GT4 strut top failure

GT4 strut top failure

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rosino

1,194 posts

113 months

Thursday 16th May
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The legendary reliability of Porsche is slowly turning into a myth.. quite disappointing really..

- 997.1 and 987 boxster engine issues..
- 997 RS 4.0 engine issues
- 991.1 GT3 flammable engine..
- A/C issues on pretty all models (including some of mine)

Now the suspension strut issue on GT cars that looks MUCH more serious..

quite worrying trend.. might be b/c they produce exotica in larger numbers which means more chances to uncover design faults.. but tbh you don't hear these horror stories from Ferrari.. the worst being the F430 manifolds that could easily be cured..

disappointing..

Porsche911R

16,494 posts

206 months

Thursday 16th May
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rosino said:
The legendary reliability of Porsche is slowly turning into a myth.. quite disappointing really..

- 997.1 and 987 boxster engine issues..
- 997 RS 4.0 engine issues
- 991.1 GT3 flammable engine..
- A/C issues on pretty all models (including some of mine)

Now the suspension strut issue on GT cars that looks MUCH more serious..

quite worrying trend.. might be b/c they produce exotica in larger numbers which means more chances to uncover design faults.. but tbh you don't hear these horror stories from Ferrari.. the worst being the F430 manifolds that could easily be cured..

disappointing..
buy a Cayman R with no AC,, job done, drives better than all the others you posed also ;-)

430 also kills front end ball joints etc and the manifold issue is only after marklet fixable so touchy subject come inspection time.

as I said in the 992 Audi thread, 987.2 cars and 997.2 911's are the sweet spot not only for driving but for having little to no issues.

cmoose

44,330 posts

170 months

Thursday 16th May
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Agree this is one area where Porsche probably should have been more pro-active.

One can see why picking up the tab on all the scored M97 lumps would have been financially unappealing(!) and maybe in that case a bit of bad PR was worth it (certainly didn't hurt sales of new Porsches, did it?). But given how relatively few cars get driven really hard etc, you'd think covering failed strut towers would be an easy PR win at relatively limited cost. 'Look how great Porsche is, it looks after its customers properly' etc.

Also agree that the engineering clearly isn't good enough. I reckon this is the kind of failure that should virtually never happen short of truly extraordinary loads being put through the towers. Seems fairly certain they've overdone something - either the cost cotting or the weight saving.