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Old 01-30-2010, 07:58 PM   #1
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just bought 97 boxter 86,000 blew motor timing chain broke did not hot rod it baby it only had it 45 days origanal owner older man garaged it and took very good care of it i have had bmw lexus i would not have thought that with such low miles would blow motor any advice and what else should i be ready for
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:14 PM   #2
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the grammar gods work in mysterious ways I suppose
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:33 PM   #3
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dont need to be told that i cant type or spell great i no that stiil graduated from cal berkley and now have my phd just want some advise on the car
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:10 PM   #4
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just bought 97 boxter 86,000 blew motor timing chain broke did not hot rod it baby it only had it 45 days origanal owner older man garaged it and took very good care of it i have had bmw lexus i would not have thought that with such low miles would blow motor any advice and what else should i be ready for
Dump it and cut your losses. '97s aren't worth squat, certainly not worth putting a new motor in.
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:12 PM   #5
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well don't make it hard for the people that you are asking help from... it kinda puts them off and promotes the "next thread" attitude from most

a Phd and degree from Cal Berkeley (which you spelled wrong as well. who spells their own school wrong??) and you're getting grammar lessons from someone without a Bachelor's degree... says a lot I suppose...

your post deserves an equivalent response: "get a new motor"
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:26 AM   #6
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Yes a new motor would be in order. An attitude adjustment wouldn't hurt either.

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Old 01-31-2010, 06:18 AM   #7
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I'd bet it's the end of the line for this thread!
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Old 01-31-2010, 06:21 AM   #8
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The damage may be repairable. Have someone with some sense have a look at it.

Don't throw the car away, the 97s seem to be the best built of all Boxsters.
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:04 AM   #9
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Options, none good.

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Ouch!

Being a certified member of the "grammar police" I am loving this thread.

At least the OP did not use the wordette "prolly", that one gets my goat every time.

Spelling matters, grammar matters as both are directly related to Karma.
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i gus e prolly neds a nu ingeen...sur u cin find good' ens on eBay
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well don't make it hard for the people that you are asking help from... it kinda puts them off and promotes the "next thread" attitude from most a Phd and degree from Cal Berkeley (which you spelled wrong as well. who spells their own school wrong??)
Exactly. If somone wants a decent answer, they should take the time to type a decent question in a clear, readable fashion. Nobody spells their school wrong. If this guy has a Ph.d from Berkeley I'm Michael Schumacher.
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I'd bet it's the end of the line for this thread!
I stand corrected!
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