991.1 GT3 - Advice on purchase

991.1 GT3 - Advice on purchase

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throt

2,949 posts

152 months

Tuesday 30th August
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I was at reading OPC last week, but mines a .2

Good luck, buddy.

dibblecorse

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6,417 posts

174 months

Tuesday 30th August
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throt said:
I was at reading OPC last week, but mines a .2

Good luck, buddy.
Cheers mate. Budget doesn't get me to a .2 as I also have a new track bike on the shopping list for next year !!!

throt

2,949 posts

152 months

Tuesday 30th August
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dibblecorse said:
Cheers mate. Budget doesn't get me to a .2 as I also have a new track bike on the shopping list for next year !!!
Tell me about it, motorbike or pushbike ?.

Ducati Panigale V4 SP 2. Very tempted.
Or a Specialized S-Works SL7

Sorry, guys, off topic.

dibblecorse

Original Poster:

6,417 posts

174 months

Tuesday 30th August
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throt said:
Tell me about it, motorbike or pushbike ?.

Ducati Panigale V4 SP 2. Very tempted.
Or a Specialized S-Works SL7

Sorry, guys, off topic.
2023 Panigale V4R ;-) awaiting its announcement, probably at EICMA ... if not sooner .... V4 SP2 is my fallback position !!! Or the V4 race bike a good friend has built with a better spec than the SP2 !!!!

throt

2,949 posts

152 months

Tuesday 30th August
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dibblecorse said:
throt said:
Tell me about it, motorbike or pushbike ?.

Ducati Panigale V4 SP 2. Very tempted.
Or a Specialized S-Works SL7

Sorry, guys, off topic.
2023 Panigale V4R ;-) awaiting its announcement, probably at EICMA ... if not sooner .... V4 SP2 is my fallback position !!! Or the V4 race bike a good friend has built with a better spec than the SP2 !!!!
The Duc's are beautiful.

I wait to take a look at the 23 model too then.

Cheers

dibblecorse

Original Poster:

6,417 posts

174 months

Tuesday 30th August
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throt said:
dibblecorse said:
throt said:
Tell me about it, motorbike or pushbike ?.

Ducati Panigale V4 SP 2. Very tempted.
Or a Specialized S-Works SL7

Sorry, guys, off topic.
2023 Panigale V4R ;-) awaiting its announcement, probably at EICMA ... if not sooner .... V4 SP2 is my fallback position !!! Or the V4 race bike a good friend has built with a better spec than the SP2 !!!!
The Duc's are beautiful.

I wait to take a look at the 23 model too then.

Cheers
If we are going off topic !!

and in fairness I am the OP lol ... sorry gents ....




throt

2,949 posts

152 months

Tuesday 30th August
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dibblecorse said:
If we are going off topic !!

and in fairness I am the OP lol ... sorry gents ....



Hehehe,, very nice and naughty.

I get it now, dibble. From bikes I wanted a car to excite me too, hence my choice, a GT3. The other choice was a Speciale smile

A GT3 will not give you that out and out buzz at superbike level, but you will certainly enjoy blasting it around the countryside twistie.
Mine is seriously quick on them, the feedback from a GT3 is addictive.

Mr R

84 posts

149 months

Tuesday 30th August
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Hi Dibble,

I am over near Ascot so would be happy to meet half-way somewhere and take you for a quick passenger ride.


dibblecorse

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6,417 posts

174 months

Tuesday 30th August
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Mr R said:
Hi Dibble,

I am over near Ascot so would be happy to meet half-way somewhere and take you for a quick passenger ride.
Mate, that's an awesome offer, my office is in Staines so that might be quite easy, are you sure though?

throt

2,949 posts

152 months

Wednesday 31st August
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You guys are near me. Often go to the Ferrari dealer near Staines.

Get that GT3, bud, we can all have a burn out.

dibblecorse

Original Poster:

6,417 posts

174 months

Wednesday 31st August
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throt said:
You guys are near me. Often go to the Ferrari dealer near Staines.

Get that GT3, bud, we can all have a burn out.
Cool, or just grab a coffee one day if anyone fancies it !! I drive or ride past Maranellos Egham on my way home ...

Regards the GT3, have called my favoured Indie ;-)

throt

2,949 posts

152 months

Wednesday 31st August
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dibblecorse said:
Cool, or just grab a coffee one day if anyone fancies it !! I drive or ride past Maranellos Egham on my way home ...

Regards the GT3, have called my favoured Indie ;-)
I send you a PM laters, bud

Mr R

84 posts

149 months

Wednesday 31st August
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dibblecorse said:
Mate, that's an awesome offer, my office is in Staines so that might be quite easy, are you sure though?
Of course! I will try and figure out how to send you a private message so that we can fix some plans but I have no idea how to use the functionality on this forum so bear with me! smile

dibblecorse

Original Poster:

6,417 posts

174 months

Wednesday 31st August
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Mr R said:
dibblecorse said:
Mate, that's an awesome offer, my office is in Staines so that might be quite easy, are you sure though?
Of course! I will try and figure out how to send you a private message so that we can fix some plans but I have no idea how to use the functionality on this forum so bear with me! smile
Got your email, will WhatsApp you tomorrow with my contact details.

robj4

324 posts

139 months

Friday 23rd September
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In case the OP is still considering a .1 thought I’d share my recent engine replacement experience.

