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I got the OEM Twist wheels refinished, and the summer tires installed. I went with something different...I had the sandblaster clean the wheels off, and once I saw that they were in near perfect condition, I had the raw aluminum powder coated with a matte clear. The wheels sort of change color depending on the light. I probably wouldn't do it this way again, but it will work for this season's summer driving.




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Hi guys,
first posting on the 996 forum, I have a 964 which I am selling and am looking for something more modern. I am going to have a look at a 996 C2 with a blown engine quite soon, there are a number of rebuild specialists here in the UK who do some wonderful things. The question is what price should a car with a blown engine be here in the UK? Running cars are going for 8000-11000 ($12.5-17.5k) with 70-110k mileages. Engine rebuilds with improvements can be expensive but I was also wondering if a 996 turbo engine case could be used as the base for a new engine given it overlaps somewhat with the GT3?
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Hi guys,
first posting on the 996 forum, I have a 964 which I am selling and am looking for something more modern. I am going to have a look at a 996 C2 with a blown engine quite soon, there are a number of rebuild specialists here in the UK who do some wonderful things. The question is what price should a car with a blown engine be here in the UK? Running cars are going for 8000-11000 ($12.5-17.5k) with 70-110k mileages. Engine rebuilds with improvements can be expensive but I was also wondering if a 996 turbo engine case could be used as the base for a new engine given it overlaps somewhat with the GT3?
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A 3.4 996 with a non-rebuildable motor (which most are when they blow) is worth next to nothing. A rebuilt 3.4 will cost you about $12-14k and they are $15k cars in good driver condition. 3.6's are worth about 50% more.

If you want to use a Metzer core (turbo and GT3) you'll need to change to a G50 tranny, which collectively will cost you way, way more than the car will ever be worth.
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:39 AM
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Thanks Mehof, I figured the car might be worth very little, the engine rebuilds are indeed quite expensive. I will do some research into the G50 gearbox (must check if the 993 6 speed fits). From the research I have done a C4 is a better base as the Mezger engine and box are different dimensions to the 3.4.
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:51 AM
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Galen,
Only real lemons are for sale at around 8-9k in the UK. Anything half decent is 11k+ The prohibitive cost of repairing one of these engines means that it'll cost about as much to rebuild the engine as a decent car would cost. Second hand engines go for about 5-6k so that means the car would need to be about 2k to make it worthwhile...

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