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Gritter

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3 posts

56 months

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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

1,851 posts

81 months

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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

6,791 posts

99 months

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I think it would be worth giving Hartech in Bolton a call.

AndrewW-G

11,968 posts

103 months

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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

8,679 posts

84 months

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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

4,205 posts

116 months

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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.

10,329 posts

95 months

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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

32 posts

73 months

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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

58 months

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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

8,679 posts

84 months

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Fair enough. If the car has a full Porsche history then it'd be well worth pursuing.

CampDavid

8,679 posts

84 months

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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

581 posts

93 months

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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

3,145 posts

87 months

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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

56 months

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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

1,736 posts

110 months

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Speak to Baz at Hartech before doing anything- is absolutely the default choice.

Storm 911

59 posts

60 months

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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

86 months

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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

51 months

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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
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