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    Portland, OR
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  • Present cars
    2001 996 C4 Cab
  1. Well in light of my new thrust shim issue on my 2001 996...my engine is toast and I have to replace it. I am curious of others that have driven down this road on the M96 engine.
  2. Thanks JFP, but it will be cheaper to drop in a replacement engine than to crack-open the block and rebuild.
  3. Yep, that the way I see it.... the engine is toast already, regardless if I try to rebuild it (which is more than just dropping in a replacement). I think it will likely be ok until I drop in the new engine. I can't imagine it grenading itself any more than an IMSB failure.
  4. I was afraid of this... I am just going to reassemble and drive it until completely fails, seeing how the prognosis is so dire for the engine anyway. Whats the worst that can happen? The engine fails. I am SOL anyway I slice it. The only good news here is that I know that my engine is failing so I have time to prepared for it eminent failure. This will give me time to get my hands on a replacement engine to drop in. You know what is really strange is, the engine is performing strong and there are no signs of anything in the oil (shavings from the failing bearing, etc.), This is incre
  5. I cannot seem to find this issue occurring anyplace else in searches- The crankshaft in my 2001 C4 cab has quite a bit of horizontal play. I can see it move about a 16th of an inch inside the bell housing when pressing on the flywheel. This is causing a bit of a problem with my crank positioning sensor on deceleration (the engine dies when I step on the clutch). Decided to drop the tranny to check clutch and change my IMSB and RMS. To much back and forth play in the crankshaft is giving me the creeps.... can that be repaired without a complete rebuild or engine replacement?
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