Porsche to replace all 911 GT3 engines | Industry - Car News Mar 2014

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15:58 Tuesday 18 Mar 2014

Porsche has announced it will replace the engines in all 785 delivered examples of the new 911 GT3 after identifying the reason behind the reported fires linked with the car.

Porsche investigates 911 GT3 fires

The problem was identified as a loosening screw connecting the piston connecting rods to the crankshaft.

A notice was released last month by Porsche advising GT3 owners not to drive their cars following two incidents of engine bay fires. The company then recalled every model sold since the new GT3 went on sale (including around 100 UK cars) while it addressed the issue.

No injuries or casualties have been reported as a result of the fires.

The GT3 is still available to order; however, deliveries will be delayed while Porsche rectifies the problem. The company has not put a time scale on when it expects all examples of the GT3 to be fixed.

 


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