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An update on the project so far... The engine and gearbox removed and the heads are taken off. The inside of the engine actually looks a lot better that the outside (guessing the disintegrated oil-breather bellow had something to do with it). I did see that the Cylinder 456 head was missing a water channel plug which was lying next to the inlet cam... Is this a common occurrence? Also I would have expected to see a lot more water in and around the cams of this head but I could not see any? Any suggestions on a engine rebuild manual? The Bentley Service manual does not really cover any specific engine repairs...
Hi, I am trying to bring a 99 Boxster (2.5 Tiptronic RHD) back from the dead. I am in the process of removing the engine and gearbox and noticed some white sludge at one of the water pipe connections. I am not expecting too much from this motor as it had no oil in when I took delivery of it but I was wondering if this could be an indication of where things started to go wrong? The car also only had about 2 liters of clean water in the coolant circuit (no antifreeze). Quite sad considering it only has 126k Kms on it...
Hi I'm new to the forum so I hope I've put this in the correct category... I've briefly been looking for a repair manual for my 99 Boxster and it seems that printed manuals are no more. Can anyone recommend a good online manual as there are a large number to choose from?