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Kev.K
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:29 pm    Post subject: Thoughts Reply with quote

I’ve been looking at 991.1’s but stumbled across this.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F303210241408

Will the new gt4 kill values of this model?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, but I'd be sending to OPC for a PPI none the less. Location of seller makes me nervous, along with Liverpool, Bradford and Knaresborough nooo
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The price is what is because it's a Cat S.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
The price is what is because it's a Cat S.


Missed that. Massively overpriced then.
 
  
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madalaa
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The dreaded front Strut Tower Failure ...... I wonder how good the repairs are for this problem ...... anyone read any reports?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep overpriced if a cat s, cake and eat it springs to mind ie will have been paid out / bought back from insurance and wants close to none cat money Hand

Nice private reg though, worth x3 the cars value Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How common is front strut tower failure?

I’m guessing it’s expensive if the car was written off. Do Porsche not repair?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jesus Christ!

This is common?[/img]
 



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately there have been several cases of this failure ...... no ..... it isn't good ...... Sad

p.s. As for the actual number I don't think Porsche would be willing to divulge.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would be interested to see the repair and also the new bracing that has been fitted.
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Kev.K
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

madalaa wrote:
Unfortunately there have been several cases of this failure ...... no ..... it isn't good ...... Sad

p.s. As for the actual number I don't think Porsche would be willing to divulge.


I’m genuinely shocked. That is awful.
 
  
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Kev.K
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

infrasilver wrote:
I would be interested to see the repair and also the new bracing that has been fitted.


I had a 4 cat D/N vans inspected before I bought my truck.

After each inspection the engineer told me they had never seen a repaired car they would buy.

No way I would take a chance on this.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kev.K wrote:
Jesus Christ!

This is common?[/img]


Re the part that has failed:

991 501 478 00 Suspension strut mounting right; or

991 501 477 00 Suspension strut mounting left

According to the PET catalogues this part is common to certainly the 991 GT3 and the 718 Boxster - so most likely the same parts have been fitted in every 991.1, 991.2, 981 and 982.

Porsche have made a lot of those in the last few years (!) so I think we'd hear more about this problem if it were genuinely a common failure.

Fingers crossed it is just a few isolated cases.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Madalla says "p.s. As for the actual number I don't think Porsche would be willing to divulge". Correct, like the number of M96 engines they replaced under warranty for IMS bearing failure.
 
  
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