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996 50K maintenance recommendations?

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My 996 has finally rolled 51K on the clock, so I have been doing some maintenance. Last week, I had the clutch replaced, dual mass fly wheel replaced, AOS replaced, Clutch release bearing replaced, slave cylinder replaced, rear main seal replaced, LN Engineering IMS kit installed, oil changed, transmission oil changed, and fuel filter replaced (all done at Chapman Auto Works.)

This coming weekend (or when all parts arrive, I will be doing some maintenance on the other end of the motor. I will be ordering parts on Monday 6/24/2013. I will be replacing the water pump and gasket, thermostat and gasket as well as flushing the cooling system, replacing the serpentine belt, idler roller, and belt tension roller.

And…. After I finish the back end of the motor I will be (in 2 weeks) rebuilding all 4 calipers, replacing all pads and rotors as well as replacing all 4 O2 sensors as Taylor Chapman’s scans shows the sensor are aging and voltage is low.

So am I forgetting anything? Recommendations? Tips?


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How was your experience with Taylor? I know he worked at a couple other places prior to opening up his own shop. I have a 1999 996 and am considering doing the LN IMS kit. Also, if you don't mind me asking how much did he charge? Thanks in advance!

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How was your experience with Taylor? I know he worked at a couple other places prior to opening up his own shop. I have a 1999 996 and am considering doing the LN IMS kit. Also, if you don't mind me asking how much did he charge? Thanks in advance!

Other than the usual info such as all the techs are well seasoned with both air and water cooled blah, blah, blah...I had a great expereince with Taylor and his techs. While my car was being serivced, i was invited to stop by and follow the progress of the work being done, and if I coud not stop by, Taylor offered to take pictures and email them to me. I opted to stop by on my way home from work. And becasue most P-car owners like to work on their own car, I had a boat load of questions that Taylor and his techs welcomed. Before my car was up in the air, I asked Taylor about tips/tricks in relacing my water pump and he walked me to another 996 that was in the air and basically gave me a crash course on how to replace the water pump and thermostat. He even pointed out the points on the engine where I can place the under the hoist stand to raise the engine to take the load off the front mounting plate. This is just one example. I had many more questions that they welcomed.

Cost... I called around to 3 other reputable shops in the Northern Virginia area and the cost was not the absolute lowest but not anywhere near the hightest or what the Dealer wanted, If I recall correctly, clutch, bearing, flywheel bolts rear main seal and LN Engineering IMS bearing install was $2600. When I added replacement of the AOS to the list, Taylor only charged 1 hour labor to install, for the slave cylinder 1/2 hour labor, and he did not even charge labor for the fuel filter installation or for the flywheel.

Because I was there daily. the communication was excellent. Had I not been able to stop by, Taylor offered email (with pics) as an option.

When I stopped by to pick up the car, Taylor and Andrew actually walked me through what was done, maintenance that need to be done and the sequence as to what I may want to do first, and they even packaged all the old parts in plastic bags and boxed it up for me. They also blew all the misc leaves and debris from all the little hiding places and even cleared out all the drain.

Overall the I would would have to give 5 stars (out of 5) for Tayor and his team.

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