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PORSCHE GT3 996 / 997 / 991

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996.1 GT3 Service Schedule

GT3 996.1 (Gen 1) Service Schedule

Yearly Maintenance or Every 12,000 miles the car is required to have:

-An overall Vehicle Inspection
-The Oil Change engine oil and filter – as a Mobil 1 Service Centre we would only use Mobil 1 lubricants during this service
-Any items that are deemed to be changed under the basic maintenance schedule would be replaced such as Windscreen Wipers
-If the age or mileage deemed it necessary, the following items could be added to the annual service:

Every 24,000 miles or 2 Years, additional maintenance:

-Porsche recommends the Replacement of brake fluid
-Spark Plugs are to be Replaced
-Replace engine air intake filter
-The Cabin filter, also known as a pollen filter would be replaced

Every 48,000 miles or 4 years, additional maintenance:

-Although the Drive belt is checked during every service, it is replaced at 4 years, if it was not deemed necessary earlier in it’s life
-The fuel filter would be replaced
-The throttle body would be cleaned

Every 96,000 miles or 8 years, additional maintenance:

-The Manual transmission fluid replacement, although we often recommend the fluids be replaced sooner if the car has seen track work for good measure

996.2 GT3 Service Schedule

GT3 996.2 (Gen2) Service Schedule

Yearly Maintenance or Every 12,000 miles the car is required to have:

-An overall Vehicle Inspection
-The Oil Change engine oil and filter – as a Mobil 1 Service Centre we would only use Mobil 1 lubricants during this service
-Any items that are deemed to be changed under the basic maintenance schedule would be replaced such as Windscreen Wipers
-If the age or mileage deemed it necessary, the following items could be added to the annual service:

Every 24,000 miles or 2 Years, additional maintenance:

-Porsche recommends the Replacement of brake fluid
-Spark Plugs are to be Replaced
-Replace engine air intake filter
-The Cabin filter, also known as a pollen filter would be replaced

Every 48,000 miles or 4 years, additional maintenance:

-Although the Drive belt is checked during every service, it is replaced at 4 years, if it was not deemed necessary earlier in it’s life
-The fuel filter would be replaced
-The throttle body would be cleaned

Every 96,000 miles or 8 years, additional maintenance:

-The Manual transmission fluid replacement, although we often recommend the fluids be replaced sooner if the car has seen track work for good measure

997.1 GT3 Service Schedule

GT3 997.1 (Gen 1) Service Schedule

Yearly Maintenance or Every 12,000 miles the car is required to have:

-An overall Vehicle Inspection
-The Oil Change engine oil and filter – as a Mobil 1 Service Centre we would only use Mobil 1 lubricants during this service
-Any items that are deemed to be changed under the basic maintenance schedule would be replaced such as Windscreen Wipers
-If the age or mileage deemed it necessary, the following items could be added to the annual service:

Every 24,000 miles or 2 Years, additional maintenance:

-Porsche recommends the Replacement of brake fluid
-Spark Plugs are to be Replaced
-Replace engine air intake filter
-The Cabin filter, also known as a pollen filter would be replaced

Every 48,000 miles or 4 years, additional maintenance:

-Tyre sealant is often overlooked, but as per Porsches schedule it should be replaced every 4 years
-Although the Drive belt is checked during every service, it is replaced at 4 years, if it was not deemed necessary earlier in it’s life
-The fuel filter would be replaced
-The throttle body would be cleaned

Every 96,000 miles or 8 years, additional maintenance:

-The Manual transmission fluid replacement, although we often recommend the fluids be replaced sooner if the car has seen track work for good measure

997.2 GT3 Service Schedule

GT3 997.2 (Gen 2) Service Schedule

Yearly Maintenance or Every 12,000 miles the car is required to have:

-An overall Vehicle Inspection
-The Oil Change engine oil and filter – as a Mobil 1 Service Centre we would only use Mobil 1 lubricants during this service
-Any items that are deemed to be changed under the basic maintenance schedule would be replaced such as Windscreen Wipers
-If the age or mileage deemed it necessary, the following items could be added to the annual service:

Every 24,000 miles or 2 Years, additional maintenance:

-Porsche reccomends the Replacement of brake fluid
-Spark Plugs are to be Replaced
-Replace engine air intake filter
-The Cabin filter, also known as a pollen filter would be replaced

Every 48,000 miles or 4 years, additional maintenance:

-Tyre sealant is often overlooked, but as per Porsches schedule it should be replaced every 4 years
-Although the Drive belt is checked during every service, it is replaced at 4 years, if it was not deemed necessary earlier in it’s life
-The fuel filter would be replaced
-The throttle body would be cleaned

