Jump to content
SiC

2000 Porsche Boxster - Some Hot and Steamy Porsche Action

Recommended Posts

It's still cost a lot less in repairs than depreciation on a brand new, factory fresh MX5 in a year!
Good point. The absolute rock-bottom price of a well maintained Porsche will always be higher than less prestige brands.

Sent from my Moto G (5) using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thought I'd do an update on this. Haven't done one for a while, not because it's been forgotten - quite the opposite! It really could do with a oil change service as overdue on time. Should be every year or 12k miles. A year would have been last October but with COVID, I've only done about 6k since it had the last service under Peters ownership and so not too stressed. I wanted to get it done at a specialist that my mum uses for hers, but that's down Devon and requires a bit more organisation + timing which is difficult with CV19. To be honest, right now I might just get the proper oil and filter, then let my local garage sort it.

 

Anyhow I got two new black rings fitted on the back. Car is now wearing Michelin Pilot Sport 4 all round. They don't have the special Porsche required N-rated tyres but that doesn't bother me. The idea is that those tyres are tested by the factory and approved by then. Problem is, 1) they're a fair bit more expensive, 2) due to tyres getting bigger, there isn't any modern tyres that are N-rated. So I'd have to get Michelin Pilot Sport 2 (rather than 4) for 30% more

...

2930f7fb98bdba17697314feff3df767.jpg

 

Also got it re-gassed on an ATS offer. The Aircon worked but was very noisy on the compressor and not very effective. I couldn't see any record of it being regassed but given it had a rebuild about 13 years ago, that was probably last time.

 

I didn't trust them to not break the plastic or loose the caps, so I took it off before they got their grubby hands on it.

044e14938a78fb75fdea197761c7ff9b.jpg

 

In terms of levels, 240g came out and 850g in. So no wonder it was lacking.

dc3eeb54286069550064c14f76ff4db7.jpg

 

If you've got this far, you've probably realised I don't really have any content and just rambling on about boring shit. We've basically just been mostly been running around on day trips with it and enjoying the weather with the roof off. Essentially being a car. Still needs the top mounts doing but given this year has pretty much been a write-off, I'll get that done at the end of season now.

 

So here is some picturesque images of Wells Cathedral and it's grounds.

9ae6f40b11bed295bc95de10477a3857.jpg

19115d5075a5a2d6860c5385c7897d0c.jpg

de1775d2835d80f5f3b4aaceb693b79e.jpg

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By Zelandeth
      Well I've been meaning to sign up here in forever, but kept forgetting. Thanks to someone over on another forum I frequent poking me about it recently the subject was forced back into my very brief attention span for long enough to get me to act on the instruction.

      I figure that my little varied fleet might bring you lot some amusement...

      So...we've got:

      1993 Lada Riva 1.5E Estate (now fuel injected, as I reckon the later cars should have been from the factory...).
      1989 Saab 900i Automatic.
      1987 Skoda 120LX 21st Anniversary Special Edition.
      1985 Sinclair C5.
      2009 Peugeot 107 Verve.

      Now getting the photos together has taken me far longer than I'd expected...so you're gonna get a couple of photos of each car for now, and I'll come back with some more information tomorrow when I've got a bit more time...

      Firstly...The Lada. Before anyone asks - in response to the single question I get asked about this car: No, it is not for sale. Took me 13 years and my father's inheritance to find the thing.


      Yes, it's got the usual rusty wings...Hoping that will be resolved in the next couple of months.

       






      Next, a proper old Saab. One of the very last 8 valve cars apparently, and all the better for it. I've driven two 16v autos and they were horrible - the auto box works sooooo much better with the torque curve of the 8 valve engine. Just wish it had an overdrive for motorway cruising...









      Next up a *real* Skoda...back when they put the engine where it belongs, right out the back. In the best possible colour of course...eye-searingly bright orange.







      Seat covers have been added since that photo was taken as it suffers from the usual rotting seat cloth problem that affects virtually all Estelles.

      Then we have possibly the world's scruffiest Sinclair C5...



      Realised when looking for this that I really need to get some more photos of the thing...I use it often enough after all! We have a dog who's half husky, so this is a really good way of getting him some exercise.

      Finally - again, I really need to take more photos of - we have the little Pug 107.



      Included for the sake of variety even if it's a bit mainstream! First (and probably to be the only) new car I've bought, and has been a cracking little motor and has asked for very little in return for putting up with nearly three years of Oxford-Milton Keynes commuter traffic, before finally escaping that fate when my housemate moved to a new job. Now it doesn't do many miles and is my default car for "when I've managed to break everything else."

      I'll fill in some more details tomorrow - I warn you though that I do tend to ramble...
    • By scdan4
      That bit hiding up behind the air filter and infront of the turret



      made a prolonged, loud, farty vibratey noise (loud enough to be clearly audible in the cabin with the radio on) twice today, both times it did it the nose was pointing down a steep hill and we had just parked and turned off the engine.

      It goes on for best part of a minute, so managed to track it down. Initial impressions are fuck knows what it is but it's clearly been bodged in the past. The yellow hose has clearly been disconnected sometime, by someone, for some reason, somewhere.



      Thats the blighter.

      Does someone want to tell me why it's blowing raspberries at me?


    • By Peter C
      Woke up this morning, had a little time before I had to leave the house for work, had a quick look at what’s new for sale on Retro Rides and saw an ad for a W124 200E manual, located 15 miles from home. I had no intention of buying a car today but I had to have it! I called the seller and arranged a viewing.
       
      Faults:
       
      2 x rusty front wings (TADTS)
      1 x rusty rear arch
      Needs a polish
      Tracking is out because new track rod end was fitted for MoT
      Engine has oil leak/s
       
      Good points:
       
      It’s a W124 200E!
      5 speed manual transmission
      New clutch
      Brand new MoT
      Superb MoT history
      4 x as new Continental tyres
      Last owner for 15 years, her husband before that for 4 years
      Very tidy MB-Tex interior
      Drives well
      All electrics work
       
      The dealer kindly delivered the car to my house but I managed a pez station shot on route:
       

       
      Plans:
       
      Remove front wings, cut away rust and apply plenty of wob.
      In-situ similar repair for rear arch
      Clean and polish
      Service engine
      Adjust tracking
      Leave patina and enjoy the car as it is
       
      I will update this thread once progress is made.
       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       
      Hopefully these two will become good friends.
       

    • By cobblers
      Train tickets booked from a train station 30 miles away to save £9 on the recommendation of the Mrs
      Mrs booked and primed ready to drop me off at said train station.




      Mobile tool kit primed and ready, missing almost every vital component due to EU regulations about leccy tape and screwdrivers on trains (I left them all at my mums house yesterday).
      If I do break down, I should have something to listen to while I work out whether I'm with the AA or RAC or none of the above.


      Not pictured: pile of cash
×
×
  • Create New...