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Old 08-28-2004, 05:15 PM   #1
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New engine required???

Hi Guys,

I was just reading GT magazine, and found a little section about the Boxsters having engine trouble when they get a little older. Apparently engines are beginning to suffer slipped liners I'm not sure what that is exactly, but it doesn't sound good as the engine requires replacing once this happens.

A quote at the end of the article:
"it would appear Porsche's cost-cutting exercises went a little too far when it came to developing the Boxster's (and 996's) water-cooled flax-six, and manufacturing problems are beginning to materialise, including issues with cylinder liners"

Does anyone know about this kind of thing, or if it is a serious problem?

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Old 08-28-2004, 05:30 PM   #2
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Actually that was a problem for newer motors, and mostly 1997.

I have a 1997 with 135,000 miles. Just drove it, love it, still smiling an half hour later.

It was only a ten minute ride.

If you need more info:

http://www.pca.org/tech/tech_qa_question.asp?id={F3EA752A-E838-43E5-A43D-BB4F445F5A8F}

http://www.pca.org/tech/tech_qa_question.asp?id={DF104256-EECD-4C9F-8C5C-3F64A3EC8BF0}


Looks like you need to cut and paste the links.

Scott
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Old 08-28-2004, 07:54 PM   #3
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oh yeah... i know that smile all too well

The first article actually states "Porsche has not divulged exactly how many engines this actually occurred in other than a broad range of 2.5 engines in late 1998 -early 1999"

I have a late '98 2.5 *gulp*
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Old 08-28-2004, 09:30 PM   #4
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But your mileage is the what detemines if you have a sleeved motor.

It seems they go bad pretty quickly.

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