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Old 04-16-2013, 03:14 PM
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Default Coolant Line Failures- NHTSA

File a report with the NHTSA if you had your coolant lines / fittings welded/ pinned. I got a response form their investigator and everyone should be filing a report. Strength in numbers.

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Old 04-16-2013, 04:59 PM
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Sage advice. B
But add the fittings into this. Do you have an easy link for us.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:02 PM
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^ it is the fittings.

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/
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I assume cars that are in Canada wont qualify for the NHTSA filing.

My 6GT3 had a failure of one of the fittings last summer while it was owned by the previous owner. They had it towed to a Porsche Dealer and the Dealer replaced all the hoses and re-epoxied all the fittings. They would not pin them stating it would void the CPO warranty.
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To epoxy all the fittings the engine would need to be dropped as well. Porsche did that for you? Their new "epoxy" is probably different adhesive than original and probably fine but they really did all the fittings? For free? Doubt that.
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Originally Posted by Gofishracing View Post
To epoxy all the fittings the engine would need to be dropped as well. Porsche did that for you? Their new "epoxy" is probably different adhesive than original and probably fine but they really did all the fittings? For free? Doubt that.
It was covered under the CPO warranty, I have the invoice from the dealer. The car is still covered under CPO until June 1, 2013.
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done.
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Gofishracing View Post
File a report with the NHTSA if you had your coolant lines / fittings welded/ pinned. I got a response form their investigator and everyone should be filing a report. Strength in numbers.
I also signed up a long time ago, no call for NHTSA for me.

Think its ok to say happened on track if they call?
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I said it didn't matter if it happened on a track or a highway- that it caused a dangerous condition either way.
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I was bored so I wrote one up yesterday -- investigator actually contacted me and asked quite a few relevant questions.

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Old 04-17-2013, 03:51 PM
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I'll do one tomorrow to help the cause : ). We should do a new registry on coolant line failures so if nhtsa actually calls refer to coolant pipe registry on RL. Mike
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just submitted. car is actually in the shop as we speak getting fittings welded.
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Spoke to Investigator. We were under the radar before but they have us in their sights now. same safety issue on the Highway as the race track. Get those complaints filed !!
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Did you cross post this in the 997 and tt sections?
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Official Investigation will be announced in 72 hours. Thank you Rennlist. File those reports if you have had your coolant lines fixed.

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