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Old 04-02-2013, 07:39 AM   #1
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What is this bracket?

The title is pretty self-explanatory. I was tinkering with my new 2000 Boxster S, and I noticed this bracket on the right side of the throttle body. It looks there had been something there previously, as the threads are still really shiny. What is it for?



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Old 04-02-2013, 08:03 AM   #2
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There's a photo of one doing something on this thread:

http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/19773-air-oil-separator-problem.html
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:58 AM   #3
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Is that bracket doing something in the other picture? Every picture I've found seems to show an empty bracket. Is it for an option that nobody wanted?
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:14 PM   #4
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this bracket (AKA reteiner bar)has several functionalists.
1. anchor for engine support bar.
2. mount for e-gas TB bracket.
3. mount for PSE solenoid bracket.
edit: 4. bracket for tiptronic transmission cable.

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Old 04-02-2013, 05:46 PM   #5
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In my car it supported the throttle body. With the larger TB its gone.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:51 PM   #6
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+1 for the TB
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this bracket (AKA reteiner bar)has several functionalists.
1. anchor for engine support bar.
2. mount for e-gas TB bracket.
3. mount for PSE solenoid bracket.
Hmmm if I put pse on my car will I have a problem with this not being there?
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:04 AM   #8
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Hmmm if I put pse on my car will I have a problem with this not being there?
not really.
you can locate the solenoid wherever you want.
however, you will need it if one day you will need to do a clutch job.
that bracket is suppose to connect to the engine support bar.



i also found out that with tip trans there is another bracket that attached to it.
but you are not going tip right ?

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Old 04-03-2013, 08:34 AM   #9
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That is clearly the upper income bracket.

Please immediately send 33% of your income to the government.

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Old 04-03-2013, 11:39 AM   #10
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not really.
you can locate the solenoid wherever you want.
however, you will need it if one day you will need to do a clutch job.
that bracket is suppose to connect to the engine support bar.



i also found out that with tip trans there is another bracket that attached to it.
but you are not going tip right ?
It did look like an engine lift eye but I thought it to be way too thin!!
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:15 AM   #11
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I guess I get that it CAN be used for a lot of things, but I don't see why it has those two empty threads on them. What bolts "originally" went through those threads, and why? If anyone has photographic evidence, I'd love to see it. At least one inquiring mind wants to know. Haha!

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