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Old 03-05-2014, 05:29 PM
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Yep. And the only image that keeps getting passed around is of the gray one in Switzerland.
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Old 03-05-2014, 05:30 PM
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Yep. And the only image that keeps getting passed around is of the gray one in Switzerland.
good point ... also as a comparison, I wonder how long did it take Ferarri to determine that their glue was catching fire ... and that was not an engine issue!
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:01 PM
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The only other issue that I had was the Cam's were failing around 5K RPM, not sure if anyone else had this issue. Basically what the dealer said was they can't look at anything until Porsche gives them the word of what to be looking for or what to fix.
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:08 PM
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The only other issue that I had was the Cam's were failing around 5K RPM, not sure if anyone else had this issue. Basically what the dealer said was they can't look at anything until Porsche gives them the word of what to be looking for or what to fix.
wow seriously; can you say more about the issue, how it manifest itself etc?
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:11 PM
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Was also curious what this was from the stop sale thread.
Doesn't sound like the other main issue being discussed.

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GT3 been in garage since "do not drive" edict ... started engine 2 days ago in garage/driveway.
Both the "Reduced engine performance ... possible to drive on" and "Fault engine control ... possible to drive on" warnings came up on the dash.
These did not go away with restart. Parked the car. Depressing..
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:13 PM
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Was also curious what this was from the stop sale thread.
Doesn't sound like the other main issue being discussed.
I thought this had been discussed elsewhere, is this not the thermostat issue?
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:28 PM
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The thermostat one had a different message I believe, this might be the cam sensor one though.....
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:29 PM
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Ya, thermostat is a different issue unfortunately. So are the PCCBs (clicking at low speeds they replace the fronts apparently)...and um...whatever this engine stuff is...
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:33 PM
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The engine/fire problem is definitely an issue. The thermostat and oil line bracket were "issues"; problems that potentially impact multiples of cars. There have been a couple of reports from Ychaudhary and SamFromTx about cam problems but I don't know whether that is an "issue" or simply the normal statistical probability of finding a problem among 785 cars. For the sake of full disclosure, my driver side window regulator was making a noise and was replaced. It's identical to the 991 Carrera part; I don't classify it as an "issue". Oh, and I guess the clicking PCCB thing. Haven't experienced that one....
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike in CA View Post
Yes that's right, one in Italy and one in Switzerland.


Mike,

The fire in Switzerland doesn't count since that country is neutral.
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by MarcusG View Post
Mike,

The fire in Switzerland doesn't count since that country is neutral.
Good one, Marcus!
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Larry Cable View Post
funny you should say that, I never planned to get a 997.1 GT3 and replace my 996.2 car until I heard the exhaust note of the car when I got the opportunity
to attend a back-to-back test of the two cars at Sears Point many years ago...
Sorry about that, Larry...
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:22 PM
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cam failures, please not I decided to hang in and wait for a fix, im hoping it doesn't take TOO long.
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by stout View Post
Sorry about that, Larry...
yes it was ALL your fault Pete!

That said, any time you want to invite me to another ... feel free!

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Old 03-06-2014, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Larry Cable View Post
I think you guys need to be patient here, these fires occurred in 2 cars out of a population of how many (1000?) that's like a 0.1% failure rate.
That's actually a huge number for catastrophic destruction and about equal to what Toyota was facing in the 'stuck accelerator' recall. The technical term for the two that caught fire is 'infant mortality'. And 2/800 or so is large. That would stop any production line I've been associated with and might get people fired.
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