well, i'm still in shock and grieving a bit. my 05 boxster s went into self-destruct mode a few days ago. Intermediate Shaft failure - bearing shredded and sent metal all through the lubrication system and the pistons made contact with the valves (only 44k miles by the way). what i did not know was that the 987 kept using the M96 engine block for some of all 2005 models. even the porsche part number for the engine is designated as M97 (according to my mechanic) even though it's still an M96 block.
let's just says it sucks to be me. i'm big on preventative fixing especially when catastrophic engine failure is the likely result. but i never knew that was a problem i needed to prevent. anyway, an installed crate engine from porsche comes with an estimate of $17,000.
so my wife and i are weighing the options of repair versus selling for parts. i looked around online a bit already, but finding an 05 3.2 has been hard. l.a. dismantlers doesn't have one available. does anyone knew of good engine rebuilder who has modern porsche engine in stock?
if hadn't just move california, i could probably get a 996 motor in, but with all the inspections here, i doubt the car would be legal. darn you state of california.
any suggestions or guidance or hard-gained wisdom would greatly appreciated.