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2007 Cayman S engine removal

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Paulman PCGB Member
2019/11/21 23:43:52 (permalink)

2007 Cayman S engine removal

Hi to all members!
Time to take the engine out of my 987.1 as I have an oil leak which probably is coming from the rear oil seal. While I'm at it I will change the clutch and also have the IMS changed. Was wondering if there is someone who already took the engine out and can send me some suggestions / steps on how to do this as I'm new to Porsche. Is it worth to drop the engine together with the suspension? any type of help is greatly appreciated! If you have any links kindly forward them in reply to this thread.

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    Re: 2007 Cayman S engine removal 2019/11/22 08:51:51 (permalink)
    Hi Paul,
    Not something I've done I'm afraid but I'm not sure that it's necessary to remove the engine just to remove the rear main oil seal and clutch/flywheel; removal of the transmission should be sufficient. On the other hand if you have the later IMS bearing (I'm not sure if all Gen1 Caymans have that) then I think that it may require splitting the crankcase, in which case I suppose engine removal will be necessary.
    I suggest that you contact a recognised Porsche independent - or maybe Hartech who carry out a lot of engine rebuilds - for advice.
    Although this guide is for a Boxster, if you decide to go ahead then it should be of help. Sounds like a very big job.!


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