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Old 05-26-2019, 02:07 PM
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Same here! I had a 2000 Speed Yellow Boxster a couple of years ago and missed both the color and convertible top.
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Yes indeed. Beautiful car, nice options and only 62,000 miles.

Good looking car. Did he budge off of his $12K price?
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Old 05-27-2019, 05:53 AM
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Yes he did. Factory hard top included in the deal.
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Old 05-27-2019, 10:39 AM
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Yes he did. Factory hard top included in the deal.
I love speed yellow Porsches. Hard to find in the 996 series. Lowpue's is one of the best examples on this forum. But I really like yours! This is a 99 model, huh? Oh my, I hope Jake Raby sees this thread, he's a fanatic about the 99 being the holy grail and don't fail like other 996 cars (and a bit of a jerk about it), but IMHO, these '99 cars can crack heads like all 996 cars cracking especially in cold climates. I wouldn't let the shop tell you it's a head gasket, even Raby will tell you that these gaskets never fail, but it's the heads that go bad. Lots of people on this forum send their heads to Hoffman Automotive Machine in Georgia. Apparently, the man is the best at repairing Porsche heads. Maybe he can examine my head! hahahaha
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Old 05-27-2019, 12:34 PM
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...Maybe he can examine my head! hahahaha
Now that is funny and you wont find any argument from me...

And thanks for the kind words about my 996. I also have a perfect speed yellow 993 Aero. I will share that in the future on another thread when appropriate since I don't want to hijack this thread.

As far as the yellow Cab...love it and enjoy it once sorted out. Its pretty unique.
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Yes indeed. Beautiful car, nice options and only 62,000 miles.

Beautiful car, had the same wheels on my silver 99ĺ cab, until i bent two. Let me know if you would like some extras at a nice price. OZ does not make the barrels any longer.
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Good luck on the coolant mix issues. You will find lots of help here on the forums.
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Old 05-28-2019, 07:51 AM
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Thanks for your input and information l I have already called Hoffman and as soon as I get a chance to tear into the engine the plan is to send the heads to him for a thorough evaluation.
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Old 05-28-2019, 09:35 AM
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Thanks for your input and information l I have already called Hoffman and as soon as I get a chance to tear into the engine the plan is to send the heads to him for a thorough evaluation.
Wise choice. I have yet to read anything negative about his services. You'll get top notch results. Let us know how it turns out.
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Old 06-17-2019, 09:35 AM
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And so it begins...
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:17 PM
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When beginning to disasemble the engine removed from my 99 911 I discovered these metal "Worms" trying to crawl through the screen of the oil pump pickup! I suspect that they are remnants from the rear main seal that was replaced when a shop installed a IMS bearing and new clutch assembly!
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Those look like remnants of a drilling process. Probably been there since manufactured. Are they aluminum or ferrous?
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Subscribed - love a good home engine rebuild!
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Those look like fragments of the inner spring of a shaft seal. Can't think of where it comes from though.
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Old 06-20-2019, 12:46 AM
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Originally Posted by carlvs View Post
When beginning to disasemble the engine removed from my 99 911 I discovered these metal "Worms" trying to crawl through the screen of the oil pump pickup! I suspect that they are remnants from the rear main seal that was replaced when a shop installed a IMS bearing and new clutch assembly!
On second thought, you and Ahsai are right, looks like the spring from the rear main seal . The coils are too tight for drilling remnants.
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