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Haven't done a fluid change yet, but as far as I can tell you have no need to remove the interior for that?

I should have videoed the process... but I would have to cut the audio out due to the excessive use of the f-bomb! Next time I'll know what I'm doing, so it will go much smoother and I can video it. I can't believe how dirty and plugged the OEM filter was at 7K.

The results were totally worth it! I forgot to mention that I installed a BMC filter. It builds boost much quicker and makes all kinds of sucking and whistling sounds, and I swear the exhaust is louder. But that new sucking sound is intoxicating!
 

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I did make a tool for getting at those pesky bolt under the cross brace.

A ratcheting wrench (10mm) with a 1/2 inch driver torx bit (I forget the torx size). Had to add a single layer of electrical tape to the torx bit so it would hold firm in the ratcheting wrench. Made for a ratchet that was just about an inch in total height. Worked perfectly!

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Here are the offending bolts I needed the "HooosierDaddy Custom" tool for! This tool was a simple solution and only took a few seconds to put together (see above post with description). As I'm replaying the process in my head, I'm sure that this could be done in 30-45 minutes with proper prep. Putting the carpet cover back on was probably the most difficult part.

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The points with arrows could have been slotted so you wouldn't need to completely remove the bolts. Or possibly have fixed tabs on the lid, received at the body structure and as you bring the rear of it down the front would press fit.

Took this old Polish guy 10 seconds to see this would have been better... Those cheeky Germans need to over complicate things sometimes. Next time I'm in there, I may see if I can find a donor lid and make the appropriate slots for a test fit.

Also, there's no point in a clear engine cover for the 718... that's an UGLY engine topside!
 

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I need to get this done as well but I've been procrastinating.
...guess I need to rip the bandaid off.
 

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I need to get this done as well but I've been procrastinating.
...guess I need to rip the bandaid off.
Now that I've had a day to reflect on it, it wasn't all that bad. I took my time because I did want to scratch any of the trim bits. But by the time I got back to putting that rear carpet in, I was pooped and just wanted it done! I have to remember that I'm no spring chicken and underlying health issues keep me from forging on like I use to.
 

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Now that I've had a day to reflect on it, it wasn't all that bad. I took my time because I did want to scratch any of the trim bits. But by the time I got back to putting that rear carpet in, I was pooped and just wanted it done! I have to remember that I'm no spring chicken and underlying health issues keep me from forging on like I use to.
Be thankful you don't have a Boxster and have to deal with the convertible top. ;)

I have to enlist the help of a friend to safely secure the convertible top into "service mode".

Never thought that changing an air filter would be a 2 person job, but I guess it's the price you pay for having a convertible Porsche mid engine car.

Glad that you got the air filter changed to a fresh BMC one. I've seen a lot of pictures of very dirty air filters in our cars that make me cringe. :oops:
 

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Now that I've had a day to reflect on it, it wasn't all that bad. I took my time because I did want to scratch any of the trim bits. But by the time I got back to putting that rear carpet in, I was pooped and just wanted it done! I have to remember that I'm no spring chicken and underlying health issues keep me from forging on like I use to.
I finally took the plunge...
It's not all that difficult, just VERY time consuming for such a simple task.
I wonder how much time the dealers charge for this? :eek:

After your heads up I took note what helped to ease it out and tried to reverse that on the way back in.
I domed it in the center and started the far corners to tuck under the side trims.
It almost fell into place once I got it started.

One thing I did before reinstalling is remove the two rear hold down D rings.
With them out of the way, I didn't have to try and fish them out later.

Here's the dirty critter that came out. o_O

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I finally took the plunge...
It's not all that difficult, just VERY time consuming for such a simple task.
I wonder how much time the dealers charge for this? :eek:

After your heads up I took note what helped to ease it out and tried to reverse that on the way back in.
I domed it in the center and started the far corners to tuck under the side trims.
It almost fell into place once I got it started.

One thing I did before reinstalling is remove the two rear hold down D rings.
With them out of the way, I didn't have to try and fish them out later.

Here's the dirty critter that came out. o_O

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did you have a pre-filter?
 

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No, that's the stock cold climate filter.
The 718s have two different air filters depending on where the cars are sold.
Same part numbers except for an "A' or 'B' suffix.

I opted for the regular filter for the replacement since mine is stored for winter.
 

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Look at all that old rubber from the track!
 

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Also, there's no point in a clear engine cover for the 718... that's an UGLY engine topside!
As I was reading your post I was thinking exactly that: What does it look like?" If someone has a picture, please post, I am intrigued what is propelling me. I will otherwise never see it :D. I am just not mechanically minded. Cool though, thanks for posting
 

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Quick question: how do you know which model air filter fits in your 718? I have a 2018 Boxster (base), and wondering where I can confirm which air filter works in my auto?
982-129-620-A has cold protection
982-129-620-B does not.
The cold just has that extra layer on it, otherwise they are identical.

There is no sure way of knowing what is on your car now.
Northern areas get the cold, southern areas get the regular.

In my case (Canada) our cars come with the cold protection, but since I store the car over winter I replaced it with the regular weather filter.
If you don't drive in snowy winter conditions then the B filter is what you want.

Price is the same for both.
 
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