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Code P0453: Porsche Boxster Check Engine Light – Video

By   February 19, 2019

Porsche Boxster P0453

Porsche Boxster P0453

When a check engine light illuminates on your dash, there aren’t many other things so small that can ruin your day in quite the same way. For many of us it means taking your car to a mechanic or getting out the trusty OBD II reader to see what is wrong.

Most of the time a check engine light has something to do with the car’s emissions system. This can be something with the fuel, air or exhaust as if any one of these is out of whack the light will come on. It can also be an issue with the sensor that checks the system itself.

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Porsche 986, 987, 996 and 997 Front Hood Strut Replacement

By   January 21, 2019

Porsche 986

Porsche 986

Over time the struts that hold up the front trunk on a Porsche 911, Boxster or Cayman will start to fail. When this happens it can be quite painful as the front hood will potentially come down on your head.

The good news is the replacement is fairly simple and can be done in about 15 minutes. The parts also don’t cost much as we were able to get ours for just $20.

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How Much Does 5 Years Of Maintenance Cost On An Affordable Porsche Boxster

By   October 24, 2018

Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster

The 986 generation of the Porsche Boxster is currently the best value in the sports car market. You can currently find early examples in running condition for as low as $5,000, however between $6,000 and $10,000 will purchase a better maintained low mileage vehicle.

With such a low price of entry the question turns to how much does it cost to keep one on the road?

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Cheap Wheel Vibration Fix

By   September 24, 2018

Cheap Wheel Vibration Fix

Cheap Wheel Vibration Fix

When you drive a sports car you expect to feel every bump in the steering wheel and your buttocks. However, there is a point where the wheel vibration is just too much.

When this happens the cause can be a number of things and some of them are more difficult than others to fix. The issue could be from worn ball joints or a bent tie-rod.

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How To Replace The Porsche 996, 986 And 987 Boxster And Cayman Ignition Switch

By   August 27, 2018

Porsche 996, 986 and 987 Ignition Switch

Porsche 996, 986 and 987 Ignition Switch

If you have a 996 variant of the 911, 986 or 987 Porsche Boxster or a 987 Cayman, then there is a good chance that at some point you will need to replace the ignition switch. The good news is the job is fairly easy and the part is inexpensive.

The symptoms of a failing ignition switch can be many, but they include difficulty in turning the key to start the car and difficulty in removing or inserting the key. A failing switch can also cause some strange electrical issues.

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