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Old 08-27-2021, 01:37 AM   #1
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987S Engine rebuild

I bougt a nice 987s with broken engine, and now im up to make a good overhaul at the engine

The engine was in good shape with all service records stamped until the second owner bought it and went to a local "mechanic" (plumber), This plumber was supposed to repair a oil leak from the IMS shaft seal.
He swapped the seal and somehow he put the camshafts out of timing...
When he started the engine hi heard some crunch sound (two broken exhaust valves) so he pulled out the engine again for inspection but when it had it out, he succeed to drop the engine upside down like a toast with the marmalade down, crashing the intake manifolds. Then he realised he was in a problem and then he called me in to help him out, as he told me this story a just have to laugh and tell him that if this was my car i would have his balls chop off.

So I helped and bought the car at a good price


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I bougt a nice 987s with broken engine, and now im up to make a good overhaul at the engine



The engine was in good shape with all service records stamped until the second owner bought it and went to a local "mechanic" (plumber), This plumber was supposed to repair a oil leak from the IMS shaft seal.

He swapped the seal and somehow he put the camshafts out of timing...

When he started the engine hi heard some crunch sound (two broken exhaust valves) so he pulled out the engine again for inspection but when it had it out, he succeed to drop the engine upside down like a toast with the marmalade down, crashing the intake manifolds. Then he realised he was in a problem and then he called me in to help him out, as he told me this story a just have to laugh and tell him that if this was my car i would have his balls chop off.



So I helped and bought the car at a good price

That's the funniest damn thing I've heard all week! Good fortunes for you sir! I can't wait to see how this goes.

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Old 08-28-2021, 04:58 PM   #3
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Sweet looking 987!
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Old 08-30-2021, 02:59 AM   #4
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Damaged parts

As Porsche engines has very poor quality (told by the plumber mechanic) what was broken when he dropped the motor at the floor was this..



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Exhaust valves

Just Imaginate the plumbers face when he turned the ignition key (with the camshaft out of timing) and hear how the pistons vas bending and breaking exhaust valves....
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Old 08-30-2021, 11:32 PM   #6
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Iím a bit confused about how to measure the weight of the piston to be available to order a new unit!



I have seen that there is two different piston models 466-472g and 460-466g.

As you can see my piston weights 544g with rings, clip and pin.

Am Iím wrong weighting the piston together with rings, clips and pin?



Or is my old scale wrong??
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I think that the piston weight is the piston by itself
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987 3.2 Piston weight

Sorry my fault! didnít read it well, the correct weights for new factory pistons is:
A. 535-541g Ref 99610303215
B. 541-547g Ref 99610303216.
As my pistons weights 544g they belong to the second group Ref 99610303216.
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you may want to try to weigh it without the rings, clip, and pin. the rings and clip probably don't weigh much but ill bet removing the wrist pin is enough to drop you down a weight class
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Part ordes

I found a nice looking used manifould at ebay at good price.

I have ordered also new:
Piston rings
Gasket set
Exhaust valves
A reforced IMS
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You may want to look at a 996 intake setup. It's an easy modification with the motor out. Used with the 3.2 airrbox and MAF housing won't make a difference, but pairing it with a 996 tune, 987 airrbox and 3.25" diameter MAF housing will.

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You may want to look at a 996 intake setup. It's an easy modification with the motor out. Used with the 3.2 airrbox and MAF housing won't make a difference, but pairing it with a 996 tune, 987 airrbox and 3.25" diameter MAF housing will.

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Thatís sound interesting, What part from which car?
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sorry, i should correct what i said. i keep forgetting that this is a 987, not a 986, so you already have the larger airbox and MAF housing. so what you would need is the intake runner and larger TB. You would not need a new tune since your DME is already mapped to the larger MAF housing.


heres the intake runner with plenum:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/143989781053?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=143989781053&targetid=1263094005266&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9014819&poi=&campaignid=13917615559&mkgroupid=128459919281&rlsatarget=pla-1263094005266&abcId=9300613&merchantid=101683722&gclid=Cj0KCQjw7MGJBhD-ARIsAMZ0eev2eRFC-V6wNTXswMrcO6qwabCsnFGCH4xgQeP0SFP5NH7UIQC3uQgaAue uEALw_wcB

you sohuld be able to pair that to an 82mm TB.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJJ9FP2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1


On the 986, there is a pretty big discrepancy between power outputs for the 3.2 and 3.4 motors, which with all else being equal is likely due to the much smaller intake and TB between the 986 and 996.

