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Just an update after fetching the car and driving it for about 40 miles.
The mechanic said there is a possibly play on a rod (I forgot now which exactly it was). HE also explained how it could be the piston too but it is not something to be concerned about.
After warming up the car it is indeed much quieter and smooth with great power delivery and sound. And bringing a smile as only a well tuned 911 engine can.
He said the sound is definitely due to the old parts that were not replaced, but that it is not a problem at all. Just, as always, remember to not race the engine hard while cold. Which is normal behaviour.
So it looks like I am just a bit too paranoid for now.

Thanks for the pointers though. I will still monitor and have a healthier knowledge to go with it.
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