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For the sake of the PDK, it might be worth checking the resultant max torque before making any mods to engine output. I think the S (3.8l) engine gives out 310lb/ft of torque and the PDK can take a max of 325lb/ft.
Just read an article in Autocar Middle East Magazine (Oct 08 issue) about the comparison test between the CS2II, R8 & GT-R. The article seems to be lifted from the UK magazine, as it is written by Steve Sutcliffe, and features RHD cars in Wales (dead giveaway!). Anyway, whilst slamming the new PDK buttons, Steve mentions in passing (and I quote), "...and that's categorically not good enough in a car such as this, which is why Porsche is already re-designing the buttons, by all accounts, having coming in for so much criticism from journos and customers alike." Re-designing the buttons? Can any of you guys reconfirm this? When will the re-designed interface be available? Will we be able to retro-fit that on our cars? I put in my deposit for a new CSII in July. As it is we have to wait for the PSE, now will this warrant a further wait to get our cars right?! Not a very happy bunny after reading this piece of news. :cursing:
I use Tyvek, which is a DuPont product. Check out www.tyvekcarcovers.com for more information and to find your nearest dealer. The best part of Tyvek is that apart from keeping the car cooler and protecting paint without scratching, you can put on this cover even when the car is wet, since it is breathable! Water can escape from underneath, but cannot penetrate from outside. That's why Tyvek is used mainly as a roof waterproofing menbraine. The only problem with this is that being a thinner material, it is not as long lasting as the others, and is also I think a bit more expensive.
I've just been approved an engine replacement (under warranty, Thank God!) :clapping: :jump: by PAG, and it's on the way. I have a 2006 3.2 Boxster S manual. Does anyone know if PAG will send a 3.2l engine as a replacement or a 3.4?! You know what I'm hoping for, of course!!!
Just to warn you - your warranty becomes void if you fit an aftermarket exhaust. However if you fit the PSE by an authorised Porsche dealer, then it might still be valid. Don't know if it is relevant to your case, but just thought I'd put my 2 bits in! (I suffered as when I went to the dealer with an RMS leak, they refused to repair under warranty just because I had an aftermarket cat-back muffler (go figure)!!!) Nowadays Porsche is being really strict about under-warranty repairs.
My 2 bits - I also went through a similar conundrum for my Boxster S, and after the whole excercise realised that a thicker steering wheel actually reduces steering sensitivity & feel, which these cars are so known for! It then dawned on me why Porsche, a company which spends thousand of hours honing in the most insignificant part, wouldn't give us a thicker (or smaller diameter for that matter) steering wheel! It could also answer your confusion why the "thicker" steering wheel is actually not that much thicker. (Luckily I didn't spend any money to find this out - just wrapped my old squash racket torna overgrip around my steering wheel and drove it for a few miles and got my revelation!) Try it out and see if you get the same results! Cheers, Arshad
I got mine re-mapped, and got 10% more power (approx. 300 bhp). I could definitely notice the difference, esp. with my new cat-back mufflers. But after one fateful day on the track, the engine blew (CEL, random misfire, engine oil leak, the whole caboodle). Now I don't know if I can blame the remap, but certainly be careful that your rev limiter is not de-activated or reset to a higher limit. The car is with the Porsche workshop, and I'm waiting for a new engine. One month has passed, no news from PAG, Stuttgart.
I have been having the same problem, but with the right thumb-wheel for the past 1 year. Unfortunately, there is no solution offered for this problem, as even Porsche AG cannot solve it. It really angers me that as customers, we have no power to make a change. Maybe if enough of us get together and send a petition, we might be able to make some difference(?) The problem is not with the thumb-wheel sticking per se - it doesn't make a good contact which makes the wheel too "sensitive" (or so I have been told). I am now thinking of changing the steering wheel (which also Porsche has refused to do for me) to another type of steering wheel, even if it doesn't have multi-functions on it.