"Spun" Camshaft - Page 2 - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums

Notices

"Spun" Camshaft

 
Old 12-10-2014, 08:49 AM
  #16  
jhbrennan
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Austin
Posts: 6,235
Default

Originally Posted by CincyScott View Post
Yep a CEL is the tell tale sign.
Just the light...no other engine indications - rough idle, high rev stumbling, etc.?
jhbrennan is offline  
Old 12-10-2014, 02:18 PM
  #17  
CincyScott
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
CincyScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 2,072
Default

Originally Posted by jhbrennan View Post
Just the light...no other engine indications - rough idle, high rev stumbling, etc.?
I should qualify that. Once I got the CEL, read it on my tool and saw it was a variocam issue, I had a guess what it was. I didn't try to "test" the vehicle to see what symptoms it might have, honestly.
CincyScott is offline  
Old 12-10-2014, 05:07 PM
  #18  
jhbrennan
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Austin
Posts: 6,235
Default

Originally Posted by CincyScott View Post
I should qualify that. Once I got the CEL, read it on my tool and saw it was a variocam issue, I had a guess what it was. I didn't try to "test" the vehicle to see what symptoms it might have, honestly.
Thanks - does anyone know what symptoms besides the light would indicate a problem?
jhbrennan is offline  
Old 12-10-2014, 05:21 PM
  #19  
aa909
User
 
aa909's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 1,217
Default

so you had to drop the engine at your expense, then and only then Fidelity would look to confirm if they will cover the problem?

Just curious, what if you didn't drop the engine? Fidelity would deny coverage? and then you drive the car resulting in potentially far worse engine damage, which at the end of the day would come back to Fidelity to pay for a much bigger bill I guess.

I've got Fidelity too so I'm Just trying to understand the warranty claim process in more detail.

Thanks
Art
aa909 is offline  
Old 12-10-2014, 06:23 PM
  #20  
CincyScott
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
CincyScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 2,072
Default

Originally Posted by aa909 View Post
so you had to drop the engine at your expense, then and only then Fidelity would look to confirm if they will cover the problem?

Just curious, what if you didn't drop the engine? Fidelity would deny coverage? and then you drive the car resulting in potentially far worse engine damage, which at the end of the day would come back to Fidelity to pay for a much bigger bill I guess.

I've got Fidelity too so I'm Just trying to understand the warranty claim process in more detail.

Thanks
Art
Art,
I elected to have them drop the engine because it was an educated guess what the problem was from the head tech and Kevin. We knew that the solenoid itself was fine because we swapped it with a known good one and the code came back on.

The service manager suggested we pull it apart to confirm it because it makes dealing with 3rd party warranty companies go that much more quickly. Im sure you don't have to do that.

I'm glad I did though, because we can add a couple things in there like oil leaks that couldn't be spotted ahead of time.
CincyScott is offline  
Old 12-11-2014, 03:05 PM
  #21  
CincyScott
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
CincyScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 2,072
Default

Good news today, the adjuster from Fidelity came by and my dealer couldn't have been more complimentary about them. The service manager braced for a fight and got none. They were super about the whole thing and even authorized them to tear down the other side to check that camshaft as well. I couldn't be happier with Fidelity on this issue.

So, for those of you waiting to take the plunge on a policy, I would recommend them wholeheartedly. Evidently, their adjusters are usually ex-mechanics who are either retired or hurt on the jobs. Mine understood the problem, understood that Porsche rates aren't Chevy rates and made the whole thing very smooth.

Thumbs up!
CincyScott is offline  
Old 12-11-2014, 11:15 PM
  #22  
sidwin
User
 
sidwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 506
Default

Originally Posted by CincyScott View Post
Good news today, the adjuster from Fidelity came by and my dealer couldn't have been more complimentary about them. The service manager braced for a fight and got none. They were super about the whole thing and even authorized them to tear down the other side to check that camshaft as well. I couldn't be happier with Fidelity on this issue.

So, for those of you waiting to take the plunge on a policy, I would recommend them wholeheartedly. Evidently, their adjusters are usually ex-mechanics who are either retired or hurt on the jobs. Mine understood the problem, understood that Porsche rates aren't Chevy rates and made the whole thing very smooth.

Thumbs up!
scott,

What about car rental. Did fidelity cover that?

Tomorrow is the last day of my CPO before i start using my FWS. i have to admit it is nice driving someone else's porsche
sidwin is offline  
Old 12-12-2014, 09:47 AM
  #23  
CincyScott
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
CincyScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 2,072
Default

Originally Posted by sidwin View Post
scott,

What about car rental. Did fidelity cover that?

Tomorrow is the last day of my CPO before i start using my FWS. i have to admit it is nice driving someone else's porsche
Not sure on that one, honestly. The dealer offered me a loaner Infinity G25x and I'd rather just drive my souped up 335xi. If they would've offered a p-car loaner, I would've taken that obviously.
CincyScott is offline  
Old 12-16-2014, 11:21 AM
  #24  
jumper5836
Super User
 
jumper5836's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: great white north
Posts: 8,128
Default

How common is this an issue and is there any preventative thing that could be done and what would it cost?

Did they change the design at any point or is just the 07's?
jumper5836 is offline  
Old 12-16-2014, 02:51 PM
  #25  
sidwin
User
 
sidwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 506
Default

Originally Posted by CincyScott View Post
Not sure on that one, honestly. The dealer offered me a loaner Infinity G25x and I'd rather just drive my souped up 335xi. If they would've offered a p-car loaner, I would've taken that obviously.
scott,

where you on the throttle pretty hard when the CEL came on? or was it just driving around?
sidwin is offline  
Old 12-16-2014, 04:44 PM
  #26  
CincyScott
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
CincyScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 2,072
Default

Originally Posted by jumper5836 View Post
How common is this an issue and is there any preventative thing that could be done and what would it cost?

Did they change the design at any point or is just the 07's?
Just like all issues with a car mfr, we will never know. A new camshaft looks just like the old one, and has the same part number. However that doesn't mean it isn't different.

I'm going to keep both of my old cams and have them pinned to prevent this from happening again.
CincyScott is offline  
Old 12-16-2014, 04:46 PM
  #27  
CincyScott
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
CincyScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 2,072
Default

Originally Posted by sidwin View Post
scott,

where you on the throttle pretty hard when the CEL came on? or was it just driving around?
Nope just morning commute type driving in traffic.
CincyScott is offline  
Old 12-17-2014, 08:51 AM
  #28  
sidwin
User
 
sidwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 506
Default

how many miles scott?

anyone got pictures of the cams being pinned?
sidwin is offline  
Old 12-17-2014, 11:29 AM
  #29  
CincyScott
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
CincyScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 2,072
Default

Originally Posted by sidwin View Post
how many miles scott?

anyone got pictures of the cams being pinned?
27k on my car and 31k on the car next to mine. I'll have pics after mine are done. Sending them to Kevin @ UMW for the machine work. Don't trust the local guys here.
CincyScott is offline  
Old 12-18-2014, 01:15 PM
  #30  
function12
User
 
function12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 865
Default

Mine did the same at 35k. Thank God for CPO warranty. My car was down for 3 weeks waiting for parts from Germany during the Thanksgiving holiday slowed down the shipments.
function12 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: "Spun" Camshaft


Contact Us About Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: