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#4804544 - 07/03/18 10:28 PM Porsche Luftfiltereinsatz
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Registered: 07/01/13
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Loc: Dana Point, CA
From our '17 Boxster S with ~10,000 miles.

Clever and tidy packaging to trot 350 horsepower from 2.5L but somewhat limited access.
OE (and replacement) filter manufactured by Wix-Filtron in Poland.
Charge air cooler sourced from Czechoslovakia with spark plugs from Japan. Its tires are French.

Surprisingly dirty filter given its relatively low mileage. Intake just ahead of rear wheel picks up a lot of debris.











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#4804547 - 07/03/18 10:31 PM Re: Porsche Luftfiltereinsatz [Re: splinter]
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Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4313
Loc: North Carolina
Nice ride! What do they call that color?
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#4804548 - 07/03/18 10:32 PM Re: Porsche Luftfiltereinsatz [Re: splinter]
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Registered: 11/27/16
Posts: 215
Loc: Oklahoma
Thanks for sharing. Parts from around the world. How many track days? Also love the color don’t see it often where I’m at.
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#4804555 - 07/03/18 10:49 PM Re: Porsche Luftfiltereinsatz [Re: splinter]
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Registered: 05/26/03
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Loc: Central Coast, Calif.
Willow Springs track day?
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#4804558 - 07/03/18 10:52 PM Re: Porsche Luftfiltereinsatz [Re: splinter]
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Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 467
Loc: Tri State Conservative
Are the filters expensive?
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#4804595 - 07/04/18 12:18 AM Re: Porsche Luftfiltereinsatz [Re: splinter]
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I like Porsches
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#4804632 - 07/04/18 04:13 AM Re: Porsche Luftfiltereinsatz [Re: splinter]
555 Offline


Registered: 06/08/09
Posts: 384
Loc: New England
Great car. That color is great!
Hate to pick nits but it's Czech Republic these days.
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#4804664 - 07/04/18 06:29 AM Re: Porsche Luftfiltereinsatz [Re: splinter]
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Registered: 11/19/11
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[img]https://i.reddituploads.com/b9739f34ca76...3586fd64eafd1a1[/img]

Looks alot better than the "high flow filter" I pulled out of a 13 cayman that another shop "hooked up"
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#4804674 - 07/04/18 06:44 AM Re: Porsche Luftfiltereinsatz [Re: splinter]
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Registered: 02/15/03
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Very nice car. I think I'm in love.....
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#4804720 - 07/04/18 07:54 AM Re: Porsche Luftfiltereinsatz [Re: splinter]
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Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41887
Loc: New Jersey
Love the car, cant imagine working on it. I was frustrated ewnough getting oil cooler lines out from under the engine mount on my 1981 MB 240D, which is all mechanical and a mere 67hp, front engine.

How set up is it for other routine and not so routine maintenance?

Love the color!

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#4804771 - 07/04/18 08:47 AM Re: Porsche Luftfiltereinsatz [Re: splinter]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 19298
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
You would expect that amount of dirt when the filter is more or less hanging out in the wind, great air flow to the engine though.
Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic were always the builders of good cars and high quality machining of parts, even under Communism Skoda managed to produce a decent quality product.

Given Skoda is now owned by VW group its no surprise some OE parts are coming from the Czech Republic. I was going to crack the joke the Poles probably stole the filter from Czech and are reselling them to Wix, They do make some really nice machinery in Poland that almost rivals the old Mauser and Dean Smith & Grace Machines.
Manufacturing quality of parts is high with good workmanship.
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#4804776 - 07/04/18 08:55 AM Re: Porsche Luftfiltereinsatz [Re: splinter]
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Registered: 12/05/03
Posts: 597
Loc: New England, USA
Gorgeous car, very glad to see another one being used to its capabilities.

Boxster engine maintenance starts as 'irritating' and progresses from there. Usually not too bad, well designed cars, but access is what it is.
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#4804917 - 07/04/18 10:53 AM Re: Porsche Luftfiltereinsatz [Re: splinter]
Stevie Offline


Registered: 11/08/04
Posts: 216
Loc: Port Aransas, TX
Sweet car! I hear those boxers handle like they are on rails. I love a convertible. But when I take the top down on my SLK something comes over me and I have to go fast and pass everyone.

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#4805926 - 07/05/18 02:28 PM Re: Porsche Luftfiltereinsatz [Re: splinter]
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Registered: 07/01/13
Posts: 1219
Loc: Dana Point, CA
Thanks to all of you for your thoughtful comments, gentlemen!

I often think of it as my “roofless VW”...with a badge swap. wink
Paint is ‘Graphite Blue Metallic,’ code MG5/A7.

First HPDE at Willow Springs (in this car) but hopefully not the last.
Lady friend is shown cresting T5 with instructor Jack Olsen alongside…she knows how to get after it.

Kindly forgive my CZ faux pas…no disrespect intended.
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