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About Darqangelle

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    '01 C2 Cab, ...baby.
  1. Wellll..... What happened was the engine was rebuilt in trying to fix the original symptom. After the rebuild and during the break-in period, I found the symptoms remained. Back to the shop it went in order to be taken apart (all on the rebuilder's dime) and he found the crack in the head, so he replaced it. Now it's all good. So I still ended up getting a rebuilt engine... and fixing the problem. *RE* Either way...it's a past chapter now.
  2. Out of curiosity, What would you recomend to be a "high quality gauge"?
  3. Not to bring back a dead thread or old issue, I just figured I should bring about the conclusion to what happened. Long story short, it was a cracked head. The crack was so small it was REALLY hard to find. Car's now running and doing lovely, thank you very much. But boy, there's something to be said about these M96s, eh?
  4. Or won't admit to it....................... B) *cough*... Somebody please remind me what the uhm, "statute of limitations" duration is, please?
  5. I'm sure some of you know my story - another "unfortunate victim" of the problems that seem to affect the 996 (M96) engines. So I have to get a new engine. I don't want a rehash of PR statements like: "They fixed the majority of problems in 2000" (Then why did my 2001 fail? Why are there reports about 997 owners having problems?), "The remanned engines don't have these issues" (Then why am I hearing about Boxster owners getting 2-3 new engines?), "If you just maintained the car better..." ( <_< I think we all know this is an inherent design flaw... nuff said) Considering what I've
  6. Any ideas where a guy can BUY a GT3 engine? (Not to hijack the thread... it's just...you know...while we're here...) ;) BTW: Pete - clear your inbox, man... it's full. I can't reply to you.
  7. Don't know how much I can add here - But I can only share. I purchased my 01 Cabrio just a few months ago...within 2 months of buying it I had an intermix problem. Cracks in the cylinders. I didn't necessarily drive it hard or soft. (At least not any harder or softer than this old Pontiac I used to drive around in...well, maybe a little harder from time-to-time; it is a Porsche, right?) From what I've read here and from what experiences have been shared; there appears to be no correlation between use and the faults, nor is there any warning to the problems. Roll the dice. <_<
  8. Update: Thanks, all, for your kind replies. (Boxtaboy, KGoertz, Dharn) but I'm afraid a rebuild is out of the question. My mechanic called me this morning and shared the bad news: Hairline cracks in the cylinder walls of 5 & 6 (And 3 is also suspect). He found this out after doing a compression test and then bringing in one of those invasive medical scopes to peek around. So a new engine is my only choice. :( (Dharn - apparently the cracks are in the side walls, not the heads) I'm going to get more details from him about the cause of such a major fault and asked him to document/phot
  9. Hi everybody. I did my due diligence and searched through the forums for answers to these questions and didn't find anything. If I erred and these questions were previously answered elsewhere, please accept my apologies and feel free to direct me to the right post/forum. Well, like many others who joined this board: I did my research. I read the horror stories, investigated the issues and then ended up listening to the folks who said the M96 faults were the minority and pulled the trigger on getting a lovely looking '01 Cabrio. Now, two months later, I'm a little miffed at those folks I l
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