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996 '99/'00 Race Motor Prep Suggestions?

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Hi Guys,

Anyone seriously torture-test the 996 motor ('99 and '00) on track?

I'd appreciate your stories of problems and solutions you encountered when doing heavy track driving and/or racing for the recent 3.4 motor.

What problems did you encounter?

What solutions did you find?

Did you upgrade certain items to make it bulletproof? What were they and how did you discover what to do?

I want to have a street-registered car to drive hard on track and race often, even in enduros at times. I'll probably remove the exhaust elements that impede breathing except for smog cert time. Other than that, I'll put in a cage and do whatever I need to the motor. After hearing about mysterious 3.4 motor failures by people simply driving on the street, it's important to find out what the standard racing prep/upgrade items are so I don't find out the hard way....help! Thanks much.

You replies are much appreciated--thanks again!

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I've been tracking my 2000 3.4 for three years and have no major problems.

The only problem was oil cap pooped out during a track session. Oil spilled all over the eninge compartment and caught on fire.

The fire did not burn any thing but left with a big mess to clean up.

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Super D:

If I were going to race a 996, I'd ask Chris Cervelli who has been doing it for a few years. Chris owns Technodyne and the web site used to be www.technodyneracing.com I can't seem to get there any longer. Chris is a great driver and has a great reputation as a mechanic too. I think he would be the man to ask.


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Thanks for the replies guys!

I've heard the 996 street cars suffer from oil starvation when driven/raced really aggressively on track, and that Andial has a sort of fix--but that it's not foolproof. I'll check with Technodyne, PCA, whoever I can. Thanks, and have fun!

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