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Old 10-22-2019, 02:31 PM   #1
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2002 s 3.2 engine

Does anybody know whether I can use 3.2 engine From 2002 can be used in 2003 or 2004 ?

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Old 10-22-2019, 03:28 PM   #2
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No, different variocam/engine management
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Old 10-23-2019, 05:33 AM   #3
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I'm guessing by your question that you need a 03/04 3.2. You'll have better luck finding a 02-05 3.6 for about the same price. More power is always a good thing
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Old 10-23-2019, 05:38 AM   #4
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Pelican has a great article about engine swap compatibility here:
https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Boxster_Tech/11-ENGINE-911_Engine_Swap/11-ENGINE-911_Engine_Swap.htm
But I agree with Woody; slap a 3.6 in there!
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I'm guessing by your question that you need a 03/04 3.2. You'll have better luck finding a 02-05 3.6 for about the same price. More power is always a good thing
Then it won't bolt right in without drilling & tapping new thread holes.
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Old 10-23-2019, 03:20 PM   #6
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Thanks guys
I have 2002 s with 3.2.
I had accident.

I am looking into taking the engine from the 2002 and find a roller to put that engine.
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They changed the engine configuration in 2003. The newer 3 chain engine uses motronics 7.8.
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NewArt is correct. If you want an easy plug&play option for a roller, you'll want a 2000-2002.
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Then it won't bolt right in without drilling & tapping new thread holes.
That's only if you're using a boxster intake. Super easy if you want to use the 986 intake but you're missing out on some hp if you skip on the 996 intake
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NewArt is correct. If you want an easy plug&play option for a roller, you'll want a 2000-2002.
Yep, life will be much easier using a 2000-02
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I guess I have start looking harder for 2000-2002
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Old 10-25-2019, 03:37 AM   #11
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Here’s a car for your engine. Tucson is a bit of a haul though.

https://tucson.craigslist.org/cto/d/2001-porsche-boxster/7002359724.html

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