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  1. Works for me! Thank you I was hoping to reuse some of them but guess it makes sense if Im going to tear this down and rebuild it. Chains rails, etc everything inside Ill replace for sure. IMS is a must and figured I do the pumps, thermostat, etc.... Thank you for that break down list. That should help me order what I need and is pretty good way to do a total break down on costs at the end! Might even look at the same places you purchased your stuff at as well. 🙂
  2. Thank you for the info. Will have to look into that. I ordered the torque manual so Im sure that will give me a break down on specs but was just looking for additional info on what to experience when I get the motor torn down. Thank you for the info. Figured that was the case but had to ask! Thank you for the clarifications and experience. Last question does anyone have a break down of what bolts needs to be replaced? Or can I get away with reusing the bolts? Example bearing cage bolts? Cylinder head bolts, valve cover, etc.....
  3. Does anyone have the Porsche Project 101 book? If so does it give any details on engine tear down? I heard the bentley book is pretty useless. If anyone knows a good manual to assist with tear downs would greatly be appreciated.
  4. I was afraid that was the answer I was going to get. Dont think they dropped anything into the engine and all the bolts seem to be on and not seeing anything removing the valve covers or anything but you never know. I dont have the full knowledge on rebuilding from the bottom up and if Im going to be getting down into the journals at that point its better off just getting rebuilt from the ground up. Was trying to keep it minimal if possible but doesnt seem like that may be the case. Any other suggestions other then tearing it completely down? And thank you for confirming this is t
  5. I didnt realize I posted in the wrong place. Could someone help me move this to the correct forum. Sorry.
  6. So I recently purchased a boxster with a blown motor most likely due to the IMS bearing and picked up a used 2.5L engine to throw in. I have no history on this engine other then its been sitting at a automotive class for years as a donation for them to learn more about the flat 6 engine. They no longer needed it and is why they sold it. So my question is what should I do before dropping this motor into the car? Ill probably do a leak down on the cylinders and scope it and see how the cylinder walls are but should I do anything with the timing chains, guides, etc? Or do you think a visual would
  7. 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! 🙂
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Ok good I remember someone saying the cranks were different so I just wanted to confirm. Thank you
  12. Is there any differences in the short block between the automatic and manual engines?
  13. 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?
  14. 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.
  15. Thanks JFP for the info and heads up. Wheres the best place to pick up the book for reasonable?
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