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…

Q – My 1998 Boxster is giving me fits.   I had the engine replaced about a year ago and since then it has been one thing after another.   First a camshaft position sensor failed, I took it in and they found and fixed that.   Then I discovered that my AC did not work but fortunately…

Q – My Boxster S just got its SECOND main seal and when the technician was inspecting it, he mentioned that it also had a leaking oil separator. What annoys me is why another mechanic who recently inspected my car did not tell me about the leaking main seal or the separator. I found out…

Q – I am thinking about buying a Porsche that I have been told it has a failed IMS bearing. The price is right and I wondered if you can determine how bad the problem is before I buy it. The owner said that he shut it off as soon as he heard the noise…

Q – My Boxster rear window is damaged and the top is also worn. I would like to have a more durable window and I wonder if a glass window can be installed along with the new top. Who do you recommend for this work? Matt A – You are in luck Matt, you can…

Q – My 2002 Boxster has a squealing noise in the rear end. I take pride in maintaining my car in top condition and I am also an engineer. Things like this really annoy me. My wife is also an engineer. I have spent a lot of money on this car and I want to…

Q – My 98 Boxster has a problem with the tonneau cover sitting crooked. I took it in to a local shop and they informed me that the convertible top transmissions needed to be upgraded with a newer design. I had them do it but when I went to pick the car up, I discovered…

Q- I own a 2000 Boxster and I’ve developed a coolant leak. It doesn’t gush out, it just steadily drips, but I’m losing a quarter-cup a week. It’s leaving small puddles near the right rear corner of the car, and my wife is starting to make jokes about the “puppy that isn’t housebroken yet.” Help!…

Q – What does the intermediate shaft do and where is it? A – The IMS is located in the lower section of the engine block, below the crankshaft and it is driven by the crankshaft. It is connected to the cylinder heads via the timing chains and it also drives the oil pump on…

Q – The air bag light on my 99 Boxster is on and the code that was extracted from the computer is #43 which indicates a failed seat belt buckle. I can still fasten my seat belt. So I have two questions: 1) What makes the buckle go bad and 2) Do my air bags…

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