Three weeks ago the ‘Reduced power, ok to drive’ check light came on a couple of times. Porsche assistance sent the AA who agreed it should be recovered to a dealer even though the fault code was just misfire cylinder 6

Dealer replaced coil packs and plugs, pronounced fixed. Same fault and reduced power 4 miles from the dealer, returned and a couple of days later Porsche agreed to drop the engine and inspect Cams and followers. Wear shown on just about all and a new engine arrived three business days later, a G6 with all ancillaries including new primary cats, alternator etc

The car is a late 2014 which I bought still with its original engine, my logic was I’d look for one that had the spec I wanted and if it’s still on the original engine maybe it hasn’t had too hard a life. With a 2 year and 9 month warranty I’d have time to use it how I want to without worry if the cam follower coating breaks down.

Rennlist and a couple of other owners were a great help in making sure I was aware of the procedures to a replacement engine. It’s not difficult but if anyone would like to hear the details PM me.

Looking forward to having the car back with a free, new, improved engine at 20k miles on an 8 year old high performance car. Amazing really and still with two years full warranty left.



Edited by robj4 on Friday 23 September 08:51

That_White_GT3

243 posts

153 months

Friday 23rd September
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robj4 said:
In case the OP is still considering a .1 thought I’d share my recent engine replacement experience.

Three weeks ago the ‘Reduced power, ok to drive’ check light came on a couple of times. Porsche assistance sent the AA who agreed it should be recovered to a dealer even though the fault code was just misfire cylinder 6

Dealer replaced coil packs and plugs, pronounced fixed. Same fault and reduced power 4 miles from the dealer, returned and a couple of days later Porsche agreed to drop the engine and inspect Cams and followers. Wear shown on just about all all and a new engine arrived three business days later, a G6 with all ancillaries including new primary cats, alternator etc

The car is a late 2014 which I bought still with its original engine, my logic was I’d look for one that had the spec I wanted and if it’s still on the original engine maybe it hasn’t had too hard a life. With a 2 year and 9 month warranty I’d have time to use it how I want to without worry if the cam follower coating breaks down.

Rennlist and a couple of other owners were a great help in making sure I was aware of the procedures to a replacement engine. It’s not difficult but if anyone would like to hear the details PM me.

Looking forward to having the car back with a free, new, improved engine at 20k miles on an 8 year old high performance car. Amazing really and still with two years full warranty left.
You didnt have this done at Porsche Silverstone by any chance did you?

robj4

324 posts

139 months

Friday 23rd September
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That_White_GT3 said:
You didnt have this done at Porsche Silverstone by any chance did you?
No I didn't, any particular reason for asking? The car has been to Porsche Silverstone in the past though.

dibblecorse

Original Poster:

6,417 posts

174 months

Friday 23rd September
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Rob

Thats good to know, and like you say, you've had a real result ..... I guess the moral of the story here is I need a car with the OPC warranty intact for the engine, even in early cars that look like they may have got away with it !!

robj4

324 posts

139 months

Friday 23rd September
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dibblecorse said:
Rob

Thats good to know, and like you say, you've had a real result ..... I guess the moral of the story here is I need a car with the OPC warranty intact for the engine, even in early cars that look like they may have got away with it !!
Well the warranty for the engine is separate and transferable no matter where you buy the car. The OPC warranty is worth it for all the other stuff that goes wrong, in my opinion anyway. There's a great thread on Rennlist, all 991.1 GT3's have a 10 year engine warranty from date of first delivery / registration. If the engine suffers a fault due to wear on the Cam Followers Porsche will replace the engine. This was confirmed to me by the OPC that is carrying out the work on my car.

If you don't have the Porsche standard warranty extension then I'd assume you would have to pay for the plugs, coil packs, dropping the engine to examine.. So yes I think you're probably right, make sure you have that too.

They had a G6 engine in stock in the UK when my car was diagnosed.



Edited by robj4 on Friday 23 September 09:58

dibblecorse

Original Poster:

6,417 posts

174 months

Friday 23rd September
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robj4 said:
dibblecorse said:
Rob

Thats good to know, and like you say, you've had a real result ..... I guess the moral of the story here is I need a car with the OPC warranty intact for the engine, even in early cars that look like they may have got away with it !!
Well the warranty for the engine is separate and transferable no matter where you buy the car. The OPC warranty is worth it for all the other stuff that goes wrong, in my opinion anyway. There's a great thread on Rennlist, all 991.1 GT3's have a 10 year engine warranty from date of first delivery / registration. If the engine suffers a fault due to wear on the Cam Followers Porsche will replace the engine. This was confirmed to me by the OPC that is carrying out the work on my car.

If you don't have the Porsche standard warranty extension then I'd assume you would have to pay for the plugs, coil packs, dropping the engine to examine.. So yes I think you're probably right, make sure you have that too.

They had a G6 engine in stock in the UK when my car was diagnosed.



Edited by robj4 on Friday 23 September 09:58
Great insight and thanks ....