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Porsche Boxster / 996 Engine Teardown & Disassembly
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Difficulty Level: 4
Difficulty scale: Adding air to your tires is level one
Rebuilding a Porsche Motor is level ten

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The removal of the camshaft cover / camshafts / cylinder head is the same on the other side, so Ray from Callas Rennsport removed the opposite side while I ducked out for some lunch.  When I got back, this is what the engine now looked like.
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On the front, we have the crankshaft pulley and the water pump.  We had installed a new water pump to write up a tech article on it - that's why the pump looks brand new.
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Another shot of the corner.
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New water pump here.
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Opposite corner.
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Another shot of the cylinder where the valve dropped.
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Top of the engine above the crankshaft pulley.
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Front corner of the engine showing some of the stuff that we'll be removing shortly.
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Here's the upper chain ramp - we'll remove that shortly.
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Lower chain ramp (and upper).
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Here's the oil pump removed from the engine.  A few small bolts hold this in place.  Remove them, and it should be able to simply be plucked off.
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Oil pump gears.  These looked surprisingly clean considering the amount of damage that this engine had.
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Here's a shot of the oil pump with our nice photo-paper background.
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Piston top looking pretty dirty.
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Ooops, it just slides out as there's no more rod attached!
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Bent the rod, and then snapped in two.
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The front of the piston is dirty, but surprisingly, the piston is very much intact.
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Another angle for the bent rod.
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Again, the piston is pretty much intact with almost no damage.
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Here's where it used to be.  I'm not sure whose nose that is.
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Close-up of where it used to be.
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Where it used to be in relation to the rest of the engine.
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There's the other half in there somewhere.
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Okay, so now let's remove the front oil pump housing from the engine.
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With the bolts removed, it simply lifts off.
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While we're in this area, we can remove that new water pump we had recently put on there.
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Time to start removing the case bolts.
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This is a little better shot of the bolt in the previous photo.
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The oil pan on the bottom of the motor needs to be removed before splitting the case.  This was the last photo of the day before we broke for dinner.  The bearing puller for the intermediate shaft was due to be in the shop by 10:30AM, so we decided to leave off and continue tomorrow with the removal of the intermediate shaft bearing.
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