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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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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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Sonny : As the Matsporsche comment states, for putting the folding top into service position you'll need to remove the centre mesh from the roll over bars & reach through them. That's what the service technician did & I'm pretty sure it's the only way you'll be able to reach the cables. You won't be able to see what you're doing (you'll have a face full of roll over bar) so have a good feel around & fully familiarise yourself with their position. When it comes to re-attaching those cables you won't be able to see then either. From what I can gather they remove & reattach easily enough once you know what you were doing but that lack of visual reassurance combined with having to reach through the roll over bars certainly makes it considerably more awkward.
 

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Chilli,
Thanks. That helps.
 

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The rear of the convertible top (glass portion) flips up for service access just like previous gens. The tension cables pop off their ball sockets at bottom. Like 981,987. You have to remove the thin felt liner and then a foam cover and then a thin aluminum cover held on with several #30 screws. Take extreme care when lifting out the aluminum cover as it gets really close to the painted body panels. (boot lid for example). Now you have access to where the engine air filter is located.

These filters get dirty quick just like the ones in the 987. They are like vacuums for the street.
 

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Hello guys! I'm from Brazil, I have a 718boxster and I would like to say that I really liked the forum and would like to congratulate the creators / administrators. I also had difficulty accessing the engine of my 718 through the hood, so I made some photos that I will share here soon with you. I hope it helps and I'm sorry for the limitation of English. Eventually I need to turn to Google Translator. Hugs
 

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To release the hood it is first necessary:
1) to open the hood just a little to relax the tension of the steel cable.
2) Behind the Roll Over Bars you see the cable that is just docked.
3) Grasp the hand and the bottom end of the cable pulls the plug to release it bilaterally. Remember to open the back door cover.
4) Then open the hood a little further to an intermediate position where it is possible to raise (articulate) the rear of the hood (it is a little tight) by accessing the carpet over the engine compartment.
5) With small variations of the position look for that ideal for greater exposure of the top of the engine.
I hope the photos help. If you want to consult, I posted some videos on my YOUTUBE channel. It's called "Autos & Afins". There I put my experiences as a mechanic in the open hours.
I briefly plan to change the oil, air filter, donwpipe and put a Speed ??Buster chip.
 

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Got 'in there' for some basic topside maintenance.

The key requirement for access is disconnecting the cable top anchors from their anchors at the base of the roof framing.
The easiest method was to have both seats fully forward, removing the seats' hoop meshing then straddling the tunnel facing aft.

With the top ~3/4 toward closed, reach through the head hoops to disconnect the cables thereby allowing the window to be raised to its service position.

~10,000 miles on the filter to find it had done its job well.
 

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To release the hood it is first necessary:
1) to open the hood just a little to relax the tension of the steel cable.
2) Behind the Roll Over Bars you see the cable that is just docked.
3) Grasp the hand and the bottom end of the cable pulls the plug to release it bilaterally. Remember to open the back door cover.
4) Then open the hood a little further to an intermediate position where it is possible to raise (articulate) the rear of the hood (it is a little tight) by accessing the carpet over the engine compartment.
5) With small variations of the position look for that ideal for greater exposure of the top of the engine.
I hope the photos help. If you want to consult, I posted some videos on my YOUTUBE channel. It's called "Autos & Afins". There I put my experiences as a mechanic in the open hours.
I briefly plan to change the oil, air filter, donwpipe and put a Speed ??Buster chip.
Got 'in there' for some basic topside maintenance.

The key requirement for access is disconnecting the cable top anchors from their anchors at the base of the roof framing.
The easiest method was to have both seats fully forward, removing the seats' hoop meshing then straddling the tunnel facing aft.

With the top ~3/4 toward closed, reach through the head hoops to disconnect the cables thereby allowing the window to be raised to its service position.

~10,000 miles on the filter to find it had done its job well.
How long did it take to change the filter for both of you?

I was thinking the service interval is 20k miles? But I’ll need to look at manual. But wow that’s REALLY dirty for 10k miles!
 

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How long did it take to change the filter...?
Initially ~half-hour to figure out the recalcitrant window release with another 15 minutes to then remove carpeting, insulation and the bolt-on covering.
Finally ~20 minutes to clean the airbox, swap in its new filter and button everything back up.

It must be noted that I work slowly and deliberately on hobby tasks such as these.
With a touch of ADD and OCD thrown in for good measure, too.

Subsequent topside access with likely require no more than a 1/2-hour investment to R&R everything.
 

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How long did it take to change the filter...?
Initially ~half-hour to figure out the recalcitrant window release with another 15 minutes to then remove carpeting, insulation and the bolt-on covering.
Finally ~20 minutes to clean the airbox, swap in its new filter and button everything back up.

It must be noted that I work slowly and deliberately on hobby tasks such as these.
With a touch of ADD and OCD thrown in for good measure, too.

Subsequent topside access with likely require no more than a 1/2-hour investment to R&R everything.
Thx! That’s great to hear.
 
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