replied to the thread Porsche to start production of 785+ new 991 GT3 3.8 liter direct injected flat-6 motors on April 22nd and will extend the warranty by a year
" Some great info in this thread, keep it up.
I would tend to agree that many of the S85s having trouble have been treated like shit their whole lives. They don't get warmed up, they get revved to cutoff right from the start, they get idled a lot and then beat immediately after. They get crappy fuel, oil change intervals were inconsistent, all kinds of things. They are very highly tuned engines, and few road engines have ever been so finely balanced. Also, you have to think of your typical M3/M5/M6 buyer...they aren't quite as concerned with the well-being of their cars as say, a Ferrari or Porsche owner. They're younger, probably leasing, and just want something cool to show off in. Totally fine, I don't hold it against them. But they beat the hell out of these things and yes, a few of them succumbed. Makes sense to me. I think BMW could do maybe a bit more to ensure that's it not a systemic problem, but from what I've seen there's not a lot of evidence that it is. A few engines out of tens of thousands is not enough to make a case.
The idea that Ferrari/Lamborghini/any other exotics are trash after 50k miles is just silly and untrue. They're made with a higher degree of precision or accuracy than any other vehicle, doesn't even make sense. There's plenty of 100k mile Lambos, Ferraris, Maseratis, and obviously Porsches that still work great. Hell, there's a guy on FChat who has wellllll over 100k miles on his 599 and it has never broken once. In fact, those as a rule have been pretty damn reliable. But they get maintained and treated like they're made of paper. "
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