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I just got my car back with my new (remanufactured) engine. :thumbup: Any suggestions on engine break-in other than the Porsche recommended guideline of keeping the RPMs under 4200 for 5000 miles?

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I just got my car back with my new (remanufactured) engine. :thumbup: Any suggestions on engine break-in other than the Porsche recommended guideline of keeping the RPMs under 4200 for 5000 miles?

Lee

IMO< the best thing you can do is make sure you are not running 0W40. Switch to another approved weight such as 5W40.

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I just got my car back with my new (remanufactured) engine. :thumbup: Any suggestions on engine break-in other than the Porsche recommended guideline of keeping the RPMs under 4200 for 5000 miles?

Lee

IMO< the best thing you can do is make sure you are not running 0W40. Switch to another approved weight such as 5W40.

WHY?

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I just got my car back with my new (remanufactured) engine. :thumbup: Any suggestions on engine break-in other than the Porsche recommended guideline of keeping the RPMs under 4200 for 5000 miles?

Lee

The recommendation is under 4,200 RPM for 2,000 miles, not 5,000.

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I just got my car back with my new (remanufactured) engine. :thumbup: Any suggestions on engine break-in other than the Porsche recommended guideline of keeping the RPMs under 4200 for 5000 miles?

Lee

So what was the ultimate resolution regarding Porsche covering or not covering your engine? How much did the whole engine replacement cost?

Thanks for all the details. :clapping:

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I just got my car back with my new (remanufactured) engine. :thumbup: Any suggestions on engine break-in other than the Porsche recommended guideline of keeping the RPMs under 4200 for 5000 miles?

Lee

So what was the ultimate resolution regarding Porsche covering or not covering your engine? How much did the whole engine replacement cost?

Thanks for all the details. :clapping:

It ended up costing $11,626, that’s after a 10% discount for being a PCA member. I didn’t receive any “goodwill assistance” from Porsche as of yet. It hasn’t been 15 days since my letter was received and I haven’t received any responses to my e-mails. It’s unlike that I will get any reimbursement from Porsche, they got their money, but I may luck out. :cheers:

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I just got my car back with my new (remanufactured) engine. :thumbup: Any suggestions on engine break-in other than the Porsche recommended guideline of keeping the RPMs under 4200 for 5000 miles?

Lee

So what was the ultimate resolution regarding Porsche covering or not covering your engine? How much did the whole engine replacement cost?

Thanks for all the details. :clapping:

It ended up costing $11,626, that’s after a 10% discount for being a PCA member. I didn’t receive any “goodwill assistance” from Porsche as of yet. It hasn’t been 15 days since my letter was received and I haven’t received any responses to my e-mails. It’s unlike that I will get any reimbursement from Porsche, they got their money, but I may luck out. :cheers:

Thanks for the info. The 911 is such a beautiful car to drive, looks amazing for decades, an instant classic in my opinion. Enjoy the new engine, it probably will feel more powerful since it's fully up to new specs.

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I had a new motor installed less than a year ago and it has added peace of mind. All the potential problem areas of the earlier motors, RMS, Porosity, Sleeve issues, Intermediate shaft issues have all been eliminated according to what I've been told. Keep your car long enough and this will be no big deal. I'm running the Porsche Dealer fill for oil and will use 0w40 for my first change as I did before and I do in the Boxster. I'm glad I've got it in now in this 0 and below weather. I think some people think that 0w in the oil means that it has zero lubricating properties. It means at very low temperatures the oil is thin and has the ability to flow and reach critical areas far from the oil pump quickly preventing wear. As the oil starts to warm its viscosity keeps increasing up 40 weight SAE where it stays at operating temperature.

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I just got my car back with my new (remanufactured) engine. :thumbup: Any suggestions on engine break-in other than the Porsche recommended guideline of keeping the RPMs under 4200 for 5000 miles?

Lee

So what was the ultimate resolution regarding Porsche covering or not covering your engine? How much did the whole engine replacement cost?

Thanks for all the details. :clapping:

It ended up costing $11,626, that’s after a 10% discount for being a PCA member. I didn’t receive any “goodwill assistance” from Porsche as of yet. It hasn’t been 15 days since my letter was received and I haven’t received any responses to my e-mails. It’s unlike that I will get any reimbursement from Porsche, they got their money, but I may luck out. :cheers:

Lee,

Good to see you've got your car back and the cost looks reasonable, about £5,890 at today's rate compared to my £7,326 ($14,459) excluding labor & ancilliaries. :clapping: :clapping: :thumbup: :cheers:

I just put an update on my topic.

Enjoy you new engine, 2 years' warranty and peace of mind. Are you taking out extended warranty as well?

Best regards

John

Edited by Johnnyceesred

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Lee,

Good to see you've got your car back and the cost looks reasonable, about £5,890 at today's rate compared to my £7,326 ($14,459) excluding labor & ancilliaries. :clapping: :clapping: :thumbup: :cheers:

I just put an update on my topic.

Enjoy you new engine, 2 years' warranty and peace of mind. Are you taking out extended warranty as well?

Best regards

John

John,

I received a letter from PCNA acknowledging receipt of my letter and that they have created a case file for me. They ask that I be patience while they review my claim. They said I will be contacted by phone or in writing within fifteen business days and thanked me for taking the time to bring this matter to their attention.

I eagerly await their reply.

I have to some research on extended warranty in light of the engine being already covered for two years. Any suggestions?

Check out the responses to the same question on Rennlist http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/show...ad.php?t=324510

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Hi Lee,

I ask the question because I believe the 2-year warranty is only parts, not labor as well. I'm considering extended warranty on mine before it hits the 125,000 mile limit: -

1. Because if anything else major goes that EW would cover and I don't take it out, my finances would be blitzed.

2. Going through the 111-point check I believe would help to endorse the work that the specialist is providing with engine install etc., and then Porsche couldn't come back and say "the work wasn't carried out by an OPC"etc.,etc., if there were to be any future claims on the engine.

3. Peace of mind for another 12 months.

Just my thoughts and not wanting to go through again what I've experienced since November. Plus with a courtesy car I wouldn't get the grief from my wife for borrowing her car for such along time (that's got to be worth the cost of EW itself!!! ):D

Rgds

John

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Hi Lee,

I ask the question because I believe the 2-year warranty is only parts, not labor as well. I'm considering extended warranty on mine before it hits the 125,000 mile limit: -

1. Because if anything else major goes that EW would cover and I don't take it out, my finances would be blitzed.

2. Going through the 111-point check I believe would help to endorse the work that the specialist is providing with engine install etc., and then Porsche couldn't come back and say "the work wasn't carried out by an OPC"etc.,etc., if there were to be any future claims on the engine.

3. Peace of mind for another 12 months.

Just my thoughts and not wanting to go through again what I've experienced since November. Plus with a courtesy car I wouldn't get the grief from my wife for borrowing her car for such along time (that's got to be worth the cost of EW itself!!! ):D

Rgds

John

John,

Are you buying an EW through Porsche?

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