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2001 Porsche Boxster S Questions

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My Porsche Boxster had problems when accelerating. I brought it to an independant mechanic. He said that it was the ECU. I sent the ECU for repair. He still said it did not work so I sent it a second time. When he still couldn"t fix the car (mainly because he was too busy with other cars) I sent the car to the Porsche Dealer.

He told them that it was the ECU so they started with that and told me that they had a communication problem. It was throwing a lot of codes. So the ECU had to be replaced.

After the replacement the car still did not run. Upon further testing they found out that the fuel pump needed to be replaced.

They still say that there were 2 problems the ECU and the fuel pump.

I think that it was the bad fuel pump that was causing a bunch of codes to set off.

I am wondering if a few thousand dollars was spent replacing an ECU was really necessary.

Any opinions would be appreciated.

Bentley Repair manual indicates clear with single mounting bolt. After removing driver front wheel and wheel well cover, mine is black, and seems to have a mount behind the driver door as well as two addional bolts closer to the front of the car. Due to headlamp washers?

two days ago I ran my Boxter out of fuel and after I put fuel in it the throttle is ineffective.

I have a rattling noise, seems to be the ac compresor, its on the passenger side, next to the door, any suggestions on that?

I just bough a 2001 Boxster S and have the Following Problems:

** Door rattle on the Dirvers side. How do you remove the door panel to see what it is?

** Intermittent muffler chatter. Check for loose brackets found that the muffler need to be replaced?

** How heard is it to replace it?

*** Where can you get a good price to buy it?


Since Porsche is import cars, is the maintenance such as oil and replace break pad cost more then most Japanese made cars?

I was told by the dealership that my 2000 Boxster S needs new 02 sensors. Do you reccomend changing all 4? Do you need to use the original parts or is there an okay replacement part? Will the check engine light go off after they are placed?