You may have heard recently about Porsche 911 GT3s catching fire. As a result, all had been taken off the road at the request of Porsche - even Top Gear's Richard Hammond had to hand his back. The issue has at last been solved, as Porsche has announced that the problem lies in connecting rod fasteners. In two recent 911 GT3 fires, these faulty items led to a cracked engine block, causing oil to leak onto the hot exhaust, starting a blaze. Porsche will now replace the engines of all 785 991-type 911 GT3s with updated units. Once the revised flat-sixes have been manufactured, each engine swap should take one day.
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