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Posts posted by jmbarroso

  1. you're no software developer. A real software developer would have come to the conlusion that it is a hardware problem.

    :cheers: :lol:

    You're right, man, what I was thinking of ! As a matter of fact, I was going to blame Windows, but I don't know what kind of o.s. these ecu's run :lol:

    I hope it is not such kind of problems, but hey, they could just release a patch!

    Seriously, I heard than Mercedes-Benz for instance is having many problems in their cars related with the software.

  2. Alright! Now we're already 3 with too much imagination :) . Can't be. There must be something, subtle, but real. I accidentaly did more than 1 minute ignition without starting (I was playing with the speed limit setting). After that I felt the car was running better :huh: . This was before Nick_USA pointed out the problem with the battery disconnection. When he mentioned it, I though it could be a good explanation. I still think there could be a software problem (I'm a software developer :)... ), but it is still difficult to assert.

  3. Going back to the original post.....if the battery had been disconnected the engine would lose the throttle placement settings and the octane rating of the fuel. So once you restarted the car before it had learnt these the engine would misfire. The correct way after reconnecting the battery is to turn the iginition on without starting the car for about a minute. After this the car should be run at idle until the revs settle.

    That really explains some things! Should I repeat the battery disconnection-reconnection process?, or it should have learnt the correct settings by now? I usually do not wait that long before startup.

    And doesn't misfire negatively affect the catalytic converters, getting some unburnt fuel into them?

  4. I think they may have damaged the clear coat though they tell me that would be unlikely. Anyway, I'm still waiting for them to finish their 3rd attempt. I told them just to repaint it.

    Yes, the paintwork appears to be a failed subject in some dealers. Mine told me that they'd just hired a new paint team... I think I'm not brave enough to take the car and try them to fix the swirls. I'm completely sure they will end up ruining the paint. Since mine look like quite light (the swirl marks) I think I'll made them disappear with careful polishing (we'll see).

  5. I have a question- did you adhere to the proper break-in period? In other words, did you keep the RPM's below 4,200 for the first 2,000 miles? Sounds like you are driving it pretty hard during the break-in.

    This is probably not the issue for your current problem, but could be in the future. Also, if you have been bouncing off the rev-limiter, Porsche could void certain warranty repairs.

    Never let the dealer wash your car!

    Thanks for the reply White987S. As for the break-in period, I'm strictly respecting it. No excursions above 4200 rpm at all (I bought the Porsche to keep it and take care of it for many years :-). I don't know if the guys at the shop abused it while testing the airbag switch (I hope not).

    The car has about 1000 miles now. The thing is that even driving in low revs, 5th gear on mountain roads, the engine response was quite satisfactory with just a touch on the gas pedal. Now it is not the same.

  6. Hello everybody,

    I'm new to the forum so I apologize beforhand if this topic has been covered already. I have a 2006 Boxster S, manual transmission. I took it to the dealer for the passenger airbag disconnection switch to be installed, with no more than 400 miles in the car. When I picked up, the first thing I notice was a too shaky idle. I though this might be due to not running the car for about a week, but I tipically drive it on weekends so that can't be a reason. Ok, idle smoothened after warming up, but the exhaust sound was a bit different. Then I started to drive it and I perceived some lack of power and a less responsive accelerator, although no check engine lights, and the car drives ok. The exhaust sound is not as sharp nor screams as it used to.

    I have mentioned this to the dealer, and they think it might be a personal perception, but of course offered me to take the car to the shop, which will I'll do soon (it's a bit far from home).

    Before that, I'd like to know if any of you have experienced something like this. I can tell you even my wife has noticed it and said it doesn't sound and feel like a Porsche (I guess she meant "as the first rides" :-)

    I put 98 gas here in Spain (the one recommended in Europe), in different gas stations, and put injectors cleaner in the tank once (I thought it was not necessary, since it is a new car, but I did it anyways). But no difference. Is like not enough gas injected or not enough air ingested. As I said, the car drives ok, but is like it was in "sport" mode and now is in "normal" or below mode (I do not have the sport chrono pack). So sometimes I wonder if the battery disconnection for the switch installation did some kind of reset on the engine computer :-). They also cleaned some glue of the factory protection from the body, and probably washed it (by the way, they provided me with a nice set of swirl marks). ¿Do you think they could be so careless to allow water to go in the intake too much? Well, I'm not an expert.

    Alright, I would appreciate any comment on this before taking it to the dealer.

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