Philip Raby Porsche

Porsche Sales and Service

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Delivering a Porsche 996 Carrera 4S to Jersey

Today combined some of my favourite things; Porsches, boats, islands and travel., it doesn’t get much better than that. I delivered a lovely Porsche 996 Carrera 4S to a client on Jersey, in the Channel Islands. This involved an early morning blast along the coast to Weymouth, my favourite seaside town. Then it was straight onto the futuristic looking fast cat for a 40kt cruise south to the Channel Islands, stopping briefly at Guernsey before arriving at Jersey, with it stunning rocky coastline. It’s a regular holiday haunt of our family; today, though, I was travelling alone and, sadly, on […]

Porsche 996 rear main seal (RMS) replacement

I’ve just got a Porsche 996 in stock and it rear main seal (RMS to its friends) is leaking. This is not at all uncommon – most 996 and Gen1 997 Carreras will suffer from it at some stage in their lives. Normally is it anything to worry about; if you can cope with a little bit of oil dripping onto your garage floor, the usual advice is to live with it until the clutch needs replacing. The gearbox and clutch have to be removed to get at the seal, you see. Good advice until you want to sell the […]

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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