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    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    I'm surprised that the list doesn't include Motul 300V, which I used in my previous GT3. It was recommended to me by a Porsche racing team at the Nürburgring.


    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    The Mobile 5W-50 was used when doing the oil and filter change at 3000km by the Porsche dealer. It could be that they changed it from the 0W-40 filled in from the factory. Im going to check to confirm that I am actually still running the 5W-50 as the just gave me a bottle for free during the last warranty works which I'm storing in the frunk.

    Mike


    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    Gauss:

    I'm surprised that the list doesn't include Motul 300V, which I used in my previous GT3. It was recommended to me by a Porsche racing team at the Nürburgring.

    I think that is excellent oil and very good for the motor, but often a good oil does not make the list because it has too many additives that are good for the engine but cause the catalytic converter to last a shorter time.  But if you ever have an engine failure under warranty, probably safer to be using an A40 oil.

    After warranty and if using race headers without cat converters, then use the best stuff you can find (with lots of Zinc and Phosphorus, ZDDP)...


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 16 Cayman GT4, 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550, 79 635CSi

     


    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    This is the stuff I use (usually on the A40 list, but not always between certifications) - says A40 here though:

    https://www.motul.com/us/en-US/products/8100-x-cess-5w40

    You'll notice that the 300V in same weight (both car and motorcycle versions) does not claim to be A40 approved (even though it may be better oil than above):

    https://www.motul.com/us/en-US/products/300v-power-5w40--2

    https://www.motul.com/us/en-US/products/300v-factory-line-road-racing-5w40

     

     


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 16 Cayman GT4, 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550, 79 635CSi

     


    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    Gauss:

    I'm surprised that the list doesn't include Motul 300V, which I used in my previous GT3. It was recommended to me by a Porsche racing team at the Nürburgring.

    Just a note about Motul 300V, on my 997GT2 with built 3.9l engine I used 15/50 300V for maybe 20K miles and have had 2 failures of a sensor involved with the variocam (haven't got exact details to hand) which is an unusual fault to have particularly twice.

    One of the trouble shooting recommendations was to question the grade of oil being used ie too thick could cause the problem. My shop changed the sensor and we went back to Mobil 1 0-40 and all seems good agan.

    My racing shop also recommended the 300V but remember race engines tend to be a bit different to street engines and in particular they don't run the variocam and associated bits...

    The above episode has certainly made me think again about ignoring Porsche recommendations. 


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    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    TB993tt:

    Just a note about Motul 300V, on my 997GT2 with built 3.9l engine I used 15/50 300V for maybe 20K miles and have had 2 failures of a sensor involved with the variocam (haven't got exact details to hand) which is an unusual fault to have particularly twice. 

    Yes, all of the A40 oils have the first number as a 0W or 5W.  Anything thicker is not approved and not compatible with Variocam.  5W40 version of Motul 300 will not have same issue as 15W50.

    I wouldn't use 15W50 in anything newer than the air-cooled cars (where it would be perfect).  It's not just about temperatures and Variocam, but the newer cars have smaller gaps (tolerances) between bearing surfaces where you need a thinner oil to lubricate properly.

    I do think Porsche uses 0W40 from the factory because it has the best performance for fuel economy and cold starts.  I think 5W is probably more desirable for a car that is not driven daily, not driven in freezing temperatures, and driven on the track.


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 16 Cayman GT4, 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550, 79 635CSi

     


    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    Grant:
    TB993tt:

    Just a note about Motul 300V, on my 997GT2 with built 3.9l engine I used 15/50 300V for maybe 20K miles and have had 2 failures of a sensor involved with the variocam (haven't got exact details to hand) which is an unusual fault to have particularly twice. 

    Yes, all of the A40 oils have the first number as a 0W or 5W.  Anything thicker is not approved and not compatible with Variocam.  5W40 version of Motul 300V will not have same issue as 15W50.

    I wouldn't use 15W50 in anything newer than the air-cooled cars (where it would be perfect).  It's not just about temperatures and Variocam, but the newer cars have smaller gaps (tolerances) between bearing surfaces where you need a thinner oil to lubricate properly.

     

    Which is very hard to find it in canada well, i mean gallons not quarter ones. I have to drive to state to get it.


    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    Very good news!

     

    https://rennlist.com/forums/991-gt3-gt3rs-and-911r/1005204-991-1-gt3-cog-our-meeting-with-pcna-pag-plus-porsche-s-official-annou...

    "- Engine warranty extended to 10-years/120,000 miles with respect to failures related to this specific issue (from in-service date)  
    - Warranty extension is fully transferrable – Covers all current and future 991.1 GT3 owners with no action required by the owner
    - If an engine fails as a result of this issue the defective engine will be replaced with a new engine that has the revised parts (no more top end rebuilds)
    - Includes all markets (this is global, not just for US owners)"

     

    "What about the 991.1 GT3 RS and 911 R? While these engines share a similar architecture with the GT3, according to Dr. Walliser these models are not affected. He explained that there are many differences between the GT3 and R/RS engines. This seems to be consistent with our observations, as there are no known reports of issues with these models."


