have Many Flat Tires Due to Road Hazards-Pot Holes, Etc?

    20" tires on the Boxster(s) since my MY13 no issues with flats, but I see no reason these should be any more susceptible than other sizes, the starting tread depths are about the same no matter the...
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    Yep read about that AMG engine, pretty cool stuff, but I wonder about longevity, that is a lot of HP from that displacement, will it go 100,000+ miles, I wonder? Still very impressive.

    Regarding...
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    Yes, understandable when you drive the car all of...

    The Boxster is my comfortable daily driving car, so fuel mileage is a bit important to me. The Cayman, however, is the 'I don't care if I only get 9MPG on the track' car! (a real number)

    Yesterday...
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    Great progress and quite the journey, ...

    Great progress and quite the journey, interesting issues and fixes all along the way!

    Even the discussions about oil/water temps provided a little more insight into these cars. BTW I have a 991...
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    Good job, I always thought the side scoops looked...

    Good job, I always thought the side scoops looked great on the Boxster!
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    Same here, using 303 for years, always good...

    Same here, using 303 for years, always good results, reapplying once a year.
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    I know, that was for @gcurnew.... poke, poke!!

    I know, that was for @gcurnew.... poke, poke!!
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    Possibly, or it is a hybrid and on battery power...

    Possibly, or it is a hybrid and on battery power coming out of the corners...
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    Ya, ahhhhhh no! That video was no help at all! ...

    Ya, ahhhhhh no! That video was no help at all!

    Still we wait...
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    Your details appear to be a bit off, but soon...

    Your details appear to be a bit off, but soon all will be revealed... 😉
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    I heard that the reveal for both the 718 GT4 and...

    AFAIK they are out already for the 718. There's 3 versions I think. Clubsport, Track and MR (Manthey). I could be getting the names wrong. And that's before we are talking about the street legal GT4...
  21. Sticky: Re: New Boxster S

    Great looking car and an incredible deal, congrats!
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    So true about the art of staying below the...

    I wish I lived where you live. I often said that PSE is the most important option I have on the car, even though it is seriously competing now with PTV. I love it (PSE) and would not have a car...
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    It depends on my mood and where I am, coming down my street to home at 11pm at night certainly is not the time for PSE! ;)
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    Possibly, but I find that the sound made by my GTS when I back off the throttle varies widely, PSE on or off makes a huge difference, as does the speed of the shift, throttle position and the rpm it...
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    Damn! You are a hard sell! :hilarious:

    But agreed, really not the kind of sound clip that makes engine identification easy, maybe it is the particulate filter messing things up.

    At least the...
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    Re: Transmission Swap???

    So is this transmission different then the one used in the S or GTS for the same year?
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    This one is so very true, just ask those who were lucky enough to get a second kick at the can!



    Well, not exactly, but she did have a valid point! ;)



    So in my house we are...
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    Re: Squeal on Startup

    IIRC these engines use a tensioner pulley, it controls 'how tight' the belt is, as long as the replacement belt is the right length you don't make an adjustment with this.



    These idler and...
  29. Re: 6 cylinder NA cars are for "touring" (unless they aren't)

    You mention GT4 suspension, those owners that I have talked to are quick to commend its abilities but also point out as a touring suspension it is far too abrupt, perhaps why you log so many miles in...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    Well then maybe no different at all because I will still not have Android Auto! :(
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    Welcome and thanks for your input, BTW interesting thread to start with on your first post, but understandable as you have both a 981 and a C7! ;)

    As for your "irrational" view in the 718S, kudo's...
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    Re: New bumper cap? Hood too?

    FWIW, your father-in-law is correct, a top notch body shop with a nitrogen welding system for plastics can make the repair invisible, never to be seen or noticed on the painted side of the cover,...
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    Re: PDK may be broken

    Wow, $14,000 that is unreal, and if it converts up the $CDN at the going exchange rate that could be a $19,000 repair up here in Canada! :eek: I could buy a decent used Boxster for that money...
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    Re: painting lug nuts

    No worries, you're among friends, and contrary to popular belief we even like 718's! :)

    Yes, on previous Boxsters that I have had (2003,2006), the wheels bolts were silver and the torque spec as...
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    Re: painting lug nuts

    According to my reading (Porsche owners manual), no lubrication should be used, and as always clean wheel bolts before fitting. It is my understanding that lubrication will alter the torque values...
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    Re: painting lug nuts

    They turned out great, but I went with the Titanium route... ;)

    https://www.acerracing.com/collections/porsche
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    Re: Consensus on rear center jack point?

    I would have just said "no" but the forum requires that I type more words for a post reply... ;)
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    Since we have strayed off topic once again... I can't imagine the number of jobs both at GM and it's suppliers and dealer network and their families that would have been affected if GM went under,...
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    Wow, you really don't like GM... 😎

    The C7 has always been the performance bargain of the century. if early reviews of the C8 reveal any serious issues or mis-steps on Chevy's part, I wouldn't be surprised to see the last of the C7's -...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    And now back to the 981-982-C8 debate... ;)

    I have been reading reports that the C7 sales are way down, and some customers are cancelling their 2019 C7 order and waiting for the C8, I'll bet that...
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    Yes but not quite the same feeling or control, ...

    You can rev out gears all you want with a PDK.[/QUOTE]

    Yes but not quite the same feeling or control, there are always pros and cons and personal preferences...
  42. From the linked threads it might be a little...

    From the linked threads it might be a little expensive to fix, might consider living with it...
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    Wow, really? Doesn't sound like a very good body...

    Wow, really? Doesn't sound like a very good body shop, that damage will be invisible if repaired correctly . But that is your call.
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    Re: Voyager6's Boxster Mod Thread

    This will be interesting, looking forward to the results and before and after pictures! :)
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    So because of the low up-take of manuals in general, my SA thanks me each time I change cars replying, we'll have no trouble selling this one... ;)
  46. Re: 6 cylinder NA cars are for "touring" (unless they aren't)

    I am sure that Porsche applies that logic to more than just the Spyder/Speedster tops, still we drink the Kool-Aid and ask for more!
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    Re: PDK may be broken

    Yes, this too, we all want connectivity, apps, sensors, auto collision avoidance, lane departure warning, etc, etc... This might prove very interesting as these systems age and fail, a whole new...
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    Re: 2016 981 Cayman Nav & Apple CarPlay

    Hmmm, I entered a 2016 Porsche Boxster in the compatibility check, it came back with "incompatible", also unless I missed it I see no reference to working with any Porsche PCM...
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    Re: 2016 981 Cayman Nav & Apple CarPlay

    There are a few 'mods' that are available to add Android Auto and Apple Airplay to the later PCM's, here is one example: https://www.nmautomotive.co.uk/carplay-androidauto

    And then there is this...
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    Re: PDK may be broken

    Replaced the transmission? Not that I have worked on any lately but I would have thought repair would have been possible unless it was a catastrophic failure?

    I worry about the PDK's for owners...
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