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  1. 1999 Porsche Boxster manual just to confirm this is for the factory oem hardtop window seal
  2. Does anyone know what the part number is for the rear window seal that goes around the window?
  3. Ive looked everywhere and couldn't find anything that would go there online. Ill call the dealer tomorrow and see if they can shed some light on it for me. Just weird for it to have something like that and not have anything go there? But as you stated I only saw one and that was on bank 1. Thanks JFP!
  4. Thanks for the responses I figured that was the case with the oil! This is a replacement used I picked about a month ago so don’t know the history on it. I ended up getting some bottle of liquid moly so will use that for now. I’ll pick up some driven on the next round. Regarding the variocam pads both sides are done and have been properly timed. Wasn’t as hard as I made it to be. Bank 1 is sealed just need to seal up Bank 2. Did have a question does Bank 2 have this small heat shield like Bank 1? I didn’t see it and saw there is a small screw hole for something was just curious if it was missing it. Porsche Cylinder Head Heat Shield Genuine Porsche 99610423301 996.104.233.01 996 104 233 01 996-104-233-01 | Pelican Parts WWW.PELICANPARTS.COM Genuine Porsche Cylinder Head Heat Shield $4.00. Call (310)626-8765. May Qualify For FREE SHIPPING. Parts# 996 104 233 01 996-104-233-01... Attached a picture of the screw hole in question.
  5. I was going to use some fine sand paper but had a feeling that would be bad. So wanted to post it on here. I had a feeling that was the case. If I was to put in another set of cams it would probably mess those cams up. I guess i got no choice but to put these back in as is. How long do you think this motor will last with that scoring? How does that happen? To long of an oil change interval?
  6. So I was looking at my camshaft and cylinder head and it appears to have some pretty bad scoring on them. attached pictures is there a way to clean these up? Or am I just putting them back in as is? Unfortunately?!?
  7. that’s exactly what I was referring too. Sorry I still don’t know all the correct terminology for everything. I figured it didn’t have a particular procedure but figured I ask. thanks 🙂
  8. hydraulic lifters / followers the plate those sit on in the cylinder head. It’s held in with Allen’s if I’m not mistaken
  9. I’m thinking of taking off the follower plate is there a particular order I need to remove and reinstall the plate? Figured since I’m there I remove and check for cracks etc I’m pretty sure it’s not a crucial but figured I ask. by the way thanks jp for all your help!
  10. So these followers should be pretty solid when they go back in correct? Not semi firm meaning I can still press on them? That’s pretty much what I need confirmation on?
  11. So the lifters have been sitting through out the night and still unable to press down on them?
  12. Mike has a valid point. With all that’s needed it’s going to add up fairly quick and at the end could probably buy another newer model at the end price. Basically comes down to what your budget is? I’m going through a used replacement motor currently on mine and was debating a 3.4L but with all the added costs and tinkering I opt for another 2.5L. You could drop a 2.7L but heard it’s really not worth it. Any Boxster up to 02 can work. how bad is the motor?
  13. ok I’ll dunk them in oil and let them sit with the holes facing up and tomorrow I’ll try to push down on them and see what happens. I got some 0w40 which I was using before but since moved to 5w40 but it really shouldn’t matter just using what I have for oil and dispose off once I get these all in.
  14. well in my case they all came extremely firm as I can’t push down on them at all. So do I just put them on or do I need to soften them up first? im just hearing conflicting information stating that you should not put in extremely firm lifters as it can cause issues with valves hitting pistons, etc and that they should be semi firm with a little press ability. also reading that I should leave them out of oil and let them sit for a few days and see if they leak and soften. If so they are bad. just trying to figure this all out prior to putting them in.
  15. Ok so I got my full set of new lifters and about to dunk them in oil. How long should I let them sit before putting them in? Also when I press down on them they are extremely hard. So a few questions. Ive heard these should be semi firm prior to install as they can cause issues if it’s to hard? Is this true? and if it’s to hard what can I do to loosen them up a bit?
  16. Update: So I ended up taking all the lifters out and soaked and was pressing on them all and it doesn't appear to be getting firm. just looks like its pumping out the oil from the small hole on the side. Anyways so Im ordering a full new set for both sides! Question JFP: So when I get these new ones is there anything else I need to do to the lifter guide plate or anything? Other then just lubing them up and soaking the new ones in oil? When I press on them they should get firmer right? And Im assuming out of oil they shouldn't get soft? Thanks JFP for all the help!
  17. If its not one thing its another! 🤬 Thanks JFP!
  18. so when doing this are they supposed to get hard when oil is in them? Or still semi spongy? I was out playing around and had the one lifter that was out and was pumping it in clean oil to see if it gets hard and doesn't. Tried it with another one I had laying around and still doesn't get hard either?
  19. Makes sense. So once I dunk these in oil and press on them a bit they should keep the oil inside and should be hard right? Once I take them out should there be a time frame of when I put them back in to see if they are bad? Im assuming if they don't get hard after a few presses in oil they are bad right?
  20. Thanks for the response. I was finally able to find more info on the computer rather then sitting on my phone outside in 100 degree weather! 🤪 JFP do you know anything about popping these out and cleaning them up? I read you just have to hit these hard on some 2x4 and they should pop out? I tried that and was having a hell of a time getting it off. It did bleed out oil and is now softer to push with my fingers. Im thinking of doing that or just try to put them into clean oil and pump them a few times. Any suggestions? On a side note I did what you suggested and removed the oil pan and found a few plastic pieces but other then that nothing else. So now Im in the process of changing out the variocam guides on bank 1 and hopefully completed by tomorrow and bank 2 started as well. After that its the IMS and I think Im good after that! Oh and the RMS which I have as well. Trying to get the boxster up and running within the next month or two! Fingers crossed!
  21. Does anyone know if the lifters are supposed to be soft when pushing in the piston or are they supposed to be hard? Im reading conflict information on these. I have a few that are hard to push down and the rest seem to be soft. Any advice would be great....thanks
  22. Does anyone know a good guide to replace these? Been looking online and can seem to find a good diy torque specs etc... thanks in advance
  23. I have a few dealers locally who are confusing the hell out of me. Some of them are stating that the part# 00004330549 works for both the 996 Tips and 986 Manual. Others are stating no they are different but could not provide me part#'s for the 996. Most of them all validated the part# above is for the 986 just seems to be confusion on the 996. Appreciate the feedback
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