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CONVERSION: TIP to MANUAL Porsche Boxster


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I have a 97' tip Boxster with a blown front seal and unfortunately, I broke the clutch basket on the axle while trying to remove it from the case (**** YouTube tutorials, didn't think it through). I was planning on replacing the bushing and seal with the oversized one and getting my oil pump machined so that the bushing would fit.... But now I have broken even more parts in my attempts to fix it. 

SO! I have a parts car that is a 98' manual Boxster. How realistic is a conversion from tip to manual? I would be doing it with the help of a few friends.

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10 hours ago, Amber Wells said:

I have a 97' tip Boxster with a blown front seal and unfortunately, I broke the clutch basket on the axle while trying to remove it from the case (**** YouTube tutorials, didn't think it through). I was planning on replacing the bushing and seal with the oversized one and getting my oil pump machined so that the bushing would fit.... But now I have broken even more parts in my attempts to fix it. 

SO! I have a parts car that is a 98' manual Boxster. How realistic is a conversion from tip to manual? I would be doing it with the help of a few friends.

 

Auto to manual conversion attempts are a fools errand.  You will need to literally tear the entire car apart to do it; parts, even out of the junk yard, will cost way more than the car is worth.

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I have the seats out, carpet, and center console. I also have taken out the tip tranny.

I have a manual parts car. I began prepping that car for the removal of the engine and tranny, before I had to move it to storage.

Basically, she sits with her wiring harness gathered neatly on top of the engine like a bow. We had to move her with a trailer, so she's together (as far as the axles and cables).

It might be foolish, but it's either invest my time in the parts I already have; or dish out the cash for replacement tip parts.

Doomed?

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That is entirely your call.  You will need to change the master cylinder over to provide brake fluid for the clutch system, pedal set, run new hydraulic lines from the clutch pedal to the clutch, shifter cables , shifter, electric switches for the clutch cruise release, back up lights, reprogram the DME (it will be looking for the Tip and will code without it), etc., etc..........  And when you are all done, the VIN will still say it is a Tiptronic car, lowering any resale value.

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