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Old 04-18-2016, 07:31 PM   #1
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My 99 3.4

I had her detailed today so I thought I should share. Years back I had a 2000 S, later a 79 SC and then was P-car less for five years. I found this 99 3.4 on craigslist so I picked it up. I have had it for over a year but didn't have much time for it until recently. It needed new fuel rails not long after I got it. A shop pulled the motor, resealed the usual stuff, new IMS, clutch kit and anything else that looked needed. Now that I have some time I will do the simpler stuff. So far front brakes and front speaker upgrade is all I have done. This Forum is a wealth of information, advice and entertaining banter. The knowledge, willingness to share and friendly atmosphere is appreciated!




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Old 04-18-2016, 07:57 PM   #2
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The wheels looked really sharp on your silver car!

No third radiator with the 3.4? Is overheating every and issue when it gets hot?
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Old 04-18-2016, 11:17 PM   #3
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The wheels looked really sharp on your silver car!

No third radiator with the 3.4? Is overheating every and issue when it gets hot?
Thanks! I should have grabbed a shot with the top down, they look so much better that way. There is about 70K on this set-up. I ran it at a speed adventures event at Fontana and the temp never passed 200, but it was a cool day. Today around town when it was 86 it hovered at 190. I don't have all the history but believe it saw primarily daily driver use with the previous owners. It has been in San Diego and Orange County its entire life. Someone in San Diego did the original install, most likely between 2000 & 2002. Vision Quest Motors in the OC serviced it between 2007 and 2014. They shared those service records with the consent of the owner. No overheating issues in those records. I have only put about 3k on the car and had no issues, yet I do share that concern. Third radiator upgrade is under consideration as well as a couple other items. The Slippery Slope!!
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Old 04-19-2016, 05:31 AM   #4
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The wheels looked really sharp on your silver car!

No third radiator with the 3.4? Is overheating every and issue when it gets hot?
I don't think many 996's came with the middle radiator unless it was an auto. Strange that Porsche would put them on the 986 S but not their flagship 911
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ok, here's when I show my ignorance: I thought Boxsters only came in 2.5,2.7 and 3.2...what am I missing here?
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ok, here's when I show my ignorance: I thought Boxsters only came in 2.5,2.7 and 3.2...what am I missing here?
An engine transplant from a 996.
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I don't think many 996's came with the middle radiator unless it was an auto. Strange that Porsche would put them on the 986 S but not their flagship 911
Once again good info from the forum, thanks!
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