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    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Good news no big problem   kiss


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Grant, you should be charging by the hour for the technical advice.

    You are an asset to the more technically challenged on this forum!


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    DJM48:

    Grant, you should be charging by the hour for the technical advice.

    You are an asset to the more technically challenged on this forum!

    Like me. I know just enough to start a car and that’s it. cheeky


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    "A man wrapped up in himself makes for a very small bundle."


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Good info, thanks!


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    nberry:

    Found the source of the oil leak. Visually it was difficult to find. They had to spray with a white substance and run the engine. What they found was the oil tank seam was leaking. Apparently, when they pinched the seam together it was not done properly. Oil sipped alone the seam. Hopefully this is a one off incident or Porsche will be replacing all the oil tanks.The oil tank needs to be replaced and probably will involve dropping the engine.surprise

    The car is drivable. Now waiting to hear how long it will take to replace the part.yes

    Sorry to hear that but I heard of similar (manufacturing) issues before. Smiley

    I was quite surprised to see that my new 991.2 Carrera GTS Convertible reached 1400 km now and the oil level is still at max. No (visible) oil consumption so far, pretty great for a biturbo charged car.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (2018), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    My ancient Turbo is presently having its oil leak by the oil cooler fixed. For the Turbo it is a job which requires the motor to be pulled. Bad timing as a few weeks ago I replaced the clutch and just prior to that the plugs and coils. Most likely they will pull the motor for the GT3 just to be certain they can inspect the motor for any other signs of leaks and issues. 


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Leawood911:

    My ancient Turbo is presently having its oil leak by the oil cooler fixed. For the Turbo it is a job which requires the motor to be pulled. Bad timing as a few weeks ago I replaced the clutch and just prior to that the plugs and coils. Most likely they will pull the motor for the GT3 just to be certain they can inspect the motor for any other signs of leaks and issues. 

    Makes sense. Porsche makes it very easy for the mechanic to pull an engine. It comes out in one piece.


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    "A man wrapped up in himself makes for a very small bundle."


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    nberry:

    Makes sense. Porsche makes it very easy for the mechanic to pull an engine. It comes out in one piece.

    Well, I would be concerned if it doesn’t... Smiley


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Comes out with gearbox attached - the whole drivetrain comes out as one piece...


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    18 GT3 Manual, 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: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Grant:

    Comes out with gearbox attached - the whole drivetrain comes out as one piece...

    That’s pretty neat stuff... a logical and very welcome end result, good for all.


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    ‘12 TTS   ‘18 GT3 “Winged”                      There's no accounting for taste....

     


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Just learned my part is coming from Germany. Could take up to a month. Fortunately, I can still drive the car.


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    "A man wrapped up in himself makes for a very small bundle."


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Good luck with an easy time of it kiss


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    18 GT3 Manual, 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: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Popped into Porsche Rotkreuz today to have a look at this weird geen GT3 they have down there indecision

    looks epic in real life actually.. with Frank’s permission I can post a couple of pics..

    They also had one of those limited Turbos ithe showroom - I do like that copper colour - looks very special. Still got my dark viola metallic GTS as well - obviously I am in the minority loving this colour.


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    2015 911 GT3, 1964 Type 1

     


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    DaveGordon:

    Popped into Porsche Rotkreuz today to have a look at this weird geen GT3 they have down there indecision

    looks epic in real life actually.. with Frank’s permission I can post a couple of pics..

    They also had one of those limited Turbos ithe showroom - I do like that copper colour - looks very special. Still got my dark viola metallic GTS as well - obviously I am in the minority loving this colour.


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    2015 911 GT3, 1964 Type 1

     

    Please do as I STILL have not seen it! Smiley

    I'm picking it up on Monday though, needless to say the excitement is building.


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    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Looks a bit like this wink

    IMG_0136.jpgIMG_0135 2.jpg


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    2015 911 GT3, 1964 Type 1


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Brilliant, thank you!


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    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Definitely looks better with the silver wheels kiss


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    2015 911 GT3, 1964 Type 1


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    DaveGordon:

    Definitely looks better with the silver wheels kiss

    Definitely better!

    BTW, my hat off to the Swiss. Just passed a law prevented lobsters from being placed into boil water while conscious. Also, preventing storing them on ice or disassembling them while alive.Smiley


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    "A man wrapped up in himself makes for a very small bundle."


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Looks great wink


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    18 GT3 Manual, 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: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Interesting comparison test in most recent SportAuto. They basically compared the handling qualities of cars like the GT3, AMG GTR, McLaren 720s, Corvette and Performante.

    The 720s was on regular PZeros, all other cars on Cup or even Trofeo or Cup ZP2...

    They praised the 720s and the Performante but criticize the GT3 for lack of precision. Interesting that they are disappointed by the handling qualities of a GT Porsche.


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    When they criticize for lack of precision exactly what are they referring to? What did they experience that would lead them to that conclusion?


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    "A man wrapped up in himself makes for a very small bundle."

     


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    nberry:
    DaveGordon:

    Definitely looks better with the silver wheels kiss

    Definitely better!

    BTW, my hat off to the Swiss. Just passed a law prevented lobsters from being placed into boil water while conscious. Also, preventing storing them on ice or disassembling them while alive.Smiley

    Off topic can be mind blowing. Given I don’t even like lobster I am curious.  Are there other illegal methods we can dream up?  What is the legal way to kill the lobster?  Old age?  I guess there is a reason I don’t kill my own food.  Why are lobsters special, I am guessing there are rules for all animals we eat?  Questions I perhaps don’t need answers to. Smiley


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    DaveGordon:

    Looks a bit like this wink

    IMG_0136.jpgIMG_0135 2.jpg

    Beautiful Smiley


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Congrats Frank.

    It looks brilliant!


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Leawood911:
    nberry:
    DaveGordon:

    Definitely looks better with the silver wheels kiss

    Definitely better!

    BTW, my hat off to the Swiss. Just passed a law prevented lobsters from being placed into boil water while conscious. Also, preventing storing them on ice or disassembling them while alive.Smiley

    Off topic can be mind blowing. Given I don’t even like lobster I am curious.  Are there other illegal methods we can dream up?  What is the legal way to kill the lobster?  Old age?  I guess there is a reason I don’t kill my own food.  Why are lobsters special, I am guessing there are rules for all animals we eat?  Questions I perhaps don’t need answers to. Smiley

    There are several humane ways to kill a lobster. Like you, I am not a lobster fan though on a occasion have had a lobster roll.


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    "A man wrapped up in himself makes for a very small bundle."


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    DJM48:

    Congrats Frank.

    It looks brilliant!

    Thanks! It appears to be a funny color, totally different inside compared to daylight. 


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    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    nberry:

    When they criticize for lack of precision exactly what are they referring to? What did they experience that would lead them to that conclusion?


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    "A man wrapped up in himself makes for a very small bundle."

     

    As I understand they criticize that the feed-back in general, the steering, that the balance between under and over-steer is no longer as good as with McLaren (the McLaren being ob regular street tires!) and the Performante (on Trofeo). They explicitly say that Porsche has lost its crown to their own surprise.


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    How come none of this was mentioned in any of the prior reviews, like the Supertest from SA?


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    White 991.2 GT3, production week 10


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    SmileyGauss:

    How come none of this was mentioned in any of the prior reviews, like the Supertest from SA?

    Probably as they now did a head-to-head comparison with other cars Smiley


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    I'm not too surprised a carbon tubbed supercar handles better, it damn well should!


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    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


     
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