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Old 03-07-2018, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by theiceman View Post
Isn't the 996 case half's that envelope a crank box ? Can you not just get a case half that you need ?
Not according to the Porsche dealer...at least not economically.
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Old 03-07-2018, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by GTA_G20 View Post
I'd jump on that OEM short block and go from there
I am. They are picking up the car this morning.
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Old 03-07-2018, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Netrunnerz View Post
I am. They are picking up the car this morning.
Best of luck . Probably the most econieconoand logical thing to do .18k for a rebuild without being upgraded to a bigger bore wouldn't be ideal when you have an OEM fresh option .

Good luck .let us know how it goes
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Old 03-07-2018, 11:05 AM
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Subscribed. Where did you learn about the 20% off? Do you know if the dealer would honour the 10% PCA discount on a shortblock?
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Old 03-07-2018, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by theiceman View Post
Isn't the 996 case half's that envelope a crank box ? Can you not just get a case half that you need ?

As far as I know Porsche doesn't sell the case halves separate.
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Old 03-07-2018, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Imo000 View Post
As far as I know Porsche doesn't sell the case halves separate.
well you know me , I would not buy anything new ... id be a scroungin'
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:29 AM
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Love 911 C4 and found 1 for $10 K with blown engine. I was wondering how much a new engine will cost me.. thinking if it is $10-12K then it might be a good deal to buy the car and install a new engine. Is this a logical thing to do?
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:31 AM
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I live in Burlington, Canada not US. I know it is far easier to find engine and porsche mechanics in US than Canada.
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Old 03-08-2018, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by 1stPorsche911 View Post
Love 911 C4 and found 1 for $10 K with blown engine. I was wondering how much a new engine will cost me.. thinking if it is $10-12K then it might be a good deal to buy the car and install a new engine. Is this a logical thing to do?
If it's a 996 then I think $10K is too much unless the rest of the car is in excellent condition, has very low Kms and the engine will run enough to test the transmission and everything else (AC, power steering...etc.).
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:17 PM
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+1, at current market prices I'd agree
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If it's a 996 then I think $10K is too much unless the rest of the car is in excellent condition, has very low Kms and the engine will run enough to test the transmission and everything else (AC, power steering...etc.).
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:58 PM
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A new engine is worth more then current market value of the 996. It has always been like that. I would never sell a 996 running or not on the market based on that the value as it is just way to low. Some one that gives a non running 996 away for less then 10k is either really dumb or has too much money or must have no space to keep it and it costing them to hang on to it.

I would not go with a short block option as it will just end up being a roller again. 10k plus 18k makes it a 28k car. Might be worth doing if you get a 4S and just planning to sell it. If you want a keeper then do a 3.8 or 4.0l rebuild. Figure on 30k for a good rebuild with nikasil plated liners and ims pro. 40k and you got a really awesome 911, much better imo then it when it was a new and a 90k plus car.
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Old 03-08-2018, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by jumper5836 View Post
A new engine is worth more then current market value of the 996. It has always been like that. I would never sell a 996 running or not on the market based on that the value as it is just way to low. Some one that gives a non running 996 away for less then 10k is either really dumb or has too much money or must have no space to keep it and it costing them to hang on to it.

I would not go with a short block option as it will just end up being a roller again. 10k plus 18k makes it a 28k car. Might be worth doing if you get a 4S and just planning to sell it. If you want a keeper then do a 3.8 or 4.0l rebuild. Figure on 30k for a good rebuild with nikasil plated liners and ims pro. 40k and you got a really awesome 911, much better imo then it when it was a new and a 90k plus car.
Maybe true but only if assuming the rest of the car is near new condition, otherwise you'll have a 20 year old car with a brand new engine.
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Old 03-08-2018, 04:42 PM
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This is a lose lose scenario.
Go 4.0 l and turn it into a track car.
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:20 PM
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If you are going with the dealer short block, make sure the warranty is not voided by track use. Just to be sure.
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Imo000 View Post
Maybe true but only if assuming the rest of the car is near new condition, otherwise you'll have a 20 year old car with a brand new engine.
I agree you don't want to waste good money on a beater that was driven in North Ontario or Quebec roads and all season.
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