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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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Remove the bolts that hold on the oil baffle / separator.
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Remove the guide for the main chain.
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This is the main sprocket of the intermediate shaft.
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Another shot of the intermediate shaft.
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You should be able to simply pick the intermediate shaft up and off of the crankshaft bearing housing.
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Here's the intermediate shaft and the two camshaft chains laid out on our photo backdrop.
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Close-up photo of the intermediate shaft sprocket.
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Here's the top of the oil baffle / separator.  It's a complicated one-piece plastic part.
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Oil baffle / separator removed.
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There's supposed to be a rod sticking out of here.
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This photo shows the crankshaft bearing housing.
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Another shot of the crankshaft bearing housing.
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This is something I hadn't seen before.  The bearing housing actually has a a steel insert cast into the aluminum.  This type of "insert molding" is presumably for strength around the bearing surfaces.
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All of these little torx bolts hold the crankshaft bearing housing together.
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The opposite side of the housing also has the steel inserts cast into the aluminum as well.
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Close-up of the bolts.
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Another shot of the crankshaft bearing housing assembly.
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Another shot of removing the bolts.
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Removing the torx bolts.
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Removing the torx bolts.
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Removing the torx bolts.
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Removing the torx bolts.
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