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Old 11-30-2016, 04:09 AM   #1
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Help ID part in engine compartment

As this is my first post some introductions at in order. I recently bought a 2001 Boxster S. I was told it was upgraded to a 3.6, but I haven't been able to confirm this. It definitely have a Boxster engine, and not a 996 motor.

As I serviced the car today I noticed a bracket that use to hold some or other component. The bracket is located in the top right hand side (facing the front of the car) of the engine bay.

I attach a photo of the bracket.

What was here, and do I need it?
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Old 11-30-2016, 04:59 AM   #2
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That is where the Secondary Air Pump mounts to.
It is an emissions devise that typically starts on Cold starts, runs for approximately 90 seconds to reduce emissions on a cold start.
I would be surprised there is no CEL. I think there is a CEL for a malfunction
I don't think not having it would effect engine performance
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I don't think Porsche ever made a 3.6L for the Boxster.
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I don't think Porsche ever made a 3.6L for the Boxster.
They didn't. I have heard of people putting a 3.4 liter from a 911 in a boxster, but I don't recall a 3.6 conversion. I think the 3.6 engines started in the 997 series 911 except for the GT3.

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996's had 3.6 starting in 2002
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996's had 3.6 starting in 2002
Oh my bad, I didn't realize that. Thanks for the correction
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I have read somewhere, possibly here, that some engine rebuilders can increase the volume to 3.6 l.

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Also isn't the SAI pump a US market thing. ROW didn't have one.
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Thank you for all the replies.

I have just confirmed with the good people at L&N Engineering that they did an IMS ceramic bearing on my engine, amongst other work.

They confirmed having sold all the parts for a conversion from 3.2 to 3.6. The conversion was done by a local Porsche expert.
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I may add that the cats were removed from the exhaust system.

KK2002S fortunately there are no CEL's
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