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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:31 pm    Post subject: Cayman R - Engine reliability Reply with quote

Are there any issues with the 3.4 engine in the Cayman R?

Does it suffer from any known issues, as in the 996.2 or 997.1?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
In a word no.

It's a DFI engine, they are proving to be very reliable.

Great car the CR, loved mine.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just coming up to 56000 miles in mine. No issues.

They can suffer from typical flat six issues such as a bit of smoke on start up, the burning rubber smell after a run and clattery hydraulic tappers if the car has not run for a while. In my experience these can occur from time to time and are of no concern. They do not happen often, even less so if the car is used regularly.
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