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Offline schattenblau

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991 GT3 too hot ?
« on: February 21, 2014, 11:36:54 am »
Hottest 991 is given a no drive until inspected order as a few have caught fire.

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/02/20/porsche-tells-911-gt3-owners-no-driving/#aol-comments

A 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 burns in Germany Feb. 5
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Re: 991 GT3 too hot ?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 03:49:38 pm »
I don't know about everyone else, but I would find that quite upsetting.

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Re: 991 GT3 too hot ?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 05:03:11 pm »
Years ago, car fires were not that common; now they are quite common both with 'exotics' and the rank and file.
Is this due to different fuel mixes now or the fact that the fuel is under high pressure (not in times gone by) and any minor leak can have serious consequences?
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Re: 991 GT3 too hot ?
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 06:20:43 pm »
I dunno, I had a few experiences with beetles and various Ford's from the 70s catching fire. However they were minor in comparison to that fire above! Just a bonnet respray and a few plastic parts required.
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Re: 991 GT3 too hot ?
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 10:46:20 pm »
Could also be due to the increased publicity giving the impression they're blowing up everywhere?
I suspect it may be due to trying to package so much into hot engine compartments that sometimes things come into contact with hot parts they're not meant to and if, as you say, there is any fluid leakage...
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Re: 991 GT3 too hot ?
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2014, 07:41:40 am »
HP fuel lines are a common cause ,people just don't consider them a maintenance item.
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Re: 991 GT3 too hot ?
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2014, 09:29:04 am »
Its gone to the top, and Hitler isnt happy:

http://youtu.be/2x0IwfxEF0A
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Re: 991 GT3 too hot ?
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2014, 12:15:07 pm »
"I put those idiots in business, is this how they repay me ! "

"I cannot watch anymore Chris Harris videos or jerk off to forum pics "

"Everyone is expecting my GT3 to be there, I have been talking sh it all winter long"

"Tomorrow you know who will be laughing in his new 458 ? Stalin !"

"I'm fu cked"

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Re: 991 GT3 too hot ?
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2014, 01:47:34 pm »
It sounds like the engines of all the 800 GT3's currently produced need to be replaced:

http://www.autospies.com/news/The-FIX-Is-IN-The-2014-Porsche-911-GT3-Fire-Issue-Has-Been-Found-80635/
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