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964 engine rebuild

At 127K miles, and with a pinging sound upon acceleration, the time may be here for a complete rebuild of my 1994 964 (normally aspirated)
What would a full stock rebuild cost, including new Mahle cylinders and pistons? Any suggestions on engine rebuild specialists on the Central Coast in California?
Does anybody have a complete parts list available? Any pointers greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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I would check that you don't have a broken distributor belt. Pinging is not a indication a rebuild is needed.

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I would check that you don't have a broken distributor belt. Pinging is not a indication a rebuild is needed.

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Especially since the 964 engine has knock sensors.
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my 92 964c2 had 280K miles on the clock and still running like new. I did all minor services by myself. I checked and replaced distributor's belt every year. Burning oil and drinking too much gas for the same distance are the signs I am watching for time to rebuilding the top end.

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Thank you. Wednesday the knock sensors will be replaced. Wires will be checked and the code checked as well. Other suggestions?
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rebuilding a motor, assuming new pistons and cylinders, is really expensive...

Waynes book 10 years ago suggested $6000-$8000 I believe... Today... double that or more...

In the midst of rebuilding a 930 motor, keeping the original P&C as they measured out ok. Easily into it for 5k or so in parts... and my free labor...

Paying someone I suspect would easily hit $15k-20k for a quality job...
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I took the 964 to SGS in San Luis Obispo for a check up and they immediately suspected one or two faulty knock sensors, which they replaced...it runs like new!
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Well, that was a good result.. and much cheaper than a rebuild!!
Congrats
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