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post #1 of 33 Old 09-30-2017, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Question 718 Boxster Engine Access

Has anyone discovered how to gain access to the 718 Boxster engine? The rear deck does not flip-up like previous Boxster's so there must be a different procedure.

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Does this document help?

https://www.ebsracing.com/files/2017...intro%20lr.pdf

If not, the 981 should be similar:
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Ironman,

Thank you for video and maintenance/photo link. Unfortunately, the video is for a 981 Boxster which is different from the 982(718). However, the video and photos give me a good start. I suppose at some point we will see a video of engine access for the 718 Boxster.

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Ironman,

Thank you for video and maintenance/photo link. Unfortunately, the video is for a 981 Boxster which is different from the 982(718). However, the video and photos give me a good start. I suppose at some point we will see a video of engine access for the 718 Boxster.
However the the link was for the 718/982 & an excerpt from that document states the convertible top is exactly the same as for the 981.
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I guess I should have been more specific. I am interested in changing the air filter, which on the 718, cannot be accessed from the truck or behind the seats. The air filter on the 718 is on top of the engine. The video briefly shows the top of the six cylinder 981 but does not describe or show how you get access to the top of the engine. I suppose that's because there are maintenance items there on the 981. But like I said, the video is a good start for the 718.

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I guess I should have been more specific. I am interested in changing the air filter, which on the 718, cannot be accessed from the truck or behind the seats. The air filter on the 718 is on top of the engine. The video briefly shows the top of the six cylinder 981 but does not describe or show how you get access to the top of the engine. I suppose that's because there are maintenance items there on the 981. But like I said, the video is a good start for the 718.
Ah right, I haven't checked, but if the soft top is actually the same as the 981 then access to the top of that engine involved putting the cabriolet top into service position & removing the carpet. Access then involved removal of multiple bolts holding down the engine cover. I've seen it done on that vehicle & it's a devil of a job (awkward more than anything). The best description of the process was described by matsporsche on this thread. Sorry, Grant. Only 981 owners are allowed to watch this exclusive secret video. *NM*

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Matsporsche's description is the best so far. Based on his description access to top of the 982/981 is more involved than previous Boxster's. I have done access to my 987.2 several times and although a bit time consuming, it was not as tedious as Matsporche describes access to the 982/981.
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It is the same as the 981 except there are tq screws holing the storage compartments In place. After removing the screws, the compartments slide backwards. The aluminum brace is secured the same and you cannot remove the plastic cover under it until you remove the brace. After that, the carpet and insulation come up and there are 13 screws, if I remember correctly, securing the heat shield. It pops right up and you can access the inter poker and intake filter box pretty easily.

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Andros X,

Are you sure you are not talking about a Cayman rather than a Boxster. This is the first I am hearing of storage compartments (can't find on my Boxster) and aluminum base.

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Yes. My bad. Lol. I was reading on my phone. Sorry.

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