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Thanks, but two things of note. When you look at the Porsche parts diagram, the baffle itself is slightly lower than the mounts that attach to the casted stands they mount on. Also. the drain hole itself is recessed on the underside of the pan and raised slightly on the inside bottom of the pan. You are right that the baffle over the drain hole is cut away a bit but the above two items probably mean there isn't much clearance and the ECS magnetic drain plug measures about 3/8" longer than the original, fortunately I never did put it in all the way. I think at the end of the day all will be fine but a look with a flashlight or borescope might be the best course of action. Perhaps as suggested a small probe to measure with to the baffle.
I certainly didn't over torque it. I finally found a series of pictures of the inside from one for sale on Ebay. Its pretty clear that the baffle is right above the drain. Also, doesn't look like much clearance! http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOWER-OIL-PAN-FOR-2009-AND-NEWER-9A1-Porsche-engine-part-9A1-107-320-2R-/171721029616?hash=item27fb5ef7f0&vxp=mtr
Thanks and will do when I'm back and will let you know.
Thanks, and I may get a hold of a borescope to have a look as well. I appreciate any ideas.
I knew it was on the previous engine but I read somewhere that it was metal on the new one. If its plastic then that's not what it hit.
Thanks again, as best as I can tell it must have come in contact with the back extension of the baffle which I think is metal on these. The dealer thinks that there be some of the scavenge pump tubing there but they are plastic and off to the side. The plastic couldn't scratch the magnet anyway unless it hit a mounting screw or bolt. If it hit the baffle, is it a cast piece?
Thanks for your reply/input but the photo you are showing looks like the 997.1 engine pan. the one I am concerned with is the 997.2 or 9A1 DFI engine.
Because I was going away for a couple of months I decided to change the oil in my 2011 C2S and while I was at it replace the drain plug with a magnetic one from ECS Tuning. I turned the plug in slowly with an allen key (no excess force) and before it was all the way in there was a snap or crack like sound so I backed it out immediately, installed the original one and filled with oil. It started fine and idled with no apparent affects? Upon inspection the magnet on the drain plug has a tiny gouge that occured while screwing it in. If I slide a small screwdriver across the edge of the magnet I get the same sound. Does anyone have any idea what is above the drain hole that the plug could have contacted, perhaps the baffle or is something else there. ECS was of little help! Thanks and photos attached.
I took delivery of a 2011 C2S 8 days ago and just finished a trip from Vancouver BC down the pacific coast to Napa Valley and then to Palm Desert CA. Oil level still reads full at 2000 miles of break-in at varying engine speeds. Have not added any oil yet. JT
Thanks for the advice.
Agreed, it's such a significant improvement, you wonder why the standard shifter is and has been such junk all these years. We stock the B&M for those who prefer to have a solid as a rock shifter and not spend the dough on the Porsche unit, million mile warranty, etc. I've had both, and like both. Enjoy the ride! I would like to install a short shifter on my 2007 T4S. Is there much difference in the throw or feel between the two? Thanks for the input.
I have NO RE050's with 22,000 kms.(13,600 miles) on them, one DE event and the rest highway travel. They measure less than half worn so I will be looking for NO's again, wonder why they removed two belts and what the difference is.