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#3317199 - 03/19/14 04:44 PM GT-3 Recall.
simple_gifts Offline

Registered: 07/26/04
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I guess the guy from Nissan who didn't use nylocks on the butterfly valve found a new job.

Scary such a small thing can have big ramifications.


Porsche did not say how much it will cost to replace the 785 engines. The new engines will have "optimized fasteners," the company said.

Edited by simple_gifts (03/19/14 04:46 PM)
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#3317223 - 03/19/14 05:16 PM Re: GT-3 Recall. [Re: simple_gifts]
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Why don't they just replace the "optimized fasteners" and may be some other parts surrounding the fasteners ?
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#3317232 - 03/19/14 05:29 PM Re: GT-3 Recall. [Re: simple_gifts]
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I'm sure they're still making good money on each one sold.
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#3317263 - 03/19/14 06:03 PM Re: GT-3 Recall. [Re: HTSS_TR]
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Originally Posted By: HTSS_TR
Why don't they just replace the "optimized fasteners" and may be some other parts surrounding the fasteners ?

Might be faster (and hence cheaper) to just pull the entire motor.
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#3317271 - 03/19/14 06:10 PM Re: GT-3 Recall. [Re: dparm]
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Porsche can always tear down, rebuild, and resell the engines it pulls from customer cars.
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#3319082 - 03/21/14 02:13 PM Re: GT-3 Recall. [Re: simple_gifts]
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I believe this is connecting rods going thru blocks.
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#3319721 - 03/22/14 11:27 AM Re: GT-3 Recall. [Re: simple_gifts]
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They have been giving Richard Hammand [censored] for this all season long, I can't wait for the next news segment on TG...