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Greetings,
I'm the proud new owner of my very first Porsche! I picked up a 2001 Boxster with only 42K miles on it - newer tires and brakes and new top (glass rear window).
I'm planning to take it on a cross country trip - no better car for a nice cruise eh?
What sorts of spare parts and tools should I bring along, beyond the factory tool kit and some spare bulbs, relays, and serpentine belt?
Thanks for your time,

Scott
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A can of fix-a-flat, maybe some fuses, paper towels, can of oil? I would simply replace the belt before you leave if you're worried about it: Pelican Technical Article: Boxster Drive Belt Replacement - 986 / 987 These cars are not like the ones from the old days - they are pretty darn reliable...

Good luck!

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Wayne, I can't thank you enough for posting all those tech articles! I skimmed through a bunch of them and feel like I could take on the world!

Well, at least I know I could at least change a serpentine belt or water pump myself.
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Wayne, I can't thank you enough for posting all those tech articles! I skimmed through a bunch of them and feel like I could take on the world!

Well, at least I know I could at least change a serpentine belt or water pump myself.
I would get a copy of the 101 Projects book and bring it with you!

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Hi,
Got myself a copy of "101 Projects..." and am all set! ...and you'd better believe I'm going to take plenty of pictures!

Thanks again!

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