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Old 02-10-2023, 09:18 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by 986tate View Post
How long do you think it would take for someone smart enough to their own IMSB to take off the valve cover and inspect?
From what was said on the thread on the Rennlist 996 forum
"the engine that suffers from this issue is the M96.23 which is a 3 chain 2.7 engine used only in the base model Boxster. He says that he has seen something similar with the M96.24 3.2 variant of the engine, but not very frequently. These are unique engines since they are 3 chain design, but do not utilize variocam Plus."
So if your car fits this description... not too long, the cams can't fall out when you take the valve cover off and you only have to check the intake lifters on cylinder 1.
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