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Porsche Problems

Engine -- Verified

Smoke, oil consumption, and fuel trim issues with various fault codes can be traced to an internal leak at the oil separator.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

If the vehicle cannot return to run position after start or if the interior fan is not getting power, it may be the electrical portion of the ignition switch has become erratic or has failed. The entire switch assembly should be replaced.

Engine -- Verified

Engine oil leaks can occur at the rear main seal and/or intermediate support cover o-ring; a revised seal is available. A careful diagnosis with proper tools is necessary to verify dimensional accuracy of the crankshaft to engine block.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The power windows not lowering when the Cabriolet top latch and/or door handle is operated or lowering unexpectedly while driving can be caused by a failing Cabriolet top or door handle micro switch. Diagnoses will be required to determine which switch is at fault and will require replacement.

Engine -- Verified

A small leak in the coolant reservoir can cause persistent coolant loss. To ensure engine longevity, coolant loss and overheating issues need to be resolved. Out technicians tell us the proper coolant fill procedure must be followed when refiling the cooling system.

Porsche Recalls (Recent)

Porsche Recall 91V012000

Body, Interior & Misc., January 15, 1991

Summary:

LUGGAGE IN THE LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT AND OR PLASTIC TRIM SURROUNDING THE SAFETY LATCH MAY PREVENT THE LATCH ON THE FRONT HOOD FROM PROPERLY LOCKING.

Porsche Recall 93V205000

Brakes, January 3, 1994

Summary:

THE HYDRAULIC BRAKE PRESSURE REDUCTION VALVE CAUSES THE RATE OF HYDRAULIC PRESSURE REDUCTION TO SLOW DOWN, WHICH MAY RESULT IN THE REAR WHEELS LOCKING-UP EVEN WITH THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM IN OPERATION.

Porsche Recall 92V142000

Drive Train, October 26, 1992

Summary:

THE BALL SOCKETS ON THE CRUISE CONTROL LINKAGE CAN BREAK, ALLOWING THE CRUISE CONTROL LINKAGE TO BECOME DETACHED ON ONE END AND JAM ON NEARBY COMPONENTS, WHICH COULD IMPAIR THROTTLE PLATE OPERATION.

Porsche Recall 93V204000

Electrical & Lights, January 3, 1994

Summary:

AFTER THE ENGINE HAS BEEN TURNED OFF, THE REAR HEATER WILL AUTOMATICALLY OPERATE IN ORDER TO DISSIPATE HEAT IN THE ENGINE HEATING SYSTEM. DURING THIS OPERATION, THE RESISTOR FOR THE REAR HEATER BLOWER CAN BECOME OVERLOADED DUE TO A BINDING OR SEIZED REAR HEATER BLOWER.

Porsche Recall 96V147000

Suspension & Steering, September 1, 1996

Summary:

A PART OF THE STEERING COLUMN UPPER UNIVERSAL JOINT CRACKED DURING THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS.

Porsche Questions and Answers

Poppa Earl, 1990 Porsche 911, w/o Turbo, Concord, NC

My 1971 front brake caliper is froze up. What is the best way to free it up?

ystephen, 1990 Porsche 911, w/o Turbo, Marysville, MI

My car isn't listed, so I chose one at random to ask the question.
I have a 1977 Fiat 124 Spyder
The clutch has begun to slip and there is an engine oil or gearbox leak that is seen dripping...

xena, 1990 Porsche 911, w/o Turbo, Jacksonville, FL

My cruise control stopped working two years ago. I bought a used (working) Cruise Control Control Unit (Under Passengers Seat). This did not fix the problem. I then replaced a MicroSwitch (locat...

rlaham, 1990 Porsche 911, w/o Turbo, Brookline, MA

can you remove cam cover and inspect camshaft without pulling engine out

paylo8, 1990 Porsche 911, w/o Turbo, Canfield, OH

Every time I start my 76 911 (with the idle at 1000 rpms), I start to hear a stretching sound that seems to be coming from the fan/alternator area. As the stretching sounds, the rpms go from 1000 t...

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Porsche Owners' Reviews

i have had about 25 different cars in my time, from jag's, to audi's, to benz, many American cars as well. this porsche is BY FAR the most fun to drive. it drives like nothing else. it can take turns like no other car i have ever driven. i have had very few mechanical issues. mileage is good at 25 on road, 21 in city. there are many great ones for sale & for around $10- $12,000 you can get a low mileage one in great shape, and for that money, it is a lot of car. be sure to service it as required. may be a little more to ride in, but to me it is worth every penny. the car never looks old. lines are classic porsche & timeless. car looks like it is going 100 miles per hour when it is standing still. i repeat it is a lot of car / fun for the money. go get one. you will see.

this is my third porsche boxster s....the 2013 is incredible...so many new features, bigger, stronger, quieter with all the bells and whistles...a very very sweet ride

I love my boxster and have made into a project, to get my 98' in perfect running order. First I bought it with 89k. Now 9 months later it has 99k. First I had a 90k inspection done. A small linkage on the front was replaced and a tube leak around the spark plugs. I had had several noises come from the starter, so I had it replaced. Next i made a mechanical insurance policy by having the IMS bearing replaced along with the rear main seal (known problems that can kill any porsche 1997-2008). While having the Trans out to do this repair I had the clutch replaced with only a parts bill since the clutch had to come out anywhey. They made note of cracking coils after this latest repair. 2300 miles later the car ran rough and I had it towed to the shop. And of course the coils went bad. Now the car runs better than ever and I am real happy. I now feel safe to drive this car anywhere. You could have a muscle car and never have any of these problems, but it would just be a car and not very good on windy roads, just good from a red light. On the road I get 25-30 mpg.

I have a problem openning the front truck, and the battery cable is unplugged. Can someone advise me what to do?

Piece of shit!!
Bought my boxster s used with only 18K and have driven 9k in the past year. So far i've replaced the oil separator, ignition switch, clutch cable, and glued the top at the back along the truck. Last month the temp light came on while idling at the gas pump. I shut the engine off added water to the reservoir and had it towed to the mechanic. He started it up and couldn't find anything wrong. He drove it for a cpl of days and gave it back.
A week later the oil pressure light came on....towed it to the mechanic. He has the engine in a hundred pieces and says that there is an internal oil leak and the bearings are scored........$5K to get this disaster of a car out of the shop...
DO NOT BUY A PORSCHE!!!..........

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