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Old 01-15-2015, 05:46 PM
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Would really love to hear how the LN bearing looks if you tear into the motor. Looks like you got a lot of miles after the swap.
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:50 PM
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If you are going to get a new car anyways, sell the shell as-is. If you want to keep the car, find a used engine and swap in.
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Old 01-15-2015, 06:06 PM
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any pics of the roller? i might be interested if you decide to sell it.
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Old 01-15-2015, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by JayG View Post
Could have registration/smog problems in California, so a LSx swap is probably not an option
+1, I agree our SMOG is terrible here and it'd be a big hassle putting in a different manufacturers engine, then trying to get it certified to operate in California.

Sell it, move to 997, and never look back.
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:01 PM
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Sell the carcass for $6,000. Buy 911661's for $13,000 cash. You're back in the game for net $7,000. Even though his car has 148k on the clock, it will probably give you another 50,000 miles. If you kill the engine on that one, well, your loss is at least minimized - sell that carcass and move on the 997.
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:03 PM
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I am rebuilding a 'blown' M96 now. No, not just writing checks for a mechanic -everything myself. My grade for that decision? FFF ! Fascinating but Financially Foolish !
Would I rebuild an M96 in future -of course ! Why? If you enjoy engineering it is fascinating.All those unique designs to ponder -why did they do that? Actually get a better response to :"Warum haben sie das getan?"
My proposal -sell it here on Rennlist to a foolish geek like me who will make it a labor of love to restore it -"rust free California body...."
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:12 PM
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Sorry to hear about your engine. Were there any warning signs?
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:52 PM
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My grade for that decision? FFF ! Fascinating but Financially Foolish !
Schnell, I considered doing the same thing. Is it the replacement parts cost that's the worse part? Sorry for the


To the OP, read Cudas thread but your probably better off to sell as a roller. Every option is gonna hurt. Sorry about your car.
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by white out View Post
If you are going to get a new car anyways, sell the shell as-is. If you want to keep the car, find a used engine and swap in.
This is my vote as well. If you feel like you are "done with the car" and would rather move on than deal with repair/replacement, etc, now is that time. Sell as-is.

The only variation to this advice would hinge on what actually happened to your engine. In other words, is it truly ruined, or is it actually repairable?

If it were repairable, I would take a good look at the option of having it repaired and potentially upgraded. From threads on this forum it sounds like there are several shops in CA that could do a great job rebuilding an M96. Flat-6 is a well known shop located across the country from you to consider as well.
Let us know what you decide to do. I'm sure you will get plenty of advice and offers either way.
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by tdrimer View Post
Would really love to hear how the LN bearing looks if you tear into the motor. Looks like you got a lot of miles after the swap.
Doesn't seem like 24k miles is a lot of miles for a LN IMSB. I thought they were expected to last 2-3 times that long. No?
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by c4racer View Post
Doesn't seem like 24k miles is a lot of miles for a LN IMSB. I thought they were expected to last 2-3 times that long. No?
No one said Bearing was the issue.

My thought is would be good to hear how it is holding up for that amount of miles...
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by tdrimer View Post
No one said Bearing was the issue. My thought is would be good to hear how it is holding up for that amount of miles...
Oh I gotcha. Yes I would be interested in that. I have one with 11k miles on it. Just did oil change and filter and perfectly clean. So far so good I guess.
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:50 PM
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Buy 911661s car for $12K and sell yours as a roller for $7K and you have yourself an aero 996 with a running engine. then use $3K to do some updates to the engine and you have yourself a 996 for another 50-60K miles. Your loss $8K. Everybody wins.

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Old 01-15-2015, 08:54 PM
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So how did the engine get shrapneled?

You seem to be suite calm about the situation, was it your fault? A nasty downshift?

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Old 01-15-2015, 09:00 PM
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No idea what caused the damage. I don't get even close to the redline. My previous (911SC) lasted 375,000 miles until the #2 cylinder let go (thus the replacement 996). So you can pretty much assume I'm gentle with my car.

Did get a quote form my local independent for a replacement motor with 6 mo. warranty at 16k$ + 3k$ install etc.

No decisions yet. Will keep the Forum informed as things happen.
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