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Drop the engine and the tip together? 2001S


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In the Bentley manual, on the first page under engine removal and installation, they say: "NOTE- Porsche recommends removing the engine and transmission as one unit, then separating the two." Then they go on to describe the procedure of dropping the transmission then the engine separately. Huh?

I've undone all the top part (hoses, connections, etc.) and I've removed the exhaust, so now I'm looking at the underside and the prospect of reaching all those bolts that attach the tiptronic transmission to the engine makes me think that there may be some sense to Porsche's method.

Any thoughts or caveats on this?

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In the Bentley manual, on the first page under engine removal and installation, they say: "NOTE- Porsche recommends removing the engine and transmission as one unit, then separating the two." Then they go on to describe the procedure of dropping the transmission then the engine separately. Huh?

I've undone all the top part (hoses, connections, etc.) and I've removed the exhaust, so now I'm looking at the underside and the prospect of reaching all those bolts that attach the tiptronic transmission to the engine makes me think that there may be some sense to Porsche's method.

Any thoughts or caveats on this?

While you can take a Tip out of the Boxster by itself, taking them out as a unit and then separating them can make sense, depending upon what you are doing. Many times it is less work.

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In the Bentley manual, on the first page under engine removal and installation, they say: "NOTE- Porsche recommends removing the engine and transmission as one unit, then separating the two." Then they go on to describe the procedure of dropping the transmission then the engine separately. Huh?

I've undone all the top part (hoses, connections, etc.) and I've removed the exhaust, so now I'm looking at the underside and the prospect of reaching all those bolts that attach the tiptronic transmission to the engine makes me think that there may be some sense to Porsche's method.

Any thoughts or caveats on this?

While you can take a Tip out of the Boxster by itself, taking them out as a unit and then separating them can make sense, depending upon what you are doing. Many times it is less work.

Well then that's the way I'm going to do it!

Bentley's and Dempster's both outline the procedure for a separate drop, which entails certain unplugs and undoes which may not be necessary when they are dropped together. But I guess after I've done this a dozen times, I'll know exactly what I'm doing! Fortunately I've got lots of time over our long Montreal winter to get this figured out! :)

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drop together, easier to get it out. Much easier to get it back together and aligned.

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Do you think it's easier to get it out? Hope you're right! :eek:

After you have done your first dozen or so, you will fully understand; particularly if you are dealing with Tips in the 996 :thumbup:

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I know I ask a lot of questions but better to look a little dumb than to prove it! :rolleyes:

I was planning to tie the axles up but I see others have removed them. Pros and cons?

Someone mentioned that I should loosen the torque converter bolts before dropping the ensemble. I don't understand this.

Thanks for enlightening me! :cheers:

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I think the point of loosening the converter bolts while the Tip is still in the car comes from a lack of understanding on how to do it. A Tip equipped cars have an opening next to the starter where special tool 9595 (also known as a 5/16 metal rod) slides into the bell housing and into an opening in the converter next to the double bolt set (there are three of these bolt sets equally spaced around the converter). With this pin in place, the converter cannot rotate while the fasteners are removed through the starter opening. Once the two bolts are out, retract the pin and rotate the engine until then next pair appear in the starter opening, reinsert the pin and repeat. When the last of the six bolts are out, leave the pin in place as it will prevent the converter from moving or falling off while the trans is being separated from the engine.

When you put the trans back, you simply reverse the process, again using the pin to hold the converter while mounting the Tip, and carefully replacing the six fasteners. One caveat: Do not drop any of the six converter bolts while reinstalling them, the only way to get one out of the bell housing if you do this is to pull the trans off the engine. Experience has shown that the bolts with the highest probability of being dropped are the fifth or sixth ones installed, which will obviously maximize the level of frustration and work involved. :eek:

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