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How To Replace A Worn Shift Boot With New Leather

By   June 12, 2018

Shift Boot

Shift Boot

If you are like us then you enjoy a traditional manual transmission. Sure modern automatics are faster and are easier to use in city traffic, but the use of the third pedal adds so much to the driving experience.

Apart from the steering wheel the shifter is the most touched thing on a car with a manual gearbox. Because of this the leather or vinyl that is used can quickly look tired and in need of replacement.

If your shift boot is letting down the look of the rest of the car, then here are the steps to replace it.

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How To Heel Toe Shift – Video

By   March 13, 2018

Matt Farah Heel Toe Shifting

Heel Toe Shifting

One of the more advance driving techniques is that of heel toe shifting. The idea is to allow for hard braking while keeping the engine RPMs in the appropriate range for the down shift to allow acceleration out of the corner.

The technique is very useful to help achieve faster lap times. While mainly used on the track many will heel toe on a twisty back road. This provides good practice for the next track day.

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Porsche Boxster Oil Change

By   July 31, 2016

Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster

How much does a Porsche Boxster oil change cost? With the 986 generation prices falling as low as $5,000 for a higher mileage, but overall good car (even good early 987s can be found for around $15,000) many are interested in purchasing the roadster.

A ’99 Porsche Boxster oil change had been quoted to us for as much as $500. However, that is on the very high end with an average oil change cost of between $125 and $250 being more common. The reason we’ve been told that it is so expensive is that it is a mid-engine vehicle (claiming it is much more difficult), but is it really so difficult? Is it possible to save some cash by doing the work yourself? The answer to the first question is that it isn’t very difficult and to the second is yes, you can save quite a bit doing to work yourself (all the steps of which we will detail below). These should work for a 986 generation Boxster or a 987 generation Boxster / Cayman.

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How To Change Front Brake Pads In An Early Porsche Boxster

By   March 11, 2016

Porsche Boxster

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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