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  1. Ok, I've checked the tyre pressure - 36f, 40r both axles even!

    Rollbar setting maybe?

    Does it do it if you simply throw the clutch pedal to the floor, or only when decreasing speed in gear and clutch engaged?

    Only when clutch to the floor while accelerating and max rev's. At the point of upward gear change in second!


  2. I picked up my Mk2 GT3 yesterday and had a lovely 450 miles drive!

    Anyway, on a dry stretch of empty road, there was no traffic so I accelerated to 8000 rpm in second as it seemed ideal to hear the engine. As I went to change to third and applied the clutch, the car veered to the right suddenly. Now this wasnt a problem as I'd chosen a completely empty 3 lane road and barely exceeded the speed limit.

    My question is would this be normal for a GT3? My guess is that I came off the gas too soon, but I was in a straight line? The car is from a Porsche dealer so I presume would have had an alignment check... I'm thinking that maybe the camber on the road affected the car and when I took my foor of the gas at maximum rpm, the weight distribution shifted causing the issue? Or is there something wrong with the alignment?

    Anyway, suffice to say, I havn't exceeded 4500 rpm since!

    Check the air pressure in the right back rear tire. When letting up on the gas, low pressure in a rear tire will pull the car to the side of the low pressure tire. If tire pressure is the problem, the car should pull to the low side whenever you let you on the gas at any moderate or higher engine speed.

    Will check this evening!

    It was quite a violent movement - a complete involuntary lane change!!

    I spoke with the dealer and they say that the alignment was checked before sale (111 point check by Porsche). Dealer suggested trying it again on a different stretch of road!


  3. I picked up my Mk2 GT3 yesterday and had a lovely 450 miles drive!

    Anyway, on a dry stretch of empty road, there was no traffic so I accelerated to 8000 rpm in second as it seemed ideal to hear the engine. As I went to change to third and applied the clutch, the car veered to the right suddenly. Now this wasnt a problem as I'd chosen a completely empty 3 lane road and barely exceeded the speed limit.

    My question is would this be normal for a GT3? My guess is that I came off the gas too soon, but I was in a straight line? The car is from a Porsche dealer so I presume would have had an alignment check... I'm thinking that maybe the camber on the road affected the car and when I took my foor of the gas at maximum rpm, the weight distribution shifted causing the issue? Or is there something wrong with the alignment?

    Anyway, suffice to say, I havn't exceeded 4500 rpm since!


  4. I'm buying a GT3 Mk2 from a Porsche dealer and when I looked underneath the car at my inspection, the right hand side (from the front) brake air flow duct looked at a different angle to the left hand side one. Can these come loose or should they be different? Any help would be great as if there is a problem I'll get it sorted before pick-up!


  5. My car has been into the dealer 5 times for the following problem and they can't fix it, despite replacing part under Porsches advice.

    * When the top lowers there is a rear plastic bar that attaches the soft top to the bulkhead via two clips. This pops off either when the roof is fully lowered of half-way up when it is raised. The weight of the glass screen pushes down on it and it releases.

    * The roof has two bits of velcro that attach the inner lining to the frame. One pieces always comes off as it is pulled off when the roof goes down.

    The dealer has replaced the clips, bar and other parts - retightened the roof and cables but there is still a problem. Porsche have not been able to solve the problem either.

    My question is:

    has anyone else had this problem and know of a fix?

    The dealer wants the car to go to the bodyshop now????

    Everytime I get the car back the dealer says that the problem was fixed, road tested and it didnt do it. I believe them in this totally but as soon as I lower the roof it does it!!

    I think a new roof might be the option.

    The car is an Oct 05 Boxster 987 2.7


  6. I found a felt covered piece of black plastic on my drivers seat. I've had the 987 2.7 for 2 weeks and I think the parts come from the roof and maybe broken off something.

    The part is about 5 inches long by 1.5 inches wide. The dealer has the part and says it's something that may have been left in when the car was at the factory but then how could it have been on the drivers seat? I think it may be something that makes the fabric roof lining push against the plastic roof rail as this seems less pushed-on than the other side and there is a 1-4mm gap above the drivers head.

    I've been fobbed off by garages before and I know the part was not in the car before. It also has a broken edge as if it's snapped off.

    I've attached a pic! The plastic is very brittle and it has a recycle number on it 1 8... but snapped right there.

    I'm picking my car up from the dealer tomorrow and feel fobbed off!! Any help would be great.

    My photoshop attempt attached!post-5316-1115235426_thumb.jpg

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