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Old 01-27-2011, 11:25 AM   #61
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2007
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Turn 14 Sebring Sat at Winterfest.
Waiting to sre if dealer wants to deal with it after car is out of warrenty
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:59 PM   #62
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Sounds exiting!
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:42 PM   #63
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Sounds exiting!
He's got nothing on my coolant plug blowout in turn 17 at Sebring
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:17 AM   #64
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One of the accepted definitions of insanity: Doing the same things over and over again but expecting a different outcome.

Wonder what the thinking is at Porsche...
Basically if they did a "non OEM" repair (like welding, which was their preferred repair solution) this would invalidate the warranty.
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:54 AM   #65
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Figured I'd Xpost this-

If you've had this happen, open a complaint!

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The NHTSA has opened investigations from more limited complaints than it seems are being volunteered about these fittings. They only respond to issues that can become safety hazards. Rapidly losing coolant on a curve, or ramp, is a concern. No?

NHTSA complaints:
https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/online.cfm

If you own a car with the GT1 engine and it has failed this way, give them your VIN. If you won't do it for your own sake, please do it for the rest of us. Otherwise, it looks like we're just mice.
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:09 PM   #66
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One of the accepted definitions of insanity: Doing the same things over and over again but expecting a different outcome.

Wonder what the thinking is at Porsche...
The same observation of insanity is true of any customer buying one Porsche after another and expecting Porsche to change their unscrupulous efforts to weasel out of warranty responsibilities.
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:21 PM   #67
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You guys know tons more than I do but.... Hurley Haywood's Daytona #59 GT Porsche sure looked like it had coolant pouring out of the bottom in the Daytona speed broadcast. I am sure they welded their coolant lines. Did anyone see that? (near the start of this mornings broadcast).
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:30 PM   #68
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The same observation of insanity is true of any customer buying one Porsche after another and expecting Porsche to change their unscrupulous efforts to weasel out of warranty responsibilities.
TouchÚ.

The "buying" part is unavoidable because, let's face it, what other option offers the same value proposition.

The "expecting" however should be gradually dialed down with each subsequent purchase.
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:55 PM   #69
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You guys know tons more than I do but.... Hurley Haywood's Daytona #59 GT Porsche sure looked like it had coolant pouring out of the bottom in the Daytona speed broadcast. I am sure they welded their coolant lines. Did anyone see that? (near the start of this mornings broadcast).
Yep...not sure what that deal was about either. they fixed it on pit road...maybe a lose rubber hose or something simple like that.
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:38 PM   #70
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You guys know tons more than I do but.... Hurley Haywood's Daytona #59 GT Porsche sure looked like it had coolant pouring out of the bottom in the Daytona speed broadcast. I am sure they welded their coolant lines. Did anyone see that? (near the start of this mornings broadcast).
I wondered the very same thing!
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:46 PM   #71
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Wow, several companies catering to the problem..
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I e-mailed the seller of the first one, racing-chip-pros, and got a quick response. It sounded like they were the manufacturers but then again, the same picture is used in both of your links.

From a picture in the "other" catastrophic failure thread, I got this phone number: Eurotech 508-879-9911

No idea who they are or what they do (weld or mfg fittings), but a good place to start.

The Sharkwerks solution is elegant and functional as well.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:16 PM   #74
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Wow, several companies catering to the problem..
Several yes, but the principal one, or the one that would matter most, is surprisingly silent.
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Sooo, hypothetical situation-

Is there any way to pull these manifolds to be welded WITHOUT fully dropping the motor? Say, for example your mechanic is extremely limber, and just partially drops the motor?

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