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Porsche experts: see here please

StephaneS Feb 14, 2005

  1. StephaneS

    StephaneS Member

    In the mix of good cars I would like to buy when back to France, I am considering buying a Porsche.
    My budget is around 20k and that can give me any C2 I want on the continent, even an old 996 (I'll increase the budget slightly).
    the thing is, I have heard bad stories about the 996 reliability and here is a list of known problems I found:
    1. RMS failure
    2. Intermediate shaft bearing failure
    3. Dropped liners
    4. Overheating cylinders (caused by the incorrect use of 100% coolant, not a 50/50 mixture)
    5. Variocam actuator failure
    6. Breather housing oil leaks

    Not being a mechanic can anyone enlighten me with simple words as to what is what and how bad it is?

    Or shall I just forget about 996 or even 993 and just get a great 964 (turbo?)?
    My aim is that this car will be my pride and joy with lots of feeling, but reliable! It has to be very quick also.

  2. StephaneS

    StephaneS Member

    not many experts here??!!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/comeon.gif

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