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Blown engine on a Porsche 996

Blown engine on a Porsche 996

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Gritter

Original Poster:

3 posts

77 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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David Phillips an independant Porsche specialist in Edinburgh has diagnosed a cracked block on my 2000(W)Porsche 911 996. He has been extremely helpful and I recommend him. I have been looking at a couple of repair options, ENGEAR in essex have quoted £4k to fit a reconditioned engine and they give a 2 year full engine warranty. Their web site is only one page, has anyone used them before?

tomw2000

2,109 posts

102 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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I think you'll have more joy in the porsche forum:

http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/gassing/forum.asp?h=0...

Gad-Westy

7,155 posts

120 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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I think it would be worth giving Hartech in Bolton a call.

AndrewW-G

11,968 posts

124 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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Probably get a better response from posting this in the Porsche section or on Rennlist.com

Sorry to say but I had to chuckle at your surname and the nature of this post hehe

CampDavid

8,974 posts

105 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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I would have thought it may be worth contacting Porsche UK. I know it's 10 years old but unless it's high mileage it then surely the block shouldn't be cracking
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trickywoo

5,673 posts

137 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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CampDavid said:
I would have thought it may be worth contacting Porsche UK. I know it's 10 years old but unless it's high mileage it then surely the block shouldn't be cracking
Good luck with that.

John D.

10,984 posts

116 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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trickywoo said:
CampDavid said:
I would have thought it may be worth contacting Porsche UK. I know it's 10 years old but unless it's high mileage it then surely the block shouldn't be cracking
Good luck with that.
Indeed laugh

A2MVS

37 posts

94 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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try this chap on fleabay: caw130686. He had a couple of engines available f/s last wk. One was a 3.6l x51 engine although I don't think that would fit your car.

Mr Darcy

1,006 posts

79 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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CampDavid said:
I would have thought it may be worth contacting Porsche UK. I know it's 10 years old but unless it's high mileage it then surely the block shouldn't be cracking
The words chance, cat, in and hell spring to mind.

CampDavid

8,974 posts

105 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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Fair enough. If the car has a full Porsche history then it'd be well worth pursuing.

CampDavid

8,974 posts

105 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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Mr Darcy said:
CampDavid said:
I would have thought it may be worth contacting Porsche UK. I know it's 10 years old but unless it's high mileage it then surely the block shouldn't be cracking
The words chance, cat, in and hell spring to mind.
You're supposed to reverse the words round, ie, hell, cat and in. Or come up with something original.

mark seeker

584 posts

114 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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John D. said:
trickywoo said:
CampDavid said:
I would have thought it may be worth contacting Porsche UK. I know it's 10 years old but unless it's high mileage it then surely the block shouldn't be cracking
Good luck with that.
Indeed laugh
+2 - good luck, I'd imagine they'll show you the way to the door

hondafanatic

3,600 posts

108 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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John D. said:
trickywoo said:
CampDavid said:
I would have thought it may be worth contacting Porsche UK. I know it's 10 years old but unless it's high mileage it then surely the block shouldn't be cracking
Good luck with that.
Indeed laugh
Somewhere right now, Soovy's heart rate went up another notch.

Gritter

Original Poster:

3 posts

77 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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Thanks for this, I also think Porsche would show me the door. The bit a like about the Engear quote is the two year warranty.

MikeO996

1,923 posts

131 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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Speak to Baz at Hartech before doing anything- is absolutely the default choice.

Storm 911

66 posts

81 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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Yet another vote for Hartech. Just google them and you'll know why you've got to give them a call. I've been there a few times, and had a tour of their engine rebuilding workshop. These guys know their stuff, are incredibly friendly and helpful, and very reasonably price. Definitely give them a call.

DSM2

3,624 posts

107 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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CampDavid said:
I would have thought it may be worth contacting Porsche UK. I know it's 10 years old but unless it's high mileage it then surely the block shouldn't be cracking
No, no, no. Not a chance unless the car is totally original and under extended Porsche Warranty, which doesn't seem to be the case.

And whether they should or not, these blocks do crack, often.




P911TAF

1 posts

72 months

Monday 26th July 2010
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Hi,
I bought a 996 last Februaury. After about 2 months the engine started making a loud tappet type noise...Contacted the garage purchased from and had nearly 12 months of solicitors before he decided to rectify.
I paid Porsche Cardiff to investigate and the result was that I had a cracked cylinder liner. Repair estimate from Porsche £8500 to replace bottom of engine.(The car had only 45000 on the clock)
As the dealer I purchased the car from who is quite well known for selling specialist cars had to foot the bill he used EnGear.
I have to take the car back in September for a free service. The car is running fine. I believe he paid £4500 to Engear.
I will keep updates on Engear once I have had my free Service for the warranty to remain in September