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daegucb

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18 posts

101 months

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my 2002 996 engine blew up a few days ago... don't know what to do exactly. just angry. dealership techs say i need a new engine. just over the warranty limit, so... i didn't expect the engine to quit this early. four years and less than 60k miles! what a joke. performed all the necessary maintenances at 15k, 30k, 45k and never raced or anything like that. babied the car but this happened. porsche rep says nothing they are going to do. they are telling me to buy the same engine to put in. i am afraid of having the same problem again... made few calls around and was told this 996 engines are having a lot of problems. and that most owners are going into 4.0liter cyliner instead. should i???

sportsandclassic

3,702 posts

106 months

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Hi

where are you located in the country ?

thanks

the 4.0 L upgrades are done by a company called autofarm...

Not heard any bad things with this upgrade.

sportsandclassic

3,702 posts

106 months

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Sorry why has it blown up ?

intermediate shaft damaged ?

thanks

rob05

1,194 posts

116 months

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My mates went at 16 thousand,camshaft failure on a o3 plate and its just cost him 12k to fix at jct in leeds,porsches contribution was a grand.
because he bought it privately and it was out of warranty needless to say they told him where to go.
I'm sure you can get it fixed for a lot less but then he did'nt really have much choice at the time.

woogie

3,175 posts

140 months

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Surely you have to have a warranty with a Porsche? It's madness not to ?
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Yex

3,316 posts

108 months

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If the claim is just over the warranty limit surely this means they pay the max under the terms of the warranty on the car and you cover the rest????????????

Once repaired you take car to Porsche dealer and get it checked and a full OPC warranty on it.

Yex

hartech

1,617 posts

105 months

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I am not touting for business (we are booked up until the end of August), but it may help you or be useful for others to know that we have several spare good used 996 engines, rebuild options for a reconditioning an engine if a liner has cracked, new intermediate shaft bearings (not available from Porsche) and full rebuild facilities and a transporter for collection - but we are based in the North West.

We are undergoing road trials with an engine with a replacement liner to be made available shortly.

This gives our customers a great variety of options if and when a dissaster happens - but we obviously need to know what went wrong first. If we end up replacing an engine then we do not charge for us stripping down the old one to find out what was wrong.

Prices for minor options start around £2,500 + Vat and an average would be around £4,500 to £5,000 Plus Vat for a rebuild and parts. We will also consider buying a car with a damaged engine.

It may of course not be that serious as we have had a number of engines that were condemned "to need new replacement" which we managed to rebuild - for which our stock of good used spares is a great help.

We have not developed bigger bore kits because at the moment we have a serious concern about the capability of the big end shells and con rods to manage the extra power delivery long term - and replacing them as well adds up to serious costs again. We are more into simply returning the car to it's original pre-dissaster condition fo a reasonable cost.

You can contact me on 01204 302809 or auto@hartech.org or visit our web site www.hartech.org to find out more.

Good luck,

Baz Hartech

slippydiff

6,577 posts

111 months

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I think (judging by his profile) our immobilized Porsche owner is in the US.
That's along way to send your transporter Barry.....................

hartech

1,617 posts

105 months

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Sorry didn't have time to check such things - mind you if he paid the air fare - who knows????????

Baz Hartech

paracetamol

3,368 posts

132 months

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all sounds a bit dodgy-servicing intervals are every 12k miles not 15k (unless a US mile is smaller (like their gallons!)

jonny996

1,044 posts

105 months

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woogie said:
Surely you have to have a warranty with a Porsche? It's madness not to ?


Sorry dont agree, if you have a £45k car then yes, but the early 996's are now getting to the stage where they wont be able to get one & as baz had said indys can do full engine for £4500.
So unless 16.66% of engines go, spend the money on serviceing or even the hartech deal. £60pm.

Vesuvius 996

33,435 posts

159 months

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One post. Joined today. US based. Got the service intervals wrong.

Troll?

b.johnson

1,091 posts

102 months

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paracetamol said:
all sounds a bit dodgy-servicing intervals are every 12k miles not 15k (unless a US mile is smaller (like their gallons!)


maybe its because they only drive at 55 mph

r5gttgaz

7,897 posts

108 months

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Saw a 54 plate Carrera4 go bang on tuesday night, was on the track getting some serious hammer though.

Denis O

1,597 posts

131 months

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Vesuvius 996 said:
One post. Joined today. US based. Got the service intervals wrong.

Troll?


daegucb

Original Poster:

18 posts

101 months

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hi and thanks for the replies. sure, one post by me but i just had this problem. no need to find out before this happened but now i am very interested about the porsche engines. i'm trying to learn as much as i can... yes. i am in us. and, the us porsche maintenance is 15k intervals...
i need some advice on rebuild vs. buying a new one!!! which way should i go??? rebuild to 4.0 L with steel lining and performance piston parts etc. vs. a new engine??? the cost i am looking at to do is the same. but, rebuild is still the old engine with old block and sensors but i gain 60 horse power and upgrade in parts and the numbers match etc. new engine may have the same problem in future but all new and much better warranty comes with it... i'd appreciate a constructive and informative advice. thanks.

daegucb

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18 posts

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sportsandclassic said:
Hi

where are you located in the country ?

thanks

the 4.0 L upgrades are done by a company called autofarm...

Not heard any bad things with this upgrade.

daegucb

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18 posts

101 months

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sorry, i didn't know how to write the response to the quote... anyway, according to the techs, metal in oil. big chunks they say. they think bearings are all but destroyed. however, the engine is not opened to examine for the source. they are asking about 1500 bucks just to do that. and, i didn't want to spend money on the blown engine. i don't know what to do with this engine if i get a new one also...

daegucb

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18 posts

101 months

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daegucb said:
sportsandclassic said:
Hi

where are you located in the country ?

thanks

the 4.0 L upgrades are done by a company called autofarm...

Not heard any bad things with this upgrade.



autofarm site was helpful. thanks. but, still not able to decide which way to go...

Howitzer

2,484 posts

104 months

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I would get it rebuilt with standard parts personally. If the job is done right then there are no issues, but, when they say metal in the oil, do they say what metal, how much, big bits is not a diagnosis I would put much weight on.

Dave!
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