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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:29 pm    Post subject: Overcomplicated, Engine Lid on 991 Cabriolet Reply with quote

1st time I've seen it and surprised at how over complicated it is.....Dont know




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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Couldn't believe it when the guys said that the bumper had to come off to change the air filter!!! Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No no no, it's not an engine lid.

As I was discussing with GT4 earlier today, the 991 doesn't actually have an engine, it's just got a couple of fans. It's these fans that generate the power to propel the car.

That rectangular black chute between the fans is where you put your kitchen waste and is Porsche's Tutonic-ised version of Doctor Emmett Brown's Mr Fusion device:






That 'engine lid' is just the door you open to clean the kitchen dirt and grime from out behind the fans, once every 2 years or 20,000 miles whichever is sooner.

Whatever you do, keep well below 88 mph.

I trust this clarifies.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That engine lid looks naff Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe the definition of a lid is a door on or over a box or compartment. Often hinged or removable for access to the compartment or articles within.

Thus an "engine lid" has to allow access to an engine.

On that basis 991s do not have an engine lid, but simply a fluid access area lid (and dust trap).
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roro wrote:
No no no, it's not an engine lid.

As I was discussing with GT4 earlier today, the 991 doesn't actually have an engine, it's just got a couple of fans. It's these fans that generate the power to propel the car.

That rectangular black chute between the fans is where you put your kitchen waste and is Porsche's Tutonic-ised version of Doctor Emmett Brown's Mr Fusion device:

That 'engine lid' is just the door you open to clean the kitchen dirt and grime from out behind the fans, once every 2 years or 20,000 miles whichever is sooner.

Whatever you do, keep well below 88 mph.

I trust this clarifies.


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