Porsche 911 Repair and Maintenance

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

Porsche 911 Problems

Persistent Coolant Loss Due to Small Leak at Coolant Reservoir

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.

Various Faults Due to Intenal Leak at the Oil Seperator

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

Rear Main Seal/Intermediate Support Cover O-ring may Leak Oil

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

How to fix a scratch on my headlight (1 answer)

I noticed a scratch on my headlight that is about 2 inches long and Maybe 2 mm deep, is there anyway I can fix it myself without ruining the quality of the whole headlight?

I think I blew my head gasket. Should I drive my car to the shop? (1 answer)

common repairs (1 answer)

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Porsche 911 Recalls

Hood Latch Fails To Secure Hood

The hood upper lock may not properly secure the hood due to a manufacturing issue. As a result the hood could suddenly open while driving, blocking the driver's vision and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the lock on the front hood free of charge to resolve the concern.

Engine Damage And Oil Leak From Loose Piston Connecting Rod

A piston connecting rod inside the engine may come loose and damage the engine, causing loss of power and an oil leak. Owners of affected vehicles are advised not to drive their vehicles until repairs are made. Dealers will replace the engine free of charge to resolve the problem.

Passenger Seat Airbags

81 vehicles are being recalled because their front passenger seats use a defective wiring harness used to control knee and frontal airbags. A loose connection can result in injury to the passenger in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the front passenger seat free of charge.

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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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