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Broken 1997 Boxster Engine


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Here's the thing...1997 Boxster, manual gearbox, second owner (me) for the past 20K miles, stock in every way, 83K miles, engine was replaced under warranty at 11K miles. Yesterday I suffered a loss of power when slowing from highway speed. The engine would not rev above 2000RPM. I was about 1/2 mile from home, so I managed to slowly coax the car home and park it. Had the car towed to our shop (I work for a new car dealer, but not Porsche) where I discovered what you see in the photo...timing chain visible (and under no tension) through the hole in the RH cam cover. My first silly question is: Are all the valves now bent, or will the engine freewheel? Second: is it conceivable to repair the cam drive or valve train without a complete engine rebuild?

Thanks for your help.

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