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dropin the motor/tranny

How hard is it for at home garage mechnic to drop the motor and tranny? 1-10, 10 being hard as hell. would like to hear from anybody who has done it out of their garage. also about how long it took to get it out. thanks
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I found it easier that other P-cars. Hard part is making sure you get all of the lines. I started on a friday evening, it was out by 10:00 sat morning, but I've dropped engines before, and the suspension and exhaust was already off (stripped the car for a race car)

Have you ever dropped an engine before?

Edit: I just saw your other post. Are you dropping it because you're worried about the IMS?
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wants to know

I would like to hear how long it takes an ambitious newb, to undertake this task.
i too have never dropped a motor, would like to get first hand knowledge from another motor tranny dropper virgin
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took me 1 1/2 days to drop engine and transmission refering to 101 projects for Porsche Boxster. I had it slightly easier though with the use of a 2 post car lift.

Don't forget to open both trunks and remove rear spoiler before removing battery. Also you will need to remove rear bumper to remove the exhaust rear box and also to unplug the rear O2 sensors after the cats.

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took me 1 1/2 days to drop engine and transmission refering to 101 projects for Porsche Boxster. I had it slightly easier though with the use of a 2 post car lift.

Don't forget to open both trunks and remove rear spoiler before removing battery. Also you will need to remove rear bumper to remove the exhaust rear box and also to unplug the rear O2 sensors after the cats.

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took me 4 hours but I got a lift and air tools etc. big hobby shop at home plus I have done 1 or 100 before
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worst problem I had was trying to remove the clips holding the gear linkage cables to the transmission. In the end I had to destroy them and buy new ones.

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