Bore Scoring! Who knows for whom the bell tolls...

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Re: Bore Scoring! Who knows for whom the bell tolls...

Post by Einsteiger » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:56 am

Personal opinion, but I think any negativity towards Flat 6, LN, et. al. is just denial: People get a 996 at a great price and then find out that there are more than a few issues that can happen, and they just don't want to come to grips with reality. They'd rather bad-mouth the people that have done the research and developed real solutions rather than admit that they maybe should have avoided the 996 but it was just too good to pass up. ;)

I am likely not the only one here that has never seen an Austrian fire truck. VERY curious. 8-)
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Re: Bore Scoring! Who knows for whom the bell tolls...

Post by 32wildbilly » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:28 am

b3freak wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:51 am
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The next time the values peak, the Porsche collection will go.
You say that, but as much as I hear you talk about the 912E, I wouldn't be surprised if you keep it in the family. ;) Seems like I remember seeing it in the "Bug Me" video series or was that just the 914? Seems like I remember seeing it in the background. Those videos date back to the 90s. 912E is a long time friend!
Agreed. 912E was a low production car, I think. I've also heard a rumor there is a "different" engine in that specific car. :?

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Re: Bore Scoring! Who knows for whom the bell tolls...

Post by b3freak » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:10 am

Einsteiger wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:56 am
Personal opinion, but I think any negativity towards Flat 6, LN, et. al. is just denial: People get a 996 at a great price and then find out that there are more than a few issues that can happen, and they just don't want to come to grips with reality. They'd rather bad-mouth the people that have done the research and developed real solutions rather than admit that they maybe should have avoided the 996 but it was just too good to pass up. ;)

I am likely not the only one here that has never seen an Austrian fire truck. VERY curious. 8-)
Yep! You nailed it. I tell my car buddies that if they ever consider any of the Porsche of the M96/M97 era to "manage your expectations" and don't expect the reliability of a Corolla. ;) These are high performance cars with many areas that will need to be addressed and it won't be cheap. The so called "great deals" can easily turn into nightmares. :o

How many times have you read about some poor sucker buying a 996 for $10 - $15K only to find out after the sell that it has all sorts of serious problems that end of costing the owner as much as they paid for the car to begin with?
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Re: Bore Scoring! Who knows for whom the bell tolls...

Post by 808Bill » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:36 am

32wildbilly wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:28 am
b3freak wrote:
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You say that, but as much as I hear you talk about the 912E, I wouldn't be surprised if you keep it in the family. ;) Seems like I remember seeing it in the "Bug Me" video series or was that just the 914? Seems like I remember seeing it in the background. Those videos date back to the 90s. 912E is a long time friend!
Agreed. 912E was a low production car, I think. I've also heard a rumor there is a "different" engine in that specific car. :?
I discovered the 996 while searching for a 76 912 three years ago. That's when the light went on in my head as the 912's started climbing right before my eyes and the 996 was still on a downward slide...

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Re: Bore Scoring! Who knows for whom the bell tolls...

Post by 32wildbilly » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:55 pm

Passenger side:
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Drivers side
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Re: Bore Scoring! Who knows for whom the bell tolls...

Post by b3freak » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:55 pm

Wow, Bill they both look sooty to me! :shock:
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Re: Bore Scoring! Who knows for whom the bell tolls...

Post by 32wildbilly » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:44 pm

b3freak wrote:
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Wow, Bill they both look sooty to me! :shock:
Yeah they are. I didn't clean the outer edges on purpose. Consider the fact that I had to use the flash on my phone to get any detail. Otherwise just darkness! The driver side is more goopy, of course we know why...

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Re: Jake Raby's Part 1 of the Focus On: Bore Scoring Series is on YouTube

Post by b3freak » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:33 am

Hey guys, Jake just made public the first video in series on Bore Scoring. Check it out.

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Re: Jake Raby's Part 1 of the Focus On: Bore Scoring Series is on YouTube

Post by 32wildbilly » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:59 am

b3freak wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:33 am
Hey guys, Jake just made public the first video in series on Bore Scoring. Check it out.

B3: I am disappointed! I figured you would photobomb Jake at least once. He must have locked you in a closet! Seriously that looks almost exactly like my cylinders as seen through the boroscope!

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Re: Jake Raby's Part 1 of the Focus On: Bore Scoring Series is on YouTube

Post by b3freak » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:13 am

32wildbilly wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:59 am
b3freak wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:33 am
Hey guys, Jake just made public the first video in series on Bore Scoring. Check it out.

B3: I am disappointed! I figured you would photobomb Jake at least once. He must have locked you in a closet! Seriously that looks almost exactly like my cylinders as seen through the boroscope!
Did I tell you that this man keeps a loaded gun in every room? hahahaha :lol:
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