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.
Porsche 911 Questions
sweets from top and drips down no sign of leaking open hood and moisture on the underside of hood in front (911 conbvertable)
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...
Porsche 911 Recalls
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 to correct this concern.
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.
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.
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...