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It does seem that way. The transmission seems to shift a little more aggressively than it did before, and with less hesitation off the line. I did do the procedure with the brakes but didn't notice any real change. Although I did it on the way home from the dealership, and have made sure that I am using the full travel of the brake pedal while stopped. But most importantly, no emergency light. There are probably still some improvements to be had in respect to the PDK's performance, but at this point I'm very happy with the way things are running.
Well after having the car back for a few days and driving it for a hundred miles or so, it seems as though whatever issue tbe car had before is gone. I have seen a definate improvement in the way the PDK shifts. There is still some hesitation, but not nearly as noticable as before. Keep in mind that most of that hundred miles was more spirited driving than normal. But the Boxster isn't really meant to be just a cruiser. All in all I'm very happy with the outcome.
That being said, I wonder if doing that had any correlation with me getting a warning light? After all you said yours possibly felt a little worse afterwards. Who really knows, with the way all those computers have to communicate and map out how the vehicle should run at any given time.
Funny thing is: Since my research on my issue and the actual warning light happened the same day, I actually did what you recommended to do with the brake pedal about 45 minutes prior to my PDK throwing the emergency light at me. So I was never actuall able to see if it helped. But it may give a little bit of evidence that the two are related somehow. Hopefully I get the car back soon so that i can see if anything has changed. I will definatly report any findings on the issue one way or the other though.
So my Boxster has been at the dealer since Saturday. The tech tells me it was an electrical problem on the 2nd gear position selector and required an ECU update. He also said they completed that and have driven it about 30 miles with no issues. I'll get it back on Thursday after they replace my drooping headliner and squeaky brakes. I'll try and update after I have driven it. Has anyone else had this reflash done lately, I'm curious if it will solve some of the hesitation issues that seem to plague the PDK.
So....I have a very strange coincidence. Tonight on my way home from work, after my first post on this forum, and about my PDK. I was waiting at a stop light and what happens, I get a message on my OBC.... "TRANSMISSION EMERGENCY RUN" along with a bright red exclamation mark. So the light turns green and I proceed to find a parking lot to pull off into, and the Boxter won't shift above 2nd gear, even when the revs get to 3700rpm. I let off the throttle and coast for a bit, still staying in 2nd. I finally get to a parking lot and stop. Still in 2nd..... So once I'm stopped I immediately call my Porsche dealer. I'm told to restart the car and go ahead and drive it, and it may just be a glitch in the PDK's computer, requiring a re-flash. They will take a look on Monday, but the tech says it should be driveable. So I proceed to drive home, the warning is gone and never comes back. But the hesitation is worse than ever, and each shift is a little clunky. I put it in manual mode and the shifting was pretty bad. Wouldnt downshift from 4th even though the gear indicator showed the gears dropping. Back in auto it finally downshifts. So I make it home after a few more minutes and back it into the garage, and I could tell the trans was laboring up my sloped driveway. Finally I stop and it clunks into park. Since then I have done some reasearch and found that warning is a known issue on '09 911's but not much in the way of 987.2 Boxsters. So I guess I get to wait in suspense for a few days until I hear whats wrong. Keep in mind my car is a 2012 Boxster with only 25,000 miles on it. I have had itva total of 2 weeks. I'm hoping this isn't like my 986, where I had to replace the IMS bearing for preventative maintenance. At least the 2012 is CPO warrantied for 2 more years or to 100,000 miles. What a very wierd day?????
Hi everyone, I have been a long time lurker but finally became a member. I recently purchaced a new to me 2012 987.2 Boxster after driving my '97 Boxster base for the last several years. I was curious if there have been any developments on the PDK issue described in this thread. My 2.9 with the PDK has some similar hesiration but not nearly as bad. I'm just wondering what is "normal." Thanks in advance.