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Car is a 2017 S with ~35,000km on it. Had it since new and no issues up until now. Full stock except SOUL sport cats and SOUL catback exhaust (first track day since I had them installed - don't think this matters).

I was driving on the track (Mosport) and in the middle of a right hand turn I felt something like a clutch slip from the PDK and then immediately after a PSM warning came on the dash that said "driving permitted". I immediately backed off and put my flashers on and was going to limp back to the pits.

However, a few seconds after the first PSM warning, another one came on for engine control fault (I think - it flashed very quickly). Another second later there was a red warning this time about oil pressure being too low. These warnings just kept dinging over and over and I couldn't even read them properly. I immediately just coasted the car to a full stop alongside the track and turned it off.

The session got flagged and I had to be rescued by a tow truck. After letting the car sit on the side of the track for a couple mins, I tried to turn it back on before the tow truck came. It sounded terrible. Like how you start a lawnmower that's been sitting for a while and it barely chugs alive and sounds like it's going to immediately die out and turn off. Like that. Revs bouncing all over the place like massive misfires and sounded like it was just going to stall out. I turned it off right away after hearing how bad it sounded.

I was still able to get the car into neutral so I could be tugged back to the paddock via my tow hook. From the paddock area, I let it sit for a while and then once again tried to turn it on. Same thing and I immediately turned it off. From there I called 1800-PORSCHE and got a flatbed to the dealership. It just arrived there yesterday evening and they're hoping they can squeeze in some time to look at it today.

I've previously driven the car on track a bunch and never had any issues.

I'm just glad it's under warranty. Has anyone else had a major issue like this? I've seen people mention getting some of these warnings but they could still drive the car and they would sometimes reset. This was just a massive failure with tons of warnings going off all at once. Visually everything looks fine when you look under the car. Doesn't seem like anything burst and no fluids leaking.
 

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Did you have trouble getting into neutral? Not to make light of your situation, I think we should start a pool (bragging rights only) on what the issue is.

I'm going with clutch/pdk failure.
 

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Did you have trouble getting into neutral? Not to make light of your situation, I think we should start a pool (bragging rights only) on what the issue is.

I'm going with clutch/pdk failure.
No issues with neutral. Went from park > neutral > park multiple times during the whole thing. I think the feeling of a clutch slip might have been related to some wheel speed sensors and weird traction stuff happening. I'm not sure if I just imagined the clutch slip feel (that was my initial thought right after it happened) but maybe it just felt like that with a weird combination of PSM going crazy.
 

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Sorry to read this. I'm wondering if Porsche will give any grief re warranty about the car not being stock.
 

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No issues with neutral. Went from park > neutral > park multiple times during the whole thing. I think the feeling of a clutch slip might have been related to some wheel speed sensors and weird traction stuff happening. I'm not sure if I just imagined the clutch slip feel (that was my initial thought right after it happened) but maybe it just felt like that with a weird combination of PSM going crazy.
Well that blows my theory out the window!
 

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Ouch. Sorry to hear about that. I'm going to assume that the Porsche warranty will take care of you.

Ahh. Mosport. I spent many weekends their viewing some of the great races in F1, CanAm, and other series. I haven't heard of it in decades.
 

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Good luck with this. Don't let Porsche know that you were tracking the car. I think this could seriously disqualify you for the warranty... You were just here to watch other cars tracking. I hope it is not too bad, let us know.
 

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Could be a simple motor coil. Already had it on my 981S. All the lights flashed and the car went into safety mode and made very strange noises... I thought the engine and/or PDK were gone... 80€ :)
 

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Could be a simple motor coil. Already had it on my 981S. All the lights flashed and the car went into safety mode and made very strange noises... I thought the engine and/or PDK were gone... 80€ :)
That's what I'm hoping too because of the crazy misfire sounds/feeling when you try to start it up. And I've got a 2017 where there are known coil pack issues that were fixed later on. Fingers crossed!
 

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It was my understanding that track driving did not affect Porsche warranty coverage. Is that not the case? When 3rd gear went out on my Cayman, I specifically mentioned I was on track when it happened.
 

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It was my understanding that track driving did not affect Porsche warranty coverage. Is that not the case? When 3rd gear went out on my Cayman, I specifically mentioned I was on track when it happened.
it seems to be car dealer dependent. However, I heard that officially (Stuttgart where the decision is taken) Porsche does not cover tracking the car, which honestly makes sense. Could you imagine the costs for regularly and heavily tracking the car? Like 5 new engines per year, ahah, that would be great actually.
 
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