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philipk

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    2002 996 at the moment!

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  1. Sorry but I did not get down to piston/bore solutions. The discussion was more what are my options. As I said he gave me 4 which is great! He also said whole engine may not need redoing but I think at 240k a few things will need doing!! Greg said he just rebuilt his own 2004 3.6 engine to stock so he knows what to expect. He said once he has the motor out and apart he will know! I guess I decide then how far the rebuild goes. Only other issue now is going more than 5km from home in the next 6 weeks to deliver the car to him!
  2. I have decided option 2 will be best.
  3. Spoke to Greg, very nice helpful guy. Here is the run down. He gave me 4 Options. 1. 997 3.6 Motor 80k km swap $12k for engine and approx $3k labour stripping parts from my engine,electrics,k &n intake etc Lets say $15/16k 2. Rebuild my motor $20k max but he does not think it need a total rebuild. Heres hoping. 3 Hartech 3.9litre rebulid of my engine approx $30k 4. 4.0 litre upgade approx $40k. In his words rebuild mine. The upgrades do not make that big a differance for what I need. I am thinking rebuild mine, buy some new wheels tyres for track days,maybe a little bit of suspension work and have some fun! I feel keeping the original motor is the best thing to do, even though it is a water cooled!! matching numbers will me nice!
  4. Thanks, my problem is I can build a house but I cannot rebuild a Porsche engine!! I have to pay for labour as well.
  5. Fantastic,thanks for that info. How long ago did you do your rebuild?
  6. I will be ringing Greg Bailey in the morning about the upgrade /rebuild.and I will put an update onto the forum. Any other questions anyone wants me to ask?
  7. Thanks Mike,I will follow them up Monday morning. After you giving Greta track lessons who do you think is saying "Dad, make it go harder". I should not have let her go on the track with you!😂😂
  8. Thanks I will look into this. I thought about supercharging but at the time going to 4.0 was easier.
  9. Car still drives. Blows a bit of smoke on start up but still drives well and pulls hard. 240,000KM. Not worried about resale. My daughter and I love drive days at Phillip Island!!
  10. Strip the engine here and send the bare block. Rebore and new pistins. They said the US component was approx $10k usd, ADD shipping of engine, bring it back do other work that may be needed then send to Sydney to get it remapped? Do we all think a normal rebuild should be $25k? I do not have any idea. I have had 10 years of fun, and low costs on this car. Everything else is great on the car just needs a new power plant with a bit more power
  11. As far as upgrading to a GT3, house to renovate{again] so not in the budget. My thoughts are I have to rebuild the engine anyhow so why not spend a little extra to give it a bit more power. No, my mechanic was organising the rebuid and the motor was going to be sent to the States. I was going to send it in one of my containers but Coronavirus put an end to that side of my business.
  12. End of last year I was quoted $25k for the 4.0 upgrade. Went back this week to sy ok lets do it and they said it was now approx $40K. The 3.6 pulls like all hell above 2500-3000rpm, I would like more oomph in the low ramge. It already has sport exhaust and K&N intake air sustem.
  13. I had a previous post where I was going to get the 4.0 upgrade but costs have blown out for the upgrade by more than 50% out for that in the last 12 months so not an option now. My 3.6 needs a rebuild and I would prefer to give it a bit more power in the bottom end. I thought about buying a 996 twin turbo motor but my mechanic said there wil be cooling issues. Anyone had any experience in upgrading a 3.6? It will become Haunted Hills/Sandown track car and weekend toy. Thanks for any thoughts.
  14. I had a previous post where I was going to get the 4.0 upgrade but costs have blown out for the upgrade by more than 50% out for that in the last 12 months so not an option now. My 3.6 needs a rebuild and I would prefer to give it a bit more power in the bottom end. I thought about buying a 996 twin turbo motor but my mechanic said there wil be cooling issues. Anyone had any experience in upgrading a 3.6? It will become Haunted Hills/Sandown track car and weekend toy. Thanks for any thoughts.

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