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Porsche Boxster 986 (1996 - 2004)

Last updated 29 April 2019

 
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Running a Boxster

17-11-2018: When Boxster 986s get old, the cloth at the base of the hood slips outside the plastic window frame and has to be guided back during closure. The cloth is tensioned at this point by an elasticated fabric strip, which commonly stretches or breaks. The strap is secured at one end by a screw through one of  a series of holes in the strap. The tension can be adjusting by moving the screw to the next hole. If it all fails, a reader came up with a fix: If you open the hood half way and then look from the outside of the car inside the hood, there is a strip of elastic that pulls the hood inside the door trim on closing. These wear and stretch and break over time. Buy some black 1cm wide knicker elastic from a haberdashers and re-attach it. Problem solved in 15 minutes

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