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    Porsche to all GT3 owners: Don't Drive Your Car!

    Looks like they want to impound the cars, even if they still haven't found the gremlin.


    2014 Porsche 911 GT3 Inspection Advised - Motor Trend WOT

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    One odd thing: the oil pumps (yes, multiple, and driven at speeds independent of engine RPM) are... uh... right next to the exhaust.



    There will probably be some more teething issues with the post-Mezger engine.

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    Recall now in place. From today's L.A. Times:

    Fire risk prompts Porsche to recall, urge owners not to drive 911 GT3 - latimes.com

    Porsche has issued a voluntary recall of its new 911 GT3 sports car and has recommended that owners of the 475-horsepower machine stop driving them immediately due to a possible fire risk.

    The automaker announced Thursday that it would be inspecting all 785 of the vehicles from the 2014 model year that have been delivered to customers worldwide. This decision was made “after engine damage occurred in two vehicles in Europe and the vehicles then caught fire,” Porsche said in a statement.
    No accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of the fires.

    “Internal studies to determine the cause of the engine damage have not been completed yet,” the company said. “Porsche will report on any new findings immediately.”

    The GT3 is a race-inspired variant of the 911 lineup and is the fastest and most powerful nonturbo 911 model Porsche makes. It’s powered by a 3.8-liter flat six-cylinder engine that makes 475 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque.

    Power flows to the rear wheels via a Porsche’s PDK seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and the automaker says the car can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds.

    The car starts at around $131,000 before any of Porsche’s pricey options are added.


    Fire risk prompts Porsche to recall, urge owners not to drive 911 GT3 - latimes.com

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    I wonder if showroom specs include a fire extinguisher?

    http://press.porsche.com/vehicles/20...ifications.pdf

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    Power flows to the rear wheels via a Porsche’s PDK seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
    Therein lies the problem. Give the GT3 its manual gearbox and clutch pedal back and all this self-imholation will end . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Olsen View Post
    One odd thing: the oil pumps (yes, multiple, and driven at speeds independent of engine RPM) are... uh... right next to the exhaust.



    There will probably be some more teething issues with the post-Mezger engine.
    Do the "regular" Carreras not have these multiple oil pumps? If not, this is an especially promising hypothesis.

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    ^^^ Nice. Now if Porsche would only recall every 996 to fix the intermediate shaft problem . . .
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    So fun to poke at Porsche for the failures on the new GT3 .





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    Wait a minute. You want one, Emilio? You loathe 911s.


    Also, the CNN story says it's because of a loose rod. Does that mean connecting rod? They ****ing neglected to torque the connecting rods?

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    Quote Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
    So fun to poke at Porsche for the failures on the new GT3 .
    I want one.
    Dream car: 997 GT3 RS 4.0 (manual gearbox). 991 GT3 self-immolation engine and PDK flappy paddles? Not so much . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Wait a minute. You want one, Emilio? You loathe 911s.


    Also, the CNN story says it's because of a loose rod. Does that mean connecting rod? They ****ing neglected to torque the connecting rods?
    911 worship is kinda dumb. I mean the engine is in the wrong place. But the GT3 is fast, handles great and is right purty.

    My own lotto money? Id buy an R8 LM, assuming I could get my hands on one. Or a 458 before the GT3 though. Top of my list for stupid fast cars that Ill never buy is either a few year old Citroen Xsara WRC car setup for tarmac or a C6R, take your pick.

    Oh yeah, con rod failure leads to very hot bits bouncing off of erstwhile nearby flammable bits.
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    Mystery solved.

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    My bet is that is direct consequence of the Ferdinand Piech's aspirations for world hegemony[in car production].More to follow.

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