Had this little Boxster come in (ok I towed it in, lol) with a coolant leak and rattle in the motor. Pretty common for the waterpump bearing to fail and start leaking as well as rattling like crazy. With 90k miles on it, i’d say this waterpump had a good life. Like the 944, these pumps should be replaced as a maintenance item. Whenever we do a belt change, we try and inspect the pump as closely as we can …

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Had this little Boxster come in the other day to finish it’s 60k service which required changing the spark plugs and the accessory drive belt. Pretty straight forward repair. Opening the front up to get to the belt. Oil change with the obligatory magnetic drain plug installed. This will help us monitor the intermediate shaft bearing for debris. Pretty common issue with the 996/986/997/987 are the coilpack connector clip becoming brittle and breaking off. This one had a broken clip …

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Knocked out the 105k service on this boxster earlier this week. Filters, oil change, inspection, brake flush, the usual. On the inspection, I found a torn CV boot on the driver side, so we decided to pull all the axles and replace all 4 boots and re-grease the joints. It is a pretty big job on a boxster since the subframe shield and exhaust need to come apart in order to drop the axles out. Since the car has a …

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Pretty standard repair around these parts. A little white smoke out the exhaust, some odd running issues due to a vacuum leak. Meh, not the end of the world. Side of the engine gives you access to part of the OAS. And the top is the other part. And out of the car……..and because we can, we cut it open to inspect the innards. Which has a nice tear in it. Back together with a new OAS and we should …

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Had this Boxster S come in for it’s 60k service this week. Got it knocked out and back to the owner, ready for another 60k ūüôā Driver’s side bank was covered in oil, pretty typical with the spark plug tube seals. Removing the coilpacks to replace the plugs and tube seals. Not horrible, but ready for a change. Cabin filter was about 10x heavier with buildup than the replacement new filter, lol. New one install Then it was on to …

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This problem has been popping up on a very regular basis on the Boxster and 996 engines.¬† So much, that I think I am going to start recommending waterpump replacement at about the 80k¬†mile or¬†10 year¬†mark as that is about when they seem to be failing. Failure can be leakage from the bearing weep hole, and if that is let go for more than a few days, the bearing and impeller are going to explode. Not a pretty sight. We …

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Track season is still going strong. ¬†Don’t forget these upcoming events!   Sept 19/20th. ¬†RPM/MAM Great Plains Region PCA HPDE event. ¬†Finishing off the year for the GPRPCA with a last event at RPM/MAM just south of council bluffs. ¬†Great track for beginners or advanced alike. Sept 26/27th. ¬†KS Speedway. ¬†NASA Race/HPDE/Hyperdrive. ¬†Great event to run the KS speedway and infield course. ¬†World class facilities and of course close to home. ¬†HPDE novice levels are filling up fast. ¬†Always a …

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2.5L Refresh

A little project I have been working on in my spare time. We tore down a spare 2.5L engine we had and are refreshing it for a backup motor for the SPEC Boxster. This was a motor we ran for a season before pulling out of the car. Everything looked great in the engine, so we didn’t have to do any major surgery or component replacement such as an intermediate shaft. Crankshaft carrier receiving new bearings. And assembled with bank …

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February has been a bit of a busy month, catching up on a lot of big projects in addition to the daily stuff that has been coming through with the unusually nice weather. Before track season slips up on us, I needed to get the next build finished which will be a 2006 Cayman S. For now we will be keeping it a semi street/track car, but maybe i’ll get my way in the future and get to gut the …

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The holidays have come and gone, a little time off, and we are back at it. We have been knocking out a lot of daily driver work the last couple of weeks as the weather has turned cold, and people have put away their Porsches for the winter. A lot of projects ongoing though, a couple of engine rebuilds, race car prep, SPEC boxster cage almost done, amongst endless other work. While we aren’t experts on everything non Porsche that …

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