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Andy Ericksen replied to Otter's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)If I have 18" wheels, can I still use 17" for winter tires or do I need to stick with 18"?
I apologize for resurrecting a dead thread, but I am facing a similar issue (except the squished line came with the car) and wondered if the OP was successful in replacing the line DIY and if a guide was created.
Thanks for the tips.
I'm not sure if this was to me or not, but no, I am not Tyler.
JFP, you have given me a lot of good advice. I have one more question: Most of the used engines I'm seeing online come with a 30 day warranty. What or how should I check/inspect to decide if the engine is 'good' before installing it? In other words, is there anything I can do to be relatively sure the engine isn't going to fail right after putting money in a new IMSB, RMS, AOS, T-stat, etc?
Once I source a new (used) engine, do you have any recommendations for what to do to 1: inspect it, and 2: prepare it prior to installation in the car?
Thanks for the advice. Can you suggest some reputable places that might have a good running M96/03?
I bought the cheapest Porsche 996 on Craigslist (as a non-runner) and I think the IMS bearing has failed. The car is a 2002 911 Carrera Coupe. It has 101k miles on the odometer. I pulled the filter, opened it up and found ferromagnetic flakes (see pics). There are also ferromagnetic flakes in the filter housing and in the oil that I drained out of the filter housing. How likely is it that I can save this engine? Am I better off buying a used engine? If the engine can be saved I'd like to rebuild it myself.