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  1. Just wanted to thank @JFP in PA again for all his insight and provide a positive close to this thread. It turns out that after going back to look the issue I did a rookie mistake and swapped ignition wires for cylinder #1 and #2. Also, the timing was a bit off so I had to go back in and adjust. That being said, the timing was the more difficult of the two to get spot on but eventually I worked around it. Working with the engine in the car was not as difficult as most people say. The hardest was loosening tensioner for Bank 2 (4-6). that was a mission.
  2. Hello all, This is a continuing repair to what started as a camshaft deviation out of spec leading to the replacement of the chain tensioner pads / brake pads / chain ramps on my 2000 911 - 996 5-Chain engine. Seen here: That odyssey has since been resolved but I now have a new issue. Quick background: Removed camshafts, readjusted the camshaft chain timing "marker" positions, replaced tensioner pads, reassembled everything per factory specs. On first start up got very rough idle and bad misfires. At first I thought it may have been my timing was off but went back and visually ins
  3. Just wanted to post an update and recommendations for doing the chain pad swap with the engine in the car. Doing this with the engine in the car was filled with curse words, scrapes and cramps in parts of the body I forgot existed but it got done. If I decide to help on a friend's car I will document the details. The biggest issues / challenges are: 1. Enough clearance on Bank 4-6 to place the cover on without screwing up the sealant. 2. Instead of using the Porsche tools recommended by the Bentley and Porsche FSM I would use this Porsche timing tool (recommended by Wa
  4. Txs JFP. Truly a great contributor here. Dug around some more on the threads and started to piece together some info and replies from you on other threads. For those landing on this thread, here are some helpful links on how to do this: To change chain pads / ramps and/or Camshaft on 996 Parts: reference Number and Exploded View of Camshaft Driving mechanism: http://www.porscheatlantaperimeterparts.com/showAssembly.aspx?ukey_assembly=471619 Testing / Camshaft Position Deviation Specification / Wear: Your cam deviation specs are +/
  5. Txs for the prompt JFP. Since these have to be replaced, is it advisable to also replace the chains? Also, previous owner had done various mods to the car, would an aggressive cam swap generate these differences? Finally, replace the solenoid as well? FYI, no plastic residue or shavings on oil filter on recent oil change. Txs.
  6. Hello all, New to P-Cars but not to engine rebuilds. Have done my share of SMB 350 rebuilds so not shy about what it takes. That being said, I just took ownership of a 2000 911 3.4L 996 with 99.5K miles. They had all service records demonstrating responsible care and appropriate service intervals. Like all cars, I like to do my due diligence to "reset the clock" (change oils, fluid, etc). I've read across many posts and all very informative, especially JFP! The first thing I did was put this on a Durametric and getting some data. Let me first say that I
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