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Everything posted by ouroboros

  1. Yikes... 997.2 engine? Can you tell us more? How easy was it for a 7.8 DME car?
  2. Hi, I got hold of a 03 996 3.6 engine last year but work and other projects prevented me starting this. I'm not 100% sure of the quality of my new donar so I'm going to crank the engine first and do some compression testing while it's still on the crate. Thereafter someone recommended I could get it tested on an engine dyno stand. Can anyone give me any pointers becuase I'm thinking getting the electronics out to do this is maybe more difficult than testing the new engine in the car. Is there any rudimentary hook up you can do to just get the engine running? I'm doing this at home I want to try ensure my project is going to work before I drop my perfect 3.2l existing engine. Cheers!
  3. You boys have any luck with this? I've bought a Benz ML550 and I need to do a hybrid for another reason : Getting a disk that will only work in a US nav unit to have some non US maps. My US map DVD had the same BAS files detailed above. I'm gong to be buying some Nav DVDs with BAS Navteq file extensions (Honda & Chrysler). Surprised there is no info on the net regarding the structure of these.......
  4. Dug up this old thread after seeing a 987 with an aerokit yesterday. It looked great, like this: http://www.porscheshop.co.uk/acatalog/info_3194.html I think this, or the cayman style lip updates the look of the 986 in a nice understated way - What Porsche has actually done themselves. The aero discussion in this thread is interesting however and I would want to retain a solid block pop-up spoiler. Does anyone know if a replacement spoiler exists, like the stock unit (solid block inside) with a lip on the end to look like the cayman? Cheers
  5. Think that's Voxsters over on the PPBB. I don't like the wheels personally. First bumper is better IMO as the gap style only came out in the 987 generation What do you think of this one? It's one of my favorites, although it could be a little lower! Regards, Maurice.
  6. Hi Guys, I need to move an M96 engine from a palette to a trolley. I’ve searched the engine for hoist points but can’t find any other than this one: I see in the Bentley manual this is used when installing the engine, in conjunction with a support brace and a jack underneath. Guess it’s not good on it’s own for a engine move though. Otherwise I see Pelican offers this, which seems to screw into the screws at both side of the engine but it's for the watercooled engines I think? Don’t really want to spend 100 bucks because the engine has no hoist points - Any other suggestions? Good ol ratchet strap? Or M8 bolts in the three holes at either side, below the fuel rails + ratchet strap?
  7. Jake, I guess my comment is probably more relevant to the average guy maybe preferring the Porsche recon route to a third party rebuild, which looked around the same price. But I love your concept of education/parts so you can DIY. And I also accept those that race etc would prefer the engine improvement route - If mine goes I would prefer this route also. I see it's also looking likely the recon supply will dry up. One issue for alot of the guys not in the US, is that if you are out of warranty it costs alot to ship engines/cores around the world (I shipped a 3.6 from the US to the UAE so I know from experience!). Your concept would surely save us a stack by allowing us to only ship parts where possible.
  8. Hi Guys, May be a little OT, but have you guys seen the price of the rebuilding at Autofarm.? Okay they are doing the Silsleeve rebuilt cylinder block at the same time, and this is UK pricing, but still all options are 11K (US) plus. I was under the impression that if you exchanged your core, a 03 996 factory recon engines from someone like Sunset are available for 12K US. Wouldn't most people go this route in the event of a situation like the above? I simply wouldn't spend more than 4K for a rebuild. Say 3K for parts + 1K for labour. Anyone know how many hours it takes to rebuild a M96 engine to see if my labour is fair?
  9. 1) http://www.911pcar.com/index.php?page=pors...es_complete.htm 2) Defer to someone with more experience on that one - not sure what you can check and cannot check with the engine in, but the Bentley manual suggests you can get to the head with the engine in. 3) Ebay - engines start at 5K. Donate your core + cash for a new or reconditioned engine Get a new/used 996 3.6l !!! www.986fix.com if you are feeling handy! He's actually producing a M96 engine service manual There is a thread on indys doing rebuilds on here also
  10. Well the last 986fix video quotes the costs at just under 3K for his particular repair - cylinder head machine(I think?) and then whatever else he decided to replace. So the 4.5K would just represent a hell of alot of time/expertise, which is probably fair.
