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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 […]

What, an oil leak after an engine rebuild?

Had a long chat with a chap who was disappointed to find that his 964 engine had an oil leak after an expensive rebuild. While I can understand his upset, I explained that a 911 engine is a complex machine and even the best mechanics don’t always get it right the first time. I remember a Porsche specialist telling me that, even after rebuilding 911 engines for 20 years, he still has his heart in his mouth every time he starts up a rebuilt engine and checks for leaks. It turned out that the offending leak was caused by a […]

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