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Porsche Classic radio and sat-nav

Porsche Classic has introduced a new radio/sat-nav head-unit which is suitable for use in older Porsches. This is much less retro in appearance than the previous Porsche Classic unit which means it looks more at home in later Porsches such as the 964, 968 and 993, although it would also look ok in older cars. The new unit sits more flush with the dash, whereas the previous one stuck out a good 10mm. Compared to the gaudy LED-endowed head-units that most suppliers offer today, this will look so much better in an older Porsche, and I can see it proving popular. […]

Porsche M96 and M97 issues explained in GT Porsche

I had a visit from fellow GT Porsche contributor Peter Morgan last week and, as ever, we had a good chat about the world of Porsche. Peter mentioned that he’d recently written an article on the M96 and M97 engines used in the Porsche 996, 997, Boxster and Cayman up until around 2008. Peter and I agreed that a lot of nonsense had been written about these engines and their supposed issues – mainly with bore scoring and IMS (intermediate shaft) failure – have been blown out of all proportion. I’ve addressed this in a previous blog post and, naturally, I was keen […]

Fixing a Porsche 996 and Boxster climate control LCD display

  The Porsche 996 was the first 911 to feature a modern climate control system – set the desired cabin temperature and the electronics would do the rest. At the heart of the system is a control box in the centre console with buttons and a large, clear LCD display. It works very well but, as the cars get older, it’s becoming common to find faulty LCD screens – usually one corner fails leading to an orange smudge. The same unit is used in early Boxsters, too, by the way. I had one of these recently and Porsche quoted me […]

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