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06-10-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By mikefocke

Your money, your choice.

Your money, your choice.
05-30-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By mikefocke

While boxa.net is a UK site, they may have more...

While boxa.net is a UK site, they may have more insight into the importing into the EU rules.
05-30-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,131
Posted By mikefocke

Except

the 2.7 is not an easy swap for a 2.5 1998 which is what the OP has. A list of more Porsche specializing salvage yards is here (https://sites.google.com/site/mikefocke2/listsofsources).
05-18-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,179
Posted By mikefocke

For $14K or even $12k I'd expect an S model....

For $14K or even $12k I'd expect an S model. Records. And pristine. Price is location and season dependent with these cars. Color and options matter a bit but not too much. Heck even ebay or CL would...
05-18-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,177
Posted By mikefocke

The white car does have a hardtop which can be...

The white car does have a hardtop which can be worth $700 to $1500 depending on location and season.
Note the different locations of the digital speedometers.
No idea the significance of the...
05-11-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,232
Posted By mikefocke

I hope the OP has bought and enjoyed by now. ...

I hope the OP has bought and enjoyed by now.

I'm of the less is sometimes better school and I enjoyed my '99 2.5L as much as my '01S 3.2L. Why? Because it had less acceleration and it asked more...
05-11-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,131
Posted By mikefocke

And maybe, if you invest your money instead, you...

And maybe, if you invest your money instead, you will come out ahead of the speculative 10-years or 20 years from now car market.

About 45 years ago I bought some company stock. Earlier I bought a...
05-09-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,131
Posted By mikefocke

A video of an engine swap was just posted at...

A video of an engine swap was just posted at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpQzCdnZdZM&feature=youtu.be

Might look to see the complexity.
05-09-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,410
Posted By mikefocke

I can't imagine spending 20k for any 986 today...

I can't imagine spending 20k for any 986 today unless things like a complete suspension refresh, complete brake refresh, complete clutch refresh, new tires, new top, pristine condition...in other...
05-05-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By mikefocke

There are other answers on another forum.

There are other answers on another forum.
04-29-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By mikefocke

How many miles on the car? At what speed in 5th?

How many miles on the car? At what speed in 5th?
04-27-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By mikefocke

Yes, get the exact codes. And remember, he may...

Yes, get the exact codes. And remember, he may know things he isn't telling you.
04-26-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By mikefocke

Perhaps the answer is that, when you think you...

Perhaps the answer is that, when you think you have a design, you run into the restrictions within the head design used in the early Boxsters. I think Jake has written of this.
04-26-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By mikefocke

How many have you saved with similar debris in...

How many have you saved with similar debris in engine symptoms? And how long have the run without incident? I'm curious as there are some with hundreds of experiences who advise against a replacement...
04-22-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By mikefocke

And Tyco Rd My recommendations are probably...

And Tyco Rd

My recommendations are probably from 10 years or so ago.
04-22-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By mikefocke

The other NOVA one I knew of was LIM's. Are they...

The other NOVA one I knew of was LIM's. Are they still around? Chantilly and Tysons.
04-21-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By mikefocke

The Tip was a ZF transmission and any good shop...

The Tip was a ZF transmission and any good shop familiar with ZF trans should be able to help you.
04-20-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By mikefocke

You need a PST2, PIWIS or Durametric scan for the...

You need a PST2, PIWIS or Durametric scan for the transmission codes.
04-15-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By mikefocke

All manufacturers have gone to electronic online...

All manufacturers have gone to electronic online subscription models for maintenance info. The idea of issuing paper updates went out long ago. Not to mention that they required a $700 initial cost...
04-13-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By mikefocke

At what RPM? Under what conditions?

First gear wound up? Fifth at 2000 RPM?

Warm engine? Just started?

When was the last time it ran correctly?

Anything done to it since it ran correctly?

Just out of hibernation? Stored...
04-11-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By mikefocke

I'm only 6' but with a long torso. In a 986 I...

I'm only 6' but with a long torso. In a 986 I had the seats almost all the way back in such a manner that my head would not contact the roll bar in an accident. Sure enough I got rear ended. The 911...
04-08-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By mikefocke

But the disconnect of the battery, while clearing...

But the disconnect of the battery, while clearing the code, will also destroy any data the ECU was using about the particulars of your engine. So it takes a few days and drive cycles to get from a...
04-07-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,392
Posted By mikefocke

Note on the Raby site that the max suggested...

Note on the Raby site that the max suggested displacement varies with the donor engine year and size to begin with.
03-29-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By mikefocke

try contacting woody aka itsnotanova via a...

try contacting woody aka itsnotanova via a private message on the 986forum.com
03-29-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By mikefocke

While not from a '99, you may find this...

While not from a '99, you may find this helps...https://sites.google.com/site/mikefocke2/fuzeboxforan%2701s
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