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2019/01/10 20:11:55 (permalink)

996 turbo induced anxiety issue

Evening all, 
 
Say for instance you’re 996 was t-boned causing you to spin out 180’ then roll backwards towards the central reservation only for your offside tail pipe to bury itself in the earth (before impact) leading to the distinct shearing off of something on the turbo that then discharged oil everywhere causing a smokey mess...and you then had to drive the car 50 yards to get out of harms way and park in the adjacent lay-by whereupon you find yourself in a virtual reality Jeremy Kyle show accosted by someone yelling ‘he’s been drinking...fackin Porsche ****’! 
 
Now, If you were awaiting insurance  assessment for the aforementioned disaster would you be absolutely 100% fearing the worst for the engine?
 
Or has my everyday anxiety elevated itself to new levels? 
 
any feedback greatly appreciated, 
 
yours sincerely, 
 
Elliot ‘not even 1 year into Porsche ownership’ Potter. 

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    Rodney Naghar
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    Re: 996 turbo induced anxiety issue 2019/01/10 23:01:50 (permalink)
    Blimey!! I hope you're ok?? That sounds horrific!
     
    I'd say the engine stands a good chance of survival even in the worst case scenario because it's a turbo and those engines can be rebuilt.
     
    There would be lots of chassis damage though, and if the car was taken to an OPC for appraisal I suspect it would be written off. So depends who's paying and who's doing the work whether It's worth it if not. 
     
    Do you have any pictures? 
     
    potts74
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    Re: 996 turbo induced anxiety issue 2019/01/11 07:45:16 (permalink)
    I’ve got a couple of pics coming. 
     
    It wasn’t  high speed, just perfect timing/point of impact to cause spin.
     
    The rear quarter, passenger door, rear wheels, exhaust and damaged turbo all need replacing. 
     
    the exhaust damage looks to have sheared off the oil feed to the turbo, thats my main concern. The fact it got driven To get it out of the way (max 10 secs) after the crash. 
     
    no injuries whatsoever so in the greater scheme of things I shouof be thankful!
     
     
    jamesekirby
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    Re: 996 turbo induced anxiety issue 2019/01/11 10:04:36 (permalink)
    Firstly, glad you're ok... 
     
    I'd agree with Rodney on the engine side of things and as you say, it wasn't high speed, so most likely won't be a write off. Given you drove it for max of 10 secs I doubt will have caused any further/major damage beyond what had already happened. There would have been residual oil/lubricants enough to get you to the side of the road.
     
    I hope that you got the details of the Jeremy Kyle studio guest who accosted you in the layby as that sounds potentially worse than the accident itself. Not what you need having been shunted and spun into the central res.
     
    Keep us posted!
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    Re: 996 turbo induced anxiety issue 2019/04/06 18:54:22 (permalink)
    Little update.
     
    car was eventually written off, insurer paid out in full. 
     
    Big thanks to Phil Raby who kindly provided a valuation for the assessor.
     
    Got my money, listened to the good lasies reasoning as to why i shouldn’t buy another Porsche.
     
    Immediately bought another Porsche. 
     
    Happy days.
     
     
    Tigerwallis
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    Re: 996 turbo induced anxiety issue 2019/04/06 19:36:33 (permalink)
    Turbo time 👍👍it’s the only way to go !!!
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    Re: 996 turbo induced anxiety issue 2019/04/07 09:48:16 (permalink)
    Glad it all worked out in the end, in a way, you're unhurt and have another :)
    Did the insurer offer you the car, even though it was a write-off? I'm sure that's a thing with Locktons insurance
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    Re: 996 turbo induced anxiety issue 2019/04/08 09:09:27 (permalink)
    potts74
    Got my money, listened to the good lasies reasoning as to why i shouldn’t buy another Porsche.
     
    Immediately bought another Porsche. 
     
    Happy days.



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    potts74
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    Re: 996 turbo induced anxiety issue 2019/04/08 11:44:57 (permalink)
    'Yes' the insurance peeps offered me the car back at the last minute!
     
    The insurers assessor agreed with the insurers approved repairer that it was a write off, I was gutted, got a second opinion and they suggested that there would always be a doubt in their mind regards mechanical integrity going forward.
     
    That was enough for me. Phil Raby did me a valuation, they couldn't argue with his appraisal and paid out in full but not before I was offered the car back for half the money (assessor) and then offered £15,000 from the repairer who thought he could get it back on the road for about 10g. 
     
    We had a brief discussion (essentially me getting irate) about how last week it was a total write off but this week there's a chance it could be repaired quite easily!
     
    I declined his offer (essentially me letting him know that him ending up with car would be over my dead body) and we all moved on.
     
    Anyway, i'm happy with the new acquisition. The wife (who is due to give birth in 3 weeks) is kinda happy that I have stopped looking online for cars and am now paying her attention. (I'm not, that glazed look I give her is me thinking about the new turbo in the garage)
     
    Roll on the summer!!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    D911ARK
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    Re: 996 turbo induced anxiety issue 2019/04/09 08:39:25 (permalink)
    lol :)
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