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Old 02-23-2016, 12:30 AM   #1
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986 Boxster s 6 speed - Fit detent or not?

I have recently purchased but not yet collected a 2003 Boxster s. I am aware that these boxes can develop a syncro issue with second gear. The box on the car I will be collecting soon is fine.

PORSCHE TRANSMISSION 996 or BOXSTER DETENT-NEW *FIXES 2ND GEAR Pop Out! | eBay

Should I fit the detent as recommended when you google the issue?
Anyone have any experience of doing the job?
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:34 AM   #2
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No need to do this proactively. If your gearbox shifts normally, go drive!

My 2000S developed the 2nd gear problems a few years ago. I replaced the detent and have been fine since.
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I fitted one of these almost 2 years ago.
I had a mild crunching on my initial 1-2 shift of the day with a cold transmission. I have a feeling it was more gear clash than anything else because of cold fluid, but I digress.
Since then, no more of that silliness after putting in the GBox detent.
A bit of a PITA to get at, but doable with the transmission in the car.
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Old 02-23-2016, 04:21 PM   #4
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I did mine with the tranny in the car.

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You look at where its at and say "No Way!"
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Old 02-23-2016, 05:54 PM   #5
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There is a new improved one from CMS.Mentioned by GTgears and BYProdriver who seem to be very knowledgeable.
CMS PORSCHE 996 SHIFT ARRESTER – California Motorsports Inc
If you have no 2nd gear problems, the old(cheaper) design may be O.K.????

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Old 02-23-2016, 07:49 PM   #7
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Problem is that the 2nd gear pop-out is a miles/use related defect. Once it starts poping out of 2nd gear ,there is very little chance you'll be able to solve the problem with just an external detent. So it is a prudent preventative measure if you plan to keep the car beyond 100K miles?
Perhaps others have an alternative solution? Dismantling and repairing a 6 speed is a complex task requiring special tools and skills.Very expensive.
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