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  2. I'm not getting much help from Porsche on this apparent issue I've found, so I'm wondering if anyone has experienced the same thing or if my car is acting up. On the 991.2 C2, the manual transmission auto rev-match is supposed to rev match when downshifting in sport or sport + modes, but there are 2 separate behaviors of the system that seem odd to me: 1) Every auto blip falls short of the required RPM by about 50-100 rpm. This happens for almost every single downshift, no matter what gear i'm downshifting into. I know this is happening because the second I take my foot off the clutch, the car lurches a little because the blip is not perfectly matching what the RPM should be at that speed. It's a minor discrepancy, but I don't understand why the blip is not perfect. I owned an M4 before this, and that auto blip nailed the correct RPM every single time. 2) This is where the auto rev match really seems to fail, and it only happens when downshifting into 2nd gear from either 5th, 6th, or 7th gear. If I'm going at a speed (50mph) where the car needs 5000 RPM in 2nd gear, and downshift from 5th, 6th, or 7th gear to 2nd, the engine will only spin up to about 4500 RPM or less. It rarely ever spins up to nearly the correct RPM, and i'm forced to let the clutch slip to engage smoothly. Downshifting into 3rd gear or even 1st gear doesn't have this same issue (except for the constant miss of 100 rpm that I mentioned above). It really is only 2nd gear where the auto blip feature just completely misses the mark, making it all the stranger. Hoping someone has either experienced these same behaviors, meaning that Porsche's coding is poor, or that they have never had these issues, meaning that something is wrong with my car alone. Thanks!
  3. Today
  4. maytag

    Buying Question

    No offense taken! It's interesting that the only time I've ever asked for (and expected) records was on Ferraris, and that has ONLY been because I know what those records mean to my ultimate resale value on that car. And so I'm asking myself "WHY" on that car, is it so important, but not on any other car (to me)? I've come to the conclusion that it's because those are cars which I intend to, someday, sell. They're a larger investment than my other cars, and so they require more attention to the protection of that investment. Otherwise, my cars have been about driving. I haven't looked at them as an investment; they're simply enjoyment. And I figure I can tell more about a car and how it's been taken care of by looking it over carefully (and comparing what I see to what the seller is saying) than I could from service records. Of course: I'm fooling myself.... there's no way that's true.... but it's the "gut" approach I've always taken. In short: you're helping me to see another way.... I'm not sure I'm organized to do something other than throw a receipt away.... but maybe I can try to be. 🙂 But I may find I'll start to ask for service records, and see what the difference is in the cars that I find.....
  5. Justin Boisclaire

    97 Boxster crank no start

    Well once the programmer fixes the immobilizer i will post the results. Fingers are crossed....
  6. HalM

    Buying Question

    Could not agree more. My first step in vetting a car is the owner. You are buying the owner, not the car.
  7. Silver_TT

    Buying Question

    Not a shot at you, you're clearly in the majority, but I'm always surprised at the lack of record keeping when I have been in the market to purchase a car. I'm fussy and risk-averse but I will not buy a car with missing or incomplete records. Period. As far as where to draw the line, I keep records and receipts for everything including and especially oil changes. I put them all in a manila envelope which I put away with all my other fun records to keep like taxes. You can scan them into your computer or whatever if you prefer. You can't always depend on the dealer or others to keep records for you. For privacy concerns, most dealers won't give out records on a vehicle from past owners. Your best bet is to track it yourself and it's really little to no incremental work. I bought my wife an Audi Q5 last summer and searched for 6 months trying to find a clean car with records. This is in the NYC area, which I would consider a very large market. Couldn't find one, almost no one keeps records these days. I really wanted to buy from a private party. After about 6 months I ended up saying to Hell with it and just bought a certified Audi. Too many shysters out there these days -- anything you can do to mitigate a potential buyer's risk and help them understand the full history of your car will only fetch you more money when you go to sell.
  8. In case folks wonder whether there is a process for servo removal and install, I found this link, with details on many steps. Will supplement above info well. If you want to become versed in replacing the servos, I would recommend reading in this order: 1. Thread on servos here 2. Another thread on servos 3. Shop manual steps to remove servos Good luck
  9. techengr

    Tire pressures

    Thanks guys. Yep, I figured as much. Not making excuses. Just hoping for a legal loophole. Live and learn. I still think the rear tires are wearing much too fast, though. The car is so much fun to drive, it is hard to drive conservatively but I don't drive dangerously or overly aggressively and never been on a track. I have inflated the tires to the proper pressures and plan to drive it like I stole it to even the tire wear before the warranty time expires.
  10. garyvt

