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Old April 16th, 2010, 10:01 PM   #1
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Finished most of my 90k service

For my B-Day, Joanie ordered plugs, air & cabin filter, oil filter & crush ring and tranny fluid from Pelican parts - $160. I picked up the Mobil 1 10w-40 High Mileage (2-5 qt jugs) for $47 at Wal*Mart. 90k Service for $207, I'm not sure if dealers can beat that.

I replaced the plugs on Tuesday, I know I was early as I replaced them at 80k when I did the coils, but I swapped out Bosch with a new set of Beru. The old plugs looked perfect, but oh well. Today I replaced the filters and performed a blood transfusion. I've adopted a 7,500 mile oil change cycle since hitting 75k.

Tomorrow I plan to use another gift; Meguiars Clay Bar Kit. A warm wash with Dawn, Clay bar, Paint Cleaner Wax and a coat of P21S.

I still have to flush the brakes & clutch and do the gear oil R&R.

Life is good!
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Old April 19th, 2010, 06:42 PM   #2
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Awesome Bob! I haven't been online much of late, but sounds like you and your DIY skills just keep chugging along as always

Let me know if you feel like doing another plug change in 10k miles haha! Oh, and I used clay once upon Bryan's recommendation - took a while (I tried to be careful and used a lot of lubrication), but the end result was pretty darn good!
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Old April 19th, 2010, 07:24 PM   #3
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I just changed my gear oil - FYI it smells really bad and stunk up my garage for 3 days. Overall, it was a nice easy job - just try not to slop the old gear oil around! Good luck.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 09:02 AM   #4
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Awesome Bob! I haven't been online much of late, but sounds like you and your DIY skills just keep chugging along as always

Let me know if you feel like doing another plug change in 10k miles haha! Oh, and I used clay once upon Bryan's recommendation - took a while (I tried to be careful and used a lot of lubrication), but the end result was pretty darn good!
I use the clay bar once a year. It's amazing how you can feel the paint surface go from gritty to glass-smooth with the clay. I put one coat of P21S on and I'll add a 2nd coat this weekend.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 09:13 AM   #5
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I just changed my gear oil - FYI it smells really bad and stunk up my garage for 3 days. Overall, it was a nice easy job - just try not to slop the old gear oil around! Good luck.
Where did you get the Hezet Bit to remove the plug? The ones I've seen online range from $30 - $50! I hate to pay that for a tool I'd use once and I doubt if Autozone rents them.

I may contact Alden at Flintworks and see what he'd charge for the R&R.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 09:42 AM   #6
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For my B-Day, Joanie ordered plugs, air & cabin filter, oil filter & crush ring and tranny fluid from Pelican parts - $160. I picked up the Mobil 1 10w-40 High Mileage (2-5 qt jugs) for $47 at Wal*Mart. 90k Service for $207, I'm not sure if dealers can beat that.

I replaced the plugs on Tuesday, I know I was early as I replaced them at 80k when I did the coils, but I swapped out Bosch with a new set of Beru. The old plugs looked perfect, but oh well. Today I replaced the filters and performed a blood transfusion. I've adopted a 7,500 mile oil change cycle since hitting 75k.

Tomorrow I plan to use another gift; Meguiars Clay Bar Kit. A warm wash with Dawn, Clay bar, Paint Cleaner Wax and a coat of P21S.

I still have to flush the brakes & clutch and do the gear oil R&R.

Life is good!
I'll be knocking on your door in 8K mi.
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Old April 21st, 2010, 01:25 PM   #7
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I'll be knocking on your door in 8K mi.
Sorry Offshore, I heard that 50% of accidents occur within 5 miles of your home, so I moved.

But seriously, with the weather getting better, perhaps a "work on cars" day could be planned this summer. I'm happy to lend my wrench arm.

BTW, Here is the Project List from Pelican Parts for the 90k Service:

Part Number: 996-110-131-04-M67 Price: $20.25 Qty: 1
Description: Air Filter, Boxster/Boxster S (1997-04), Each

Part Number: 999-917-546-00-M850 Price: $12.00 Qty: 3
Description: Transmission Fluid (Transaxle) SAE 75W-90 (1 Liter)

Part Number: 996-107-225-60-M45 Price: $10.50 Qty: 1
Description: Hengst (OEM) Oil Filter Insert (Filter Cartridge and Seal), 986 Boxster/Boxster S (1999-04), 987 Boxster/Boxster S (2005- ), 996 Carrera/Carrera 4 (2002-05)

--- Optional, the bit hole in my plug was getting a little rounded off:
Part Number: 900-219-009-30-M260 Price: $4.00 Qty: 1
Description: Oil Sump/Pan Drain Plug, M18 x 1.5


Part Number: 900-123-106-30-M131 Price: $0.25 Qty: 1
Description: Oil Drain Plug Sealing ring, 18 x 24mm, 911 All, 924S/944/968, with 17mm plug

Part Number: 999-170-201-90-M47 Price: $11.00 Qty: 6
Description: Beru Spark Plug, 6 Per Car, Boxster (1997-99), Each

Part Number: 997-571-219-01-M347 Price: $23.00 Qty: 1
Description: Pollen Filter, Boxster/Boxster S (1997-2004), 987 Boxster/Boxster S (2005- ), 996/996 Turbo (1999-2004), 997 Carrera/Carrera S (2005- )
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Old April 21st, 2010, 09:20 PM   #8
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Bob, I am just another Boxster owner who loves his Triple Gray 2003. In prepping for Street Concours I had to completely clean the engine compartment at 41,000 miles. One of the areas judges check is the Alternator, Air Compressor, and Water Pump belt at the front of the engine. In order to get to it you have to remove the panel behind the seats held in place by a series of 8 #10 bolts. In checking with a local independent repair shop they indicated that it should be replaced at 90K as this is the outer limit of its useful life. Mine looked like new so I just cleaned it and went on to win two first place trophies in Zone 8. Let the Forum know what the condition of your drive belt was once you check it. None of us need a belt failure to endanger our engines life.
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Old April 21st, 2010, 09:57 PM   #9
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Bob, I am just another Boxster owner who loves his Triple Gray 2003. In prepping for Street Concours I had to completely clean the engine compartment at 41,000 miles. One of the areas judges check is the Alternator, Air Compressor, and Water Pump belt at the front of the engine. In order to get to it you have to remove the panel behind the seats held in place by a series of 8 #10 bolts. In checking with a local independent repair shop they indicated that it should be replaced at 90K as this is the outer limit of its useful life. Mine looked like new so I just cleaned it and went on to win two first place trophies in Zone 8. Let the Forum know what the condition of your drive belt was once you check it. None of us need a belt failure to endanger our engines life.
I'm not sure about the 2003, but for the '99 the Serpentine belt is replaced at 60k, I replaced mine at 70k. Mine looked like this, so I wouldn't wait too long. Congrats on your Concours wins!! As you can see from the pic, mine is not quite concours ready.

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