Smoke, oil consumption, and fuel trim issues with various fault codes can be traced to an internal leak at the oil separator.
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2000 Porsche 911
2000 Porsche 911 Problems
Engine oil leaks can occur at the rear main seal and/or intermediate support cover o-ring; a revised seal is available. A careful diagnosis with proper tools is necessary to verify dimensional accuracy of the crankshaft to engine block.
A small leak in the coolant reservoir can cause persistent coolant loss. To ensure engine longevity, coolant loss and overheating issues need to be resolved. Out technicians tell us the proper coolant fill procedure must be followed when refiling the cooling system.
Valve cover leaks are common.
Pay close attention to warning lights and have the brakes inspected regularly—immediately address any brake problems. Hard driving habits will cause excessive brake pad and rotor wear.
2000 Porsche 911 Recalls (Recent)
2000 Porsche 911 Questions and Answers
My remote on my key does not activate the locking of my doors and alarm any longer, when I push the remote button, the led on the key remote lights up and the dash led also blinks several times, bu...
After car is warmed up and i park it i see a very small leak of yellow coolant dripping on driverside exhaust tailpipe.the coolant level seems fine and car operating temp warm stays about 180-190.i...
I had my water expansion tank replaced, two weeks later the CEL lit and had the Porsche Dealership service the car, their code findings were cylinder 1-3-5 not working. Causes could be cooling leak...
2000 Porsche 911 Reviews
Fantastic automobile, expensive buy in, but the maintenance isn't bad, and the car lasts forever. My 996 C4 can handle everything from a 177 MPH track test, to 10 inches of snow, plus its very comfortable for long trips, throw so luggage in the front trunk, and your laptop and snacks in the back seat and your ready to roll. Everyone should drive one at least once in their life, rent one when you go on vacation, it'll be worth every dollar.
A very good car for the track as well as the road. Base model torque to weight ratio is awesome and turbo is usually too much car for most people to handle. The engine is normally aspirated and water cooled. The power assist steering can require a bit getting used to if one is used to more road feedback at lower speeds. Road noise may be dampened substantially with Bridgestones or softer make vs. Michelin's (typically wear out at 10k miles and cost ~ $1000 to replace for all four). Typical issues are oil leaks from rear main seals (connecting point between tranny & engine) to me, its classified more as a nuisance than a must fix (so long as leaks are minor as in most cases). Other than that, keep the engine fully oiled with Synthetic and change out 8k miles & change the gearbox oil every 30k (under normal driving conditions). If buying used, go to a show-room and compare used models there before buying from private seller as most dealerships offer some warranties on mileage.