Porsche To Start Producing New 911 GT3 Engines on April 22

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Owners to receive an extra year of warranty.

As recalls continue to plague the auto industry, Porsche has been busy fixing the issue that caused a couple of new 911 GT3 models to go up in flames. A letter from Porsche to a 911 GT3 owner has leaked online, indicating the German carmaker will commence production of a new set of engines for the affected models on April 22. 785 models across the globe will receive new engines that have an "optimized piston and rod screw connection" to keep the connecting rod firmly in place.

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Porsche discovered the fires had been caused by a screw joint that loosened the connecting rod and damaged the crankcase. Once new powerplants are fitted, Porsche will give owners a certificate documenting the work as well as an extra year on their new-vehicle warranty. There's no indication how long it will be before Porsche 911 GT3 owners are back behind the wheel of their track-ready rockets. This summer seems like a good bet. Porsche can then get back to work on the 911 GT3 RS, which has been delayed as a result of the fire-related recall.

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