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    2000 911 Cab, 2000 911 Cab, 2002 Maserati Coupe GT, 2008 Corvette Convertible, 2002 996 C4S, 1983 911 SC Euro

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  1. Britdave, If you are interested in taking your settlement from the insurance company and selling the car as-is, I would be interested in buying it. This is what I do. The car does not have to be totaled. You can take the settlement and sell the car as-is. Everything has a value. Their is nothing wrong with a salvage or previously wrecked car that is repaired correctly and put back on the road. Hell, half the cars on the road now have had some kind of damage or another. I have been doing this for thirty years and pride myself on doing quality work. Even if you have a previously salvaged ca
  2. Does anyone out there in the cyber Porsche world have some kind direction to send me off in???
  3. OK time for an update quiz........ I didn't have much grey hair to start with and less now for **** sure.... I have found all the grounds and cleaned them. I have changed the crank sensor with one from the other running cars. Still no start. I can remove and jump the fuel pump relay and the pump runs. I know its getting fuel to the rail due to finding a leak at the (what appears to be a return line on top of the rail)..... Ahsai.........The tach needle would jump one time and that would be it. Occasionally when I turn the key on the fuel pump will run for about two seconds and stop. Th
  4. The answer to that question begins by obtaining a wring diagram for the car and start tracing it until you find where the voltage stops. Ok............ Time for an update and some questions.... AGAIN. Using the Bentley manual for testing purposes. At 20-5 manual shows how to jump terminals 30 to 87. Performed this and fuel pump is running strong! That is the best way by far to test your fuel pump! Performed relay tests and all checked ok.............Until 24-10 checking for ground at terminal 85!!!! I started looking at all the ground locations. Un bolted the engine to ch
  5. I could replace the pump....If the pump is not working I'm not going to have pressure at the rail or anywhere else.......But, at this point why do I not have a 12 volt signal going to the harness at the pump? I may need a pump for sure as I have supplied 12 volts to the pump with and without the connector connected. I am stumped at the point of not having a 12 volt signal at the pump!!!
  6. Ok. So, I put 12 volts to the fuel pump directly. No noise of any kind. Removed and cleaned oil and metal debris from the crankshaft sensor. Can't find anything on how to test it. Bentley manual is wrong! Says remove right rear wheel to access sensor. Sensor is on left rear of motor. Changed out DME relay with starter motor relay, No change. Engine still turns over but won't start. I could change the fuel pump just for sh$ts and giggles, but I never have been just a parts changer! I don't know what to try next............So, I guess it's load it up and visit the P-dealer.
  7. Sorry MPSIII..........Didn't mean to hijack your thread! Did you get your car started?
  8. I didn't mention e-gas since I have not heard this term. Would that be ethanol? Or, E85 gas???
  9. No, the car is a 2000 996 Cabriolet, not a C4. And, I used the donor motor from a 1999 996 Coupe, also not a C4. Yes the starter spins and the motor turns over, just not starting. I have checked for 12V at the pump connector and had none. I have not tried putting 12V to the fuel pump yet. One other thing I forgot to mention is the shop did not put any coolant in the car. Would that have any affect on it not starting? Some sensor no sending a signal that the coolant was low????
  10. Thanks for the input. Now just have to make time for more diagnostics. Ahsai- Yes the donor motor was a cable throttle body. Intake, throttle body and wiring harness were change from the original car. I hired out the swap since I don't have a lift. The shop said the engine would run on starting fluid. They suggested it needed a fuel pump. Since I have my own rollback, I told them I would take over from there. I have checked all the fuses and changed the fuel pump relay with no luck. Have to make time to check that everything is plugged in or didn't get damaged in change. Haven't noticed t
  11. First, thanks for the reply. I don't think MM butchered anything up, it was all unplugged. I did buy a 99 model car/motor and changed out the intake and throttle body due to being cable versus electronic. Also used the wiring harness that came with the car. During my hours of searching I discovered two possibilities that I have not investigated. The DME relay in the back of the car, and I think I read something about the crank sensor being bad will not let the fuel pump come on. It could be unplugged, damaged in the change out, etc............ Is PST II the newest version of Porsch
  12. Related to this topic I am searching for some answers to a non starting car also..... It is a 2000 996 Cab. I bought the car with the motor out after it had returned from Motor Meister.... I bought a running salvage car and had the motor swapped in. The car won't start. I have checked all related fuses, check ok. Changed the fuel pump relay from the running car, no start still. Checking the fuel pump cannot get voltage to any terminal on the fuel pump plug with the key on. Should their be voltage at the plug without cranking the motor??? Trying to rule out the fuel pump before needlessly chang
  13. The engine numbers on the M96/97 are independent of the VIN numbers. Is their a topic on here to use for decoding the engine numbers? Anyone know of a Porsche experienced machine shop or rebuilder in the southeast U.S.? You need to do a search, it has been discussed before. There is a table that breaks down the engine number sequences: http://www.porscheclubgb.org/clientftp/Register/996/faq_engine_transmission_codes.pdf Probably the best M96/97 engine shop in the world is in Georgia at Jake Raby's shop: http://www.flat6innovations.com/ Thanks. I have been reading on Raby
  14. The engine numbers on the M96/97 are independent of the VIN numbers. Is their a topic on here to use for decoding the engine numbers? Anyone know of a Porsche experienced machine shop or rebuilder in the southeast U.S.?
  15. Todd probably has the right idea! 987_RDC.......I am kinda scared of the Motor Meister engine. Not sure it is the original to the car. It is torn completely down to the crank. I think the Craigslist motor may get a cleaning and remove the heads and check the chains and guides. What will I run into with the pairing? Do these blocks have any portion of the vin stamped anywhere? I found a boss with numbers stamped but they didn't match any of the cars. Thanks
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