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About Boxob

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    Boxa, Its A Way Of Life

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    986 Boxster 2.5 Arctic Silver / Boxster red

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  1. Boxob

    Insured the car twice!!!

    Your phone records might show that you called Admiral if you were wanting to reassure yourself you're not loosing it!
  2. Thanks for the advice it was the Bosch spark plug loose that was making the sound, more the fact the plug was defective than loose top part wiggling around only been in for a couple of months. Your diagnosis was bang on. Its a good sound clip to help people with same problem :-)

  3. Boxob

    Stay logged into the forum

    Logging in on second device does log me out on the other. Thought that was normal until I read this thread. Wonder why it does that? Fortunately don't have the irritation of auto log out every 30mins!
  4. You could do worse than given the different forum sponsors a call.
  5. You'll need to pm @vroomba. The Facebook page appears to be an advert for Z-art Design rather than an enthusiasts FB page.
  6. Boxob

    A Plan Insurance

    They have a limited number of insurance companies they deal with. A-Plan provided a competitive quote but when I mentioned spacers the company would not insure. The quote with spacers (from another insurance company they deal with) was not competitive by some margin. Another of our sponsors helped me out.
  7. Boxob

    A Plan Insurance

    They discount for BoXa. net members and are generally very helpful. This year though they could not assist me as I had spacers (a modification!).
  8. Boxob

    How to Access the footwell comfortably

    Swap the footstool for a sun lounger and you could catch a nap too!
  9. My idea is to drive the car to the weigh bridge at our local community tip and give the operator a fiver! I admire your ingenuity though If you haven't, read Marseille's thread about taking weight out his car. He removed nearly 100 kilos!
  10. Had to swap insurance company this year as they didn't like the spacers on my car! Seems to be going around. ( pun not intended).
  11. Boxob

    Track day Insurance

    I didn't know that. Presumably you could claim off them personally. Absence of insurance cover does not remove the liability. So, if you have track day cover but cause an accident to an uninsured driver/car then you could be personally liable as they wouldn't have cover. Is track day cover a compulsory requirement of track use?
  12. My own view and I suspect the view of the "man on the Clapham omnibus" is that a factory fitted option is not the same as a modification. If insurance companies wanted certainty then they could ask whether the car has "factory fitted options or modifications" or define modifications in the small print to include factory fitted options. If they do not then following a well tested legal principle the document would be construed against the party that drafted the document. Further the insurance industry will not have helped itself when it has been inconsistent in its own interpretation (in the absence of specific wording). On renewal this year I mentioned I had added spacers. I was asked whether they were factory fitted or fitted by me. It was the latter and I had to change company to one which was not sensitive to my modification. Given the potential for insurance companies to exploit the wording best to be upfront about factory options AND modifications thus drawing attention to your distinction and to check the small print.
  13. Boxob

    How to: 986 DIY Brake disks, pads and fluid

    Large screwdriver can be used to lever the pistons back into the caliper.
  14. Boxob

    Make the gear knob leather look like new

    Good job. Looks very smart. Move to "How to" forum?