    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    Very nice


    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    Fantastic! Well done Porsche kiss


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    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    Top class


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    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    Local Colorado guy (Rob) does good for all 991.1 GT3 owners worldwide  kiss

    This new warranty is good for 1,200 track hours at average 100mph (160kph) or over 10 motors' worth at 9k rpm (most race motors that rev this high are good for ~ 100 hours).   Only applies to this finger follower failure mode.  Standard warranty applies to other causes of failure.


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 16 Cayman GT4, 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550, 79 635CSi

     


    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    So I take the issue with the engine cannot be solved definitively and that the engines can still present with the problem and only solution is to change the engine under extended warranty as many times as needed?


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    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    Carlos from Spain:

    So I take the issue with the engine cannot be solved definitively and that the engines can still present with the problem and only solution is to change the engine under extended warranty as many times as needed?

    Only if it is related to the finger issue. Based on what I have read, this particularly failure is unlikely but it does provided a measure of peace of mind to the owners.

    Grant, an inordinate amount of tracking will certainly cause failures of other parts of the engine and as you stated would not be covered by the extended warranty.


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    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    nberry:

    Grant, an inordinate amount of tracking will certainly cause failures of other parts of the engine and as you stated would not be covered by the extended warranty.

    True, but standard 50k miles is already 100 Indy 500's.  Every other weekend for 4 years  Smiley

    If someone was intent on tracking as much as possible in any year GT3, he'd likely receive at least one free engine (retail price of $70k).  Those who track like that are getting maximum value (and fun) Smiley


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    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    I'd say that this is so important for us - that we can trust Porsche even in case like this.

    It is uttermost great news for all current and future 991.1 GT3 owners.

    Now I just need's to buy a 991.1 GT3 quick before all the owners gets the good news so I can get me one cheap and build myself a Tracktool.  indecision


    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    You can believe in Porsche!👍

    Got news today that my oil drinking engine will be substituted I.e time for my second engine change I.e third engine so far in my GT3.

    So no worries buys, just drive them as they are meant for, hard on tracksmiley

    Theres been a lot of talk in various threads about Porsche price strategi, value etc... Well, for me, this behavior from a manufacturer is exactly what’s builds trust. Porsche is good for there word! For me that is worth a lot, so let them have a good margin, they are worth it. wink

    The same can not be said about a lot of other manufacturers discussed on RT, no one named.....angry

     


    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    Sorry for the trouble, but this is a great outcome to get a fresh engine wink


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    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    got a brand new engine last month  kiss


    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    I want one too!
     


    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    Something must be wrong with  my car  surprise


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    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    Gnil:

    Something must be wrong with  my car  surprise

    Your just a sublime, butch, super smooth driver like myself, Gnil...Smiley Smiley .

    No probs with my sex machine either, bud...Smiley..


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    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    throt:
    Gnil:

    Something must be wrong with  my car  surprise

    Your just a sublime, butch, super smooth driver like myself, Gnil...Smiley Smiley .

    No probs with my sex machine either, bud...Smiley..

    Yep, keep it under 3500 rpm and not worries, ever SmileySmiley


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    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    throt:
     

    No probs with my sex machine either, bud...Smiley..

    wait, are we still talking about cars here?  hmm.gif  Smiley


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    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    Since some are on their 3rd or 4th engine in only 3 years, what happens after 10 years when these engines still keep popping. First ownerships obviously don't care, but the second hand owners will surely be majorly frustrated.


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    White 991.2 GT3, V260 March 2018


    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    I would be impressed if they give you the 991.2 GT3 motor.  Other than that it seems like a new time bomb. Not good for resale. 


    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    Gauss:

    Since some are on their 3rd or 4th engine in only 3 years, what happens after 10 years when these engines still keep popping. First ownerships obviously don't care, but the second hand owners will surely be majorly frustrated.

    From what I understand they keep improving the engines over time, so the third one should be better than the second than the first... Smiley


    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    Yes that's what I thought, but one would assume that Porsche would get it right after the first one already, not the fourth...


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    White 991.2 GT3, V260 March 2018


    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    Gnil:
    throt:
    Gnil:

    Something must be wrong with  my car  surprise

    Your just a sublime, butch, super smooth driver like myself, Gnil...Smiley Smiley .

    No probs with my sex machine either, bud...Smiley..

    Yep, keep it under 3500 rpm and not worries, ever SmileySmiley

    Hahaha, I did a PB down the M40 last Thursday, she hit 118mph Smiley Smiley..

    Jeeps, she is over 3yr old and still has its original factory engine Smiley. Make mine a rare one right Smiley Smiley...


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


    Re: GT3 engine issues again?

    Carlos from Spain:
    throt:
     

    No probs with my sex machine either, bud...Smiley..

    wait, are we still talking about cars here?  hmm.gif  Smiley


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    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS

     

    Yep, and that too. Still the same one I have had for ever, buddy. Smiley Smiley Smiley..


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


     
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