    Lost Radio Code - post your request here

    It worked Thank you!!
  11. JFP in PA

    FOB Keys Boxster 2000

    No, you have to have the original tag to program the system.
  12. Well stil not fixed, I think I busted something. While following the instructions to manually opening the clamshell using the provided Allen tool on the bolts on the rear passenger side flap and I heard a snap and then the Allen tool just spun freely so I must have broke a screw... Help! How can I open the clamshell to see what's broke now?
  13. Canada-Eh

    FOB Keys Boxster 2000

    Can any of the following info on the back of my fob (see Picts) be used to program it to my car so the button unlocks the door. The pill works as I swapped it from another working key. I don't have a tag for this remote. Thanks!
  14. ttocs

    Buying Question

    How much or how little is up to the individual. I have kept receipts for all of my cars and motorcycles, but most have had service by dealers and have accessible records so I've been lazy about organizing the paperwork per vehicle. The glove box gets pretty full of receipts by the time the car gets traded. I've only had a few vehicles worthy of better record keeping and to that end I've gotten an app for auto maintenance, in addition to keeping receipts, and it's working out very well. The app allows for the most inane items to be logged, if the user is wanting to do that, including gas and mileage logging which I use for business.
  15. maytag

    Buying Question

    This is tough for me. I am always emotional about a car purchase.... if I'm not, then I'm probably gonna look at something else. But I've had to learn to temper that with a time out, haha. I find that if I walk away for 2 days... the emotion doesn't blind me anymore and I can be more objective. Of course, I've missed - out on some cars I really wanted that way.... But in the end, it has saved my bacon many times. To the original post: I do a TON of maintenance.... But I almost never keep records. It's never occurred to me to save receipts, or keep a folder. What items do y'all keep? Even down to the basic oil change? Marker light replacement? Where's the line? Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk
  16. Ferdinand van Ingen

    Lost Radio Code - post your request here

    Worked great! thanks!
  17. Yesterday
  18. JFP in PA

    97 Boxster crank no start

    The lack of an immobilizer signal to the DME shuts off multiple circuits to prevent the car from starting.
  19. Justin Boisclaire

    97 Boxster crank no start

    Not sure that we pulled up any p codes. The guy that scanned it has my under seat module and is going to see if he can fix it. All this is over my head, wish i knew more about it tho because of my love for cars. Thanks i will make sure it gets checked. Would immobilizer cause the car not to see the cps? His scanner did not see any rpms when the car was turning over....
  20. JFP in PA

    97 Boxster crank no start

    An additional thought: There is a small glass fuse in the box under the seat, have your guy check it as if it was blown, the box is dead.
  21. JFP in PA

    97 Boxster crank no start

    Works this way: When you insert your key into the ignition, a pill in the key is read by the box under the seat, which then sends a code to the DME, allowing the car to start. If someone tried to hot wire the car, or use a bogus key, no pill, no read, no signal to the DME, car won't fire.
  22. Justin Boisclaire

    97 Boxster crank no start

    Not sure that we pulled up any p codes. The guy that scanned it has my under seat module and is going to see if he can fix it. All this is over my head, wish i knew more about it tho because of my love for cars.
  23. JFP in PA

    97 Boxster crank no start

    That maybe, but the fault codes say it is the central locking system, you need to figure out what was done during the radio install that upset it. It would also be helpful if you listed the "P" codes as well.
  24. Justin Boisclaire

    97 Boxster crank no start

    39 signal converter faulty, 34 passenger compartment short to b+, 47 Central locking synchronization, 23 w lead to DME short to b+, 42 wrong transponder pill, 25 no terminal 86 s recognized. The car ran fine before the installation of the radio. The buttons on the remote never worked. The module under the seat is dry, the car stays in my shop and never gets driven in the rain.
  25. I saw a post/diagram for removing a rear seat in a cayenne. Do you have info or a diagram for a 2012 958/92A body?

  26. Hello, does anyone have info or is there a post (can't find one) on removing a 3rd Gen/958/92A rear seat? Need to replace the center belt buckle (after being used only a handful of times) that went bad. Any help would be great.
  27. JFP in PA

    97 Boxster crank no start

    That looks like your central locking/alarm computer is malfunctioning and keeping the car from starting (thinks you are stealing it). Has this key worked in the past? If it has, you need to start looking at the control unit under the driver's seat to see if it is wet, has become disconnected, or has its internal fuse blown.
  28. Justin Boisclaire

    97 Boxster crank no start

    39 signal converter faulty, 34 passenger compartment short to b+, 47 Central locking synchronization, 23 w lead to DME short to b+, 42 wrong transponder pill, 25 no terminal 86 s recognized.
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