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Hi, Just bought a 1998 2.5 Boxster with 69,000 on clock. Runs fine in 30-60mph areas, but when foot goes down it hesitates and holds back, then goes, then hesitates again! No odd noises or jerks at all, just holding back. Any ideas please?????

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    Obertelli Oct 01, 2010

    When was the car last fully serviced in terms of both the date and mileage?

  • dazquinn Oct 01, 2010

    Well, apparantly!!!!!! It was serviced 6 months ago...however...only thing the owner didn't have paperwork for! Funny that! You think it may just need a service..filters etc...? I've been told 200-300 for a full service, is that about right??? Thanks!

  • dazquinn Oct 01, 2010

    Many thank for help and advice! Booked in now next Tuesday for diagnostics with specialist!
    Cheers. Daren in Sevenoaks, Kent.

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It may just need a service, but there may be a more serious cause. It's very worrying that the last owner could not provide any verifiable service history.

You have a Porsche: a specialist vehicle which really needs specialist diagnosis and which you really should never have purchased without a full official Porsche service history, but that's now water under the bridge. A specialist will have up to date servicing bulletins and also diagnostic software, so on this occasion at least it's worth paying extra for an expert. If it helps, they are usually highly reliable, but many owners think that means they never need any attention. When they go wrong, they get scared of the likely bill and sell the car. Quite often, the fault is easily repaired at modest cost.

You might be told that the car must have new oil, filters, plugs etc before diagnostics can be made, if so that's entirely correct. The engine must be running as well as possible in order for diagnostic tests to be as unambiguous as possible.

I don't know where you live, but here in the UK 200-300

Posted on Oct 01, 2010

Testimonial: "Spot on Rob, cheers!"

  • Obertelli
    Obertelli Oct 01, 2010

    Sorry, a FixYa bug has eaten a chunk of my reply. In the UK a full service would cost me at least GBP£1200/$1900US/1400

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  • Obertelli
    Obertelli Oct 01, 2010

    Good luck Daren from Rob (just up the road in Croydon!) Please take a moment to rate my answer.

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