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Old 07-17-2022, 02:11 AM   #1
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996 3.4 intake manifold on 986 boxster S

Hello. I own 2001 boxster s. My car has 3.4 heads. Since I don't have a 3.4 manifolds, I was using a 3.2 manifolds. Now I have 996 3.4 manifolds and I have them installed in their original holes in the heads. My problem is the right manifold is touching the top plate of the engine compartment (red marker) I think I need to lower the engine by 1.5" inch. I also thought of cutting the area where the manifold touches, but this time I think I can't pass the shifter cables from the top, I would have to tighten them under the manifold. I don't know which way to follow. Just lowering the front of the engine without touching the trans is it very difficult? Is there anyone who can help with this?





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Old 07-17-2022, 09:46 AM   #2
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If you search the forum you'll find that this topic is quite well covered. Lowering seem to be the way, search for details..

Btw, I thought the 3.4 heads where the same as 3.2... Maybe I'm wrong.
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Old 07-17-2022, 04:23 PM   #3
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Lowering the engine on an already lowered car is asking for trouble imo. If you don't believe me, crawl underneath and see how many of your transmission cooling fins are still intact.

I would cut the metal around the intake. If you keep it localized to the seal area, you will never notice the difference. Woody and I both did this to facilitate intake mods without problem. Running the shifter cables under the headers are inconsequential so long as you don't damage anything while threading the cables through.

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Old 07-19-2022, 01:55 AM   #4
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Lowering the engine on an already lowered car is asking for trouble imo. If you don't believe me, crawl underneath and see how many of your transmission cooling fins are still intact.

I would cut the metal around the intake. If you keep it localized to the seal area, you will never notice the difference. Woody and I both did this to facilitate intake mods without problem. Running the shifter cables under the headers are inconsequential so long as you don't damage anything while threading the cables through.

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Any pics of how you cut it?

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