Every 96,000 miles or 8 years, additional maintenance:

-The Manual transmission fluid replacement, although we often reccomend the fluids be replaced sooner if the car has seen track work for good measure

991.1 GT3 Service Schedule

GT3 991.1 (Gen 1) Service Schedule

Yearly Maintenance or Every 6,000 miles the car is required to have:

-An overall Vehicle Inspection
-The Oil Change engine oil and filter – as a Mobil 1 Service Centre we would only use Mobil 1 lubricants during this service
-Replace the air intake filters on the GT3RS
-Any items that are deemed to be changed under the basic maintenance schedule would be replaced such as Windscreen Wipers
-If the age or mileage deemed it necessary, the following items could be added to the annual service:

Every 12,000 miles or 2 Years, additional maintenance:

-Porsche reccomends the Replacement of brake fluid
-Spark Plugs are to be Replaced
-Replace engine air intake filter
-The Cabin filter, also known as a pollen filter would be replaced
-The 991 generation also has a pre pollent / cabin filter that is replaced
-The air intake filters are also replaced at this time

Every 24,000 miles or 4 years, additional maintenance:

-Tyre sealant is often overlooked, but as per Porsches schedule it should be replaced every 4 years
-Although the Drive belt is checked during every service, it is replaced at 4 years, if it was not deemed necessary earlier in it’s life
-The fuel filter would be replaced
-The throttle body would be cleaned

Every 48,000 miles or 6 years, additional maintenance:

-The manual transmission (gearbox) or PDK transmission (gearbox) oil would be replaced. We would only use Mobil 1 lubricants as a member of of the Mobil 1 Serive Centre Scheme

Every 96,000 miles or 8 years, additional maintenance:

-The manual transmission (gearbox) or PDK transmission (gearbox) oil would be replaced. We would only use Mobil 1 lubricants as a member of of the Mobil 1 Serive Centre Scheme. We often reccomend the fluids be replaced sooner if the car has seen track work for good measure

991.2 GT3 Service Schedule

GT3 991.2 (Gen 2) Service Schedule

Yearly Maintenance or Every 6,000 miles the car is required to have:

-An overall Vehicle Inspection
-The Oil Change engine oil and filter – as a Mobil 1 Service Centre we would only use Mobil 1 lubricants during this service
-Replace the air intake filters on the GT3RS
-Any items that are deemed to be changed under the basic maintenance schedule would be replaced such as Windscreen Wipers
-If the age or mileage deemed it necessary, the following items could be added to the annual service:

Every 12,000 miles or 2 Years, additional maintenance:

-Porsche reccomends the Replacement of brake fluid
-Spark Plugs are to be Replaced
-Replace engine air intake filter
-The Cabin filter, also known as a pollen filter would be replaced
-The 991 generation also has a pre pollent / cabin filter that is replaced
-The air intake filters are also replaced at this time

Every 24,000 miles or 4 years, additional maintenance:

-Tyre sealant is often overlooked, but as per Porsches schedule it should be replaced every 4 years
-Although the Drive belt is checked during every service, it is replaced at 4 years, if it was not deemed necessary earlier in it’s life
-The fuel filter would be replaced
-The throttle body would be cleaned

Every 48,000 miles or 6 years, additional maintenance:

-The manual transmission (gearbox) or PDK transmission (gearbox) oil would be replaced. We would only use Mobil 1 lubricants as a member of of the Mobil 1 Serive Centre Scheme

Every 96,000 miles or 8 years, additional maintenance:

-The manual transmission (gearbox) or PDK transmission (gearbox) oil would be replaced. We would only use Mobil 1 lubricants as a member of of the Mobil 1 Serive Centre Scheme. We often reccomend the fluids be replaced sooner if the car has seen track work for good measure

*based upon an oil and filter change using Mobil Porsche Approved Oil, OE filters and Genuine where OE is not available. Genuine parts can be used throughout at an additional cost.

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At Weissach UK, we have in house experts that are time served Specialists on the GT and Turbo Product Range.

We are used to carrying out regular maintenance as per the Porsche Service schedule as members of the Porsche Partner Network (PPN) in addition to other maintenance that is not standardised in the service schedule such as replacement of control arms due to wear and tear on ball joints, or rubber deteriorating due to age.

From experience, we often find that the 996 and 997 generation GT3’s are requiring new Brake Hard Lines and Flexible hoses, Tandem Pump Cases are becoming corroded, general suspension items such as drop links, top mounts and the springs and dampers are often tired and as these are special cars, smaller items often missed such as T25 and T30 Torx Screws and metal sill retaining clips are often left heavily rusted and are an easy way of ensuring the car is kept fresh.

