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Anyone in heard of "Motor Meister?"


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I have been searching my options for my blown 996 3.4 engine.

I found a place in Downey, California that does Porsche engine rebuilds. They are called "Motor Meister". They have been in business for many years. I haven't been able to speak to anyone there yet (because of the holiday.)

From their website they apparently specialize in air cooled 911's. But they also do 996 engines. Here is a link to their site http://motormeister.com

Just wondered if anyone has heard of them or done business with them.

Thanks,

Phillipj

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Try this place

ufoMotorsport

PH: (562)633-5911

ufo.c2turbo@yahoo.com

I think they are in Long Beach or near there. They have rebuilds on Ebay all the time $6,200 for a long block, $6,500 for a complete engine, require a core deposit which is "refundable" and give a 6 month warranty. I talked with them once or twice, say the also do an IMS update. No references yet.

I have the oil/coolant intermix in my 2000 996. Haven't done anything about it yet, been sitting in the garage for 3 months now. Before you replace the engine you might want to have a leakdown test done, if it is a bad head gasket or a cracked head you could repair it for less that the cost of a complete rebuild. Recently I saw a post of one of the misc sites from a Boxster owner who had the oil/coolant intermix (although he said only oil in the coolant, not vice versa) and was told by the dealer and a mechanic that he needed a new engine. Ended up replacing the heat exchanger (oil cooler) and gaskets and that was the only problem. That is a cheap fix. However, if the engines are run for too long with the coolant in the oil it damages the bearings. I drained my oil and replaced it, have driven the car about 5 miles and seem to be getting some coolant in the oil again. Have never gotten a real explanation of how the coolant get in the oil (oil is under higher pressure than coolant so it usually is oil the the coolant. I am going to have a leakdown test done soon to see what is shows, hoping to not have te replace the engine, probably wishful thinking.

Also read this article

http://www.hartech.org/docs/buyers%20guide...%20part%204.pdf

From the section here on the reliability of 996 engines. Long read, but lots of info on 996 engines and the problems.

If you want a Porsche Reman try Sunset or Suncoast for the best pricing. Unfortunately the cost of the 3.4 through them is now $11,010 plus the core deposit, which you should ge back. A 3.6 is only about $8,400 and a 3.6 X.51 is only $9,600. Don't ask why, seems like a rip off to me. There are some who are putting 3.6's in 3.4 cars. Some additional work involved. Roock in Atlanta has done several, uses the 3.4 wiring harness and ECU on the 3.6 engine, reprograms the ECU and adds some electronics to control the variocamPlus. Charges about $1,500 more that the cost of a straight 3.4 swap, but that is offset by the cost of the 3.4 vs. the 3.6. I bet someone is CA is doing it too. With the Porsche reman you get a 2 year, unlimited mileage warranty.

I have spent the last 3 months doing research so I have some more info if you are interested. I share your frustration. Good luck!!!

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Read the M96 article in December's Excellence by the late great Jim Pasha. Jake Raby (a contributor) has long been known in the Type IV/914-4 world. He and some others re-engineer the M96 to avoid RMS, IMS and PMS problems while rebuilding to better'n original.

http://986forum.com/forums/showthread.php?...p;highlight=M96

And Motor Meister has a terrific rep, reportedly doing shoddy work and using used parts. No personal knowledge, but I checked them out a few years ago.

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Read the M96 article in December's Excellence by the late great Jim Pasha. Jake Raby (a contributor) has long been known in the Type IV/914-4 world. He and some others re-engineer the M96 to avoid RMS, IMS and PMS problems while rebuilding to better'n original.

http://986forum.com/forums/showthread.php?...p;highlight=M96

And Motor Meister has a terrific rep, reportedly doing shoddy work and using used parts. No personal knowledge, but I checked them out a few years ago.

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/showthread....t=motor+meister

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Read the M96 article in December's Excellence by the late great Jim Pasha. Jake Raby (a contributor) has long been known in the Type IV/914-4 world. He and some others re-engineer the M96 to avoid RMS, IMS and PMS problems while rebuilding to better'n original.

http://986forum.com/forums/showthread.php?...p;highlight=M96

And Motor Meister has a terrific rep, reportedly doing shoddy work and using used parts. No personal knowledge, but I checked them out a few years ago.

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/showthread....t=motor+meister

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