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Views on this Turbo 996?

Paza3

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Hi Guys

Was pretty set in stone getting a 997 but the engine failure fears have crept back and after a lot of research am steering back towards a 996 Turbo, as I loved my C4S but the fear of an engine disaster was always looming...but the interiors are pretty awful just have to accept that until gen 2 / 997 turbos are in budget I guess

Anyway I quite like this one whats people's thoughts?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281185244124?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Help is always appreciated :thumbs:

Additional Info

Had 5 owners, last ower 3 years
Its a semi trader selling took p/x on a gt2 .. apparently
Had all the rads done , disc are good could not comment on the clutch
Mint apparently

It ticks my boxes , manual , sensible miles , good history, aero pack?

Not fussed about a X50 not so much I think it warranties the additional 5/6k premium, see a map and exhaust could achieve similar results I guess :?:
 
The colour, aerokit and wheels are all quite personal but imo very nice.

£25k+ for a 2002 car is expensive but the aerokit probably just about justifies the price. I wouldn't get in to a bidding war though.

The history and recent work is a definite + and the number of owners wouldn't put me off. The mileage is no problem.

If you like that particular car it certainly seems well worth a serious look.

Good luck :thumb:
 
It's already got a Milltek 'zorst (£3,500's worth according to the ad) - so just a good remap would elicit good gains* (circa 480-500bhp & ~500lbs/ft torque) and the body kit is a plus. Looks very nice to me for the mlieage/condition (if you like lots of red in yer face! :lol: )

* as long as the turbos & w/g actuators ain't f*cked, no leaks in the charged-air system etc etc etc :hand:
 
I really like that.The colour is good,I do like gt3 wheels on a turbo and it has had money spent on it which is a good thing.The price seems about right to me as you could buy buy one for 22k and immediately spend 3k to get it right.
 
DeathStar said:
It's already got a Milltek 'zorst (£3,500's worth according to the ad) - so just a good remap would elicit good gains* (circa 480-500bhp & ~500lbs/ft torque) and the body kit is a plus. Looks very nice to me for the mlieage/condition (if you like lots of red in yer face! :lol: )

* as long as the turbos & w/g actuators ain't f*cked, no leaks in the charged-air system etc etc etc :hand:

Thanks for the feedback guys , my feeling was it was worth circ 25kish , how owuld you check "turbos & w/g actuators ain't f*cked, no leaks in the charged-air system"

Are there test you can personally carry out? or is it a garage check?

Thanks in advance guys :)
 
Paza3 said:
DeathStar said:
It's already got a Milltek 'zorst (£3,500's worth according to the ad) - so just a good remap would elicit good gains* (circa 480-500bhp & ~500lbs/ft torque) and the body kit is a plus. Looks very nice to me for the mlieage/condition (if you like lots of red in yer face! :lol: )

* as long as the turbos & w/g actuators ain't f*cked, no leaks in the charged-air system etc etc etc :hand:

Thanks for the feedback guys , my feeling was it was worth circ 25kish , how owuld you check "turbos & w/g actuators ain't f*cked, no leaks in the charged-air system"

Are there test you can personally carry out? or is it a garage check?

Thanks in advance guys :)

You could do a visual inspection on the w/g actuator rods (to see if they've snapped or corroded away to an ugly lump of rust etc) - but a visual inspection won't tell you whether there are any leaks in the charged-air (i.e. boost) system - for this you need to take the car to a decent and honest specialist who know their stuff about turbo-charged cars and will perform a pressure test. As for the turbos themselves you can always take the car out for a spin - when the oil has warmed up sufficiently to safely give the car full boost check that you're seeing 0.6/0.7bar for a stock (i.e. not re-mapped) K16 car and then wind the windows down and listen for the dreaded "dentist drill" sound (a sure sign of a f*cked turbo or turbos) - even then these "tests" are only an indicator that the turbos are ok.

Best option is take it to a good specialist and have them pressure test the car then take it for a good blast - they'll advise you of any issues and work the car may require.
 
I like that car a lot, you would hope/expect that any of the issues mentioned above would have been picked up at its recent service ?
 
gary.donald said:
I like that car a lot, you would hope/expect that any of the issues mentioned above would have been picked up at its recent service ?

You might hope that's the case - but certainly do NOT bank on it. As an example: I bought my turbo from a well-known, supposedly well-respected Porsche specialist - I asked all of the questions above re: having a recent pressure-test car/boost-leak check, turbo w/g's etc - I was told unequivocally that these tests had been performed and the car was in tip-top condition .... turned out to be nothing but lies (a week after purchase I had the car checked over by a company who actually DO know what they're on about when it comes to turbo-charged cars, and more importantly, are HONEST) - charged-air system had 3 leaks, 1 w/g was f*cked, 1 rad gone, exhaust clamps gone, exhaust manifold studs rusted away to nothing ...

I drove the car straight back and gave them an ultimatum: fix every single issue or give me a full refund. They chose the former - and on receipt of the car they'd fixed the visible mechanical issues and assured me they'd pressure tested the car, fixed the leaks and now there were no leaks in the boost system - so I took their word for it (yet another mistake on my behalf) and took it straight back to my trusted specialist who performed another pressure test .... guess what: 3 leaks still present.

In the end my specialist fixed all the boost leaks for me at "mates rates" (they'd looked after my previous highly-tuned twin-turbo Audi for six years and I knew them well)

Lesson learnt - I wouldn't trust the "Porsche specialist" dealer I bought the car from as far as I could kick them. :x
 
gary.donald said:
I like that car a lot, you would hope/expect that any of the issues mentioned above would have been picked up at its recent service ?

+1

Perhaps a call to the service dept at Wilmslow Porsche foe some history on the car?

Great looking car by the way
 
gary.donald said:
I like that car a lot, you would hope/expect that any of the issues mentioned above would have been picked up at its recent service ?

+1

Perhaps a call to the service dept at Wilmslow Porsche foe some history on the car?

Great looking car by the way
 
Boys thanks for the advice , I shall investigate further

I really like the motor so hopefully a deal can be had ... all comes down to the numbers at the end of the day. Should be speaking tomorrow to confirm the numbers , I keep you posted
 
Well just spoke to them

The service was done in July this year, and they carried out a number of bits and bobs , what I do not know is whether anything has been done for the below issues

3mm at the rear tyres
Damage to the center rad, but no issues with it
Damage to the near side rad
Clutch Judder - Clutch Reserve was wet ,- Not sure if this is the reason

They had nothing else listed for concern

Questions , he said the rads where all replaced .. by who as it was not Porsche

Clutch.. does not sound good , OPC said costs around 2k to fix

:?:
 
This car was for sale at Christopher Jackson a few weeks ago for 27k, it then had deposit taken displayed and disappeared off there website. It has already been for sale a week on other websites. Have a full PPI if you go for it, might be worth giving Chris Jackson a call see what they can tell you.
 
just spoke to them thanks for the heads up , Interesting they tendered out to trade , so am guessing this chap has picked it up at trade and is moving it on. They said he thinks it was clean , and suggest that they took it in as a p/x , but had originally sold it before so have had it twice

No dramas by all accounts.. bit vague but fair enough
 
Definitely get it pressure tested Paza - I can't stress that strongly enough ...
 

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