The 987 airbox is much larger than the 986, and has a 3.25"MAF hosuing already, so you would just need a 78 or 82mm Bosch TB and the 996 intake plenum/runner.
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But this is my first watercooled boxer six so this is new to me, But I suppose itīs also have to do with valve size and cylinder head intakes etc...
What is the win?
My engine will just have sport air filter, race exhaust manifolds and 200cell cats, nothing more at the moment.


On the 986, there is a pretty big discrepancy between power outputs for the 3.2 and 3.4 motors, which with all else being equal is likely due to the much smaller intake and TB between the 986 and 996.

The 987 airbox is much larger than the 986, and has a 3.25"MAF hosuing already, so you would just need a 78 or 82mm Bosch TB and the 996 intake plenum/runner.[/QUOTE]
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In the 986/996 models, the 3.2 and 3.4 L have the same valve sizes. I don't think the valve sizes were increased on the 987 until they put the 3.4 in the cayman s, but I don't know that for sure.
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intake manifolds

Iīm very interested about the intake manifolds as I have to substitute mine,
What plug and play options existe to improve the 987s manifolds (lowcost..)?
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What size is the TB and plenum legs (to each bank manifold) on the 987 intake plenum? And is your goal to have an OEM type package or are you gonna go renegade?

If it were my build and I were sticking with OEM, I would use a 987 airbx, 3.5" intake tubing, 78mm or 82mm TB connected to a plenum that is 3.25 or 3.5" in diameter. A new Bosch 82mm TB cost me about$200 a year ago. The 996 plenums are 3.5" but are a straight T shape instead of the curved T. If you find an old DBW model they can be had for $25. For the intake tubing (from airbox to plenum) I would do it custom with silicone and aluminum to eliminate the resonator and reduce heat soak from the engine bay. That is as large as you can go physically given the space constraints and should be plenty for the engine and be will only cost$100 love you have all the angles figured out.

If you wanna go renegade, cut a hole into the trunk and do a short ram intake. Theyre loud, and lots of fun


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What size is the TB and plenum legs (to each bank manifold) on the 987 intake plenum? And is your goal to have an OEM type package or are you gonna go renegade?

If it were my build and I were sticking with OEM, I would use a 987 airbx, 3.5" intake tubing, 78mm or 82mm TB connected to a plenum that is 3.25 or 3.5" in diameter. A new Bosch 82mm TB cost me about$200 a year ago. The 996 plenums are 3.5" but are a straight T shape instead of the curved T. If you find an old DBW model they can be had for $25. For the intake tubing (from airbox to plenum) I would do it custom with silicone and aluminum to eliminate the resonator and reduce heat soak from the engine bay. That is as large as you can go physically given the space constraints and should be plenty for the engine and be will only cost$100 love you have all the angles figured out.

If you wanna go renegade, cut a hole into the trunk and do a short ram intake. Theyre loud, and lots of fun


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I havenít told but Iím good making composite parts for racing cars, therefor Iím considering making my own intake manifolds, just for some small hp gain and good looking (done it before).
I believe the easiest is just using de oem units making the with more capacity and ready to fit together with 996/997 items.
So the question is what parts to fit making a nice driving road car prepared for track days and fun?
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Whatís the differences between 996 and 986/987 3.2L intakes diameter?


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I've never laid hands on the 996 manifolds, but my understanding is that the piping is the same diameter but the legs are longer and makes the manifold sit up higher.

If you have the capability, you may be able to reproduce an x51 intake. There were different versions for the 996 and 997 cars. The 996 isnt markedly different from stock but does have wider legs that go from the manifold down to the valve cover. The 997 x51 is a totally difference animal altogether.

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