Recall for GT4 3rd gear issue?

Recall for GT4 3rd gear issue?

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GT4RS

1,411 posts

135 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.
Does your car fall in the effected range for the gearbox recall? Out of interest is your car high miles and tracked hard?

av185

7,618 posts

65 months

Monday 11th February
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TDT said:
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.
Eh?

And what would you, as GT4 forum expert knowing more than Porsche scratchchin suggest? rofl


TDT

1,219 posts

57 months

Monday 11th February
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av185 said:
TDT said:
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.
Eh?

And what would you, as GT4 forum expert knowing more than Porsche scratchchin suggest? rofl
I haven’t claimed to know more than Porsche.

But a little bit of whine/noise from the transmission is a known ‘feature/characteristic’ of the GT4... and it was been referenced in a number of press reviews.
Might be more prominent in some cars vs others or more or less perceptible from one person to another. Some people haven’t noticed it because they are used to lost of car noise, some people might be very sensitive to it.

As GT4RS said… if was a defect at the time. wouldn’t your OPC have replaced yours already?

TDT

1,219 posts

57 months

Monday 11th February
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All that said ... it is possible you might have another issue....
from our very own Gtsralph on PCGB forum....

Gtsralph on PCGB said:
Reported on Rennlist..

"FYI - car back from the dealer... apparently there is a technical bulletin on GT4s about a common failure of the oil separator unit (subsequently re-designed / upgraded by Porsche) resulting in a whining loud high pitched engine sound in the cabin at mid/higher revs (4,000 and above in my case).

If you have noise and your oil air separator part # is 9A110704200 or 9A110704201, then it needs upgrading to 9A110704202"

jcosh

779 posts

170 months

Tuesday 12th February
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OPC has confirmed that my car is one of those that requires a new gearbox and has ordered one accordingly.

Excuse my ignorance, but it was mentioned somewhere about the diff being part of this recall, surely they are two different parts and the original diff will stay in place when the new gearbox is fitted?

Additionally, should I be enquiring about the oil separator as mentioned above?
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Tutosky

18 posts

17 months

Tuesday 12th February
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TDT said:
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?
You can use this link:

https://recall.porsche.com/prod/pag/vinrecalllooku...

I checked mine and got this:

Campaigns
Replace manual transmission | WJ88 | Feb 08,2019

Description
A 6-speed manual gearbox, in which the durability of the gear wheel for 3rd gear cannot be guaranteed over the entire service life of the vehicle due to the high performance characteristic of the drive train, was installed on the affected vehicles.
Remedy
the transmission must be replaced by an optimised transmission with reinforced gear wheels.

TDT

1,219 posts

57 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Tutosky said:
TDT said:
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?
You can use this link:

https://recall.porsche.com/prod/pag/vinrecalllooku...

I checked mine and got this:

Campaigns
Replace manual transmission | WJ88 | Feb 08,2019

Description
A 6-speed manual gearbox, in which the durability of the gear wheel for 3rd gear cannot be guaranteed over the entire service life of the vehicle due to the high performance characteristic of the drive train, was installed on the affected vehicles.
Remedy
the transmission must be replaced by an optimised transmission with reinforced gear wheels.
Cheers. Just popped my VIN in and am all clear, as I suspected.
Would good to get a check up on the oil separator part though.

tonto1

423 posts

140 months

Tuesday 12th February
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June 2016 registered car. Waiting to hear back from OPC on plan to sort.

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isaldiri

4,221 posts

106 months

Tuesday 12th February
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jcosh said:
Excuse my ignorance, but it was mentioned somewhere about the diff being part of this recall, surely they are two different parts and the original diff will stay in place when the new gearbox is fitted?
The diff is part of the gearbox in the gt4 afaik. new gearbox comes with a new diff. Anyway new diff plates for free, what's not to like about that? biggrin

boxsey

3,287 posts

148 months

Tuesday 12th February
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tonto1 said:
June 2016 registered car. Waiting to hear back from OPC on plan to sort.
Would be good if you can report back on their estimate of how long they will need the car for. I guess mine will be subject to the recall but with some trips already planned for the very near future, those plans would be ruined if they wanted the car for 4 weeks or more!

Porsche911R

16,242 posts

203 months

Tuesday 12th February
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TDT said:
Cheers. Just popped my VIN in and am all clear, as I suspected.
Off to jens for 430bhp then before the spring :-)

TDT

1,219 posts

57 months

Tuesday 12th February
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isaldiri said:
jcosh said:
Excuse my ignorance, but it was mentioned somewhere about the diff being part of this recall, surely they are two different parts and the original diff will stay in place when the new gearbox is fitted?
The diff is part of the gearbox in the gt4 afaik. new gearbox comes with a new diff. Anyway new diff plates for free, what's not to like about that? biggrin
Exactly.

