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Homeoboxter 11-27-2018 08:26 PM

Blue boxster resurrection project
 
Hey Folks,

I bought this `99 Boxster a few months ago with an engine suffering from an alleged catastrophic engine failure. I have literally zero experience with Porsches, so I thought it`s time to delve into this new challenge with the intention to fix the unsalvagable engine on my own. This is a low-budget project, and it`s not urgent as I don`t really need the car soon, in fact, I just bought it for fun. Anyway, I made some progress with the engine during which I made a bunch of pictures so I can remember where to put the parts back on. I thought I would share some of these pics in this thread and keep uploading more as the project goes on.

So, here`s the thing on the day I hauled it home:

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1543382203.jpg

It has a few dents and scratches here and there due to the storage. It`s been sitting in a garage for 11 years and has 100k miles in the meter.

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1543382258.jpg

Jacked up for engine removal:

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02/11543382660.jpg

To be continued..

redciv1 11-28-2018 04:24 AM

...and so it begins!!!

RedTele58 11-28-2018 08:45 AM

Cool! I'm in. Beautiful car.

Homeoboxter 11-28-2018 10:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RedTele58 (Post 584093)
Cool! I'm in. Beautiful car.

Thanks, if you look at it from far enough it seems immaculate :) It`s a pity it got scratched and dented during storage. I plan to to something to that large dent on the right fender at least.

RedTele58 11-28-2018 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Homeoboxter (Post 584100)
Thanks, if you look at it from far enough it seems immaculate :) It`s a pity it got scratched and dented during storage. I plan to to something to that large dent on the right fender at least.

It's on the top of the fender behind the headlight? You'd be amazed what a good paintless dent repair guy can do. For the scratches - get on Youtube and look around at some of the detail guys - Ammo NYC particularly. He does amazing work on original paint. Check his website out for his products.

I get a lot of satisfaction from bringing a dead Boxster back to life. It might not be the cheapest thing to do, but it's a very satisfying hobby.

If you run into problems, just ask the guys here on the board. There are a lot of smart guys that really know these cars.

Burg Boxster 11-28-2018 01:19 PM

Heck I'd be tempted to give that one a try myself w/ some good spoons. You can access area pretty easily after you pop the headlight pod out. Otherwise I guarantee a good PDR guy can knock that out in a snap.

If you don't know a great PDR guy, ask for referral at a high end dealer. Better yet, let them make their $25-50 on the deal too (will help you in building some goodwill if ever needed) and have them schedule on his/her next trip thru. The quality PDR and PPF gurus have premium dealers on a weekly paper route of sorts...

Good luck :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by RedTele58 (Post 584116)
It's on the top of the fender behind the headlight? You'd be amazed what a good paintless dent repair guy can do.


Homeoboxter 11-28-2018 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Burg Boxster (Post 584119)
Heck I'd be tempted to give that one a try myself w/ some good spoons. You can access area pretty easily after you pop the headlight pod out. Otherwise I guarantee a good PDR guy can knock that out in a snap.

If you don't know a great PDR guy, ask for referral at a high end dealer. Better yet, let them make their $25-50 on the deal too (will help you in building some goodwill if ever needed) and have them schedule on his/her next trip thru. The quality PDR and PPF gurus have premium dealers on a weekly paper route of sorts...

Good luck :)

Thanks! Just ordered a dent-pulling set from China, let`s see if I can make it worse!

Homeoboxter 11-28-2018 09:17 PM

Few more pics today. Here`s a shot of the engine. Dust everywhere, other than that everything seems to be there.

Homeoboxter 11-28-2018 09:22 PM

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1543472357.jpg
http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1543472394.jpg

Except for this: somebody must have been here before me..
http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1543472491.jpg
http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1543472532.jpg

Homeoboxter 11-28-2018 09:36 PM

I think the Boxster served as a perfect habitat for some critters. Most likely the same thing happened to this guy:
An Opossum in the Car Engine! Possum Under the Hood

Homeoboxter 11-29-2018 10:32 PM

Behind the seat shot of the engine:


http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1543561151.jpg


Bumper is off, time to remove the tranny. Still nice rear end though :)


http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1543561321.jpg


http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1543561525.jpg
http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1543561566.jpg

Easy peasy!
http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1543561811.jpg
http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1543561851.jpg

So far so good, let`s move now to the engine. Everything looks original and unmolested, ovearall in great shape. Coolant and engine oil looked good too, considering the 11 years sitting I guess that`s a good sign.

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1543561994.jpg
http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1543562036.jpg

Homeoboxter 11-29-2018 10:34 PM

Lowering the engine:

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1543562393.jpg

AC pump is hanging on its hoses aside:


http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1543562480.jpg

Oops, this is how NOT to drop the engine!


http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1543562580.jpg

I missed one hose, it got stuck and pulled the motor off the lift.. Amateur sloppyness.. :mad: And now what? How to get it out from there? More tomorrow.

BOOTLEG 11-30-2018 02:37 AM

No Brother-In-Law there to watch for hoses/wires?
Mine yelled "STOP" as I was lowering my own P Motor because he saw an attached hose.
This is what it looks like with BIL assistance.http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1543577832.jpg

BruceH 11-30-2018 05:29 AM

Thanks for the morning chuckles guys :D I love the BIL observer comment! This is a great thread, thanks for taking the time to post your project :cheers:

Homeoboxter 11-30-2018 06:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BOOTLEG (Post 584262)
No Brother-In-Law there to watch for hoses/wires?
Mine yelled "STOP" as I was lowering my own P Motor because he saw an attached hose.
This is what it looks like with BIL assistance.http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1543577832.jpg

No BIL here, but I`ll definitely get one next time! Apparently he also helps Boxster engines reproduce :)

BOOTLEG 11-30-2018 07:41 AM

some like women, he likes Boxsters. Claims he doesn't have to buy them dinner

Homeoboxter 11-30-2018 01:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BruceH (Post 584268)
Thanks for the morning chuckles guys :D I love the BIL observer comment! This is a great thread, thanks for taking the time to post your project :cheers:

Welcome to the thread, I`m glad you are enjoying it! I love to read similar posts and it`s not much effort to upload a few pics every day.

Homeoboxter 11-30-2018 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BOOTLEG (Post 584282)
some like women, he likes Boxsters. Claims he doesn't have to buy them dinner

Fair point! However, feeding these cars with parts seems to be pricey too..

Homeoboxter 12-01-2018 07:57 AM

Fallen-off engine shot from engine compartment:


http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1543681826.jpg


Pulling it up using an engine hoist:


http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02/21543682010.jpg


Rolling out on a furniture dolly:


http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02/1001543682481.jpg

Finally inside the garage:




http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02/1011543683359.jpg
http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02/1021543683393.jpg

Homeoboxter 12-01-2018 08:24 AM

Clutch off:

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02/1051543684571.jpg

Rivets were running on the pressure plate. Perhaps still the original clutch set?

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02/41543684258.jpg
http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02/51543684281.jpg
http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02/61543684305.jpg
http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02/1061543684732.jpg

RMS leak, or both RMS&IMS?

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02/71543684348.jpg
http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02/81543684381.jpg


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