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Worldwide Porsche GT3 recall

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Member
Oct 9, 2013
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Iowa
Yeah, I just saw this too. They don't know what caused the fires, but it was not involved in any accident and thankfully no one has gotten hurt.
 

TexasEV

Well-Known Member
Jun 5, 2013
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8,470
Austin, TX
New York Times had 5 paragraphs about Tesla fires at the end of it's article on Tesla's earnings today. Let's see how many paragraphs Porsche gets.
 

J1mbo

Active Member
Aug 20, 2013
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UK
Top Gear in the UK has covered this extensively (one of the presenters had his GT3 recalled - they gave him some Porsche branded oven gloves...)
 

AlMc

'When the music is on...you gotta dance' (Go Elon)
Apr 23, 2013
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Delaware
Porsche identifies engine fire cause
"Engineers discovered that the fires were caused by a loose rod inside the engine. The loose rod caused damage that then allowed lubricating oil to leak out and ignite."

http://money.cnn.com/2014/03/18/autos/porsche-911-gt3-engine-replace/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

The mechanic who does my alignments is deeply connected with Porsche. His information is that a bracket (not made by Porsche) that supported the oil pump would break spewing oil onto the hot engine resulting in the fire. Not being a mechanic I do not know the specific hardware that failed but he said it was a very simple piece of hardware that failed, resulting in the problem.
 

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