Q–. I plan to have a direct oil feed installed in my Boxster, but I am confused. Do I still need the LN Engineering bearing? Can I keep my existing bearing? Do you recommend a ceramic bearing? –Pete A—With the direct oil feed, you may be able to use your existing bearing if it is…

Q – My Boxster flooded and now my power locks don’t work. I sopped a half gallon or so of water from under my driver seat and I am afraid that the box under there may have gotten wet. Ed A – In the “boot”, where the top lives when it is down, there are…

Q – My Boxster is driving me crazy. I bought it at auction for a great price but three months later, the transmission failed.   I only paid 12,000 for the car but the transmission cost me another 9 grand. So I’ve got $21,000 into the car and I was OK with that until it started…

My Boxster suffered that broken intermediate shaft failure and I had the engine replaced two months ago. Today while I was on the freeway, it started to blow giant clouds of blue smoke then the check engine light came on. The engine still runs fine and I checked the oil. It is only ½ quart…

Q – My 2003 Boxster S just dumped a few gallons of oil as it was driving it and the dealer tells me that the engine is ruined.   It is under warranty but naturally, my summer of fun is over. Down the road, is this likely to happen again?  Joey Q – My 2005 Carrera…

Hi MC,  I just replaced my hood emblem and one of my ham-fisted buddies pushed on it to shut the hood and squashed it…just like the one I took off!   The emblem swap started badly when I dropped one of the nuts inside the trunk and could not get it out. Then getting the rubber…

Q – I have a 98 Boxster and it has an interior rattle that annoys me. I tracked it down to the screen that fits behind the seat in the hoop of the roll bar. Got a hot tip before I Gorilla glue it?   Ed Sure Ed, get some Velcro and remove the screen. You…

Q – I take my Boxster to the track and the outside tread on my front tires is wearing far more than the inside. I took it for an alignment (twice) and I was told that the car was already set at “maximum negative camber”.   (camber is the tilt of the wheels relative to the…

Q – My 2001 Boxster makes an odd whirring noise when I turn the AC on, I took it in and first thing the shop noticed was a loud idler pulley which they replaced, now they tell me that the AC compressor is the source of the noise.   I am not sure I trust them…

MC I have a ‘99 Boxster and I heard the convertible top is prone to failure and expensive once it does go. Is there any way to get more life out of a ragtop?  –Ed Hi Ed . Glad you came to me because there is no factory-supplied maintenance regimen for those. I have found…

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