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Old 10-13-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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Transmission bolt missing....hmmmm

1997 Boxster base- 22,000+ miles (No maintenance history)

I was spending some quality time with my Boxster today- changed the plugs and re-torqued any bolt I could get to under the car.

I decided to remove the aluminum plate and braces to clean them and get a better look at the transmission to change the fluid/oil tomorrow. I noticed some stray holes in the trans and one that clearly needed a bolt. In the attached picture I am missing "G" all other bolts are in place and tight (thank goodness)

So this tells me:

1. Someone has probably removed my transmission in the past....not a bad thing.
2. The Germans had a bolt shortage sometime in 97.

Has anyone run into this on their box?


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Old 10-13-2012, 07:17 PM   #2
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:26 PM   #3
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Thanks 73

Guess I should have done a search first! Thanks for the thread.

Looks like I should refer to it as a "plug" rather than a bolt.
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Just noticed the other day, bolt G missing, 2001 base man, no evidence the trans has been removed previously, must have left factory like that.
Any way a M12 X70 X 1.5 went in and torqued up OK.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:20 AM   #5
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Just noticed the other day, bolt G missing, 2001 base man, no evidence the trans has been removed previously, must have left factory like that.
Any way a M12 X70 X 1.5 went in and torqued up OK.

I'd take it back out if I were you. The Germans don't do things willy nilly, if it left without that bolt there's likely a better reason than oopsie, especially since it's a feature of so many production cars.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:32 PM   #6
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Seems we are having a few threads about this bolt....hmmm? I ordered mine from Pelican and put it in during my build. Don't like leaving holes that are designed to be secured.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:18 PM   #7
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Bentley manual diagrams is missing the bolt as well. Seems to be intentional.

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