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Engine drop, how to?

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As I understand correctly, there is a way to drop or lower an engine in 997 to gain better access to top of it without breaking engine-tranny bolts. If I am not mistaken, it requires obviously supporting the engine from the bottom of oils sump and releasing engine rear mounts.

Does anybody have a writeup or instructions how to do it properly and what clearance can be gained using this method.

Many thanks in advance,


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Go to the site on top of this picture and

you can get alot of information for a 996 car.

Looks like you might need some special tools.

You will need a transmission plate. Maybe

you could measure one and fabricate your own.



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Here you go.


This should keep you busy for a few hours.

I was told that it would take about three hours to drop the motor and the transmission.

Either way, you still need to remove the axles and the half shafts. My feeling is

that after you remove everything to drop the transmission, it is just

a few more bolts to drop them together. Here is a picture of the rear

suspension and you can see a lot of the parts that will need to be



I have never dropped a Porsche motor.


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