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Porsche Technical Articles

Oil – It’s all the same isn’t it?

Engine oil – when its synthetic…its all the same isn’t it? For the longest time…BRracing prided itself on offering the same engine oil that the dealership offered for their customers.  We carried the same oil as the BMW dealership for BMWs, the same oil as the MINI dealership for MINI’s, the same oil as the […]

Brake Rotors – Which One?

BRAKE ROTOR OPTIONS – Which One is  Right For You? When customers are adding or upgrading their brake system, we often get asked the question about which brake rotor type should they order (plain, cross-drilled, slotted, J-hook). The answer really comes down to the application(s).  If the upgrade is being done just for the looks […]

Porsche 991 GT3 – issues?

Porsche has created a great car in the GT3 series. Starting w the 996 version, then the 997.1, next was the 997.2, and the last iteration of the 997 series was the amazing 997.2 GT3-RS 4.0. The car was positioned as a car that could be driven at the track, and a high percentage of […]

Porsche Settlement – Cayenne Pipes

Porsche Cayenne Plastic Coolant Tubes Class Action Lawsuit PROPOSED Settlement. BRracing has reported and shown the issues with many of the early year Porsche Cayenne plastic coolant pipes. The issue is the coolant pipes (there are two sets, the upper three, and the lower main) either crack or produce coolant leaks in the main valley […]

Porsche IMS Class Action Suit – Settlement

Many of you know, and you can read here in our blog more about the known issues w the Intermediate Shaft Bearing (IMS), but Porsche has settled a class action lawsuit in regards to the IMS issue, and the settlement is now FINAL. The settlement is not very attractive, and only affects you if you […]

NHTSA Probe of Porsche Engine

(Reuters) (April 30, 2013) – Porsche 911 cars are the focus of a defect investigations by U.S. safety regulators, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Tuesday. Defect investigations by NHTSA are not recalls, but sometimes lead to them. NHTSA has opened an investigation into Porsche 911 models equipped with GTI engines from model […]

Porsche Center Lock ISSUE

UPDATE – April 9, 2013 We had previously reported about a formal announcement from Porsche about the 997 center lock hub assembly.? Now we have the official update and service recommendations if you are still using the OEM 997 street center lock system and are doing any track activities – here is the new update […]

Porsche IMS Bearing Replacement

If you don’t know what the IMS bearing is….then read on for sure, and check out all the write ups on the forums about the Intermediate Shaft Bearing (IMS) as well.  While many posts and articles have been written about the IMS, we wanted to make sure we also share this info with all of […]

Another FTC Alert on Car Warranties

At BRracing, we get questions all the time about whether having work done at an independent shop, or the installation of alternative parts, affects their car warranty.  Here is another release from the FTC to alert consumers on the rules relative to warranties – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the federal government’s consumer protection agency, […]

How do I read a spark plug?

In racing, you will often find teams pouring over a set of plugs and looking at them with a magnifying glass.  You can see the Nascar guys doing this during every test session.  When we ran go-karts, examining the plugs was absolutely critical to understanding the current performance of our engines.  Most of those engines […]