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Old 09-17-2022, 11:07 AM   #1
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Installing a 2.7l engine in a Boxster S of the same year...

If all goes well I will be buying a 2000 Boxster S with an engine problem. I have a spare 2.7 engine, also from a 2000, that I plan on installing, as long as there are no major complications. I see the 2.7 engine as a temporary solution, I want to test the 2.7 engine anyway. Once the 3.2 is out I can have a look at it to see if it can be repaired. Supposedly it has a failed IMS bearing, based on the fact that there is metal in the oil filter. If the 3.2 engine can be repaired it will go back into the car. If not I will sell off any useful parts and put them towards buying a used 3.2.
According to the article in the 101 projects book and on the Pelican site the 2.7 should be compatible, but a re-map of the DME would be needed. I assume that the transmission would bolt right on. Would the clutch be a problem? I will have both the 2.7 and 3.2 clutches available.
Also, what exactly is involved in remapping the DME?
Any help appreciated, thanks in advance.
Arctic Silver 2000 Boxster S - bought with a broken engine, back on the road with the engine replaced
Green 2000 Boxster 5-speed and 1978 928 auto
1987 924S 5-speed (Sold) - Blue 2000 Boxster 5 spd (Sold)
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