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.
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.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.
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*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.
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.
How long did it take to change the filter for both of you?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.
Initially ~half-hour to figure out the recalcitrant window release with another 15 minutes to then remove carpeting, insulation and the bolt-on covering.How long did it take to change the filter...?
Thx! That’s great to hear.Initially ~half-hour to figure out the recalcitrant window release with another 15 minutes to then remove carpeting, insulation and the bolt-on covering.How long did it take to change the filter...?
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.