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Haven’t looked into it yet. I’ve had alot going on. I will for sure let you know when I figure it out though.
Well its worth a shot. Ill look into it and post back.
All plugs and coils are tight and brand new. No CEL and the car still drives great.
So going back to the question from the OP, and based on my 996 expierience, I can’t in good conscience confirm its reliability. The 997 is a different case. Ive owned my 997 for roughly 8 years, it also had 1 previous owner and passed its PPI with flying colors. I drive it alot more and in just about the same way. And it has had zero issues besides regular maintanence that all cars require. But the 996 I honestly dont want to even drive anymore just because every time I do Im paranoid that something else will break. It has become a money pit and in my single year of ownership I have had it on the back of a tow truck twice.
PPI showed a zero high rev no upcoming maintanence report. Only thing pisted for repair was a window regulator, brakes and something else very minor.
I bought mine with 40k miles, single owner. It now has about 45k miles and is just falling apart.
Ive had my 996 for just about a year now. So far ive already spent about 5k in repairs, and it still needs more. A few months after purchase both cats and O2 sensors needed to be replaced. Then a few months after that it needed a new AOS. Now just a few weeks ago I needed another bew AOS, RMS, IMS as a preventative measure, engine mounts, coolant lines, ignition coils and spark plugs, and a couple other minor things. Now these past few days Ive had this strange noise coming from the rear. From expierience with other cars it seemed to me like a minor exhaust leak. It turns out its either lifter tick or a piston slapping. Not looking forward to that repair cost at all. But if I had to do it again knowing how sensitive these cars actually are, I dont think I would have purchased a 996. I also own a 997, and I have never had so many issues with it.
Video clip of the ticking sound
Eștii posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I have this ticking noise that increases and decreases with RPM. I was told its a failed cat, that the biscuit inside had become loose and is the cause of the tick. I installed new cats today on both sides and the ticking is still there. Ill try to get a video clip of it. But if anyone has expeirienced this please let me know. I got the car back from a reputable porsche specialist shop on tuesday and after an IMS, RMS, AOS, coils, plugs, engine mounts, and a couple other routine services the car was given a 100% clean bill of health.
Eștii replied to Eștii's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I routed my ground wire to the right, under the footwell across to a bolt near the shifter. Its kind of a long way but thats the only metal to metal location I could find.
Eștii replied to Eștii's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I have a good relationship with my smog tech. He doesnt do visual inspections or even care. He just hooks up the OBD cable, checks the monitors, prints the reports and gets paid.
Eștii replied to Eștii's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)So I should be able to use some universal cats and just weld them in with O2 bungs placed down stream