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Old 03-30-2007, 10:27 AM   #1
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Anyone Need a New Motor Cheap?

saw this on Ebay; most would probably miss it since Boxster or 996 aren't in the title; it's a new Cayman motor:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=009&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=190005057674&rd=1,1
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Old 03-30-2007, 10:49 AM   #2
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Old 03-30-2007, 10:53 AM   #3
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245 HP right?
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Old 03-30-2007, 11:42 AM   #4
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In fairness to the seller, they seem to have a fairly reputable "presence" and in the ad they offer installation services.

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Old 03-30-2007, 12:41 PM   #5
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245 HP right?
i'm assuming it's not the 's'. can't imagine someone would go through the expense of replacing a new 300HP motor with a new 325HP or 355HP motor.
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Old 03-30-2007, 03:54 PM   #6
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Will it fit in a 2001 Boxster?

I think I could/should get this item. I've got 50K on my motor now, but probably will be at 100K in a year. Hmmm...
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What about the DME on a 2001? Will it run the 2007 Caymen motor??
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Old 03-30-2007, 06:21 PM   #8
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don't see why not
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:27 PM   #9
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In fairness to the seller, they seem to have a fairly reputable "presence" and in the ad they offer installation services.

http://www.orbitracing.com/
Didn't see that; good call. Maybe I am too paranoid!

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Old 03-30-2007, 07:38 PM   #10
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What about the DME on a 2001? Will it run the 2007 Caymen motor??
No, it won't. The DME on the 2001 is the 7.2 model. 03 + runs the 7.8 DME. Basically, you'd need to change the DME too. Even the 03/04 boxsters DME differ from the 05+ dme's and changes need to be made. You'd be better off swapping in an 2000-2002 3.2L S engine in to a base 2001.
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:42 PM   #11
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don't see why not
Hi,

I do - the '01 models used Bosch Motronic version 7.2 while the later models use Bosch Motronic version 7.8. You'd need to add a $3k DME to your Parts List...

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I do - the '01 models used Bosch Motronic version 7.2 while the later models use Bosch Motronic version 7.8. You'd need to add a $3k DME to your Parts List...

Happy Motoring!... Jim'99
So I take it that the e-gas DME can't be flash updated?
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Old 03-30-2007, 08:45 PM   #13
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4000 bucks for 5 HP....sounds like a good mod to me!!!! all joking aside, does seem like a good deal for someone that can make it fit....
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Old 03-30-2007, 08:49 PM   #14
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So I take it that the e-gas DME can't be flash updated?
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Not that I'm aware of...

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Old 03-31-2007, 11:23 AM   #15
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What about the DME on a 2001? Will it run the 2007 Caymen motor??
My guess is no. I don't think the 2001 DME will even run the '03 engines which have a revised VarioCam.
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