Posted by: porschebahn | January 5, 2010

Always use Original Porsche Parts!

This is the result of taking your Porsche to a quick lube facility and/or being cheap on parts and oil. The filter was not a Porsche part and the Tech says the oil was not Mobile 1. The filter came apart and was sucked up the oil passage blocking the flow which resulted in the failure of the rod bearing on the number 4 cylinder. As you can see from the middle picture, when the engine seized up it busted the cylinder wall on number 4. The owner of this 30k mile 2001 Carrera Cab had just taken delivery from an independent used car lot.

A simple and cheap service that resulted in thousands of dollars worth of heart ache.

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