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Old 05-14-2019, 05:00 PM
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I brought the heads to Hoffman Automotive Machine in GA and told them to do check everything and do whatever is needed. They soda blasted, US cleaned, pressure tested, crack checked, milled the face, replaced all springs, seals, etc, and weld repaired 5 stripped header mounting holes. Guides, valves, seats, cams, lifters were inspected by them and determined to be ok. Len Hoffman has been specializing in aluminum heads for years and really knows what he’s doing. I know several Porsche specialist shops also use him. He is the best!
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Old 05-14-2019, 05:25 PM
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Coopduc Thanks for the info. That place looks like they really know what they are doing, and your heads came back looking like works of art.

I will work with a local machine shop in the Chicago area recommended by a Porsche specialist, but this is a helpful checklist for evaluating the shop.
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:30 PM
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The mechanic who's quoting the short block swap sent me some references, and I spoke to a previous customer who did the short block swap on his '02. He's put 14k miles on it in the 4 years since he had the work done and hasn't had any further issues.

I was still hoping to hear from some others on the forum who have gone this route. Only two cars here with the short block swap?
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