Porsche 911 Repair and Maintenance

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

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Porsche 911 Problems

Valve cover leaks are common

Valve cover leaks are common.

Check Engine Light due to cam tensioner/timing issues

Cam tensioner/cam timing issues can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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)

general repairs

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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

BEST CAR I HAVE EVER OWNED. Just flawess handling, 0-60 4.7 seconds, I take mine to tahoe all the time and is great in the snow, on the track or just going shopping. Way to Porsche, keep up the good work. The 2012 is even better!!!
CLASSY AWESOME MONGREL BEAST.I have a 996 99'.electrifying in first,slingshot to the cosmos. allround charisma. love it! js Sydn.Australia.
The 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera is an iconic classic. Designated as the 996 replacing the previous 993 in 1999, it is the first of the water cooled 911's. In 2002 the normalle aspirated flat six cylinder was uprated to 320bhp. These highly evolved sports cars put the power to the ground like only a rear engined Porsche can. The steering is the best in the business with brakes to match. This car c...

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