Recall for GT4 3rd gear issue?

Recall for GT4 3rd gear issue?

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TDT

1,220 posts

57 months

Monday 11th February
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isaldiri said:
Twinfan said:
Interesting. Isn't it the same box as the 981 S and GTS?
Yes same getrag box
Yes so any other 981 6-speed in the same period will could be affected also.... although we may be less likely to see a failure - as has been said - usually occurs with high load shift into 3rd... this kind load would typically only been seen in a track environment.

Porsche911R

16,242 posts

203 months

Monday 11th February
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great news for modders who want 430 bhp if they give every one a splined 3rd gear for free.

you then can up the bhp :-)

dreamtime

3 posts

79 months

Monday 11th February
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ghiblicup said:
Just spoke to my OPC and it's happening. They said 300 cars and mine isn't one of them but they have another owner on their books that is.
Can I ask which OPC you spoke to?

Mad Scientist

66 posts

17 months

Monday 11th February
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My OPC just confirmed it’s happening too. My car was registered 1/3/16 and is effected.

Shiny new box and diff before the track day season.

TDT

1,220 posts

57 months

Monday 11th February
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Mad Scientist said:
My OPC just confirmed it’s happening too. My car was registered 1/3/16 and is effected.

Shiny new box and diff before the track day season.
Did you call them or they called you?
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chrisABP

854 posts

86 months

Monday 11th February
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Is this GT4 specific or might it effect the 981 Spyder also? Mine is a Feb 2016 car.

TDT

1,220 posts

57 months

Monday 11th February
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chrisABP said:
Is this GT4 specific or might it effect the 981 Spyder also? Mine is a Feb 2016 car.
Well all these cars use the same box. But we see it on the GT4 because these cars are used in anger... not sure if anyone has reported a failure like this on a Spyder... but i have read reports on this on 981S and GTS from the same time frame.

gtsralph

730 posts

82 months

Monday 11th February
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rennlist GT4 forum has a database

av185

7,618 posts

65 months

Monday 11th February
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At least it should cure the irritating typical GT4 whirring transmission noise at 50mph.

May cure the occasional transmission juddering on take up which affects Spyders too.

TDT

1,220 posts

57 months

Monday 11th February
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av185 said:
At least it should cure the irritating typical GT4 whirring transmission noise at 50mph.
I think this is a characteristic of the cars.. due to reduced sound deadening. People talk about wanting visceral, raw cars and then complain when they hear the whirling, clunking and mechanical noises.

av185

7,618 posts

65 months

Monday 11th February
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TDT said:
av185 said:
At least it should cure the irritating typical GT4 whirring transmission noise at 50mph.
I think this is a characteristic of the cars.. due to reduced sound deadening. People talk about wanting visceral, raw cars and then complain when they hear the whirling, clunking and mechanical noises.
Nah it's a transmission defect noise not an inherent hardcore mechanical noise.

Both 'manuel' and PDK GT3s don't do it.

Porsche911R

16,242 posts

203 months

Monday 11th February
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My GT4 did not make any odd noise, but was a early car.
5.5k trouble free quite miles.

cmoose

43,577 posts

167 months

Monday 11th February
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av185 said:
Nah it's a transmission defect noise not an inherent hardcore mechanical noise.

Both 'manuel' and PDK GT3s don't do it.
That GT3s don't do it proves absolutely nothing. Different engine and box. Different shell. Different sound deadening. Different everything that's relevant to the noise in question!

av185

7,618 posts

65 months

Monday 11th February
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cmoose said:
av185 said:
Nah it's a transmission defect noise not an inherent hardcore mechanical noise.

Both 'manuel' and PDK GT3s don't do it.
That GT3s don't do it proves absolutely nothing. Different engine and box. Different shell. Different sound deadening. Different everything that's relevant to the noise in question!
Quite.

It is quite simple to differentiate between a defect and a hardcore built in noise which is what TDT was referring to in response to my post.

The GT3 has many inbuilt transmission noises. Non are defects.




cmoose

43,577 posts

167 months

Monday 11th February
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av185 said:
Quite.

It is quite simple to differentiate between a defect and a hardcore built in noise which is what TDT was referring to in response to my post.

The GT3 has many inbuilt transmission noises. Non are defects.
So, how does one differentiate between a hardcore inbuilt noise and a defect? You said the noise was typical, so if they all do it, how do you judge that it's an issue and not a feature?

woollyjoe

1,055 posts

57 months

Monday 11th February
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after my OPC checkingmy request for new gearbox, I’ve been asked to bring it in.

av185

7,618 posts

65 months

Monday 11th February
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cmoose said:
av185 said:
Quite.

It is quite simple to differentiate between a defect and a hardcore built in noise which is what TDT was referring to in response to my post.

The GT3 has many inbuilt transmission noises. Non are defects.
So, how does one differentiate between a hardcore inbuilt noise and a defect? You said the noise was typical, so if they all do it, how do you judge that it's an issue and not a feature?
Most GT4s do it. But I have driven several which haven't.

My GT4 did not have the transmission whine when new. This developed over mileage as did a number of GT4s on here. I clearly class it as a defect as do other owners as does my OPC.


GT4RS

1,411 posts

135 months

Monday 11th February
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av185 said:
cmoose said:
av185 said:
Quite.

It is quite simple to differentiate between a defect and a hardcore built in noise which is what TDT was referring to in response to my post.

The GT3 has many inbuilt transmission noises. Non are defects.
So, how does one differentiate between a hardcore inbuilt noise and a defect? You said the noise was typical, so if they all do it, how do you judge that it's an issue and not a feature?
Most GT4s do it. But I have driven several which haven't.

My GT4 did not have the transmission whine when new. This developed over mileage as did a number of GT4s on here. I clearly class it as a defect as do other owners as does my OPC.
Interesting

If your OPC classed it as a defect I assume they replaced your defective gearbox or at least stripped it and repaired it due to defective parts causing the noise?

av185

7,618 posts

65 months

Monday 11th February
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GT4RS said:
Interesting

If your OPC classed it as a defect I assume they replaced your defective gearbox or at least stripped it and repaired it due to defective parts causing the noise?
Currently in hand.

TDT

1,220 posts

57 months

Monday 11th February
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av185 said:
GT4RS said:
Interesting

If your OPC classed it as a defect I assume they replaced your defective gearbox or at least stripped it and repaired it due to defective parts causing the noise?
Currently in hand.
Lol… ok… so what will you do, once it is replaced and you hear the same noise. Or I guess we won’t be hear from you if that is the case.
Joker.