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Old 12-06-2009, 08:20 AM   #1
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Unhappy replace 2.7 with 3.2L .... how easy ??

Hi forum,
I have just had the unfortunate experience of the dreaded IMS on my 2001 boxster 2.7. I am understandably annoyed and thought about replacing the 2.7 with a 3.2.
How easy can this be and would the gearbox have to be replaced too ?

Many thanks for your help

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Old 12-06-2009, 09:53 AM   #2
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hmmmm...perhaps it is time to add an engine swap category so it is easier for new members to find all our threads about engine swaps/rebuilts.
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:00 AM   #3
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Sorry to hear. I have an 01 too, and I would be pissed as well. I know of one guy who installed a 3.2 to replace his 2.7 after it's IMS failed too, and he didn't have to change his tranny. I also know another guy who upgraded to a 3.4 on his early 986, and it too, was using the 5-speed tranny, so I think you'll be fine.
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:19 AM   #4
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you could always throw in a new 3.8...

Someone on here upgraded to i believe a 3.2 and he has a 5speed but of course if you wanted to eventually get a 6speed it could be a later project.

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Hi forum,
I have just had the unfortunate experience of the dreaded IMS on my 2001 boxster 2.7.
Details, pls
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:20 AM   #6
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Thanks for your help guys, sorry if my post was in the wrong section!!
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:54 AM   #7
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What's you budget like for replacement? If you have the funds go get a Raby built engine.
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