Porsche Boxster (986)
Early Porsche Boxsters (986) are now extremely affordable. Just how affordable? You can find plenty of early Boxsters for as low as $5,000 for a car in good condition.
With the mid-engined sports car being such a cheap Porsche many owners with lower budgets will be purchasing the vehicles (while they are less expensive to buy, they still have somewhat higher repair costs). In an effort to help keep more of these Boxsters on the road we will detail common maintenance procedures on the car over the coming months. This will show how easy (or hard in some cases) maintenance can be completed by an owner for a fraction of the cost.
Today we are going to give a detailed step by step guide about how to change the front brake pads on a 986 Boxster. The procedure will be similar on newer Boxsters, Caymans and 911s with some small changes depending on the model and year.
If you are going to change just your front brake pads make sure to measure your brake rotors and make sure they are within specifications. We’ll cover that in a future article about brake rotor replacement.
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