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    Interesting info

    Thought those of you "across the pond" might be interested in this. On Porsche Petes Boxster Board a poster, Loren, has been compiling data for Boxster engine failures and RMS leaks. He has posted the results of the survey. Unfortunately I can't link directly to the post, but here is a link to the board, http://www.ppbb.com/board/986board.html and another link to the survey results. http://www17.rapidupload.com/d.php?file=dl&filepath=10992 For the survey results click on the upper portion of link that says download file. Unfortunately the results are a little sobering.

    Re: Interesting info

    Seems to say that driving in winter is not good?
    Interesting results. thanks for posting. I guess careful warm up is especially prudent in winter.

    Flawed data = study results not reliable

    The study collection methods were not statistically rigorous, and the data is fairly flawed. Collection methods reflect people more likely to post, ensuring a selection bias. The percentage of cars with a problem is probably vastly inflated. The only thing probably useful from the data, is the transmission type, when drove it, etc.

    Re: Flawed data = study results not reliable

    I didn't like to put it like that, but I do tend to take any statistical representation of survey results with a pinch of salt as we all should. It's nice that someone took the time to compile these results in the first place though. It allows you to spot possible failure trends, which might direct further technical investigation for a better fix.

    Re: Flawed data = study results not reliable

    I have to agree with orthofrancis.

    I DO appreciate that someone is concerned about this issue and has expended some effort to collect data. But it would be unwise to make any decisions about use of your car based on conculsions drawn from their statistics. All the flaws ortho mentions are present and would be enough to make this data set unreliable.

    Of course, full throttle acceleration and burying the tach needle when oil temp is low is never a good idea, and cold weather just makes oil warming take a little longer...

    mcdelaug

     
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