Fire threat is from loose fastener within engine
Porsche recalled all 785 2014 GT3s on the street final month for an unexplained difficulty that could cause the engine to catch fire. The organization informed owners to stop driving the vehicles right away. 2 vehicles in Europe caught fire following engine injury occurred.
Final Friday, the business mentioned in a statement that it was near to obtaining the difficulty with the 469-hp, 3.8-liter flat 6 motor and that it would inform customers as soon as it understands.
On Monday, one of our contributors abroad located a letter from Porsche on an owner forum explaining that the harm was induced by a loosened piston-rod screw connection, which broken the crankcase. The organization is at the moment testing an optimized screw.
And here’s the kicker: “At Porsche, we are rigorous when implementing an engineering resolution as a result, right after the effective testing and validation, we will be installing new engines with optimized piston-rod screw connections in all 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 cars.”
So there you go. If you have a 911 GT3, Porsche will drop in a new engine to make confident no shenanigans take spot. This would really be a boon if the cars have been a little older. Taking a GT3 in with 20,000 miles and getting it back with zero would be a wonderful parting present. Considering that the vehicles are brand new, there probably aren’t as well several with a bunch of miles.
Check out out the total text of the letter under, uploaded to a Porsche forum website.
As recommended previously, engineers at Porsche AG have been conducting technical analysis of the Porsche 911 GT3 engine in purchase to locate a remedy to the difficulty which led us to suggest you cease driving your vehicle.
This analysis is now completed, and we would like to inform you about the result in of the issue and the planned remedial actions.
As presently communicated, 2 autos in Europe suffered engine injury, causing the vehicles to catch fire.
Evaluation has revealed that in each instances the engine damage was caused by a loosened piston rod screw connection which damaged the crankcase. In buy to stay away from this in the long term, an optimized screw connection is at present currently being tested. For the last validation of this solution, Porsche AG is at present carrying out comprehensive exams.
At Porsche we are rigorous when implementing an engineering resolution, for that reason, after the effective testing and validation we will be installing new engines with optimized piston rod screw connections in all 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 autos.
Due to the complexity of the needed arrangement, we are at the moment unable to provide you with a specific workshop date for your Porsche 911 GT3. We will be arranging an appointment with you individually, as soon as the logistics preparing is finalized. We will be supplying you with extra details inside of the subsequent 3 weeks.
We proceed to stay committed to supporting your personal demands during this time.
Your personal speak to particular person will make speak to with you within the next days to go over individual solutions to bridge the gap until finally you are reunited with your Porsche 911 GT3.
Thank you very significantly for your persistence and your loyalty to the Porsche brand.
Vice President, AfterSales
Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
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