• This Time Lapse Porsche Flat-6 Teardown is Pure Gear Head Therapy

Porsche cars are known for being some of the most reliable high-performance machines ever built. That wasn’t always the case, however, as some models, especially in their earlier versions, were anything but reliable, especially if some of the known (by some) problems are left unattended. And although it can be a nightmare to work on a broken engine, it can be surprisingly relaxing to watch someone else dismantling one and then putting it back together.

This Time Lapse Porsche Flat-6 Teardown is Pure Gear Head Therapy
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A YouTuber and fabricator Wesley Kagan has uploaded a video in which he goes through an M96 flat-six Porsche engine. If you are unfamiliar with Porsche engine codes, this is the engine from the Porsche 996. Yes, the one many people hate. The M96 has a couple of versions, the earlier ones being the worst. The later ones are significantly better, but even they are not entirely safe from the infamous Intermediate Shaft (IMS) Bearing failure.

As a Porsche owner, it might be particularly stressful to have to do a complete engine teardown, but Wesley shows in detail, how it can be done. Moreover, if you are into DIY (and know what you are doing), it might turn out to be more fun and stress-releasing than you think.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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