  11. No argument with the economics - All I'm saying is there is alot of info in the public domain for people to train with now also.
  12. Could www.986fix.com have anything to do with this sudden injection of confidence? The guy that did it is planning to produce a M96 engine rebuild manual also with workarounds regarding the Porsche hard to source special tools. The vids were very good.
  13. Btw, I see there are already a couple available: http://www.myprojectcars.com/product_info....59e1b11df8d8442 http://www.gmpperformance.com/index.cfm?PG...8&MFGID=284 I still think a low mileage 04 or 05 Turbo would be a good candidate for a nice conversion project if it could be done with the original parts Cheers,
  14. What sort of $$$ would you be talking? I see some great prices on 04/05 Turbos on Ebay at the moment so this may be quite interesting.... By the way, can you not do a proper Porsche part replacement on the front if you were willing to change the fenders? For 2008, there is already a facelifted Cayenne which they call the 957. I'm working on a retrofit kit to facelifts a 2003-2005 to this 2008 look. Available in Turbo and non-Turbo flavors. :-) Any interest fellas? Sprint.
  15. Hi Guys, Local Service Centre wasn't to hepful when I asked to borrow their RMS fitting tool!! Anyone know where I can get one of these online, or a suitable alternative to acheive the correct recess.
  16. Hi Guys, Wow - the favourite RMS has many flavours/fitting techniques it seems :D So I have a good used 03 996 3.6 motor to install into my 986 - with no leaks. I thought I'd install a new seal now anyway as the engine is out of the car at the moment. So my first question is do I need the special Porsche tool detailed in the adobe article. I saw this write-up http://www.c-speedracing.com/howto/996rms/rms1.php and they seem to have done a good job but missed the use of the tool for the 5 mm recess. And what RMS do I get: - 997 seal - GT3 Motorsport seal reversed - 4th generation Cayenne style seal (is this the same as the 997) Finally can anyone point me towards any guides on IMS replacement procedure?
  17. Quite interesting that the article started off with a link to how reliable the M96 engine wer and ended with this one, basically saying that all the engines will all end up with oval cylinders :o ? It seems like the author knows his stuff but it seems a bit subjective to me -biased towards fixing on their methods.
  18. If you are forced towards a 15K bill and you have some time on your hands: http://www.986fix.com/ is about to publish a manual for the home mechanic to rebuild these things! He had a similar problem and when Porsche refused a replacement he went on a bit of a mission.....seriously impressive videos on YouTube!
  19. I like the idea of a full car scissor jack, but it may be out of my price range (shipping/weight is the issue) - this project is already mounting the $$$ up. I was thinking more along the lines of one of the engine scissor benches. Then again until I know how high etc I need to lift the car, something like that may be my only option. Yup living in Dubai, flying all over MEA for the job...unfortunately not enough time for the car :-(
  20. So the 3.6 is on it's way - roll on 340 HP! It will be a long project however as I want to do it myself based on Todd's guides. But, without AC in my garage, it rules out the summer in Dubai where I am currently! (too hot for another two months) Anyway I was searching for any internet info on DIY Boxster engine drops without professional hydraulic lifts - I.e Jack stands/Jack/Scissor Lift. Can anyone point me in the right direction if this is an option? I’ve ordered a Bentley book from Amazon, which is on it’s way but it would also be good to see if there is a Howto out there.
  21. I'm not an engineer but I don't like the hockey puck idea on that sill. This thread offers a good solution for jack and strong jack point placement, which will allow wheel removal or oil changes: http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=20922 I also put a truck tire underneath like their advice - just a bit bigger!
  22. Hey leboneez, how much was your engine/shipping and where from?
  23. Agreed on the air - It's just discussed here by others when I searched. So the clutch definitely isn't worn out. It was like this from new and now only 17K non raced miles. However if I swapped for saw a sachs sports clutch is it likely to offer a different config re the return height?
  24. Fair play, but I still think if I had supercharged may car, inserted a 3.4 and then a 3.6, creating what is essentially the 986 dream car, I'd have been tempted to have a few timed sessions. Excellent info nonetheless :thumbup: This probably rates as the most intelligent comment I've ever read in any online car forum! Todd, I've been extremely impressed with your mechanical knowledge and ability, and here's another side of you to have high regard for :thumbup: +1 on that! :clapping:
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