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Old 05-03-2013, 12:18 PM   #1
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Boxster Engine Swap in Houston, TX

Hey guys - im looking to swap an engine for my 2000 porsche boxster.. it currently has a 3.2 that is dead so im looking to replace it.. can anybody recommend somebody here in houston to do the work?? Engine may be repairable, I just thought it would be easier to swap one in since I dont really know anybody that could diagnose and fix.. Thanks for any guidance..

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Old 05-05-2013, 05:55 AM   #2
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Although I cannot help you find someone in Houston, the following link would give you some insight into what is involved: Pelican Technical Article: Boxster Engine Conversion Project - 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08). It focuses mainly on swapping the Boxster motor for a higher HP Carrera motor, but the idea is the same. Good luck and enjoy.
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Thanks darknight.. I am probably going to talk to one of the dealerships here in Houston to see what the cost would be for labor..
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:56 PM   #4
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You are only 876 miles from Jake Raby in Cleveland, GA.
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:09 PM   #5
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I don't know if they do engine swaps but you can sure ask.


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Old 05-06-2013, 04:24 PM   #6
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You have an alternative in Austin.

Danny my mechanic buddy has done more than a dozen rebuilds.

He might also have a couple engines already partially rebuilt.

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Old 05-07-2013, 01:14 PM   #7
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How did the 3.2 fail. I live in Houston< I am by no means an expert but I do know my way around the 3.2. I have a 2000 boxster s that I work on myself and I have been elbow deep into the motor. The pelican parts article is a good source of knowledge I would be sure to change the IMS before installing the other motor. It all depends on what you want out of the motor and how deep your pockets are.

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