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All 3.0 motors and many of the 3.2 motors have a problem with broken head studs.

The easiest way to tell is to remove the lower covers - chances are, if one is broken, it will be laying there, or optionally hit you on the head as you remove the cover.

I have seen a few come into the shop for PPIs where a PO has tried to hide a broken stud be removing it - make sure to go into each recess for the studs with a magnet - the magnet will stick to the barrel nut.

Usually, a broken stud is an immediate disqualification for purchase. If you still like the car in spite of the broken stud, you can use it to negotiate a seriously lower price on the car.

Head stud repair in a shop runs anywhere from $3K - $5K. If you were to have it repaired, use the 993 headstuds - they are thicker and pretty much immune to breakage. Raceware studs are also an option, but they tend to be a bit pricier.

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