August 25, 2006
Final engine cost 13529USD
Picked up the car and the total cost was 13529USD. The replacement engine was 8300, I needed a new engine core also which was 2.3k and then labor, gaskets and tax. The dealer instructions were to keep the RPMs under 4.5k for the first 2000 miles :(
August 25, 2006 | Permalink
wow ... I'm scared reading the cost of the engine now. thats the price of a honda civic basically ! I have an '00 C2, with 2 RMSs, 1 intermediate ... no engine trouble as yet. What made you go ahead with the engine replacement? Did you ever think of just selling the car or trading it in?
Posted by: SK | Aug 25, 2006 5:56:11 PM
My extended warranty paid for it. I have 2 year factory warranty now on the engine and my transmission (that failed 5 weeks ago) so I'm keeping it for now. But, owning one of these without a warranty would scare me silly.
Posted by: Billy | Aug 25, 2006 6:16:42 PM
I had the same problem on an 8 year old Boxster with about 40/45000 kilometers. Mine was oil in the coolant, but my mechanic said the underlying problem was identical to that seen in innumerable 996 engine blow-outs seen over the past 2-3 years. He said the usual is coolant in the oil (as yours was), and I wanted to see how common this is. If you pull the block apart you can see the spot where problems usually arise.
Problem for me was running engine hard combined with hot weather (in Taiwan). We can be pretty sure they never race tested the 2.5l Boxster engine either.
Now getting upgraded to a brand new 3.2l by the end of this week, which is great, but if it makes you feel any better, US$ cost is about 20% higher than your replacement, and not insurable...
Posted by: BBW | Oct 11, 2006 5:40:29 AM
They just condemned my engine.
1999 Porsche C4
Apparently, there was oil in the coolant and coolant in the oil. Noone noticed until the coolant exploded and the engine overheated. Oil maintained, burned a little extra, but its an old engine.
If this is a Porsche problem, they should do somthing. My Toyota is over 300,000 miles on original everything.
Final price for Porsche $13,575 quote from dealer.
I'll keep you updated. Probably will happen this week 2/10.07
Posted by: MDG | Feb 10, 2007 3:18:18 PM