This article is a summary of a YouTube video "BIG Mistake? Porsche Boxster S M96 Core Engine Teardown. What Happened Here?" by I Do Cars

Disassembling a Porsche Boxer S Engine

TLDRIn this video, we disassemble a Porsche Boxer S engine. We encounter some loose parts and worn components but overall, the engine seems to be in decent condition.

Key insights

The Porsche Boxer S engine is notorious for certain problems, such as intermediate shaft bearing failure and bore scoring.

Some components in the engine, such as the intake cam, were found to be loose.

The engine has some wear, but it is not severe and does not indicate any major issues.

The timing guides and other components are in good condition.

Overall, the disassembly process is progressing smoothly.

Q&A

What are the common problems with Porsche Boxer S engines?

The Porsche Boxer S engine is known for issues such as intermediate shaft bearing failure, bore scoring, cracked cylinder heads, and bad air oil separators.

Are loose parts a common issue with Porsche Boxer S engines?

Loose parts may indicate previous disassembly or improper maintenance, but it's not necessarily a common problem.

Is engine wear always a sign of major issues?

Engine wear is common over time, but it doesn't always indicate major problems. In this case, the wear is not severe.

Are the timing guides in good condition?

Yes, the timing guides and other components are in good condition.

How is the overall disassembly process going?

The disassembly process is progressing smoothly and without major complications.

Timestamped Summary

00:00Introduction: We are disassembling a Porsche Boxer S engine that was returned after being sold 6 months ago.

01:18The Porsche Boxer S engine is known for common problems like intermediate shaft bearing failure and bore scoring.

12:36Loose parts were found during the disassembly process, suggesting previous disassembly or improper maintenance.

15:51The wear and tear on the engine is not severe and does not indicate major issues.

16:40The timing guides and other components are in good condition.

17:29The disassembly process is progressing smoothly without major complications.