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997 buying help please

jako999

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Hi all I have decided a 997 is the one for me I have looked at the 996 but like the lights and the inside of the 997 and it has to be a cab.
The one ive seen is a 06/06 C2S looks great and in good condition FPSH and new discs and pads all round, I know there were some engine mods so is this a good engine year? Its done 47500 miles and 2 owners £31,000,
So is this a good model, were there any major problems to look for and so on.

Thanks in advance
 
06 is Generation 1. main problems are bore scoring, IMS and RMS leak. Lots about these is you do a search in this forum.... Gen 2 came out in 2008, much better car, engine and options but extra £10-15k and engine note not as nice as Gen 1...

Ahmed
 
Haven't heard of a proper RMS leak since the 996 (last M96/M97 RMS revision was MY2005)

MY2006 will include last IMS revision (although the best, problems were still only reslly solved with its complete removal in the 997.2)

Bore scoring is a M96 3.6 and M97 3.8 eventuality - its just about how long it takes.
 
Based on my information last revision of RMS took place in 2007. (not MY2007) Since then most of the issues have been solved.
 
So does this mean I should wait and save a bit more for a 2008 gen2 as in the long run it will cost less?
 
Perhaps. Assuming there's a £15K difference between the cars, that's an awful lot of work you could have done to the engine in a gen1 in case of problems. If you have no problems, then it's £15K in the bank instead.
 
Ekona said:
Perhaps. Assuming there's a £15K difference between the cars, that's an awful lot of work you could have done to the engine in a gen1 in case of problems. If you have no problems, then it's £15K in the bank instead.

Good points raised above. If worst did come to the worst, then you'd need to set aside around £5-6k for a complete re-build with Hartech, for example. However, you'd have a much stronger engine than you did before.

~ Maxie
 
ladenfranz said:
Based on my information last revision of RMS took place in 2007. (not MY2007) Since then most of the issues have been solved.

MY2005 was final 997.1 reinforced PTFE version.
 
Maxie said:
Ekona said:
Perhaps. Assuming there's a £15K difference between the cars, that's an awful lot of work you could have done to the engine in a gen1 in case of problems. If you have no problems, then it's £15K in the bank instead.

Good points raised above. If worst did come to the worst, then you'd need to set aside around £5-6k for a complete re-build with Hartech, for example. However, you'd have a much stronger engine than you did before.

~ Maxie


+1 precisely what I had planned for myself however given my engine developed scored cylinders during my OPC warranty period it looks like it will be rebuilt anyway....whether it will be stronger or not only time will tell.
 

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