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Old 03-23-2005, 02:30 PM
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Well, if you're paying for the fix, any dealership would be glad to help you. So just tell them that you've had a major motor failure and need to discuss options. Ask them to quote a replacement for the 2.5 with a Porsche remanufactured motor (don't let them sell you a "new" one, because they're $20k). Find out if they offer discounts to PCA members. (..if you're not, be one.) As an aside, ask them what a reman Boxster S motor would run and what it would take to put that one in. (I've heard some people say it's merely a matter of using your 2.5 motor's intake? There may be some others here who can help you out.) Just trying to give you an option to give you more hp w/o paying $15k.

Check out the PelicanParts.com chat boards. This one is more active for Boxster stuff, but they also have a great community over there. Plus, there was a guy who offered me a reman Boxster S motor for $6500. If you go through my posts, you may be able to locate him. (..or just post a thread asking for it?)

Good luck!
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Old 03-23-2005, 02:30 PM
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Exactly what went wrong with the engine, if you know. What month and year was it built.
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Old 03-23-2005, 02:46 PM
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thanks for the input doug.

toolpants. it's a 99.. not sure what month it was made. but basically the piston in #3 cylinder slipped and smashed up the spark plug. a different mechanic was saying that a valve must have been stuck open and self-detonated the combustion chamber...

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Old 03-23-2005, 02:47 PM
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The sticker in the doorsill will tell you month/year of manufacture. Mine was 03/99.
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Old 03-23-2005, 03:01 PM
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i know. but my boxster is parked at the mechanic's, two cities away.. =)

doesnt the VIN number have it also?

BTW, doug I'm searching through your posts on PelicanParts.com, and after 26 pages of your threads, no luck finding the one about the engine. When did you post it?

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Old 03-23-2005, 03:04 PM
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I don't think the VIN will have the month, just the year. And that I'm not sure where to find.

Yeah, I took a quick look and couldn't find it either. Let me do some more searching...it could have been offered to me via PM, which I probably won't have anymore. Sorry...
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Old 03-23-2005, 03:08 PM
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ok, then I'll post a "testing the waters on prices" type of thread. thanks though. I'm going to call more Porsche dealerships right now to see what they say. I'll post what happens on behalf of anyone else in this forum experiencing this kind of disaster.

*update* spoke to Porsche service manager at a dealership. He said its a "case by case basis"...I explained to him what year I had (99), how many miles were on it (45k), and what the problem was. He said because my boxster has been out of warranty for 2 years, he highly doubts that Porsche will do anything for me...

*sigh*

Time to save up $15k for the 911 3.4L....

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Old 03-23-2005, 03:11 PM
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I also posted a thread asking for the guy selling the motor. Hopefully it's still for sale!

Do let us know what happens.
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Old 03-23-2005, 03:16 PM
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cool. thank you!

by the way, if anyone happens to find a briefcase with $15k in cash, and they don't want it, PM me and I guess I'd be willing to take it off their hands..
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Doug,

is that Julie?
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OK enough about the engine....lets concentrate on getting Julie's phone number.
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Old 03-24-2005, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Irishdriver
Doug,

is that Julie?
...where...in my avatar? NO! That's Anne Hathaway. I love the picture because a) she's a beautiful curvy brunette and b) she's got a terrific happy expression. To me, there's nothing sexier than that!

Also, I figured it would be better than the "pie in Dilbert's face" avatar I had before. ..am I right?
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Would love to see Anne Hathaway's pie... Whoops, sorry

Anyone remember that "Warrant" song, "She's my cherry pie?"
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Oh Yea, you tell me you were looking at the smile with that depth of cleevage on show !!!

I believe you...
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Originally Posted by Irishdriver
Oh Yea, you tell me you were looking at the smile with that depth of cleevage on show !!!

I believe you...


...truthfully, I can find cleavage anywhere. It's the whole look here...

...but yes, as my good friend Bruce Willis once said...

"ZOUNDS!!! WHAT MOUNDS!!!

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