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HSC911
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stucart wrote:
That doesn’t look like a bona fide invoice to me?
Ropery business park? Anchor and Hope?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh dear Cop

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=southern+engine+services&oq=southern+engine+services&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60l2j0l3.6100j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#lrd=0x47d8a843a67775d3:0x8f0f357c7387831,1,,,
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It appears to be a genuine engine reconditioning company .
I stand corrected eh!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can’t say I’m especially encouraged by their website, but they do exist...
Repairs also have a year warranty which you are only just outside, so worth getting in touch?
http://www.southernengines.co.uk/About-Southern-Engine-Services.html

First step is to follow Demorts advice and get it borescoped then you will know.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd suggest talking to the engine rebuild company to understand what work was actually carried out. I would imagine that they have probably used a steel liner so it won't be bore scoring as we understand it with these engines. Steel liners may not be the best solution and there are plenty of these engines that have had this repair, but it's not the best solution!

These engines can use a lot of oil, even rebuilt ones!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HSC911 wrote:
Oh dear Cop

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=southern+engine+services&oq=southern+engine+services&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60l2j0l3.6100j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#lrd=0x47d8a843a67775d3:0x8f0f357c7387831,1,,,


Yeah

I would also be extremely dubious of any back street garage charging £8k as a cash job!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recognise the name of this place but can't recall why?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

infrasilver wrote:
I recognise the name of this place but can't recall why?


Me too...

It's not the one that used to advertise on eBay is it Dont know

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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RUDDY wrote:
I’ve yet to find the dipstick on my 997


It's probably behind the steering wheel...

Grin Grin


My comment was a tongue in cheek reply to a previous post after I offered an opinion to the original poster.

Some right clever ***** on here until it comes to fixing 997’s
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That doesn’t look like a bona fide invoice to me?
Ropery business park? Anchor and Hope?
Hand


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robertb wrote:
Can’t say I’m especially encouraged by their website, but they do exist...
Repairs also have a year warranty which you are only just outside, so worth getting in touch?
http://www.southernengines.co.uk/About-Southern-Engine-Services.html

First step is to follow Demorts advice and get it borescoped then you will know.


Agree

Unfortunately the Google reviews don’t suggest you’ll get much help though. nooo
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OP - best to go get the car checked out professionally and start potentially checking what options you have for recourse with the seller if it was sold by a garage.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RUDDY wrote:
TonyC911 wrote:
RUDDY wrote:
I’ve yet to find the dipstick on my 997


It's probably behind the steering wheel...

Grin Grin


My comment was a tongue in cheek reply to a previous post after I offered an opinion to the original poster.

Some right clever ***** on here until it comes to fixing 997’s


I fix them Smile

But the worst thing Porsche has done recently was to get rid of a dipstick due to " weight saving " and cost .. it causes no end of problems .. the newer cars have a confuseing display that has lead me to actually drain out a 3 ltr overfill in the past .. sigh .

Electronics are very good .. the display lvl is always bang on .. but understanding it isnt.

Btw .. your thread ... Thumb .. i still cant get over what you are doing !
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well poor reviews of the garage or not, it does seem to have had a repair so as I said further up get it borescoped that way you will know for sure what your facing and go from there , as we can speculate all day but only a check will give you the answer you need. white puff of smoke on start up is not unusual. Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like the engine was rebuilt by non specialist porsche people, which would worry me, but might also be fine. They are certainly not new to rebuilding engine.

As others have said, you need a specialist to check it over and go through it. Is there such a thing in Cyprus? My Indy has just moved to somewhere which is 10 minutes from my house, and a good Indy is a godsend!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

don't know the engine builder but there is a place called Anchor and Hope in South East London - there is also a pub by the same name - famous amongst motorcyclists who arrive travelling fast slam the anchors on as they arrive and hope.... Floor It's true!
 
  
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