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Old 01-11-2019, 03:07 PM   #1
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Found my m96... a bit iffy

Having missed the RND rebuilt (by minutes, Iím sure) offered by LN Engineering recently, Iíve decided to go out on a limb and have purchased a 3.6 which runs but has a knock. Since I only paid $1500 CAD for it (about $1100 USD), I am willing to put a fair bit of change into the repair/rebuild. I suspect cylinder scoring but Iíll only know after the teardown. (Oh yay, I get to produce another YouTube video for my channel!).
Iíll keep you posted.
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Having missed the RND rebuilt (by minutes, Iím sure) offered by LN Engineering recently, Iíve decided to go out on a limb and have purchased a 3.6 which runs but has a knock. Since I only paid $1500 CAD for it (about $1100 USD), I am willing to put a fair bit of change into the repair/rebuild. I suspect cylinder scoring but Iíll only know after the teardown. (Oh yay, I get to produce another YouTube video for my channel!).
Iíll keep you posted.
Best of Luck NewArt! Look forward to your next youtube; they've been great.
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:17 PM   #3
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I bet that 3.6 will add some kick!
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:26 PM   #4
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Congrats. Looking forward to this.
If you are looking for some preparatory reading check this...
https://rennlist.com/forums/rennlist-canada/706081-dragged-home-one-of-these.html
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:47 AM   #6
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Thanks for the links Grant. Iíve been reading a lot about the rebuild process. Iím a little nervous but how hard can it be, eh?
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:50 AM   #7
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I bet that 3.6 will add some kick!
Especially if I get it punched out to 3.8 !
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Especially if I get it punched out to 3.8 !
It probably takes about five to six months to have LN install Nickies, as I am finding out. Hartech is a company that will replace just 1 scored cylinder or one bank, if you only need that and want to stay at 3.6 liters. Dayton Sleeves makes sleeves for the M96/M97 3.6 that are ductile steel or cast iron, and there is another company who installs cast iron cylinder sleeves in the M96/M97 engines whose name escapes me. I went with the Nickies, there is some controversy over cast iron/ductile steel cylinder liners for these engines. Looking at the price for OEM Porsche piston rings, the cost of the Nickies didn't seem so horrible.
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:54 PM   #9
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It probably takes about five to six months to have LN install Nickies, as I am finding out. Hartech is a company that will replace just 1 scored cylinder or one bank, if you only need that and want to stay at 3.6 liters. Dayton Sleeves makes sleeves for the M96/M97 3.6 that are ductile steel or cast iron, and there is another company who installs cast iron cylinder sleeves in the M96/M97 engines whose name escapes me. I went with the Nickies, there is some controversy over cast iron/ductile steel cylinder liners for these engines. Looking at the price for OEM Porsche piston rings, the cost of the Nickies didn't seem so horrible.
Wow, thatís a long wait! I will definitely look into other possibilities. I donít mind staying at 3.6.
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Wow, thatís a long wait! I will definitely look into other possibilities. I donít mind staying at 3.6.
They use one of the best platers in the country for the cylinder bores, and that plater does lots of engines for cars, motorcycles and snowmobiles. The plating is done after the block is machined and the cylinders are inserted. Hope you're lucky and you don't need it!
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Nice find! Good luck with the rebuild. Ill be following your progress for sure
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Pulled the filter. Some small metal bits were hiding in the pleats. I expected as much.
LN said 6 or so weeks turnaround for the sleeves and nickies if I send them the block halves.
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Pulled the filter. Some small metal bits were hiding in the pleats. I expected as much.
LN said 6 or so weeks turnaround for the sleeves and nickies if I send them the block halves.
I hope theyíre right! Last August my estimate was at least 8 weeks!
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