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original owner: sjgreco, Rancho Murieta, California
purchased from: Porsche of Fremont, Fremont, California
purchase price: $ ? (MSRP= ~ $147,000)
delivery date: November 30, 2007
build date: originally September 10, 2007
completion date: early October 2007
exterior colors: White / no decals, White mirrors / Black wheels
Base Model $124,900
B4 Carrara White $4,315
78 Black Full Leather $2,995
450 Ceramic Composite Brakes-PCCB $8,840
P74 Bi-Xenon Headlamp Package $1,090
639 Chrono Package $690
Destination Chage $860
factory installed rollbar plates?
car was on the boat 2007.10.17
car was on a truck coming from San Diego 2007.11.17
car was at the dealer 2007.11.29
sjgreco has the black decals, but may not install them
regarding RMS oil leaks, this was posted to Rennlist on 2008.09.23:
“I sent the following email to Porsche about a month ago.
Jochen I don't know if you remember me, I sent you several emails regarding purchasing a new turbo. I ended up buying
a 2008 GT3RS Serial #2196. One of my previous 911's was a 2004 GT3. My wife has a 2006 911 also. Since 2003 I have
purchased 2 Cayennes and 4 911's. My GT3 developed two RMS leaks, I had it fixed once, when it leaked again I sold the
car with 6,000 miles. So far my new RS does not leak, I am hoping it will stay that way. There are two web sites, Rennlist
and 6speedonline where many Porsche owners post comments about their cars. RMS leaks are the subject of many posts
by GT3 owners. Unfortunately there are GT3's and RS's that continue to leak even after two or more repairs. There does
not seem to be solution for this problem. Porsche has introduced a new seal, a new tool for installation and the latest fix
is a spacer to hold the seal tight. Nothing has worked and the RMS continue to leak.
As an owner of a new RS I am concerned that my car could leak and there may not be a reliable repair offered by the
factory. As you may know, to get to the seal, the engine must be removed so this is a fairly involved process. I would be
reluctant to have my dealer work on my car unless I was sure the repair would correct the problem. I have also read that
Porsche has bought back some cars. The web sites are filled with frustrated owners that love their cars but do not want
the cars to leak oil. My question to you is has the Porsche factory assigned some resources to find a reliable repair for
GT3 & RS owners. The problem is very serious and must be costing the company substantial money in repairs or buy
backs. It is also hurting the companies reputation because owners are getting angry. I asked that you please inform
upper level managers of the RMS leaks and hopefully your fine engineers can come up with a permanent solution.
I received this letter today from Porsche Cars North America, Inc. in response to my email:
Dear Mr. Greco
We are in receipt of your inquiry addressed to Porsche Cars North America. As the person in charge of customer
satisfaction in your area, I am responding to your request. I would like to address concerns you raised regarding the oil
seepage issue on your 2008 Porsche 911 GT3RS.
Please be advised that GT3 engines have a design which is unique from other 911's because of it's exposure to very high
RPM's. The rear main seal of these engines is held tight by a vacuum created inside the engine block. If the vehicle is not
used for prolonged periods of time this vacuum pressure may decrease allowing a small amount of oil to seep past the
seal. Due to this special design, oil seepage can occur in GT3 vehicles that are not driven on a regular basis.
Your warranty manual indicates that your responsibility for normal vehicle use is for your vehicle to be driven daily over
a distance of several miles. Your vehicle was designed with the assumption that it would be used within these guidelines.
If it is not, you may experience some oil seepage; however, this is not a defect in the vehicle but simply a result of lack of
Thank you for allowing us this opportunity to explain.
Very truly yours,
Kristina L. Nyman
Customer Commitment Specialist
sjgreco still has the car 2008.09.23
the GT3 RS decals have be applied:
sjgreco announced on the Rennlist web forum that the car is for sale 2008.10.21
sjgreco still owns the car 2009.06.14