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2002 996 engine reliability questions


Vehicle Information: Year: 2002; Body Type: Targa; Total Mileage: 19,500;

I was in California recently and stopped by a Porsche dealer to talk to the service manager about service on my 996 when I move into his area in December. He had 20 996 engines in the back of the store all take outs with RMS or failed crankshaft problems. He made the statement that it's not if it's just a question of when for my 996 engine. His best advice was to run the hell out of the car and get out before the warranty ends. He said if you have a failure in warranty great, if out of warranty make sure you win the lottery. He also indicated that Porsche has beefed up the crankshafts in the 997's.What are you going to do with your 996 when you get close to the end of the warranty?

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