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  1. Thank you for the posts. Ill get the Bentley for more general info and will look into the Jake Raby book. I believe you are right about LN Engineering but i believe I can find the info online through DIY and other searches so Ill focus on both the Bentley and Jake books first. Thank you again and hopefully I can get this boxster up and running soon! 🙂
  2. Im looking for a book to help me with torque specs, break down, IMS bearing, things like that. I know theirs a 101 Project book but is that good enough? Or is the Bentley Manuals better? Just curious. Im looking for one specific to the 996 CAB and 986. Thanks in advance
  3. Current motor is shot and was thinking of putting in a 01 Boxster S engine into it but wanted to know what issues may I run into doing this? If I recall correctly I should be using the 996.1 throttle body and 996.1 DME or update my existing DME. Also I have to add an additional wire but other than that I believe Ill be using my existing engine harness, gauge cluster, etc... Would I be able to use my existing 2.5L DME for a bit or does it have to be updated / replaced right away? If I do decide to drop in a 996.1 DME wouldn't I need the transponders, keys, etc as well? If I do opt to just updat
  4. Yea figured that was the case. I just heard somewhere the cranks were completely different either in length or something like that so wanted to confirm. Still doing a lot of research on what options I have so Im sure Ill post more questions periodically. Thanks again
  5. Ok good I remember someone saying the cranks were different so I just wanted to confirm. Thank you
  6. Is there any differences in the short block between the automatic and manual engines?
  7. I believe 99 was the last cable drive throttle body. Ive looked but would like to get more insight from anyone on here who has done it or know of it?
  8. I picked up a 99 Boxster from a friend who doesn't have the time to work on this so I sort of took this on. I was thinking of putting back another 2.5L but seems like it would be a waste from reading up on things. Im looking for the best easiest solution to get this up and running and not looking to spend a fortune on it either. Is there any directions on routes of engine? Are the Boxster S be a better solution then the 911 engines? Could I just swap some of the parts over to make it easier for the engine to work? Any insight would be great just want to see what I got myself into with this.
  9. Thanks JFP for the info and heads up. Wheres the best place to pick up the book for reasonable?
  10. Is there a place to get a Repair PDF Version or would people recommend the book? Im thinking of tackling the IMS and wouldn't mind having something like this on hand. Trying to figure out if I should go with PDF or actual book. Also where would be the best place to get either. Thanks in advance.
  11. Thank you for the recommendations. I'm tempted to try this myself but like you I may just go with a shop. So I got a question before LN Engineering was the way to go but there seems to be another company I heard nothing but good things on which is EPS which utilizes a cylindrical bearing design which also claims the life of the engine. Anyone tried that company?
  12. So I'm currently debating if I want to do this myself or if I should get a shop to do this. I'm mechanically inclined to a certain degree but something about Porsche's scare me. Possible how cramped the engine compartment is??? Who knows! I've read here and there how painful the process is and wanted to get some feed back on the process. I'm sure if I take it in I'm going to get reamed on price that's for sure. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Now my other question I had...While were at it is there anything else that should be done? Is it easier getting to the AOS with th
  13. Is there a place that can rebuild rear quarter window regulators for our cabs? Or if its even something a diy could do? Any info would be great. Thanks in advance.
  14. Ive been using recommended 0W-40 Mobile 1 but thinking of trying another type and weight and wanted to see what everyones running.
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