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Old 03-13-2019, 03:03 PM
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Yes 03 or later with vario cam plus.
yup....and it made a bunch of difference in bottom end torque as well....

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Old 03-15-2019, 03:39 PM
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Well, I pulled the trigger on a used M96.24. It's coming from an LA firm that specializes in Porsche stuff. They claim it only has 68k miles on it. It was the best motor I could find and the price fit my budget.
The rebuilds I found were in the $8.5K range to $11k. I would dearly have loved to put a fresh rebuild in it, and very possibly, I may regret not having sold the farm for a rebuild.
We shall see...…….

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Old 03-15-2019, 05:21 PM
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I sure hope this works out too. Do you have plans to replace the IMS bearing, water pump, and AOS before installation?
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Tim Lawton View Post
Well, I pulled the trigger on a used M96.24. It's coming from an LA firm that specializes in Porsche stuff. They claim it only has 68k miles on it. It was the best motor I could find and the price fit my budget.
The rebuilds I found were in the $8.5K range to $11k. I would dearly have loved to put a fresh rebuild in it, and very possibly, I may regret not having sold the farm for a rebuild.
We shall see...ůů.

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Sounds like you did well. You don't really need a rebuilt engine--do the IMS bearing, RMS, & the AOS and it should be good to go. I'd probably throw a tune up in it too--plugs, tubes, and coils.

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Old 03-15-2019, 06:18 PM
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Brian and Anthony,
I had that discussion with my "wizard" on Monday.
The plan is to swap all of the good stuff of the dead motor (just put in new plugs and coils), as well as the IMS, and AOS...all of the stuff that normally goes bad at the wrong time.
We will also run our own compression and leak down test as well before installing the donor motor. It would seem to me if the "donor motor" made it this far, the rings and bearing are probably good.
My "wizard" is fairly upbeat about it. He has been servicing a '99 for almost 300,000 miles and just did the regular maintenance on parts that just wear out and also replaced the IMS early on.
He said it runs just fine, but has got to the point where it does burn some oil....not bad, I'd say...
We shall see...……..

Thanks for every body's input and support through what has been a depressing situation....

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Old 03-15-2019, 10:16 PM
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Sounds like a good plan. I look forward to hearing about you driving it again soon.
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Old 03-16-2019, 03:11 PM
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Water pump too. I like spending your money.
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Old 03-16-2019, 03:38 PM
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Mike,
I had a kind of second job doing rigging work on sail boats and installing electronic systems. I really enjoyed being given carte blanche to spend an owners money...I was like a kid in a toy store....
And yes, a brand new water pump. I know they can be fickle....and expensive to change out. I'm trying to be as preemptive as I can while the motor is on the bench.
BTW, what is the link to your website?

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Old 03-16-2019, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Tim Lawton View Post
Mike,
I had a kind of second job doing rigging work on sail boats and installing electronic systems. I really enjoyed being given carte blanche to spend an owners money...I was like a kid in a toy store....
And yes, a brand new water pump. I know they can be fickle....and expensive to change out. I'm trying to be as preemptive as I can while the motor is on the bench.
BTW, what is the link to your website?

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Saved in my bookmarks:

https://sites.google.com/site/mikefocke2/mikesporscheboxsterwebpages

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Old 03-16-2019, 06:49 PM
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Water pump too. I like spending your money.
Nice write up on changing out the AOS, Mike! Thanks!

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Old 03-17-2019, 08:19 PM
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Good luck with the project moving forward , hope to hear a success story !
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Good luck with the project moving forward , hope to hear a success story !
Yeah, me too...
I'll keep all of you posted as to how this ordeal turns out.

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