As members of the Porsche Partner Network, we use Genuine Porsche Parts where deemed necessary on things such as Oil Filters, Pollen (cabin) Filters, Fuel Filters, Auxiliary Belts to name but a few things.

While a standard GT3 is a fantastic vehicle, we also offer a great range of upgrades to all elements of the car including Manthey Racing components, Ohlin, Bilstein and KW Dampers, rose jointed suspension components as well as Standard, Fast Road and Track Geometry Settings using our state of the art Hunter Engineering laser wheel alignment set up.

Please feel free to reach out to us to discuss your tailored requirements.

The History of the GT3

The GT3 programme overseen by Andreas Preuninger has seen the 996.1 GT3 introduced in 1999 which was a homoligation for the FIA GT3 Cup. The 996 Engine most commonly known as the ‘Mezger Engine’ after Hans Mezger is the same as used in the 962 and GT1 race cars all be it with individual cylinder heads on the 962.

There was a no cost option for the ‘Clubsport’ package which included a bolt in half rear roll cage, manual front seats in Nomex fabric, a single mass flywheel and a 6 point harness.

In 2003 the second generation GT3 known as the 996.2 was launced with a heightened engine power output from 300 PS / 355bhp to 381PS / 381bhp.

The 996.2 GT3 had increased braking capacity thanks to the larger front 6 pot Brembo Calipers on the front and the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake system (PCCB) was offered as an option.

The second generation 996 GT3 was tested in the United States by Journalists with reported 0-60mph times of 4.5 seconds and a quarter (1/4) mile time of 12 seconds at 118mph. The Official Test Driver for Porsche, Walter Röhrl completed a Nürburgring Nordschleife with the 996 GT3 in 7 minutes 56 seconds.

Porsche’s 996.2 saw the first time the ‘RS’ name (short for RennSport) used on a water cooled 911. The first time the RS name was used was seen on the 1973 RS and had only been seen after that on the 1992 964 RS and the RS America of 1993 which were lightweight variations of their standard counterparts.

The RS was a track focused version of the 996.2 GT3 with ever so slight changed to the standard engine found in the 996.2 GT3. Cylinder Heads had been re designed as had exhaust ports for racing homologation. Porsche official figures show 381bhp however many sources state 400bhp was a more realistic reflection of it’s true factory figure.

The main changes were suspension related, one of the greatest improvements being to the front wheel hubs, sometimes referred to as wheel carriers which were redesigned to allow improved front camber. The front top mounts can also be rotated 120 degrees to be the same as a Cup Car and for the first time both front and rear control arms were adjustable.

Only 140 right hand drive cars were built, of which it is reported that 113 were officially imported into the UK, although many have since left for other countries or have met their demise. The 996.2 GT3RS had an impressive lap time at the Nürburgring of 7:43 seconds which is 13 seconds faster than the standard car and compared to the 996 GT2 was over 4 seconds faster.

In 2006 Porsche announced the 997 GT3, known now as the first generation 997 GT3 or 997.1 GT3. This improved GT3 was produced with 415 PS / 409BHP.

The reported 0-60mph time came in at 4.1 seconds, which is 0.4 seconds quicker than the base 996.1 GT3. In America, journalists have reported the 0-60mph had been as low as 3.8 seconds.

Again, as now had become the trend the Porsche first Generation 997 GT3 was taken by Walter Röhrl around the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes 42 seconds – 1 second quicker than the time set in the 996.2 GT3RS.

2378 cars were made, 917 cars were sold in the US, 46 car were also sold to Canada.

In just 2007, the GT3RS 997.1 was released.The cars key highlights were that it was 20KG Lighter than a standard 997.1 GT3 due to use of Carbon Fibre, and plastic rear screen.

2009 saw what many have considered to be the very best GT3 generation made which is the 997.2. The increased engine displacement saw the 3.6 litre grow to 3.8 and the car had the sharper looks of the second generation 997.

The Power Increase was 450 PS and 444bhp. 2200 cars were produces, 541 cars went to America and 71 cars to Canada.

Last in line of the 997.2 GT3’s in 2011 was the last hoorah for the Mezger platform was the 997.2 GT3RS 4.0. The PS was increased to 500 and 493bhp. Only 600 cars were built 141 cars were sold into the United States and 16 into Canada. The car had an accelration of 3.5 seconds 0-60mph and a Nürburgring Nordschleife lapt time of 7 minutes 27 seconds, 16 seconds quicker than the standard 997.1 GT3.

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