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Partial drop engine 997 C2

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Hi all,

I have been trying to find a DIY guide to partially drop the ingine of my 997 C2 (2005) as I want to give the engine a good clean from the inside.

I am sure I saw once a guide with good photos but could not find it again.

Is there anyone who could point me to such a guide?


2005 Carrera 997.1 Cabrio Tiptronic

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Hi all,

reading some material around I found the following:

1. put the vehicle on jack stands

2. remove airbox

3. using an hydraulic jack, raise a "platform" to sustain the engine from the bottom

4. unscrew the engine motor mounts and remove them

Now I should be able to slowly lower the jack (item 3 above) and the engine should drop about few inches, right?

Here are my doubts:

a. How would I know how much I can lower the engine without causing damage? I mean, what happens if I lower it too much? Will I break something?

Or does it stop dropping?

b. a part from the airbox, is there any other item I should remove (hose, pipe, electrical connectors) to avoid breaking it because of stretching while the engine is partially dropped?


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