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About Carlvs

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    Porsches, travel, bicycling

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    Hendersonville
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    1999Porsche 911 Cab, 1978 911SC, Cayenne Diesel
  • Future cars
    A newer Porsche...
  • Former cars
    Porsche Boxster, Audi TT ,MB 350 wagon, Saab 93, Saab 95, BMW Z3, Miata, various British Sports cars

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  1. A link to my parts used and prices for the 99 996 engine rebuild. Still running after 5,000 miles. Fingers crossed every time I go out 🙂 https://www.ez-bizwebs.com/3.4/images/Spreadsheet/Porsche996_EngineRebuild2.pdf
  2. Unfortunately JFP in PA is correct, at the minimum cylinder head, rod and main bearing bolts. I would also replace timing chains the timing chain rails and possibly the tensioner depending on mileage. Good time to deal with the IMS bearing and water pump. @ $299.00 Raby’s manual will save you many hours of grief and possibly thousand of dollars and lots of heart a he.
  3. About a year ago I rebuilt the engine in my 996 and information was extremely difficult to come by. Lots of books will show you how to remove the cylinder heads but it stops there. I was able to piece things together by watching YouTube videos and a copy of the factory manual that I found on the Internet. Jake Ruby of Flat Six Innovations has a CD available that is supposed to be excellent. Good luck.
  4. Well I went through something similar. Bought a 99;Cab with a coolant oil intermix issue. Rebuilt the engine and had the heads repaired. Cracked Rh cylinder head. Your cheapest option is to find a used motor and have someone install it. Lots of unknowns going that way. Have a shop pull the engine and just do the cylinder head repairs. Pull the engine and replace with a short block and repair the heads. If you’re not attached to the car, Sell it as a roller and move on. How many miles on the car and what condition is it in? Get some estimates on the various options an
  5. I also discovered that removing this plate, the alternator mount and coolant blocking plate, , Makes life easier, and prevents the unfortunate crack seen above. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Hi, my experience is that the alternator installation and removal are quite easy once the small fragile hose connection is removed. Hose to Oil Separator - 99610622652, yes you loose little coolant but it is no longer a struggle. Great time to replace it with a new one ore better yet an aftermarket ally piece. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. I rebuilt my 3.4 engine for the same reason, cracked cylinder head. Also sent to Hoffman’s. Great work, still running strong with about 3,000 miles since rebuilt. Yes the baffle is only on one side. May have something to do with the direction of the chain movement.
  8. I had a coolant intermix on a 99 Cab that I purchased used last year. The oil under pressure was leaking from a cracked in the cylinder head into the coolant. The coolant had turned into a murky tan/brown sludge. What I see on your fillet cap may just be condensation mixed with oil... hopefully. It’s possible that you have a small leak in your heater core. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. I posted my rebuild on Rennlist at New to me 996 with coolant intermix issue - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums RENNLIST.COM 996 Forum - New to me 996 with coolant intermix issue - Hello there, I just acquired a 99 996 Cabriolet with a oil in the coolant and oil intermix issue. PO had replaced the oil cooler hoping that it would cure the issue but sadly it did not. Suspect a cracked head and wondered what other things should be... There seems to be a many more posters there along with feedback. Have you tried that site?
  10. I did mark the scavenge pumps prior to removal. Be sure to replace the guide rail plastic sliders for the cam chain and Vario tensioners. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. When I rebuilt my motor last year to have a crack on bank two repaired I do not recall turning the motor over again. It’s a different story altogether when you go back and reassemble everything. I sent my cylinder heads to Hoffman at Hammer Heads in Georgia and was very pleased with the quality of work that he did. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. I had a similar problem on my 99 996. I sent both heads to Hoffman Automotive Machine (706)769-3783 – Where's Your Head? NEWSITE.HAMHEADS.COM M96 cracked cylinder head repair and was extremely satisfied with the results. I now have over two thousand miles on the rebuild and all is well.
  13. Yes, I’d recommend the Durametric Scan tool. Diagnostic Tool for Porsche | Durametric WWW.DURAMETRIC.COM Durametric software and tools for Porsche automotive diagnostics. Windows software allows you to read and reset trouble codes stored in your Porsche.
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