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Hello Porsche mates, I came upon an intermix issue - coolant with oil, at least the coolant looks like chocolate shake (or coffee with a lot of cream). The usual symptoms before this discovery, 1) Temperature indicator lit up even though the operating temperature was around 180F. 2) Coolant was very low, so filled up with coolant/water but noticed this not so salubrious coolant - very liquid still not sludge like a few other have seen. 3) May have overfilled cos an overnight leak was found near the right rear wheel.... I had the car towed to my mechanic,
Back in May I found the dreaded oil-in-coolant, followed by coolant-in oil. I got the engine out of the car and the heads off, and away they went to Len Hoffman in Georgia. He confirmed yesterday that I've got a crack in the 1-3 head. He's doing the repair along with some other maintenance items and port/polish. The lifters and fuel injectors are also away for service. I'm aiming to have my 996 back on the road in the spring, running better than brand new with a bit more umph from the head work. Anyone else had work like this done? Just wondering what to be looking forward to.
Just bought a '99 Carrera w/ 28K miles. My intro to Porsche ownership hasn't been smooth, but I love the car so I'm determined to whip it into shape. Bottom line, there's milkshake in the coolant reservoir, and I have to top up the oil every day. My mechanic (whom I trust) flushed the thing out a zillion times, but the problem hasn't gone away. He says the engine is shot and needs to be rebuilt by a Porsche specialist. Asking around turns up the notion that it's either a cracked head, cracked cylinder, or slipped cylinder. So I need a good rebuilder in the NYC area. Actually I'll go anywhe
Hi my wife bought last July a 2002 996 Carrera 4 with 96 000km. The full maintenance history being supplied with the (German import) car, and being a hobby mechanic, I did the maintenance incl changing spark pugs, oil (Mobil1), filters, etc... all according to the maintenace schedule provided on this site. By the way great site ! Now 7500km later, my wife tells me she got an oil level warning message. First time since 7 months I open the lid and pull out the oil dipstick. The oil level is just at the minimum mark. So I decide to top-up with some Mobil 1 and remove the oil filler cap. I was h