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It's time for engine out and rebuild it.

can confirm hartech rebuilt 3.9 is absolutely awesome. Looking forward to your finished product
Todays visit proved valuable as I was able to hear the engine in person for the first time. Happy days.
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I have just completed 1000 miles since the engine was totally rebuilt.The car was picked up this morning after an oil change and diagnostic check of the variable timing. And all was as set, without any change from the rebuild.
Whats it been like ? Well, I am very pleased with the results. It was, as expected very tight, and to a certain degree still is, but as the mileage goes up it responds very well. The main thing is to use it as it was intended to be used, no heavy throttle in the low gears but let it have it's head, once it is warm and up to temperature.
The lightweight flywheel allows for near perfect heal and toe driving, it is a little noisy at 1800 _2000 revs, but there after you return to normal noise levels, so not a concern to me. I had a GT3 short shift gear lever fitted again this makes for a quick and precise change.
As expected, there are no oil leaks what so ever, and with a thorough engine rebuild I expect none.
We are off in the morning at 4 am to catch the ferry over to France for the 24 hour Le mans race. When we come back, it will then have another oil change, be remapped again to increase the power, then off to be set up on a rolling road and adjusted to my style of driving.
This has been an enjoyable project to have been involved in. I have ben allowed to control every stage of the project, and be guided by the indy that did the work, but call the shots when they were called for, I have read, and have a better understanding of my car, it's engine and the different ways to go about rebuilding an engine with different components like the lightweight flywheel and clutch. And most of all, I was there at every stage, from strip down to starting the engine in it's early stages.
I thank all those at Pie performance for taking ME and my Porsche engine on and completing the project.
sounds amazing, good job for improving another 996 ;)

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