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Old 02-21-2016, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by bigkraig View Post
E engine today, misfire cylinder 6.

I had it happen once in March last year, pitting out and stopping/starting car and had been fine until today. 3 times today before I got it to the dealer.
Hi mate. PM me the data. Pretty sure you will end up with a replacement engine. It would be good to have the mileage along with track miles estimate and the final prognosis (they will drop the engine and remove the valve covers to examine the rockers). I can send you the TSB and an update by PM...
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Originally Posted by MaxLTV View Post
How many miles on the current engine?
15.2k, original engine was changed before delivery.
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thanks Kraig. Have sent you mail...
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Old 02-22-2016, 08:31 AM
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I figured I would just put in an update. Going on the 3rd week at the dealership and nothing. I did contact pcna. Last I heard late last week was that they were sending more pictures but still haven't gotten the ok to replace motor. I hope Porsche isn't going to just change the top end...
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Old 02-22-2016, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by carz80am View Post
I figured I would just put in an update. Going on the 3rd week at the dealership and nothing. I did contact pcna. Last I heard late last week was that they were sending more pictures but still haven't gotten the ok to replace motor. I hope Porsche isn't going to just change the top end...
Send PCNA this link that Macca has been nice enough to start
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Old 02-22-2016, 10:45 AM
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My guess is PCNA is well aware of this link.
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Old 02-22-2016, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Alan C. View Post
My guess is PCNA is well aware of this link.
Agree ^

I would just use as a friendly reminder to
my dealer and PCNA if my car was stuck in the dealer garage for 3 weeks.

Won't be cheap if all E engine s needs to be replaced again.
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Old 02-22-2016, 11:33 AM
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1st hand info: a C15 (HKG) build RS of the G series had its engine replaced after its first outing at the track. Still trying to get to the bottom of the failure, but it wasn't catastrophic like the E-series GT3 motors. We initially only suspected a failed fuel pump when the problem surfaced trackside. It became a quick warranty replacement soon thereafter. Something *is* up--the rapid replacement by PAG tells us they know something. May not be the engine, but they must've seen this before to authorize a replacement engine for that customer, pronto.
More on this: said engine failed leakdown test post-incident trackside. Suspicion of bent valve in one cylinder while car was being tracked.

End of facts there, and the beginning of my interpretation: weak cam rocker mechanism or perhaps valve springs?
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Originally Posted by Alan C. View Post
My guess is PCNA is well aware of this link.
So far, PCNA has been useless to me...
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Old 02-22-2016, 06:23 PM
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That is strange. One would like to think PCNA would keep the customer up to date. What are they doing for you in the way of a loaner?
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Old 02-22-2016, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by CRex View Post
More on this: said engine failed leakdown test post-incident trackside. Suspicion of bent valve in one cylinder while car was being tracked. End of facts there, and the beginning of my interpretation: weak cam rocker mechanism or perhaps valve springs?
This is interesting thanks CREX. I'm not sure it's related to our lubrication issue in any way. To date I have not been able to reliably collaborate any trend in failures on the RS MA176 engine. I have two reports of failures on cars entered into the German series for stock production car racing and a couple relating to fire which appears fluid/ coupling related, again in Europe and through third party sources although with some photos in one example.

At this juncture I would have to conclude none of the RS engine issues related to me are linked to lubrication of the RH bank valve train.

It's something we should continue to keep an eye on.

My personal opinion is thAt although the G series and RS engine appears at least to have design changes to remedy the aforementioned oiling issue, that there are still likely series improvements unknown to be made to this engines architecture as the 9A1 engine progresses in competition...
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That is strange. One would like to think PCNA would keep the customer up to date. What are they doing for you in the way of a loaner?
The day I dropped off the car to the dealership, they were out of loaners. I didn't follow up as I have other cars to drive...
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Originally Posted by CRex View Post
More on this: said engine failed leakdown test post-incident trackside. Suspicion of bent valve in one cylinder while car was being tracked.

End of facts there, and the beginning of my interpretation: weak cam rocker mechanism or perhaps valve springs?
this is particularly curious...
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Originally Posted by bigkraig View Post
15.2k, original engine was changed before delivery.

I have 14.5K. Waiting...
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Old 02-24-2016, 06:52 PM
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New motor for mine going in next Tuesday....
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