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#3317199 - 03/19/14 04:44 PM GT-3 Recall.
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http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/18/us-autos-vw-porsche-idUSBREA2H2AL20140318

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.

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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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Indeed.

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...

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