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a question about the Book 101 projects for you boxster

I am thinking if I should buy this book...Does the content on this website covers all the content in the book??
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Out of all due respect to the author Wayne if you buy the book then you will find out!
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If you work on the car yourself it is must and will save you quite a bit of money. Well worth it!!!

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+1 for buying the book. I find a hardcopy is an excellent way of keeping notes on the projects.

Same goes for the Bentley manual. Buy one of those too.
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Thumbs up Buy It!

Even if you don't work on the car...the book is great for understanding some very important things about keeping and maintaining the car.

If you do work on your car or want to improve your car (even though a stock Porsche is great) the Book is a must have.
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Two words

BUY IT!!!

Nuff said.
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Ditto, just buy it!!!!
inexpensive, well written, and very informative.......I consider this purchase a no brainer.
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I am thinking if I should buy this book...Does the content on this website covers all the content in the book??
AFAIK, all the content is on the web site. Even so, I bought the book for its convenience. (And because it goes with my other books by Wayne ).
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I am thinking if I should buy this book...Does the content on this website covers all the content in the book??
I don't know if it's ALL on the website but I love having the book. I won't take the book down to the garage since I don't want to get it dirty! I love sitting in the evening (usually while my wife is watching Numb3rs or Murder She Wrote) & just reading projects; many I may never do but learning about the Boxster is never boring!
Before I head down, I try to print the specs of the procedure so I don't mess up the book too badly. I also have a Bentley but I don't refer to it as much as this website & the 101 Projects book.
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I don't know if it's ALL on the website but I love having the book. I won't take the book down to the garage since I don't want to get it dirty! I love sitting in the evening (usually while my wife is watching Numb3rs or Murder She Wrote) & just reading projects; many I may never do but learning about the Boxster is never boring!
Before I head down, I try to print the specs of the procedure so I don't mess up the book too badly. I also have a Bentley but I don't refer to it as much as this website & the 101 Projects book.
Buy the book. best money I have spent on my car.
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The material in the book is mostly on the website as well. But for $20 or so, you can't print out all of the info on the website on your color printer. I don't know anyone who takes an iPhone or iPad under their car to work on. The book should be there, to get dirty and to refer to. Nothing beats paper in my opinion for just "being there".

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Nothing beats paper in my opinion for just "being there".
Ironic, huh, considering I own an Internet dot-com company.

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If you only have moderate mechanical skills and a good aptitude, the book is for you.
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buy it. pretty inexpensive.

so much better having a hard copy in front of you. You can then use the forums for supplementation
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After buying my 2001 Boxster S I bought several books about Boxsters just to educate myself on what I now owned. A year later now, the book I have used by far the most often is Wayne's 101 projects. It really is a no brainer, just buy it. I read a lot of the book on the Pelican site but when I am actually working on the car the actual book is getting greasy with me. Buying parts through Pelican across the border into Canada has been easy too.
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They'll even send you a tin of jelly beans with it!

I bought the book when I was considering buying a boxster. It's very well written and I read the thing cover to cover and then several sections again.
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It's an awesome book and every boxster owner should have one.... The only thing the book is missing.. string bikini babes pointing/mauling the part I "NEED" to buy.
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The 101 book is almost complete but the part numbers are hard to figure out. When it comes to coolant flush and replacement, I got really serious and went and bought real Porsche antifreeze from the local stealership. Thinking that I would buy the hoses that I would have to disconnect(4 of them) and clamps, establishing the part numbers is no easy chore. As my Box is 2001 and 40k miles and I have no record of replacement of these hoses, I thought it would be prudent to buy them ahead of time. Pelican sent me a download of parts numbers but figuring out hose parts nos. is no easy chore. I might have to go to my stealership again and put the hoses on the counter and say I need these. Any comments would be welcome!
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Another quick question on the book - it says it focuses on 986/987s thru 2008. Does anyone have feedback on usefulness with their 987.2s after 2008?
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