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Just posted a docu. on my completed 02 996 M96 3.6 l engine rebuild for a gorgeous C4 cab barn find, I bough back in August 17 as roller with complete engine (Head&Case failure).
It is not about performance upgrades or how it should be done. Is about the process to get it done with very details on the critical steps for the hands-on engineer.
The car drives fantastic now, and if it breaks I will be confidently enough to spend the needed money and time to order on the new hard parts (Nickies, rods, heads, etc.... For now I did not spend anything other than on a high-mileage used 997.1 donor engine and a couple of 996 cases with paired pistons/rings from engines with other type of failures).
I wish I had an alike docu. when I started - so I share it here, and hopefully it is useful for someone who wants to bring a M96 996 3-chain engine back to life .
Hey guys, I have 2000 Boxster S thats been sitting for months now because it has a rod bearing issue. I found a running 2.5 for cheap becuase its a family friend. I wanted to know what would be needed to do a swap like that? Would it be harder or simple. Im thinking the DME would need to be remapped. Or is it better to sell the car as is? Im trying to empty out the garage so whichever would be faster.
I think I all ready know the answer to this, but here goes. I just picked up my car from the body shop last night, so now you know I recently wrecked my 02 Boxster, but dialing my phone while driving to set up an oil change then running into the car in front of me still is not the dumbest thing I've done yet.
The body shop guy told me the low coolant light was on, but since he didn't have the right tool to burp the car that was that. I had had this happen before the previous time I wrecked it, so was familiar with this. I thought I could make it home, but the car overheated and I pulled off the highway to let the car cool. So, while on the side of the road with my lights and flashers on, since the car hadn't been driven in weeks, the battery was low and ultimately I lost power.
I called my wife, who had AAA and also told her to bring me some antifreeze or water. Well here goes. The tow truck driver arrives and I tell him all I need is a jump. Remember I'm on the side of a highway, 18 wheelers and cars are 2' away from my door, it's cold, dark and apparently this traumatized my brain and prevented it from working any further. The tow truck driver hooks up his jump pack to my battery, I start the car, it's running and here it comes............................. I run around to the back of the car, remember it's dark, I grab the water jug, take off the cap and pour the water in. I jump in my car start heading for home which is less than a couple of miles away. I'm monitoring my temperature gauge which which is fine, but apparently smoke is pouring out the exhaust. I'm starting to lose power, so pull over on the shoulder of the busy highway again. I can't believe it. My wife is behind me, so I jump in her car and ask her to call AAA again. What I forgot to tell you is, she is absolutely over this car! I start thinking about what the hell has happened here and then it dawns on me. I poured 1 gallon of water in my oil reservoir! Yep I did. So, I'm assuming I have just blown the engine? Why did it just quit and not peg the temp gauge? Sorry guys, I realize you are embarrassed that I own a Porsche, but promise I will seek counseling. Thanks for your response. If it's blown, which I all ready think I know the answer, maybe it's time to up the juice in this thing and put a 911 engine in. Is there a 911 engine that would fit in an 02 Boxster (non S) and where would you start looking to find one? Thanks for your help!