>Anyone else had this on a 997, I know it has happened on some 996s?
>
>997 Carrera S, 2,200 miles
>
>Yesterday evening it started making a noise almost like it was a diesel
>accompanied by a screeching. Taken to OPD this morning, on arrival at
>workshop, the noise increased and engine warning light came on.
>
>Mechanics seemed to know straight away what had happened. They said
>the bolt holding the pulley which drives water pump etc onto crankshaft had
>come loose. This had allowed the pulley to move around and the pin which
>locates the pulley onto the crankshaft to break.
>
>Dealer says the will get authorization for a new engine from Porsche GB on
>Monday.
>
>I will let you know what happens.
>
>Peter