Hot!Boxster 987 Engine Rebuild -any advice?

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2019/02/06 10:19:24 (permalink)

Boxster 987 Engine Rebuild -any advice?

I‘ve just had my IMS bearing blow on my 2005 Boxster S and now facing an estimated £7k rebuild cost with local independent Porsche specialist. Any views on advantages of using a engine rebuild specialist,can i shave the cost without compromising rebuild quality and general recommendations/considerations?
many thanks
Paul H 
 

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    Motorhead
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    Re: Boxster 987 Engine Rebuild -any advice? 2019/02/06 11:59:03 (permalink)
    Sorry to hear about your problem Paul.
     
    I'd be inclined to discuss your requirements with Hartech https://www.hartech.org/
     
    They have extensive experience repairing the modern watercooled Porsche engines and can give you some advice and possible costs for repairs.
     
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    Re: Boxster 987 Engine Rebuild -any advice? 2019/02/06 13:05:00 (permalink)
    PaulAH
    I‘ve just had my IMS bearing blow on my 2005 Boxster S and now facing an estimated £7k rebuild cost with local independent Porsche specialist. Any views on advantages of using a engine rebuild specialist,can i shave the cost without compromising rebuild quality and general recommendations/considerations?
    many thanks
    Paul H 
     
    I agree with Jeff, Harteck  rebuilt my engine on a 987.1 3.2 S last year and did a magnificent job. Helpful, honest and  what grant doesn’t know about these engines it’s not worth knowing 
     
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    Re: Boxster 987 Engine Rebuild -any advice? 2019/02/06 15:02:50 (permalink)
    Sorry to hear this Paul.
    Give Steve Winter our technical guy a call at JazPorsche. Does a really great job and knows his Boxsters.
    steve@jazweb.co.uk
     
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    Re: Boxster 987 Engine Rebuild -any advice? 2019/02/10 11:23:14 (permalink)
    Sorry to hear Paul,will you keep us posted on any conclusions and what you decided to do/go with and why?
    post edited by peter2704 - 2019/02/10 16:24:54
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    Re: Boxster 987 Engine Rebuild -any advice? 2019/02/10 12:03:23 (permalink)
    Thanks all for coming back to me. I spoke to several garages, all were helpful but I think am going to go with Grant at  Hartech as they seem to have in-depth rebuild expertise.
    Paul
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    Re: Boxster 987 Engine Rebuild -any advice? 2019/02/10 16:25:51 (permalink)
    What would the approx costs be to rebuild ? I think this is my greatest fear of porsche ownership
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    Re: Boxster 987 Engine Rebuild -any advice? 2019/02/10 20:20:41 (permalink)
    depends on extent of engine damage when it’s stripped down, if not much damage circa £7.5k. Painful, in hindsight due to risk I would avoid pre 2006 models when they fixed the ims problem.
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    Re: Boxster 987 Engine Rebuild -any advice? 2019/02/11 15:37:42 (permalink)
    Really sorry to hear this if your car is a 2005 model I would be interested to know what IMS bearing is fitted to your car as this was the cross over year for the generation 3 bearing fitted which is bigger and fatter (mine has this bearing 2006)
     
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