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    2000 996 TT
    97 boxster - with a 3.6 conversion

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  1. FBDO??? Sorry did not get that .... I may be making a fool out of my self but thought I would ask any way :) Finally got to test the car with the Varicam+ solenoids disconnected and it ran even worse than before. Maybe a wild guess but does any of you have some experiance if a bad flywheel with missing teeth could create this kind of problems? I still have the old original flywheel from th 2.5 engine. Will now investigate the MAF signal through the piggy back system and see if the output is right. I have also decided that I will be starting the 7.8 DME upgrade as it is very dificult to
  2. Hi, Yes checked and it did get the signal at about the right rpm when iddle. Why I thought it may be linked to mixture or MAF signal problem. However not sure what happens when on the road. I guess the easiest is to disconnect the variocam+ solenoids and see if it changes anything. Ok I will try that tonight probably a good way to eliminate them. The background is that the car was with a body shop for a month or so. I was getting a GT3 style bumper on the car. When I got it back it was like this. Not sure what happened. I have already changed the MAF sensor as I thought dust may have had s
  3. Hi, Finally got the time to change the AOS. Also cleaned the throttle body and Idle control valve. Blue smoke is gone and the car is much more responsive however it did not help me with my original problem. It still looses power and exhaust starts popping as soon as I put load on it. It must be linked to Variocam+ but no idea what it could be. I Will try to check for air leaks again. Maybe MAF signal calibration as wayne suggested. If anyone has any suggestions I am open for those ...... - Kanin
  4. Thanks for input Wayne - great article by the way it is in my favorites now :) I had the car running spot on untill this happenned. The MAF signal is modified thorugh a piggyback system and should as such at least go back to what it used to be. In any case I think I need to take this step by step and eliminate the problems I find. AOS first and then air leak as you suggested. Will keep you posted on progress. - Kanin
  5. Hi again Thought I would give you all an update. After several attempts I have not been able to solve the problem. Even after changing the timing solenoid lift solenoid, MAF sensor and visit to the Porsche specialist. Yesterday night 1am in the morning after reading many threads here I stumbled on the AOS problems and thought I would check and guess what the hose between the AOS and Throttle Body is full of Oil. Ordering a new AOS and cleaning the intake tomorrow and hoping this solves it. In my case the symptoms were so different from what I have heard before. The power loss in the engi
  6. Hi Todd Quick question. Will the solenoids click even when taken off the car? thought I will take them off and check them. - Kanin
  7. Hi Todd Thanks for quick response. If I remember correctly I think they are getting a +12V from the second relay. The piggy back activating grnd activates the second relay. When checking the solenoids they seamed to be getting the +12V when they are supposed to. This remind me I did not check the grnd on them so could be a problem with the grnd. Let me do some digging tomorrow and get back to you and I will also check that the solenoids are working. Kanin
  8. Hi, I hope someone can help. Todd you still around? Under load engine power drops and it starts popping do not understand what is wrong. Alo no power with full throttle in low revs. Looked for the obvious: - MAF changed - No air leaks detected - Coil packs checked and changed any cracket - O2 sensors working - Changed the Cam Shaft sensor - Tried to change the variocam+ solenoids which did not have any effect running out of ideas what could it be? Thanks, Kanin
  9. Yep...Tholyoak is the dude u want to talk to. He really hepled us at with our conversion..........there's not much he does'nt know. Kanin.
  10. Hi, We have done this 3.6 conversion into our Boxster. Got good power out of it. Kanin.
  11. Hi Guy's, Firstly, we have just completed a 3.6 996 conversion into a 1997 Boxster, its not that difficult at all. Yes, the 996 is e-gas and the boxster is cable operated but that easily taken care of by using a 3.4 non e-gas throttle body. But if ur boxster is egas, then you should'nt have any probs at all. As for the transmision, u do't need a 996 unit, you can use the 986 gearbox, it will mate-up perfectly but you will have to use the 986 flywheel and clutch. The are a few other mods that you need to do but no real biggies, all the parts needed are transfered over from the 986 mot
  12. Hi, I meant if you were interested in selling the boxster? If you are planning a 3.4 conversion then that is probably the best route, we are in the middle of doing a 3.6 conversion in our boxster, should be up and running in the weekend. If I remember correctly, the main obstacle for the 2.7 and 3.2 conversions into a 2.5 boxster is the activation of the resonance valve. You need someone who can re-programme your original 2.5 DME with the 3.4 file, this is easily done with a porcshe system tester. Only post '98 boxter dme's can be reprogrammed, ours was a 1997 so we basically used a 3.
  13. Hi there, I have done a 3.2s conversion into a 1997 2.5 boxster in the past. It is the same installation process as a 2.7. It is easily done but u do need a few things. do you already have the 2.7 engine? are you still interested in selling the dead 2.5 boxster as it is? thanks.
  14. Hi Dude, We had the same decsion to make, we have a 1997 2.5 Boxster and were not too happy with the power it was pushing out. We were thinking of replacing it with a 996 but the boxster was in "as new" condition and had very low mileage. And clean 996's in similar condition are considerably more expensive to buy. In the end we got offered a very good deal on a 3.2 s boxster engine with only 18k on the clock. We ripped the 2.5 running gear out of the boxster and grafted the 3.2 in with a few mods. Car then produced 240 BHP on the rollers with the standard 2.5 headers and exhaust and I
  15. hi mate, saw your post, thought my input my help you out. Have you had the oil cooler checked for oil and water mixing? To diagnose possible head gasket failure's on cars, I use a cumbustion chamber leak detector from SNAP-ON. It's basically a chemical which, when mixed with coolant from your car, changes colour if combustion fumes are detected. If the chemical changes colour then I'm afraid it's not good news...some where combustion fumes are entering the cooling system which means it's either: blown headgasket crack in the cylinder block The snap-on part number is GDCT16. I'v
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