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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:38 pm    Post subject: lost all brake fluid! Reply with quote

fired up my 997GTS after a 2 month hibernation and got to the end of the road and brake pedal felt mushy, then went all the way to floor and brake fluid warning light came on and no brakes! Fluid now dripping from the middle of the undertray so look like a brake pipe has gone. It's off to OPC Edinburgh tomorrow but I find it difficult to understand how a brake pipe could fail on a 7 year old car that has full OPC history service. Are underside brake pipes a known issue?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are on 996 , not seen any 997 fail so far but have seen corrosion on the pipes .

The pipes run up the n/s and under the undertrays .

I expect its corroded through in one of the brackets , they tend to hold moisture and a good waxoil of the pipes on any car is a sensible precaution .

OPC dont waxoil pipes , indys do it on a majour service though .
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Porsche warranty covering this which is just as well as it is engine/gearbox out job to replace corroded brake pipe
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine went in exactly the same manner a few years ago, seemed to have corroded through at the point where it sits in the clip. I wrote this thread at the time:

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=116076&highlight=braking
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just replaced the same pipe on my 19 year old 135k 996.

The old one was still going strong!

Surprised to hear of one going on a 7 year old car!

I would have them check all the other steel lines, especially NSR and OSF around the steering rack.
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