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    Re: 981 Boxster S Engine Fire

    Yes, it sounds easy "just get a lawyer". But proving that the fire was a result of your dealer's negligence won't be easy. They are the experts and your paid forensics inspector is well "paid". Your...
  2. Thread: 2020 Cayman T

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    Re: 2020 Cayman T

    Personally I'm not a fan of red Porsches', but I love that interior, gorgeous!
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    Re: Art of Racing in the Rain

    The book was great! The movie is on my list to do.
  4. Re: C6 Corvette has far superior handling than any Porsche

    My initial response was "who gives a dam"? Where I live and drive, LA and Phoenix areas, Corvetts are associated with old men trying to regain there 2nd youth, usually with their 2nd or 3rd wife,...
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    Re: FS: 2017 Cayman 718 6SPD

    No milage, no price, no location. What are people suppose to do with this post?
  6. Re: Anyway to have Rev matching also on Sport only Setting?

    NEIN! Ve vill control the vertical, ve vill control the horizontal. Resistance is futile!
  7. Re: 2008 Porsche Boxster Limited Edition in GT3 Orange For Sale

    Who is "We"?
    "The special editions typically go for around $30k stock." OK, but what are you asking for your special edition?
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    Re: Will it fit? Super aggressive wheel fitment

    This reminds me of the old joke:
    Man goes to Dr for physical.
    Dr says: you are over weight!
    Man says: I want a second opinion!
    Dr says: OK you also ugly!

    The wheels don't fit, period. Sell...
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    Re: Roof Top Tent on a Cayman?

    Roof Top tent on a Cayman? This is because sleeping at ground level is out of the question? lol
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    Re: Will it fit? Super aggressive wheel fitment

    The wheel clearly does not fit!
  11. 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.
  16. 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.
  18. 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...
  22. 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...
  28. 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
  31. 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...
  36. 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...
  40. 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...
  48. 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...
  50. 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!
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