Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Performance and Technical chat

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-05-2021, 06:59 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Portland, TX
Posts: 45
Best place to buy used engine

I'm purchasing a replacement used engine in the next few weeks. What would the site recommend as a good place to purchase from?

I see a fair amount on Ebay, a couple used vendors, but looking for advice from the group as to what they have done in the past.

Edit* I also have a line on a used engine in a junkyard, but its been sitting since 2015. Worth looking at with 140k on it?


Last edited by Aanic; 04-05-2021 at 07:45 AM.
Aanic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2021, 09:49 AM   #2
Registered User
 
BYprodriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: O.C. CA
Posts: 3,664
Garage
Have you checked the For sale column on this forum ?
__________________
OE engine rebuilt,3.6 litre LN Engineering billet sleeves,triple row IMSB,LN rods. Deep sump oil pan with DT40 oil.
BYprodriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2021, 10:02 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Portland, TX
Posts: 45
I have, didn't see any current postings for a 2.5l. If one comes up I'll keep money in house first of course, but if there aren't any listed then I've got to go out to go look.
Aanic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2021, 11:14 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Belton, Texas
Posts: 50
I just picked up a 3.2 locally but think I found a different engine I’d like to pick up. Let me know if you might be interested. I’ll be looking at the other engine later this week. PM me if you want and I’ll give you my cell.
Shawn
__________________
-1999 Boxster 3.4L m96 swap/ Coilovers/ GT3 arms/ adjustable rear toe links/ Tarret rear bar, boxster s front bar/ 17 Fikse wheels- (Daily fun car)
-2002 911 Turbo -JRZ RS Pro coilovers/ GMG swaybars /Full RSS control arms and toe kit/ Billet k16s/ Markski turbo inlet pipe, tune, and intercoolers/ GT3 seats w/ red GT3 belts/ CCW classics
Sveach756 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2021, 03:25 AM   #5
1998 Boxster Silver/Red
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: 92262
Posts: 2,267
If you plan on keeping your car for a long time you might take a look at ByPros engine.
__________________
1998 Porsche Boxster
1986 BMW 325es
2012 Ford Edge Sport
Starter986 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2021, 07:00 AM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 104
Garage
I would definitely get one with history, and the more local the better. I bought one online through a forum contact which ended up having intermix, which I discovered after installing it. So I got to do two changes, not one. Not a fun day or month.
__________________
A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
-H. L. Mencken
Newsguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2021, 08:11 AM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: KY
Posts: 290
Have you considered swapping in a non-m96 motor? Audi v8, for example...

Sent from my POCOPHONE F1 using Tapatalk

__________________
2000 Box Base, currently undergoing renegade modifications
When the owners manual says that the laws of physics can't be broken by this car, I took it as a challenge...
ike84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page