The 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 has been running into serious engine problems lately, prompting the company to act. Porsche, valuing their customers, is now looking to fix these problems as quickly as possible.
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Porsche stated in the press release that they had been informed of two engine fires that occurred in two separate 2014 911 GT3 models, prompting the company to take action. Now, they are set to replace the engines in all 785 affected 2014 GT3 models, according to a press release issued by Porsche today.
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The German automaker confirmed in the press release that the engine damage was due to a loosened screw joint on the connecting rod. This caused the connecting rod to damage the crankcase, which in turn led to leakage of oil and ultimately the oil catching fire.
Porsche is advising all owners of 2014 model year 911 GT3s to have their cars be picked up by a Porsche Center. At the Porsche Center, engines with optimized screw fittings will be installed.
The press release also mentions that no other 911 models or other model series were affected by this problem.
Stuttgart. Sports car manufacturer Porsche will be replacing the engines of all 911 GT3* vehicles of model year 2014. This is the corrective action derived from intensive internal analyses that were initiated in response to two engine fires. Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that engine damage resulted from a loosened screw joint on the connecting rod. The loose connecting rod damaged the crankcase, which in both cases led to leakage of oil which then ignited.
After becoming aware of the two cases, Porsche promptly took action to avoid any risk to customers by advising them to cease using the affected 785 vehicles until further notice and have them picked up by a Porsche Centre. Now, engines with optimised screw fittings will be used in all Porsche 911 GT3 vehicles of model year 2014 – including in those that have not been delivered yet. The relevant Porsche Centres are in direct communication with customers worldwide to discuss the further course of action.
Porsche points out that no other 911 models or other model series are affected by this action.