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Old 02-01-2017, 07:34 AM   #1
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Newbie Option Code ??

I have been lurking around the forum for about 6 months and this is my first post. I am looking to buy a Boxster soon. I found a 2000 Boxster S that is looking pretty good, it only has around 68k. I don't have any service history with the vehicle, so it makes me a little nervous. Working with the dealer to get a PPI done. I am looking for more info on decoding of the options. I did a search and found the list of option codes and VIN # decoders, but it does not show all that I have listed on the label in the frunk. Also, is there any way to tell with date codes if this 986 would have dual row IMSB or not?




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There are online lists that cover all the options for this car, do a search and you will find everything you need.

On 2000-2001 cars, the only way to know which style IMS bearing is in the car is to pull it apart and look. All of the "online" methods (VIN numbers, build dates, phases of the moon, etc.) have all proven useless.
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Look for the 986 PET. The option codes are listed in section MSP-Pages.
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Download options file here: PorscheOptions.pdf
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Great! Thanks for the info. I will have to wait and see what the PPI finds.
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Let us know what the PPI shows. We love tagging along thru the purchase process!
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The PPI will not show the type of IMS the engine has. Unless the dealer can find an engine number showing a replacement and find out the date of the replacement which may give a hint. But, as JFP says, no sure thing especially in a 2000 which was a transition year.
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Heere ya go....

437 Comfort seat left
438 Comfort seat right
454 Automatic speed control
490 Hi-Fi sound system
513 Lumbar support - right seat
513 Driver's Seat Lumbar Support
537 Left seat with positrol and lumbar
551 Air Deflector (Cabriolet)
586 Lumbar support - left seat
680 Digital Sound
981 All leather lining
983 Leather seats front and rear
983 Leather seats front (NOT REAR)

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is there any way to tell with date codes if this 986 would have dual row IMSB or not?
The engine number is embossed on the case on the right (passenger) side of the car. Take a look at the below link for the engine number and corresponding bearing. However, it is well documented that this is often incorrect. Some 2000 have dual row and others have single rows. The only way to know is to drop the transmission and look at the flange.

http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Boxster_Tech/14-ENGINE-Intermediate_Shaft_Bearing/14-ENGINE-Intermediate_Shaft_Bearing.htm

Here is a link to locating the engine number;
http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/23965-engine-number-location.html
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