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  1. Hello group,

    I have to say, my Porsche Dealership gives awesome service. My car was scheduled for tomorrow a.m. .

    I dropped the car off at 1p.m. this afternoon, at 5pm my car was completed. My hats off to them.

    The noise issue turned out to be no more then a cracked tailpipe bracket section. (between the tailpipe and the muffler) They re-welded the bracket that the factory supplied on the car.

    They also told me that it happens all the time.

    Noise is Gone!!! :jump:

    My only disappointment was that the mechanic did a bad job aligning the tailpipe. (it was aimed out to much like 2 inches.) But I adjusted myself when I got home.

    I feel relieved that it was a easy fix and not serious engine problem.

    Ciao

    Gald to see problem solve....but little know fact was that porsche did have a recall on 2002 to late 2003 on weld issue of this type failing.

    happy motoring

  2. I saw the same thing on a 2003 Boxster. The end of the shaft where the bolt is broke.

    That is exactly what the dealer said; is that they have seen the intermediate shaft break more often on Boxster's not 996. FACT same motor on Boxster and 996 models. One has to wonder??

    What function does the intermediate shaft provide for the motor? counter balance for crank?

    Given the history of my car now; would you buy it for lets say $63,000.00 or so given its great condition and low miles? Be honest? I would not. (only someone looking for a deal!)

    any TSB you are aware of addressing this issue? along with RMS, this bolt issue and some 996 motors cylinder sleeve failures (particular cynlinders 2 or 5) is this motor just ENGINEERED poorly?? Time for Porsche to come clean on this?

    GT2, GT3 & TURBO do not have these issues for the simple fact of their motors are different.

    Perplex...is the simple word i can think of that reflects my state of mind!

  3. Ok, i was getting emotional.

    Motor did not blow up in the visual sense, but started to make a noise like someone drop a large bag of coins in the dryer! Nursed it home and car was towed to dealer.

    Have an 03 c4s. 13,000 miles, 6 speed, built march of 2003.

    Was told "bolt holding down intermediate shaft failed, causing shaft to come loose" Well i am sure everyone can picture and hear the motor screaming for mercy as i was driving it home that day. Lucky for me the car is under warranty.

    As a side note, i did have a "RMS" leak 3 months prior to this occurance. (11,000 miles) Dealer did change to "new & improved" with special torx bolts? Was someting mis aligned on replacement?

    Car is a daily driver. One time on track. as per mechanic "electronic memory showed no over revving or red-lining of motor.

    Has anyone hear of anyting like this happening?

    I am very very disappointed and have lost complete faith in Porsche.

    Sell or hold? Might be difficult to sell with this history??

    a sad hooper4s

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