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Old 02-28-2018, 09:36 PM   #1
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Well, I found an interesting part that I have actually been looking for for a while. This is an actual Porsche part that you may find at your local dealer, but I bet even the techs won't know what exactly it is. From the dust on this one, I don't think that it has ever been on a car.



Soooo, what is it? For extra credit, give the part number.

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Old 02-28-2018, 10:09 PM   #2
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It would appear to be an engine cover (PN: 986 513 011 01), that someone has cut a giant hole into.
Although, it is missing the latch points for the carpet. Some kind of dealer testing part?
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I'm thinking due to the proximity of the cut out, around the TB, that It's some kind of a ram air or scoop opening.
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Took a few minutes, but I found it!
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Helpful but not this......

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Old 03-01-2018, 05:23 AM   #6
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Took a few minutes, but I found it!
Yeah, but what is it really?!
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Old 03-01-2018, 07:39 AM   #7
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Took a few minutes, but I found it!
rick3000 gets the prize! Yes, that is it. It is not listed as a Boxster part per se, but rather a tool. It is basically just a Boxster engine cover without the heat shield, etc., with a large opening and two flexible flaps screwed on. It allows you to use a pressure washer and see what you are doing without getting water into the car. A great idea IMO! I will see how useful it actually is. This one had sat in the tool room unused of a local dealer (since closed down) probably since the 986 came out.
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Here is the bottom:



Maybe now Woody can have a use for the pile of Boxster engine covers he no doubt has.
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Very cool
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The most interesting part (pardon the pun) of this item is that Porsche created such a thing and actually thought it useful enough to assign a p/n....not that it isn't/wouldn't be useful, but boy is it pretty specific and limited in use. Kind of makes you wonder what other bizarre items are lurking in the p/n list, or items that may have been assigned an actual p/n by Porsche but were never listed.
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The most interesting part (pardon the pun) of this item is that Porsche created such a thing and actually thought it useful enough to assign a p/n....not that it isn't/wouldn't be useful, but boy is it pretty specific and limited in use. Kind of makes you wonder what other bizarre items are lurking in the p/n list, or items that may have been assigned an actual p/n by Porsche but were never listed.
It's not a "part" it's a special tool ... all of which are pretty bizarre.
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Really interesting and kind of bizarre at the same time!
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I'm trying to picture actually using that "tool"...
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I'm trying to picture actually using that "tool"...
Me too. It doesn't seem like it would really give you much access.
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no doubt every dealer received this expensive tool under the essential tool program from Porsche, only to put it on a shelf.
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Old 03-26-2018, 07:29 PM   #16
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if anyone is into collecting odd Porsche bits and wants one of these, just stumbled across one on ebay...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-Special-Tool-9635-Jetwashing-986-Boxster-Engines-/253039954183?hash=item3aea5b4907

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