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1 minute ago, KeyboardWarrior77 said:

The dual row bearing had a much lower failure rate compared to the single row bearing. More surface area to spread the load over.

According to Wikipedia their failure rate was 1% vs. 8% for the smaller bearing in the later cars: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_Intermediate_Shaft_Bearing_issue

The original dual row is what the LN IMS Retrofit Pro is based on. It's an insurance policy - you wouldn't drive around without insurance its a known failure IMO replace it move on.

Unless you prefer to check your oil every 1,000kms for glitter... the bearing starts to shed metal before it even comes apart and at that point you're already in big trouble...

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The seller appears to be a well known 930 owning PFA'er from earlier times.

Does anyone know why Porsche changed from the early dual row to the single row in the late 90's and does the early dual row use smaller balls than the later single row?

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3 minutes ago, Peter M said:

The seller appears to be a well known 930 owning PFA'er from earlier times.

Does anyone know why Porsche changed from the early dual row to the single row in the late 90's and does the early dual row use smaller balls than the later single row?

Many people blame the "accountants" cutting costs. The PCNA video that Jake Raby put together will tell you everything you need to know.

 

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21 minutes ago, dan_189 said:

The original dual row is what the LN IMS Retrofit Pro is based on. It's an insurance policy - you wouldn't drive around without insurance its a known failure IMO replace it move on.

Unless you prefer to check your oil every 1,000kms for glitter... the bearing starts to shed metal before it even comes apart and at that point you're already in big trouble...

Agreed. I just wanted to point out to the OP that it's smaller risk statistically speaking.

Budget $3.5 - 4.5k to rectify depending on the solution you opt for.

 

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't waste your time with that video, Raby doesn't know why the bearing fails and makes up a bunch of voodoo BS to try and justify his self proclaimed "expertise".  I did a critique in another thread on PFA when the video first came out.

However thanks for the reminder of the video as it has the three bearing types lined up side by side at 15.44.  The balls look the same size but the cage would be definitely lighter on the earlier version.  

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Just now, Peter M said:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't waste your time with that video, Raby doesn't know why the bearing fails and makes up a bunch of voodoo BS to try and justify his self proclaimed "expertise".  I did a critique in another thread on PFA when the video first came out.

However thanks for the reminder of the video as it has the three bearing types lined up side by side at 15.44.  The balls look the same size but the cage would be definitely lighter on the earlier version.  

I bought into his hype, helps me sleep at night 😛

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Silver on black is a win - when I was looking years ago most silver cars had metropole blue interiors

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On 19/02/2019 at 20:14, Peter M said:

The seller appears to be a well known 930 owning PFA'er from earlier times.

Does anyone know why Porsche changed from the early dual row to the single row in the late 90's and does the early dual row use smaller balls than the later single row?

Interesting  - was this Vas930, the moderator who resigned our Forum?

I expect he would know his P cars inside out, so there might be a reason why the manual 996 is priced very competitively.

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15 minutes ago, Zelrik911 said:

Interesting  - was this Vas930, the moderator who resigned our Forum?

I expect he would know his P cars inside out, so there might be a reason why the manual 996 is priced very competitively.

I'm only guessing.

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20 minutes ago, DT said:

Price drop on this one. Surprised it hasn't sold yet, looks immaculate and the 25k engine rebuild gotta be worth something.

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/Porsche-911-Carrera-1998/OAG-AD-16757465/?Cr=2

Yep, checked that one out last month, was very nice.  They just need to fix the wheel cap on the 4th wheel (that;s the anal part of me coming out....)

Similar in price to the 2003 car in Queensland....

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44 minutes ago, TwoHeadsTas said:

Yep, checked that one out last month, was very nice.  They just need to fix the wheel cap on the 4th wheel (that;s the anal part of me coming out....)

Similar in price to the 2003 car in Queensland....

I think you will find the caps spin by themselves, mine do it too and yes it does my head in.

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4 hours ago, TwoHeadsTas said:

Yep, checked that one out last month, was very nice.  They just need to fix the wheel cap on the 4th wheel (that;s the anal part of me coming out....)

Similar in price to the 2003 car in Queensland....

@TwoHeadsTas did you happen to see what work had been done for the $25k? I look at it every second day online 😍. If it’s still around after I settle on a house next week I might be tempted to organise a biz trip to Adelaide and have a ganda, as it’s getting to a tempting price and although has k’s on its clock,  the $25k freshen up engine work (not sure about suspension) could be a tipping point vs some of the others for sale with around 130-150kms on the clock 🤪

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Just now, Tips said:

Tas did you happen to see what work had been done for the $25k. I look at it every second day online, If it’s still around after I settle on the new house next week I might be tempted to organise a biz trip to Adelaide and have a Ganda it’s getting to a tempting price and although has k’s the preventative engine work could be a tipping pint vs some of the others around the 130-150kms mark🤪

I didn't look at it in too much detail as it was a quick trip in, and I wasn't buying (unfortunately).  Interior and exterior looked quite neat, and presume most of the $25k was on engine internals which I wouldn't have been able to see.  I didn't discuss it much as I was just walking around looking....

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@Tips 

 I have tomorrow off if you want me to try and take it for a spin? I know Carlo there, as he's sold a couple of cars on my recommendation to buyers. And just to let people know I don't make anything out of it, just helping interstate people out with a car they might be keen on 👍

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18 minutes ago, LeeM said:

@Tips 

 I have tomorrow off if you want me to try and take it for a spin? I know Carlo there, as he's sold a couple of cars on my recommendation to buyers. And just to let people know I don't make anything out of it, just helping interstate people out with a car they might be keen on 👍

Any excuse to drive a 996 more like it mate 

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37 minutes ago, LeeM said:

@Tips 

 I have tomorrow off if you want me to try and take it for a spin? I know Carlo there, as he's sold a couple of cars on my recommendation to buyers. And just to let people know I don't make anything out of it, just helping interstate people out with a car they might be keen on 👍

Watch out @Tipshe might take it from under you:D

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27 minutes ago, Fraz said:

Any excuse to drive a 996 more like it mate 

Mmmmaybe 😉

8 minutes ago, TINGY996 said:

Watch out @Tipshe might take it from under you:D

Naah, I wouldn't do that 

Wonder if they take trades? OOPS, did I just say that? 😊

 I have had a half decent look at it before for someone else, and it's a nice car

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7 hours ago, DT said:

Price drop on this one. Surprised it hasn't sold yet, looks immaculate and the 25k engine rebuild gotta be worth something.

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/Porsche-911-Carrera-1998/OAG-AD-16757465/?Cr=2

So this car has had a bigger engine put in? 

The seller is saying it's a 3,6 ltr engine but the auto fill on the ad is obviously saying 3.4 ltr, re-sleeved if that is even possible on that engine?

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It would be nice power wise but im assuming originality wins in the end especially on what looks like an unmolested one.  They do quote 3.6 hp numbers as well though.

Fresh engine is a massive plus - wonder if all the other bits and bobs are done? If so someone should be all over this.

Trade an 04 for a 98......:Sweating:

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