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Porsche 911 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Porsche 911

Porsche 911 Problems

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

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.

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.

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Porsche 911 Questions

sat over winter, got in w manual entry, popped hood, replaced battery, can enter with fob now but car starts then dies as if running out of fuel. Porsche wants me to tow to shop, not liking that idea. I've been told it may be anti-theft and keys and car will need to be "reprogrammed&quo...

All the time whether the engine is on or off, coming from the exterior engine compartment.

every time i put my window up it touches the top and comes straight down about half way…happened after a frosty morning. Any ideas??

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Porsche 911 Recalls

This condition affects only certain Carrera and Carrera 4 models equipped with a standard, non-sport exhaust system. The exhaust tail pipe may fall off the rear muffler, causing a hazard to other vehicles and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the rear muffler on affected vehicles to correct this concern.

The bearings located in the rear wheel hubs may fail prematurely under certain driving conditions, even if proper maintenance procedures have been followed. If a rear wheel hub were to fail, the driver could lose control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the rear wheel hubs to correct this concern. 

Interference between an engine coolant line and a fuel line may cause the fuel line to become disconnected, resulting in a fuel leak. This could lead to an engine misfire or stalling condition, increasing the risk of a crash. A fuel leak also increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the affected fuel line to correct this concern.

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Porsche 911 Reviews

A very good car for the track as well as the road. Base model torque to weight ratio is awesome and turbo is usually too much car for most people to handle. The engine is normally aspirated and water cooled. The power assist steering can require a bit getting used to if one is used to more road feedback at lower speeds. Road noise may be dampened substantially with Bridgestones or softer make v...

A real success story for Porsche.The 911 line up seemed to get better with each year.This is the "real" Porsche design philosophy...rear engine , air cooled.A great performer , the engine is as strong as they come.Service cost can be high.For example valves require manual adjustment , dual ignition has twelve spark plugs...every 15,000 mile service.Plus twelve quarts of synthetic oil every 7,5...

Fantastic automobile, expensive buy in, but the maintenance isn't bad, and the car lasts forever. My 996 C4 can handle everything from a 177 MPH track test, to 10 inches of snow, plus its very comfortable for long trips, throw so luggage in the front trunk, and your laptop and snacks in the back seat and your ready to roll. Everyone should drive one at least once in their life, rent one when yo...

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