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View Poll Results: Have you ever got your 97 or 98 engine replaced?
Yes, I got my engine replaced (1997 Model). 1 20.00%
No, Never. I have a 1997 Model. 3 60.00%
Yes, I got my engine replaced (1998 Model). 0 0%
No, Never. I have a 1998 Model. 1 20.00%
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Old 11-29-2005, 08:50 PM   #1
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Have you ever got your engine replaced?

For 97/98 Boxster owners, have you ever got your engine replaced?

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Old 11-30-2005, 08:47 AM   #2
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It appears that less than a month before the dealer in Miami purchased my car at auction, a brand new engine was installed. The car had 84k on it. My mechanic estimated it was replaced so recently because the motor was so very, very clean, even after I had driven it from Miami to Houston, Texas, a 2200+ mile trip.

Because it had an original 5 speed transmission in it, I believe the reason I developed a 1st gear "braaaap" sound and notches in the first gear upon inspection is due to the new engine's torque compared to the first one. Old trannys often have a hard time keeping up with new engines. I replaced it with another used one with 30k on it and it's running fine now.

BTW, the dealer I bought the car from had no idea it had a new engine. He never tore down the carpet and sheild to inspect the engine from the top. He sold me the car for $15,500. I think a brand new engine would have cost well over $10k.

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