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OK Thanks for the info.
Ok, that's good advice, I'll compression test it. I can pressure test the cooling system too. There was no coolant in the oil. What do you think a 99 boxster roller is worth?
Thanks for the help JFP. I don't feel like fixing this, what would you do with the car, just call the junkyard?
One last piece of bad news for the night. Coolant reservoir is empty. Must be water in the engine.
Also I pulled one plug to check for spark which there was but it was very wet in there. Honestly I can't imagine there being that much gas in there. It did smell like gas but something was off to me. Who knows I'm tired now. Maybe tomorrow I'll get further.
Ok guys I'm back, sorry for the delay I had to wait until I was in the right mood to do this. I dropped the oil and filter, and... no metal. I ran it through a strainer too. So I'm like, did I overreact or not? Changed oil and filter. Went to start it, but didn't hear fuel pump, so I jumped the relay. But alas, no start. I think we can rule out the fuel pump because it didn't start while jumping it. Also the relay is probably good but the system wasn't calling for fuel? Has new coils and plugs and ran good like that til it died. So I made a video: Also, theres some liquid dripping from this clamp on the cat. Maaayyybe oily? Kinda watery. Not sure if its related. Also what's up with that flashing temp light? What do you think and thanks for the help. -Ross
I do appreciate your help though!
Well I guess that was a fun experiment in German sports cars, can't hang with a Camaro! What a **** motor!
I know I'm taking a risk with a used car no matter what. But if a motor in a car is running well in say a chevy, you can reasonably assume that it will keep doing so, say I don't know for 250,000 miles. It's obviously a faulty motor. Do you really think they won't give me the time of day? That would be an interesting way to conduct business.
A motor that blows up at 63000 miles? Is this for real?
I think it is the ims too. The car only has 63,000 miles. So here's my idea: have it towed to the Porsche dealership and have them tell me what's wrong. And then maybe they'll pay me off to go away? It's a 99 so not covered under the settlement. I'm sure it's wishful thinking, but who knows? Anyone see a problem with this plan?
I will definitely let you know what I find.
Thanks JFP. 1999 2.5L. I'll have to get the car in the next couple of days.
Well I'm afraid of the answer I may get, but I'll try anyway. I have only had this car a week, but I generally know cars. I was driving the car say 70 or so and the motor lost power and I coasted to a stop. It wouldn't start. Now it makes the strangest sound, almost like a whirring sound. Is it perhaps that the timing chain broke and the motor lost compression on all cylinders? I didn't hear anything weird til it lost power. I had to get a ride home and I'm going to fetch the car tomorrow, just wondering what you guys think. Thanks for the help.