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Old 07-19-2012, 08:08 AM   #1
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Talking Big big thx to forum members 4 help with my 3.4 swap

Hi all

I'm about to finish my 3.4 swap finally
Did it over last 4 months or so
It seats on stock mounts(no dropping the engine)
Used stock 996 manifolds too
It fits right in, seriously right in. Lol
All I have left is to reprogram DME and change ignition coils (yep, misfire on 4cylinders due to hairline cracks) and body/interior work
Huge thanks to INSITE and his posts,Jaay's post, Todd ,forum itself and the book(101projects...)
I didn't think I could pull it of( no expierience with cars)


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Old 07-19-2012, 08:11 AM   #2
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good for you! Lets see some pics!
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:18 AM   #3
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Thx
It's not that pretty yet. Lol
Still waiting for some bodywork from Europe
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I'm assuming this is the 3.4L 996 Carrera motor? I wish I had the time/money or I would have done this too

Post some videos once you have it all under raps!!
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:43 AM   #5
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Can you expand on how you made it fit with the 996 manifolds?
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Very inspiring. Best of luck to you!
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:04 PM   #7
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Can you expand on how you made it fit with the 996 manifolds?
sure but picture is worth thousand words, right?

That was before I sorted out plumbing


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Old 07-19-2012, 01:20 PM   #8
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I'm assuming this is the 3.4L 996 Carrera motor? I wish I had the time/money or I would have done this too

Post some videos once you have it all under raps!!
it was very easy on my pocket

99' 986 1500$
99' 3.4 25k 5500$
misc 500$
18" turbo twists with rubber 550$ + 35$ spacer
seats upholstery 800$
lowering springs 140$
struts/shocks 10k on them 220$

still to come ignition coils 240$
front bumper and sideskirts gt3 style (wont tell the price, couse dont want to start unnessesery discussion)

the secret is
You got to take your time with shopping
wait for the deal to happen

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no expierience with cars
and you said to yourself, "i think i'll start with an engine transplant"

where's the "big brass ones" emoticon when you need it. congrats.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:52 PM   #10
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[QUOTE=tonycarreon;298269]and you said to yourself, "i think i'll start with an engine transplant"

I sad
Hey I need engine, why not 3.4
Then I called around to get some quotes



Ok
I have no choice
Itll be good adventure



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Still do
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Very impressive! Can't wait to see the finished product.
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Well done, wish I had the stones and the wallet for an adventure like this.
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You 'da man! Very impressive!
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Thanks You guys
It's not that hard
You just got to take your time
I still have to wrap up bunch of stuff
There is a reason why My car didn't cost much ,lol
Bunch of small stuff tho

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Thanks You guys
It's not that hard
You just got to take your time
I still have to wrap up bunch of stuff
There is a reason why My car didn't cost much ,lol
Bunch of small stuff tho

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So do you live in the Chicago area? I'd love to see it when you finish!
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sure but picture is worth thousand words, right?

That was before I sorted out plumbing


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Nice...what are you doing for sound insulation on the cover......it will sound like a race in the cockpit for sure!
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So do you live in the Chicago area? I'd love to see it when you finish!
Yes sir
Ravenswood Chicago
Ill be shortly on the road , so we can meet up somewhere
I'll keep you posted
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Nice...what are you doing for sound insulation on the cover......it will sound like a race in the cockpit for sure!
For now just old carpet cover
It's not a perfect fit tho
Got to finish some more important stuff first
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Can you close the top properly with the Cayman S cover on?

Your rear window will probably melt if you don't get some insulation between it and the cover.

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