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Old 06-17-2015, 11:48 AM   #1
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Hi got a98 Boxster base with 3,4 Carrera engine and lost power and a cloud of smoke, so towed it home and got underneath. And there it was the cam chain failed and went threw the valve cover. After investigation not a single bent valve, only damage is the valve cover and cam shaft sprockets. Any one selling 2000-2001 Boxster cams and cam chain.

I have a 2001 996 C2 as well that I rebuild the engine on this winter due to cylinder scoring. (had it for 2 months dealer said sorry)


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Old 06-17-2015, 12:25 PM   #2
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Wow good that you shut it off quickly.

I have 3.4 cams & cam cover. That chain is cheap & you should buy new.
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Wow good that you shut it off quickly.

I have 3.4 cams & cam cover. That chain is cheap & you should buy new.
You cannot replace just the cam cover, the cam cover and cylinder head are machined together as a unit to create the cam bores.
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You cannot replace just the cam cover, the cam cover and cylinder head are machined together as a unit to create the cam bores.
I realize that but most people don't have a viable alternative. I do recommend checking the fit & clearances.
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:43 AM   #5
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Valve cover

I replaced just the valve cover on my 996 with a Boxster 2.7 valve cover and checked clearance off course
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Old 06-18-2015, 12:32 PM   #6
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I have a bin of stuff left over from an '01 2.7 that I didn't have the heart to scrap yet. The engine was full of debris from a broken rod. There is a cam cover at the bottom of the bin. I have no plans for it. Let me know if you want more info or pics.

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