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Old 09-11-2021, 07:36 AM   #1
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WTB Porsche that needs work. Looking for a project.

I am looking for a project Boxster or any other Porsche. Very open on condition and options. Located in North East Pennsylvania, but willing to travel within reason. Please contact Scott at 570-351-1888

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Old 10-12-2021, 08:07 AM   #2
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Hey-I I've got a silver '99 Boxster with about 125,000 miles that needs a head gasket. It could also use new suspension bushings. Other than that, it works well. I even had the A/C recharged. Make me an offer.

P.S. You can still drive the car: For the moment it's only a small leak. It burns a little antifreeze. I'm in northern NJ.

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Old 10-12-2021, 11:40 AM   #3
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Hey-I I've got a silver '99 Boxster with about 125,000 miles that needs a head gasket. It could also use new suspension bushings. Other than that, it works well. I even had the A/C recharged. Make me an offer.

P.S. You can still drive the car: For the moment it's only a small leak. It burns a little antifreeze. I'm in northern NJ.
Head gasket?

What were the symptoms? How do you know it's the head gasket?
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Head gasket?

What were the symptoms? How do you know it's the head gasket?
With M96s "Needs a head gasket." means "You're going to need to install a new head gasket after you replace the cracked head."
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The above posters are correct, in all the years I've run the shop, we have never seen a head gasket failure, but we have seen a lot of cracked heads; simply because the steel head gaskets are stronger than the head or engine cases. It isn't a head gasket.............
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Head gasket?

What were the symptoms? How do you know it's the head gasket?
Two cylinders in the left bank create lower compression than the other four, and antifreeze came out the tailpipe from that bank when I did a pressure test on the cooling system.
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The above posters are correct, in all the years I've run the shop, we have never seen a head gasket failure, but we have seen a lot of cracked heads; simply because the steel head gaskets are stronger than the head or engine cases. It isn't a head gasket.............
That's interesting. Is the only way to verify that by looking at the head for a crack?

Whatever the case, scottweins, it could be the head gasket or the entire head that needs replacing.

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