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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:36 am    Post subject: 997 reliability Reply with quote

Is the 997 mote reliable than a 996? I had a 996 but unfortunately had problems with it thinking of buying a 997 so just wondered if Porsche sorted out things like Ims bearing siezed followers bore scoring etc on the 997
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same problems unless you get a 997.2 where there were many revisions and the 'usual' problems ironed out.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:45 am    Post subject: Re: 997 reliability Reply with quote

limpetminer wrote:
Is the 997 mote reliable than a 996?


Yes.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:48 am    Post subject: Re: 997 reliability Reply with quote

Norfolk & Idea wrote:
limpetminer wrote:
Is the 997 mote reliable than a 996?


Yes.


Question

In which way?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately, the first generation 997 has the same issues you mention as the 996. The only way to avoid them is to go for the later gen 2 997 that has a very different (DFI) engine.

Note: Neither the 996 or 997 Turbo cars suffer these problems.
Neither do GT3 & GT2 cars.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:37 pm    Post subject: Re: 997 reliability Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Norfolk & Idea wrote:
limpetminer wrote:
Is the 997 mote reliable than a 996?


Yes.


Question

In which way?


Soz, didn't read OP fully. I was referring to the gen 2. Significantly more reliable than the 996. Significantly prettier too IMO. You pays yer money and takes yer choice.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Significantly more reliable than any previous 911 ever made.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Significantly more reliable than any previous 911 ever made.


I don't doubt it. The game moves on, see.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Significantly more reliable than any previous 911 ever made.


I hope so with my past experiences lol

100,000 on my Gen2 now, and running like a swiss watch worship
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just watch out for those scored bores Damn
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:38 pm    Post subject: Re: 997 reliability Reply with quote

limpetminer wrote:
Is the 997 mote reliable than a 996? I had a 996 but unfortunately had problems with it thinking of buying a 997 so just wondered if Porsche sorted out things like Ims bearing siezed followers bore scoring etc on the 997


The 996 and 997.1 are pretty much the same apart from the larger revised IMS bearing that was fitted to 2006 cars and onwards.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of cars I've looked at, 996 interiors seem to wear better than 997s. Leather seems tougher and no melty buttons.

Less to go wrong in a 996- no PASM for a start.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robertb wrote:
Of cars I've looked at, 996 interiors seem to wear better than 997s.

Really?

Here's the interior of my 100,000+mile 997 Gen2.
And before anyone says anything, the drivers seat looks the same as the other. No wear to the bolster etc.



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Les, your lovely car proves a point- the madness of this fixation with mileage! It looks like its done 10k miles...

My 108k mile 996 4S is also in remarkable condition.

Maybe both our cars are exceptions...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe we should have a special area to park in this years Simply Porsche to help dismiss the myth and to prove that you CAN actually drive them without the world ending.

I'm driving mine to Monaco for the GP, then heading back via Stuttgart for the event. Even more miles on it!


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