2023 M96/97 Engine Rebuild Classes 101 + 102 (Online and Hands-on)


Price includes both 101 and 102 Classes. Meals, travel and lodging are not included. 

Web pricing only. Additional processing fee of $100 will be added to all non-web orders.

101 Online Class: March 16th 2023, 6-10PM EST. You will be provided with a link to join the meeting online a few days before class date.

102 Hands-on Class : March 22 – 25, 2023 at LN Engineering LLC, 125 Gladiolus St., Momence, IL 60954

The LN Engineering facility is located at 125 Gladiolus St, Momence, IL 60954, about 60 min drive south of Chicago, IL. Travel time from O’Hare or Midway Airport is about 75-90 minutes depending on traffic. There are several hotels located in Bradley / Bourbonnais near the Northfield Square Mall.


Please follow TKG Facebook Group for additional Classes announcements.

Out of stock

SKU: 0322252023-M96101-2 Category:


*All funds are collected upfront due to availability with no exceptions. Funds are non refundable/ non transferable so please schedule accordingly.*

101 Online Class

This class is a live and interactive webinar with Jake Raby and Tony Callas. The time for the class is 6PM-10PM EST for a total of 4 hours instruction. You can view this class, chose to use a webcam, or call in for a teleconference during this class. The class will not be recorded.

The online class is the prerequisite for all individuals who wish to attend the M96/97 102 (hands-on) Engine Rebuild School. In this class Jake Raby provides the basic information necessary to understand the shortcomings of Porsche’s most misunderstood engine. In this class you’ll be able to attend from the comfort of your own home, while you receive 4 hours of instruction on the topics of:

  • Meet the M96/97- engine configuration layout and subsystems illustrated
  • Basic M96/97 engine management, fuel trim, system resets and etc
  • Cooling system design and function
  • Oil system design and function explained
  • Cracked cylinder heads, causes and effects
  • All about scheduled service
  • Engine failure illustrated-*The truth about on- track failures
  • G force oil starvation, and other myths are busted!

*This class was specifically created to prepare attendees for the “Hands on M96 102” class, and is a prerequisite for attending this class

102 Hands-on Class

In this class, held at LN Engineering Headquarters in Momence, IL, the attendees pick up where the “101” online class left off. All attendees must have attended the M96/97 “101” class. This class has evolved since its inaugural class in 2008 to include a total of 4 days of hands-on instruction with very little presentation/ lecture included. This class gets the attendees out of their seats and into the shop to disassemble and reassemble M96 & M97 engines, without formalities restricting the content or presentation. This makes for not only an informative class, but a truly entertaining experience!

On the first day of the class the group of attendees will disassemble M96/97 engines, and learn the basics of component layout as they go. The remaining three days of the class are dedicated to engine assembly of an updated stock M96/97 engine and labs. The labs during this class are a great value as 3 mock engines are used for both 3 and 5 chain cam shaft timing, and wrist pin installation using different forms of factory, and Raby developed special tools.

The class is a fast paced learning experience with a real engine, real instructors, and real problem solving. Each morning the class will view presentations about the written methods of that day’s planned assembly and the in the afternoons everyone heads into the shop to assemble the engine. Though this class is “Rebuild School”, the attendees also learn a lot about disassembly and reassembly to support internal engine repair operations that are valuable for engines that don’t require a “rebuild”, but have experienced a mechanical malfunction.
Put simply, when attendees of this class return home, they possess the confidence and knowledge to assemble an M96/97 engine in its entirety; and many do this. This class, like all Knowledge Gruppe Hands-On classes leaves no one behind, as the instructors will help those with lesser experience understand the processes. This class typically has 3 instructors, so there’s plenty of assistance standing by to help bring attendees up to speed without slowing the class down.

Attendees will receive 36-40+ hours of real instruction on the topics of:

  • Special tool selection & use.
  • Machining, balancing, cleaning and preparing components for assembly.
  • What parts to replace, and not replace during a rebuild
  • Disassembling & reassembling an engine for repair purposes, rather than rebuild.
  • Torque specifications and tightening sequences
  • Cam timing on 3 and 5 chain engines (each attendee will set cam timing himself)
  • Piston installation using special tools and Raby procedures (each attendee will install pistons)
  • In depth information concerning cylinder heads, machining, and deficiencies of certain models
  • Complete engine disassembly and evaluation
  • Engine reassembly to complete a “long block” assembly
  • How to assemble a “leak free” engine using non factory sealants and procedures
  • Tons of “silver bullets” are given on the tricks of assembling an M96/97 engine



After signing up, please do not make any travel arrangements until we have sent you a letter outlining the specifics.

As with all hands on classes, we must have a minimum of 10 sign ups in order to effectively hold the class.

If we do not get 10 sign ups the class will have to be cancelled.