The 2.7-liter boxer Porsche M96.22 engine was assembled by the company from 1999 to 2002 and was installed only on restyled versions of the first-generation Boxster convertible in the back of the 986. There was a 3.2-liter modification of this power unit under its M96.21 index.
Engines of M96-line: M96.20, M96.22, M96.26.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||220|
|Torque output, Nm||260|
|Cylinder block||aluminum H6|
|Block head||aluminum 24v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||85.5|
|Piston stroke, mm||78|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-40|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||8.7|
|Euro standards||EURO 3|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Porsche Boxster S 2001)
|Engine lifespan, km||~220 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Porsche Boxster 1 (986) in 1999 – 2002.
Disadvantages of the Porsche M96.22 engine
- The most famous problem of such units is the intermediate shaft bearing;
- Also, these engines are demanding on lubrication and the rotation of the liners is a frequent phenomenon;
- The timing chain drive often requires replacement even up to 150,000 km;
- The weak points of the engine include a weak pump, reservoir and the entire cooling system as a whole;
- There is no dry sump lubrication system, so it’s better not to overdo it on the track.