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Old 08-23-2015, 12:41 PM   #1
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Sorry for the newb question...

... but I have heard our cars described as 986.1 or 986.2. Anyone care to enlighten me? Thanks in advance!

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Old 08-23-2015, 12:50 PM   #2
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The 986.1 would be the 1997-2002 years, and the 986.2 the 2003-2004 years.
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Old 08-23-2015, 12:55 PM   #3
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Thank you, sir!
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Old 08-23-2015, 03:16 PM   #4
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There are really three generations of 986;

986.1 - 2.5L cars, 1997-1999
986.2 - 2.7L base and the 3.2L S, 2000-2002
986.3 - Same engines as Gen 2 with glass window, glove box, etc, 2003-2004

But I agree with Deserion that most commonly the break is 1997-2002 and 2003-2004.
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Old 08-23-2015, 03:45 PM   #5
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I think the change in the headlight and tailight (from amber to clear) is also part of the facelift to 986.2, correct?
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Can't help with the .1, .2, .3 designations, but the 03, and 04 have a different engine than earlier models in that the variocam is hydraulic like the 987 instead of electric like the earlier models.

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