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July 14, 2006

Engine looks like it's failed

While on a drive to my house on Tuesday night, the engine started making a racket. Luckily I was about a mile from my house and I drove it, limping, to the my house. The car wasn't being driven hard, it was just coasting along a highway, pulled out to overtake someone and boom. The noise sounds really bad and appears to be coming from the center of the engine, it doesn't seem to be on one side or the other. I restarted it a couple of times but then it just locked. The starter torques up but can't turn it any more. I don't see any fluid underneath the car, it's bone dry, no check engine lights or codes also. I did have more misfires a little earlier that day but it's been doing those on and off since last March when this all started.

I guess this is the next thing caused by the misfires. Porsche said they couldn't diagnose it last year, they changed the lifters at a cost of 4.5k but it didn't cure it. They basically said to wait for the problem to develop to something easier to diagnose and then they'd fix it. I guess a failed engine is pretty easy, doesn't matter what caused the misfire now...

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