Since its introduction in 1998, the water-cooled Porsche 911 has earned a reputation as one of the world’s greatest sports cars—equal to, if not better than, the legendary air-cooled 911 it replaced. The 911 is a true driver’s car, and it offers its greatest driving rewards when properly maintained, tuned, and modified. One of the principal drawbacks to owning a Porsche is the relatively high cost of maintaining it. But you can literally save thousands of dollars in mechanic’s costs simply by performing some of the work yourself. With 101 Projects for Your Porsche 911 996 and 997 1998-2008, written by renowned Porsche author Wayne Dempsey, you'll be able to get into the garage and work on your 911 with confidence. Created with the weekend mechanic in mind, this highly illustrated Motorbooks Workshop title offers 101 step-by-step projects designed to help you maintain, modify, and improve your late-model 911. Focusing on the water-cooled 996 and 997 models, this book presents all the necessary knowledge, associated costs, and pitfalls to avoid when performing an expansive array of projects. And besides the savings, when you personally complete a job on your Porsche, you get the added satisfaction of having done it yourself.
Wayne R. Dempsey is the author of 101 Projects for Your Porsche 911, How to Rebuild and Modify Porsche 911 Engines, and 101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster, all from Motorbooks. Dempsey resides in southern California.
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