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2020/03/27 18:00:46 (permalink)

Future 718 vunerabilities ......

I decided to give the rear arches a good clean today but was disappointed to find two potential future vunerabilities.....
1 - an electrical connector (to the ABS ??) behind a 'half' arch liner - it was covered in dirt and mud
2 - surface corrosion on one of the subframe members - I can see in a few years time that developing into an MoT failure (yellow highlight)
Neither match Porsche's reputation for good engineering

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Re: Future 718 vunerabilities ...... 2020/03/28 08:23:48 (permalink)
I really can't understand why Porsche are doing half liners. I'm sure you wouldn't get it on a 911 or Macan.
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Re: Future 718 vunerabilities ...... 2020/03/28 09:29:50 (permalink)
Couldn't agree more regarding the ridiculously inadequate rear wheel arch liners. I think you'll find that the 911 is exactly the the same, but I reckon that the SUVs - being VAG-derived - will have full liners, probably using that fluffy carpet-like material which also helps to reduce noise from the tyres as well as splash during wet-road running.
With it's enclosed cabin my 987.2 Cayman acts as a sound box and seems to amplify the noise when loose stones are flicked up on the rear wheel arches. A full liner using such a material would reduce that effect, but I can only assume that Porsche are misguidedly try to save weight and money.

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Re: Future 718 vunerabilities ...... 2020/03/28 11:41:30 (permalink)
I can only concur with the opinions already expressed.
The sound of loose gravel stones being flicked off the rear tyres and hitting the rear wheel arches I am already acutely aware of. Especially apparent when the tyres are warm and sticky.
I am comforted by the fact that my new Macan Turbo currently on order will supposedly have the full wheel arch liners fitted. I shall check that on hand-over day.

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Re: Future 718 vunerabilities ...... 2020/05/14 14:25:52 (permalink)
The rear lateral rods on my 2013 981 shows signs of corrosions, currently just surface but pretty extensive in the upper U section and where mounting to thebody.
Currently looking at removing it and re-coating or replacing, funny enough this is only on the drivers ide, passenger side is still like new.

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Re: Future 718 vunerabilities ...... 2020/05/15 08:32:21 (permalink)
Not just the 718's, I think the engineering quality of my 987.2 is very inferior to my Skoda Superb of the same miles, the Skoda being 1/2 the price.
I thought I would get a Cayman next, but they are as bad of course...

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