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Engine Pics: Spot anything out of the ordinary?

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Hi - I am a new member and looking for my first 997. I have found a 06 997 Carrera out of state with 40k miles. The dealer has sent a few photos of the engine before I fly out for a PPI. Having no expierence with 911's yet, I wanted some expert eyes to see if they saw anything that should concern me, particularly:


- the stains/burn marks on the oil pan

- stains around the oil filter (20170106_153108,20170106_153101) 

- oil to the right of the filter, transmission? (20170106_153108)

- rusty muffle manifold 

- rusty break rotors (i read that was normal after a wash)


Thanks for any advice you can provide!













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@ThxRick congrats on the new purchase! Love to hear your experience and anything you found during the ppi. 


This is car is located in Texas, I am in SF. Waiting for some more info from the seller before I head down. Rac performance in Plano is 15 minutes from the seller and was recommended on the forum to do the ppi. 




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OK...I saw the "rust" and was wondering if it was a NE car. TX is good....


Funny thing...I was buying mine from a Merc/Audi/Porsche dealer so I thought a PPI was not warranted. Poor on my part. I found an Indy in Jacksonville (prior to buying it) and he suggested I bring it to him after purchase. I asked the Sales Mgr for a short warranty and he agreed: 30 days/1000 miles. PPI came out great. The car does have a slow cranking issue. It cranks like the battery is near death...turns out it's a harness. There was a TSB put out on it a few years ago and it's been a problem. The dealer is reimbursing me for that.


Let us know how the PPI goes. I assume its a great price to go to TX for purchase? What is the plan? Drive it back or ship?



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The car was listed for $34k but seller will take ~$31 and <$1k to ship to SF. Is a stock '06 6sp with 40k miles and 19" "sport design" wheels. Clean CarFax and looks like 3 owners all in the south. I found another stock '06 with 33k miles from a SF dealer but it sold last week for $34k. Two others in the running are a '06 S (+PASM, sport chrono) with 32k miles for ~$40k and a '09 997.2 in SF with 56k miles for ~$40k (+PASM, sport chrono). 


As this is my first Porsche I'm leaning towards the cheaper '06 to get my feat wet. Its less than a Honda...which is how I explained it to my wife ;-)


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