Tag Archives: 996

Porsche 986, 987, 996 and 997 Front Hood Strut Replacement

By   January 21, 2019

Porsche 986

Porsche 986

Over time the struts that hold up the front trunk on a Porsche 911, Boxster or Cayman will start to fail. When this happens it can be quite painful as the front hood will potentially come down on your head.

The good news is the replacement is fairly simple and can be done in about 15 minutes. The parts also don’t cost much as we were able to get ours for just $20.

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Porsche 996 Carrera – Market Update Q4 2018

By   October 17, 2018

Porsche 996 Carrera

Porsche 996 Carrera

The 996 generation of the Porsche 911 Carrera is currently the most affordable version of the rear-engined sports car. The reasons for this are threefold; 1: The shape of the headlights; 2: Being the first water-cooled 911; 3: The infamous IMS Bearing.

The interesting thing is the Porsche 996 is still a great car, but because of the thoughts of some purists and worries about a possible need for an engine replacement values remain low. For someone dreaming of driving a 911 but without a huge budget, the 996 Carrera can be an affordable and dependable purchase.

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Is The Porsche 996 Turbo The Best Performance Car Value Right Now

By   October 11, 2018

Porsche 996 Turbo

Porsche 996 Turbo

The 996 generation of the Porsche 911 is currently the red headed stepchild of the 911 variants. In the past models such as the 911 SC and 964 have had this distinction, but are now become quite sought after.

What keeps the values of the 996 down is the fact that the headlights have a different shape than the classic 911. In the early 996 the front looked almost exactly the same as the less expensive early 986 Boxster. The other factor that currently keeps the 996 prices lower is the infamous IMS Bearing issue (an issue that can be remedied relatively inexpensively depending of the year of the 911).

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What Would You Buy A Porsche 996 GT2 Or 996 GT3 RS

By   September 12, 2018

Porsche 996 GT2 and 996 GT3 RS

Porsche 996 GT2 and 996 GT3 RS

The Porsche 996 GT2 and 996 GT3 RS are blue chip collector cars. While the 996 generation of the 911 is one of the least loved incarnations of the rear engined sports car, these are important cars for the brand.

The GT2 and GT3 RS both represent the top performance variants of the 996 generation 911. The 911 GT2 is the top performing turbocharged 996 and the 911 GT3 RS is the fastest naturally aspirated 996.

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How To Replace The Porsche 996, 986 And 987 Boxster And Cayman Ignition Switch

By   August 27, 2018

Porsche 996, 986 and 987 Ignition Switch

Porsche 996, 986 and 987 Ignition Switch

If you have a 996 variant of the 911, 986 or 987 Porsche Boxster or a 987 Cayman, then there is a good chance that at some point you will need to replace the ignition switch. The good news is the job is fairly easy and the part is inexpensive.

The symptoms of a failing ignition switch can be many, but they include difficulty in turning the key to start the car and difficulty in removing or inserting the key. A failing switch can also cause some strange electrical issues.

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