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> M030 option is desirable, with sports suspension and LSD. Porsche used to sell the suspension separately to existing owners, but no longer.
> The IMS bearing is the big issue. If the bearing fails, you’ll need an engine rebuild, starting from £9600. It makes sense to replace the IMS bearing for around £2k rather than gamble.
> Ducts in lower front bumper for radiators can get clogged with leaves, which rot and cause radiator damage. Condenser replacement is £1062, radiators £1230, cheaper when done together. So regularly unblock those ducts.
> 3.6 engines can suer from bore scoring. The solution is to lightly skim and Nikasil-coat the bores before honing to the correct size, then Xylancoat the pistons.
> ‘Chunking’ was reported in early 3.4s, where chunks came out of the cylinder bore and oil and water mixed – with full-engine rebuild consequences. Few reported these days.
> Porsche specialists Autofarm charge £300 for a basic service (oil and ilter, pollen ilter), or £400 for a service with more preventative maintenance. A minor service is due every year/12k miles, a major service every four years.
> Clutch and lywheel replacement costs £1248 for OEM parts.
> Front discs and pads are £708 itted for OEM parts. Rears are £612.
> If you need to replace coin arms and tuning forks (suspension arms), prices start at £264 per coin arm including itting, while forks are £228 including itting. You'll also need to budget £252 for geometry set up.
All prices: Autofarm.co.uk