Jump to content

The RennTech.org community is Member supported!  Please consider an ANNUAL donation to help keep this site operating.
Click here to Donate

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)


Contributing Members
  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About ChrisZang

  • Birthday December 18

Profile Information

  • Gender

Profile Fields

  • From
    San Carlos, CA
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2002 Boxster S
  • Future cars
    Carrera GT

ChrisZang's Achievements


Member (1/1)



  1. Sorry for resurrecting a very old thread. I have a MY 2002 and the fix above only works for MY 2003 and higher (aparently Porsche changed the shape of the AOS a lot between these model years) Does anyone know if there's an AOS that will fit my model year (2002) ? Thanks
  2. nevermind, found it: http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...rt=#entry144770 :-)
  3. does anyone have a wiring layout for the wires which go to the OEM 4-channel amp (M490) in the front trunk? This is for a 2002 non MOST car I actually only need to know which of the wires is ground (I am trying to eliminate a ground loop) Thanks Chris
  4. unless you already have a Bose amp they won't do you any good
  5. Hi Trieullionaire, I got your kit today, super fast shipping and from the look at it worth every dollar. I think your kit will make my AVIC installation this weekend sooooo much easier :clapping: Great job! Chris
  6. just for my own education (btw: I have a 2002S with IMS failure @ 51k miles currently in the shop, actually since almost 2 months as I am haggling with my extended warranty) I found the following in the Bentley book: 2001 model year: "To reduce timing chain noise, the intermediate shaft drive chain was converted from a roller type chain to a tooth type chain. This change also required modifications to the crankshaft and intermediate shaft sprockets and corresponding chain tensioners" My understanding is that this is the actual change in engine design which is the root cause for the IMS failures. This would also mean that 2000 and earlier Boxster models don't have this problem (Am I right or wrong?) The bonus question then is: Starting with which year did Porsche fix this flaw, meaning from which year on should IMS failure no longer happen?
  7. do you mean the CDR220? The CDR220 has an AUX IN and you can order the whole adapter with cables and line connectors from Becker for less than US$20
  8. Are you 100% sure? I would have sworn that a 2002 Boxster S has DME 7.2 and that DME 7.8 was introduced with model year 2003 with Variocam Plus. In case I am right I'd guess that limits me to 3.4L engines - right?
  9. in case anyone's interested: quotes from Suncoast: 3.2L 2002 Boxster engine: $8.6k + $2.2k core charge 3.6L 2002 Carrera engine: $11.1k (including core)
  10. Todd, so I did quite some read some reading and research, I would appreciate if you had the time and could confirm my findings: Again this is for a 2002 Box S with a 3.2L engine 1) a 3.6L (that's a 997 - right?) engine will just drop in 2) I'll have to re-program the DME so that it thinks it's a 997 3) I'll have to lower the engine mounts in order for the taller 996 manifold to fit under the engine cover 4) I'll have to use the headers from my old engine 5) no other changes needed Bonus question: so, since I currently have a 3.2L, Porsche will charge me for the engine AND the core. Does anyone know how much the charge for the core is? Thanks again
  11. Hi Todd, actually I did, I spent a few hours on this site yesterday searching for "engine swap", "conversion" etc. btw: during these few hours my admiration for your work and knowledge grew and grew and grew :) too bad you live far far away from here ;) The parts that worried me in your DYI (2.5 -> 3.2) were that you obviously had to build a few "adapters" yourself. questions: a) why 3.6 instead of 3.4 ? I thought the 3.6 has DME 7.8 and won't work with a 2002 Box B) any better search terms for this site, so I don't have to bug you anymore? Thanks too
  12. So my engine died the famous "intermidiate shaft" death two weeks ago and my mechanic is currently debating with my warranty company... Be it as it may, I need a new engine, and now I am of course considering a 3.2 -> 3.4 engine swap. I read in several posts that it is very simple and straightforward but then I found a DYI on this forum which made it sound more like, yes you can do it, but it's not a straight fit: you need to re-program the DME, several parts on the 3.4L 996 engine are on the wrong side, you need to change the wiring harness, etc. So I was wondering if anyone here a) actually did a 3.2 -> 3.4 swap and can share experiences (the DYI was for 2.5L -> 3.2L) B) anyone has another set of DYI instructions btw: I have a 2002 Boxster S Thanks
  13. Hi Toby, this is a very late response to your question. I had the same problem as you and replacing the lid of the brake fluid reservoir did the trick for me...
  14. Hi, I installed a Bose rear speaker, most of my findings are covered here: http://986forum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9349 One day I'll write a comprehensive summary Cheers
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.