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How to Determine if Rebuilding Your Porsche’s Engine is Right For You

Porsche 718 Cayman S

Over time, your Porsche may experience engine problems due to high mileage and normal wear. An engine’s performance directly affects the overall well-being of your vehicle. Without an engine, you essentially just have a shell of a Porsche that is only worth the parts. Let’s dig into the most important reasons you would choose to rebuild your Porsche’s engine.

Low Engine Performance

Have you noticed your engine has lost some of its power? Maybe it is making new noises that it has not made before or even leaving behind smoke from the exhaust as you travel. A Porsche with a lot of mileage will inevitably have a lowered performance.

A common reason for your Porsche to experience low performance is a carbon buildup. This blocks the valves, which do not allow adequate air and fuel to enter the cylinders resulting in decreased power and efficiency.

The low performance also leads to improperly burned fuel. Thus, leading to increased emissions as you travel. Increased emissions may leave behind a trail of smoke while you are cruising in your Porsche. An increase in emissions being released causes a negative effect on the environment. Also, should you need to have your Porsche taken for an emissions test, it would not pass.

Engine Knocking

As parts wear, they generally move around and do not fit securely into place anymore. A knock in the engine commonly occurs when the peak of the combustion process no longer occurs at the right moment. The piston assembly supplies much of the power in the engine from the force pushing on the top of the piston. The piston and rod are designed to move up and down in a reciprocating motion. However, when they become worn or damaged, and no longer fit properly in place, they begin moving side to side not allowing the proper force needed to power the engine.

Using a lower-quality fuel than the manufacturer recommends may lead to a knock in the engine. High-quality fuels have much more additives in them to keep the engine clean and running in pristine condition.

Dirty Engine

When the professionals are changing the engine oil in your Porsche, they alert you to a glittery substance within the oil or sludge in the drip pan. The “glitter” is actually metal shavings within the oil. This almost always means there are one or more parts within the engine rubbing together. When this occurs, the parts that are rubbing together become worn down and are not able to function as intended.

A sludge substance in the oil pan should alert you to an engine problem. Engine oil sludge may be caused by debris getting into the crankshaft or even excessive idling. Oil passages may become partially or fully-blocked, resulting in a decreased lubrication of engine parts. Another common cause for oil sludge is unused coolant, potentially from a coolant leak, mixing with the oil not being used by the engine.

If you notice a decrease in your engine performance, it may be time for a rebuild. A new engine comes at a much higher price than a rebuilt engine. A rebuild can give your vehicle thousands of more miles of life for you to enjoy.

Ensure the engine has been fully rebuilt and the auto shop you choose performs high-quality work and offers a warranty on all parts. Your rebuilt engine is an investment, so you’ll want to protect it by choosing experts who know a Porsche inside and out. Make sure the mechanics doing your rebuild have current Porsche training so your engine is exactly what you want.

Porsche Engine Rebuilding Reasons

Euro Plus Automotive for Your Porsche

Euro Plus Automotive Porsche Engine Inspection employs ASE Certified Technicians who are highly trained in German and Japanese vehicle service and repairs. We help drivers throughout Canoga Park and nearby cities like Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County, and San Fernando Valley, CA. Our shop was established in 1984 with a dedication to providing all dealership services at a fraction of the cost. Our work is backed by a 2-year/24,000-mile warranty on all parts and labor.

To schedule an appointment, call us today. A friendly member of our team will happily assist you. We look forward to helping you with all your Porsche service and maintenance needs.

* Porsche 718 Cayman S image credit goes to: DarthArt.

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