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2000 Porsche Boxster Engine Problems

77 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 Porsche Boxster. 33 of these members (42.9%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 73 engine repairs to 2000 Porsche Boxsters--an average of 0.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 127 repairs.

2000 Porsche Boxster engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 49 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2000 Porsche Boxster

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65000 mi US $200 O2 sensor throwing code, after replacement still throws code.  
73000   O2 sensors failed. Replaced and turned off CEL with OBD software. 

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2000 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

250-horsepower 3.2L H6 6-speed manual RWD

42000 mi US $48 plastic end of ignition switch failed - cracked 
47000   Check engine light; fault code was for faulty Mass Air Flow Sensor; sensor cleaned and replaced and codes cleared 
67000   All 4 oxygen sensors were replaced due to check engine light on. 
15000 US $350 Replacement of seals that keep oil out of fuel mixture. 
59000 US $500 Vacuum leak due to cracked hoses.  
66000   Water pump replaced. Independent Porsche mechanic replaced for only parts cost because he had replaced water pump 18 months ago and it should not have failed, so he ate the labor.  
76000   oil leak onto catalytic converter, due to decayed spark plug tube seals. Parts were replaced. 
88500   coolant reservoir replacement because tank cracked 
92700   replaced motor mount.  
60760   Unusual exhaust noise when idle or low rev Problem came from heat shield around catalytic converter tube. Removed heat shield.  
74180 €2800 Oil leak at RMS (Rear Main Seal). Requires removal of transmission & flywheel to be changed. Replaced clutch at the same time. 

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2000 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

217-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

30000 mi US $1000 Crack in the coolant reservoir, losing coolant. 
30000   Ignition key switch went out 
43000   air-water separator 
45000   Rear Main Seal 

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2000 Porsche Boxster 2dr Convertible

217-horsepower 2.7L H6 5-speed manual RWD

69000 mi   Air Oil Separator Failure 
69000 US $700 Water pump replacement 
75000   Waterpump replaced earlier this year was leaking. Shop replaced under warranty. 
82000   Leaking coolant reservoir was replaced.  
89000 US $1100 water pump was making noise, bearing/pump replaced 
110000   ignition swirch/unit failed and replaced 
114000   radiator cracked, replaced by dealer 
117000   MAF failure identfied by CEL and new air filter installed 
56000 US $270 Mass Air Flow sensor- Problem diagnosed by dealer at no charge. Repaired by owner, approx. repair cost $270. 
59000   Replaced cracked coolant tank. 
65720 €400 Water pump replaced radiator overfill tank, hoses replaced. 
71300   Check engine light appeared after exhaust backfired and lost power and compression in 2nd gear. Filled gas tank full with premium gas of 98 octane. Car ran good again but check engine light still on. Mechanic cleaned sensor for free. 

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