Maintenance
 

Change the oil at least every 6-7k miles or one year no matter what the dealer or owner's manual tells you. This based on an chemical analysis of the Mobil 1 0W40 fully synthetic oil at that point.

Oil change without jacks

http://www.ppbb.com/scgi-bin/boards/986/museum.pl?read=211869

Headlamp replacement

http://www.bombaydigital.com/boxster/projects/headlamp/

Instrument cluster removal

http://boxsters.addr.com/hacks/cluster.htm

Cleaning the radiators (do it every 15k miles)(removing front bumper)

http://www.realtime.net/~rentner/Porsche/Radiator/Radiator.html

Change your own spark plugs

http://www.ppbb.com/scgi-bin/boards/986/museum.pl?read=217622

Do your own brake pads and rotors

http://www.bombaydigital.com/boxster/projects/brakes/

Bleed and flush brake fluid

http://www.bombaydigital.com/boxster/projects/brakes/bleed_and_flush/

Rear Main Seal

http://www.c-speedracing.com/howto/996rms/rms1.php

Coolant tank replacement

http://www.dietersmotorsports.com/tech/tech9-03-2003.htm

Drain points

http://www.realtime.net/~rentner/Porsche/drains/drains.html

Wheel rash cure

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=80&st=0&#entry196

http://www.audiworld.com/tech/ext43.shtml

Car washing

http://www.ppbb.com/scgi-bin/boards/986/museum.pl?read=210212

Paint chip repair

http://www.carcareonline.com/viewarticle.aspx?art=8

Jacking the Boxster

http://www.iq.dynip.com/~gary/hacks/jack/jack.html

Diagnostic codes

http://www.troublecodes.net/Porsche/

Becker radio web site (supplier to most Boxsters)

http://www.beckerautosound.com/

Tire designations for Porsche (n0, N1, etc)

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=26&currentpage=38

Keys

http://www.ppbb.com/scgi-bin/boards/986/museum.pl?read=761531

Ignition Switch

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=1313&hl=ignition+switch

Replace rotors, pads, brake fluid, bleed system

http://www.bombaydigital.com/boxster/projects/brakes/

Replacing the top

Replacing the TOP - A DIY

Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF) and discount part source

http://mike.focke.googlepages.com/checkenginelightcausedbymassairflowsensor

Oxygen Sensors (including discount parts source)

http://mike.focke.googlepages.com/oxygensensors

Open the hood to get at a dead battery

http://www.ppbb.com/boards/ppbbphp/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=ARCHIVES&Number=906376

Airbag light on – early Boxsters

http://www.geocities.com/esklut/airbag.html

A/C Diagnostics

http://www.cb-racing.com/boxster_AC.html

Removing door panels

http://www.ecoutez.net/boxster/door-panel-removal/

Repairing side windows, side window regulator

http://www.bombaydigital.com/boxster/projects/window/

Sensitive Horn (blows when you hit a bump or just very sensitive)

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=1728&hl=horn

Relays and what they control

http://www.theschillings.com/boxrelay.htm

Replacing the parking brake micro-switch

http://www.bombaydigital.com/boxster/projects/parking_brake_switch/

What your spark plugs shouldn't look like

http://www.boschautoparts.com/NR/rdonlyres/B99EF8FC-D93F-45C6-BAF7-CEF31665E884/0/SparkPlugFaces.pdf

The below are all at Pedro's:

  • Cleaning the Throttle Body
  • Bleeding/Flushing Brake/Clutch Fluid
  • Installing the TechnoBrace
  • Plugging a Tire
  • Replacing the CVJ Boots/Half Axles
  • Replacing Brake Pads and Rotors
  • Making the Pedro Sport Exhaust
  • Installing the 3rd Center Radiator
  • Top Operational While-in-Motion Hack
  • Making a Hi-Flo Air Intake
  • Upholstering Interior Pieces in Leather
  • Fixing Sticky Radio Buttons
  • Replacing the Ignition Switch
  • Painting Brake Calipers
  • Replacing the Fuel Filter
  • Repairing Under-Panels
  • Changing the Oil and Filters
  • Changing the Spark Plugs and Spark Plug Tubes/O-rings

Coming soon:

  • Replacing the Air/Oil Separator
  • Replacing the Poly-Rib Belt
  • Installing a Larger Oil Cooler
  • Installing Carbon Fibre or Wood Dash Kits

http://www.pedrosgarage.com

2GOBOX's list of parts and tools needed to do a 30k

Tools

  • Snap-On 3/8 in. Drive Wobble Extension
  • Craftsman 8mm Hex wrench socket, 3/8 in. drive
  • Stride Tool Type J Oil Filter Wrench – 76 mm, 14 flutes, 3/8 in. drive
  • Craftsman Torx screwdriver set
  • Scissor Jack
  • Hydraulic Jack
  • 2 Jack Stands
  • 2 Porsche Jack Pads
  • 2 Creepers
  • 15L Oil Drain Container
  • Bottle Spark Plug Thread Lubricant with Applicator Brush
  • Motive Power Bleeder
  • Motive Fluid Catch Bottle
  • 1 set radio removal tools 

Consumables

  • 1L Porsche Coolant 
  • 1L Porsche DOT 4 Brake Fluid
  • 10 quarts Mobil 1 0W40
  • 1 Porsche Oil Filter Element, Crush Ring and O-Ring 
  • 1 Set Bremo Brake Pads, Front 
  • Set Bremo Brake Pads, Rear 
  • 1 Pollen Filter 
  • 1 Air Filter 
  • 1 Fuel Filter 
  • 6 Spark Plugs