Tag Archives: 986

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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Can A Plastic Rear Window Porsche Boxster Take A Glass Rear Window Top?

By   August 19, 2018

Porsche Boxster Top

Porsche Boxster Top

For our readers that aren’t already aware, we have added back the question and answer portion of our site. It was part of our site in testing for a while, but unfortunately spam questions forced it to be shut down.

We now have added some aggressive spam filtering that should result in only your automotive questions appearing.

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The Porsche Boxster Is An Attainable Dream Car

By   August 14, 2018

Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster

We all have dream cars. For some this would be a Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7, a McLaren P1, a Nissan GT-R, a Ferrari 250 GTO or a Corvette ZR1. Dream cars come in new and old packages and tend to be expensive.

Thankfully because of depreciation some dreams cars become within reach of average folks on the used market. Cars like the Porsche 911 and Corvette have become quite affordable for certain years and models. One of the most attainable dream cars currently is the 986 Porsche Boxster.

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The Original Porsche Boxster Welcome Video

By   August 8, 2018

Original Porsche Boxster  Welcome Video

Original Porsche Boxster Welcome Video

Back when the Porsche Boxster first came out, in model year 1997, there was a huge waiting list to get an example of the new roadster. The Boxster would go on to help save Porsche from financial difficulties.

For those fortunate enough to get an early Boxster when new, the experience was different than many other vehicles. In general Porsche dealerships provide a no pressure, up scale selling environment. After all, the car sells itself.

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How To Change A Serpentine Belt On A Porsche Boxster Or Cayman

By   July 11, 2018

Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster

The mid-engined Porsche Boxster is a very practical sports car. It features two trunks and Porsche thought through just about everything. This includes making maintenance fairly easy. Including making it easy to change the serpentine belt. Unlike some other cars with the engine in the middle (like the Ferrari F355), Porsche doesn’t require that the engine get removed.

Below are the steps to change the serpentine belt in a Porsche Boxster or Cayman. We did this on a 986 Boxster, but the steps should be similar on the 987 Boxster / Cayman and even the 981 Boxster / Cayman.

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