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Hello a friend of mine is looking to buying a 2000 996 for himself. What should he be looking for? I have seen a video on Youtube saying to look at the hood and trunk for originals labels for the car that would indicate that it has not been in an accident, leaks on the or around the engine and transmission. Anything else you can think of?

Thanks for your help. One more joining the family.

Check paint (in or around openings for overspray).

Check interior.

Check A/C.

Check Heater.

Power windows

Radio (and CD changer if equipped)

Windshield wipers and spray

Check hood for OEM labels and matching paint.

Check trunk for OEM labels and matching paint.

Check front tie rods and bushings

Check tires and rims

Check under car for dents or abuse.

Check coolant level and color.

Check serpentine belt.

Check water hoses.

Check motor oil and level.

Check engine for oil leaks

Check transmission for oil leaks and oil level.

Check power steering fluid.

Check drive axles and boots.

Plus anything that looks out of place or missing.

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Hello a friend of mine is looking to buying a 2000 996 for himself. What should he be looking for? I have seen a video on Youtube saying to look at the hood and trunk for originals labels for the car that would indicate that it has not been in an accident, leaks on the or around the engine and transmission. Anything else you can think of?

Thanks for your help. One more joining the family.

Check paint (in or around openings for overspray).

Check interior.

Check A/C.

Check Heater.

Power windows

Radio (and CD changer if equipped)

Windshield wipers and spray

Check hood for OEM labels and matching paint.

Check trunk for OEM labels and matching paint.

Check front tie rods and bushings

Check tires and rims

Check under car for dents or abuse.

Check coolant level and color.

Check serpentine belt.

Check water hoses.

Check motor oil and level.

Check engine for oil leaks

Check transmission for oil leaks and oil level.

Check power steering fluid.

Check drive axles and boots.

Plus anything that looks out of place or missing.

Good start, but you should get a PPI by someone with a lot of history with these cars and that has either a PIWIS or Durametric system to scan its history for over revs, etc. The money a proper PPI costs is a very wise investment.

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JFP is absolutely correct. As I can attest to. I have a 2000 coupe RWD, 6MT I've been restoring. Over the last year I've have had to do numerous repairs that are common on these cars AND can be evaluated in a PPI.

Coolant tank , hoses etc.

AOS bellows, hoses

Water pump, thermostat

Oil galley housing- from jacking car up at wrong point !!!!

IMS / RMS

oil cooler gaskets

front RADS to be safe

replaced clutch to be safe

You're down in Miami area. There are plenty of qualified shops that can help. Call Vinnie Colosino at Gulf Performance in Pompano Beach 954-783-7345 gulfperf@bellsouth.net

His shop has PIWIS, PS2, OBDII etc.

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