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Old 12-17-2015, 12:28 AM   #1
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WTB: 2.5L Alternator

Just as the title says. Looking for a 2.5 liter alternator in north Texas, dfw to be exact. Please pm me the condition, price, miles, and age. Item needs to be in good working order.
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Old 12-17-2015, 11:05 AM   #2
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I have one that tested 13.7 volts output which is what you want. Came on a 3.6 engine I bought but it's not original so don't know age but it came from Phoenix, so no harsh weather.
I'll ship it to DFW for $150.
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Do you happen to know if it's the same part number?
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Do you happen to know if it's the same part number?
Is your car auto or manual trans?
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Dude,
Get yours rebuilt for $80 and be done with it.
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Is your car auto or manual trans?
Manual transmission.
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Get yours rebuilt for $80 and be done with it.
Where? I've never gone this route before. Is there a Porsche specialist I can ship to?
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Old 12-18-2015, 08:03 AM   #8
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also send a PM to "itsnotanova"

Woody has a Boxster salvage yard in Bastrop, TX and can probably hook you up no problem.
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Old 12-18-2015, 08:10 AM   #9
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Do you happen to know if it's the same part number?
Mine is 997-603-012-fx same # Pelican shows for a 99 Box, but with 997 prefix because it's newer. Also has the manual trans pulley.
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I got one from a 986, I'll do 55$ shipped, tested in good shape, I pulled it myself from a 99 boxster 2.5l manual transmission
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I got one from a 986, I'll do 55$ shipped, tested in good shape, I pulled it myself from a 99 boxster 2.5l manual transmission
Know how many miles are on it?
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Where? I've never gone this route before. Is there a Porsche specialist I can ship to?
Look for a local starter/alternator shop. Our town isn't that big but we have a shop, Panama Starter and Alternator that offers the service.

The Boxster's alternator is made by Bosch. When I had a problem with my the alternator on my 2000 BoxS, I removed it, had it tested at Autozone to verify what I thought the problem was (bad voltage regulator). I went to the Panama Starter and alternator and they could have rebuilt it, no problem. Instead, I purchased a Bosch VR (~$40 IIRC in 2013), swapped it and reinstalled the alternator. It's been over two years without further problems.
I had the same shop rebuild the starter on my 1984 Alfa Spider in 2011 when I had the head off as the starter was very accessible at that point. The shop charged me $75.

I like the rebuild process on these cars as I know that mechanically the part will fit.
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Old 12-19-2015, 10:46 PM   #13
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Know how many miles are on it?
Bout 93k miles on it
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Dude,
Get yours rebuilt for $80 and be done with it.
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You will find that your very unique Porsche alternator (Bosh) most likelly have an Audi or VW part number.

If you get yours rebuilt, they will install new bearings, brushes/brush holder and also the regulator (no black magic there)

You don't want to install a used part that may be failing soon...
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