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The Porsche 997, produced from 2004 to 2012, is a beloved sports car that has earned a reputation for its exhilarating performance and timeless design. However, like any vehicle, the Porsche 997 is not immune to wear and tear issues that owners may encounter over time. In this article, we’ll explore some of the most frequently reported maintenance requirements with the Porsche 997 and talk about how we can address them.

Steering Rack
There is a fairly common fault which can cause owners some difficulty, often caused by a leak which is both messy and can lead to heavy steering.  The source of the leak is often from the piping attached to the rack, and where appropriate we will replace the pipes and check the rack to ensure that it is serviceable.  Should the rack need replacing, we normally have them in stock and so minimising time to completion.

Air Conditioning
We see problems with the air conditioning condenser failing. They suffer from dirt and salt deposit or ingress from the road.  This collects on and in between the condensers and radiators, with the deposits promoting corrosion and failure from perforation.  We have lot’s of experience of repairing these systems and where they fail, and can minimise the time to repair – and hence lower cost!

Coolant System
It is really important to check your 997 for signs of coolant water leak. The pipes feature joints which become quite corroded and if ignored, and it can separate allowing coolant to leak out.  This of course can lead to the engine overheating, and also if the coolant drops under the car then tyre grip is impacted – sometimes dramatically.  We would check your cooling pipes to ensure they are no dangerously corroded, and if they are then we can replace the whole system with a more resilient solution.

Brake Lines
Not only can brake lines rust from the outside in, but they can also rust from the inside out.  Brake fluid is hydroscopic, which means it attracts water into the brake fluid system and the brake lines in a 997 often degrade over time, as they are made of steel.  Unfortunately one of the lines runs above the gearbox so a job to be considered as preventative if ever your gearbox is due to be removed for another reason.

The Porsche 997 is a high-performance sports car that offers thrilling driving experiences, but like any vehicle, it has its common issues. Staying proactive with maintenance, addressing problems promptly, and considering upgrades where applicable can help mitigate these issues and keep your Porsche 997 running smoothly.  Here at Weissach we are keen to work with our customers on preventative maintenance as well as handling servicing and repairs.  This is by far the best way to maximise the enjoyment and life of the car, and minimise the costs associated with the inevitable repairs.

If you have any questions around these, or any other aspects of your 997, then please call us on 01606 834460, or pop in and chat to the team about how best to proceed.  After all, we at Weissach are Serious About Porsche!