I'm never gonna find out. They just put a new motor in and I'm picking it up tonight. I don't even think the dealer will ever know. Once they decided it was dead and got authorization from Porsche to replace it, there was no reason to dig any further. They'll send the motor off to Porsche to do a tear down but nobody expects to ever hear about it again.Wow. Let us know what the problem turned out to be. I am on a waiting list for the 992 GT3 whenever it comes out. I plan on tracking the snot out of it.
It was completely random when it happened. No indication that anything was wrong at all. It just died. No smoke. No leaks. No warning lights or messages on the dash. It just shut off and wouldn't turn back on.
It happened with the clutch in so there was no drama or anything. I had rev-matching turned on. I went to shift from 4th to 3rd while braking for the turn. Clutch in and shift... the revs went up but not enough so instinctively I didn't let the clutch out. Instead I tried to rev-match it myself with the pedal and got no response. That's when it realized they revs didn't just drop... they were at zero and the engine was off. And that's all she wrote.
I know of one other guy in my region that lost an engine in a similar way early last year and I've read about at least one more on the Internet in Europe or something. So it doesn't seem to be a common issue or anything. Just bad luck for me I guess to get a bad one.
I'd sure love to know what happened, but I think I've heard all I'm ever going to.
I have to say that the dealer took great care of it. It wasn't my regular dealer as my regular dealer is gated up after hours so the towing company wouldn't bring it there and just leave it in the street.
I dealt with PCNT and they were great. They even dropped a brand new Boxster GTS off at my house to use while the car was out of commission. That's what I'll be bringing in tonight to trade for my car back.