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Old 08-23-2005, 08:46 AM   #1
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2000 boxster 2.7

i know 97-99 models have engin issue.. seize up

what about 2000... is there a production date or period i should worry about and look out for??

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Old 08-23-2005, 09:07 AM   #2
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Honestly I don't think any year of Boxster has statistically significant major engine issues. The RMS leak is the most common problem and while not exactly clean, convenient, or encouraging, doesn't really indicate anything catastrophic.
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Old 08-23-2005, 12:21 PM   #3
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There's a build-date period from October, 1998-March, 1999 that you want to avoid. There was a problem with the engine block casting plant and they used some slightly imperfect and repaired blocks. Those are the ones that have had the siginificantly higher failures according to Panorama magazine.

Over all, I don't think full engine failure is a "problem". All car models have similar failure rates, you just don't hear about it because nobody goes to a forum and talks about their Dodge. It really sucks for the few that it happens to, though.

Personally, if my engine goes someday, I'll put a new one in and keep her going just because I love the car so much. Won't do that with the Dodge.

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