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  • The Porsche was much maligned when new, but speculators The M96 engine that powers these cars is subject to complete and total Not all of the cars will have the IMS problem, and it can be rectified.

    The Boxster and engines are not necessarily known for being bulletproof. Wayne goes over in Common Engine Problems on the Porsche Carrera.

    Do we have any happy owners on here who've had no significant problems? Would a decent warranty cover the documented problems?.

    I've always said its ok owning them it's keeping it on the road Richard. The Cabriolet roof is generally durable, but damage to the rear screen such as crazing or splitting normally requires a replacement. J4CKO 25, posts months. The Club assumes no responsibility for any effects arising from errors or omissions. The occurrence of the problem is somewhat unclear, but some think it is due to the crankshaft being poorly supported.

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    Users viewing this page: Essentials Only Full Version. Is the engine prone to blowing up? Not quite as old? The point is you can prove anything with statistics even the truth. The , being totally new in MY98, was bound to have a few teething issues and detractors, notwithstanding the fact that it lapped the Nurburgring about 20 seconds faster than a The concept of engine problems on a Porsche was in itself shocking and the actual experience even worst for a few.

    To be fair I think the shear surprise of a Porsche engine blowing in routine use was inevitably enough to cause mass panic - it was a bit like the car having SARS flu or Ebola, extremely worrying - but not in the actual event as bad as everyone might expect it to be.

    Don't forget to look at the case for earlier pre cars too - plenty of actual blown engines and other expensive failures on air cooled cars as well over their lifetime. You pays your money you takes you choice - 's in my experience, certainly in PCGB tend to be driven by enthusiasts who have always dreamed of owning a - its a great and generally economical way in to ownership.

    I suppose if you've got loads of money and can own an Aston for a 6 figure sum, terrific good for you, you can probably afford a better 99 series as well. A currently running with a good service history and probably at least 75K on the clock is as good as anything you are going to get supercar wise for the money. Love mine and if it blows up one day, well phuk it I say, I'll call someone with a nice reliable Aston to come give me a tow Guest of the Club.

    JagdHamster Guest of the Club. I think it's true to say that most s have engines that will not blow up now. There is a lot more awareness of the engine issues of the past and we take precautions: Harlech and others have provided loads of great information about the causes and now we run low-temp thermostats, change the oil regularly and use good ones like 10W Nanodrive and don't thrash the cars from cold.

    Also, the IMS seal seems to conveniently fail after 70, miles or so, keeping the bearing from seizing. As for a DB7 being reliable, that's just hilarious; even Aston specialists warn you off buying them. I enjoyed his threads! Guest - did you buy your car from Kahn - seriously? Very well put Julius. I remember this thread going back, and started to read it again and thought I cant believe this is being gone over again and then checked the date and relaised it was an old one.

    Lets Talk IMS Bearing Issues!

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