TDT

1,219 posts

57 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Porsche911R said:
TDT said:
Cheers. Just popped my VIN in and am all clear, as I suspected.
Off to jens for 430bhp then before the spring :-)
Lol. I need more skill, not more power.

Although I really would like to uncork it.

jcosh

779 posts

170 months

Tuesday 12th February
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isaldiri said:
jcosh said:
Excuse my ignorance, but it was mentioned somewhere about the diff being part of this recall, surely they are two different parts and the original diff will stay in place when the new gearbox is fitted?
The diff is part of the gearbox in the gt4 afaik. new gearbox comes with a new diff. Anyway new diff plates for free, what's not to like about that? biggrin
Gotcha! Ta. So new 'box and diff all bundled together. What's not to like indeed... Although, there has been nothing wrong with mine in 8k miles.

I do get the drivetrain whine that others have mentioned though. Do 'we' think the new 'box will change this?


jcosh

779 posts

170 months

Tuesday 12th February
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boxsey said:
tonto1 said:
June 2016 registered car. Waiting to hear back from OPC on plan to sort.
Would be good if you can report back on their estimate of how long they will need the car for. I guess mine will be subject to the recall but with some trips already planned for the very near future, those plans would be ruined if they wanted the car for 4 weeks or more!
OPC told me a day or two's work once they have the 'box in stock.

TDT

1,219 posts

57 months

Tuesday 12th February
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jcosh said:
isaldiri said:
jcosh said:
Excuse my ignorance, but it was mentioned somewhere about the diff being part of this recall, surely they are two different parts and the original diff will stay in place when the new gearbox is fitted?
The diff is part of the gearbox in the gt4 afaik. new gearbox comes with a new diff. Anyway new diff plates for free, what's not to like about that? biggrin
Gotcha! Ta. So new 'box and diff all bundled together. What's not to like indeed... Although, there has been nothing wrong with mine in 8k miles.

I do get the drivetrain whine that others have mentioned though. Do 'we' think the new 'box will change this?
I believe it is a ‘feature/characteristic’… but you’ll be able to give us your feedback once you’ve had your box replaced.

boxsey

3,287 posts

148 months

Tuesday 12th February
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jcosh said:
boxsey said:
tonto1 said:
June 2016 registered car. Waiting to hear back from OPC on plan to sort.
Would be good if you can report back on their estimate of how long they will need the car for. I guess mine will be subject to the recall but with some trips already planned for the very near future, those plans would be ruined if they wanted the car for 4 weeks or more!
OPC told me a day or two's work once they have the 'box in stock.
Cheers. Sounds like getting the stock might be a potential bottle neck if we all book ours in at once. The last warranty work I had done ended up taking two weeks because of a delay in getting a part from Germany.

ghiblicup

Original Poster:

464 posts

152 months

Tuesday 12th February
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TDT said:
I believe it is a ‘feature/characteristic’… but you’ll be able to give us your feedback once you’ve had your box replaced.
I’m with TDT on this. When I first had the car I wondered about the noise and went through every ‘in cabin’ review on YouTube just to hear it! It’s part of the car and not a faulty part.

TDT

1,219 posts

57 months

Tuesday 12th February
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ghiblicup said:
TDT said:
I believe it is a ‘feature/characteristic’… but you’ll be able to give us your feedback once you’ve had your box replaced.
I’m with TDT on this. When I first had the car I wondered about the noise and went through every ‘in cabin’ review on YouTube just to hear it! It’s part of the car and not a faulty part.
Yep… just do a web search for GT4 transmission whine.… you see a few forum related topics and then a whole bunch of ‘press reviews’ that talk about it, and get all nostalgic.

JayK12

1,523 posts

140 months

Tuesday 12th February
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boxsey said:
jcosh said:
boxsey said:
tonto1 said:
June 2016 registered car. Waiting to hear back from OPC on plan to sort.
Would be good if you can report back on their estimate of how long they will need the car for. I guess mine will be subject to the recall but with some trips already planned for the very near future, those plans would be ruined if they wanted the car for 4 weeks or more!
OPC told me a day or two's work once they have the 'box in stock.
Cheers. Sounds like getting the stock might be a potential bottle neck if we all book ours in at once. The last warranty work I had done ended up taking two weeks because of a delay in getting a part from Germany.
See you in SPA Steve biggrin