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  1. Dear All, I have a 997-1 2005 C2S Tiptronic model which I find steering wheel downshifting rather difficult. Over the pass few weeks I have been thinking of adding a paddle shifter kit onto the original steering, since it is just a matter of having a button to send electronic signal possibly using the original buttons on the steering wheel. Now I have been shopping for these shifter, may I ask 1st if any has done this before? Or if anyone knows there might a a shifter kit available for sale which can be modified and attach to the back of my original 1 gen steering wheel. Thank you
  2. I have a 1999 US spec C2 Coupe with a Tiptronic. I bought the car 2 years ago with 60k miles on it, and recently turned 103k miles. I've had to fix the various oddities of this model, but as of yet i have no oil leaks and the car has run great until today. While crusing on the interstate I felt a "thud" from the rear of the car, and the engine lost power. I was able to coast down an exit ramp and onto a side road where the AAA flatbed would soon pick me up. When I turned the key I could hear the starter motor running (fast) but there was no apparent engagement with the flywheel. There are no fluids dripping onto the ground that i've seen with other massive failures. When I get home from work i'll hookup the Durametric and see if there are any interesting codes, but for now i'm trying to determine what the next steps should be. So here are a couple of other pieces of information. About a week ago as i was leaving for work in the morning i heard a "whirling" or "spinning" sound coming from the back -- moderately slow in frequency, and only when the car was deaccelerating. The sound was almost like a fan blade hitting a plastic shroud every rotation - but with a bit more of a differential-whine to it. When the car was up to operating temperature the noise would go away. Others on the forum have described this noise with the suggestion that it is a wheel bearing - but i was able to convince myself that it wasn't a wheel bearing by putting the tran in neutral while the car was rolling. The noise was controllable by engine speed - not by road speed, which seemed to point more towards engine/tran than wheel bearling. I drove the car for the next 3 days and noticed that the noise was about the same - and always went away when the engine was up to operating temp.. I hooked up my Durametric and found no error codes. I reset the adaptations to see what effect that would have on the Tip. The next morning the car started rough but within 30 seconds was purring smooth. I assumed that the adaptation reset was the cause of this. Best yet -- the whirling noise was no longer happening. As a side note - my fuel mileage improved by 1 mph after the adaptation reset - but that could be just dumb luck. So back to this morning -- "thud" on the highway, and a tow-truck. I haven't started digging into my shop manuals yet -- but i'm assuming that i've had a failure in the Tip - maybe the torque converter? The older German cars that i have have been manual gear boxes -- a clutch failure wouldn't necessarily prevent me from starting the engine - but i'm not familiar with the automatics. This sound familiar to anyone? Thanks in advance -- this forum rocks, and the last 40k miles on this car have been a blast - in part because of all of the good information this forum offers.
  3. Hi I have a question please I wonder if someone can answer? I have a 2004/05 4.5V8 Twin Turbo, Tiptronic. When driving normally, leaving the car in normal D (Drive) the car is quick to shift gears between 2000 and 3000rpm, going up the gears as quickly as it can, often leaving me in too high a gear and being very sluggish. I've recently noticed, if I turn off the PSM button, the car shifts alot later in the revs, between 3500 and 4500 and in doing so, always sits just on the turbo and feels so much more responsive. flick the PSM back on, and the car returns back to its sluggish ways, trying to climb the gears far too early. If I drive the car in manual/tiptronic (I do the majority of the time once the car is warm) I tend to drive it changing between 3000 and 4000 rpm. The gearbox is meant to remember the way I drive and respond accordingly, however doesn't seem to be learning?? I do wonder if its the underboost (boost leak) problem I've been trying to get to the bottom of, is affecting it, by the car flipping into limp home mode and wiping the gearchange memory? I'm showing no error codes on the iPhone Rev application, however am currently unable to stick the durametric program into the car as I have switched from PC to Mac. I've had the car into the dealer and mentioned the early gearchange and they said sometimes the gearbox settings can stick and reset it for me, however it doesnt seem to make a difference. Can anyone shed any light on this? ... does the car have a different engine / gearshift map without PSM on?? Thanks Chris
  4. Hello! I own a MY2002 996TT w/ a tiptronic transmission (produced by Mercedes as I hear). I bought the car recently and only driven it around 3K miles this season. Mileage is about 45K. The car was running fine w/o problems whatsoever. Recently, after a long aggressive drive (around 5-6 hrs on a weekend) I was parking the car, I put it in P and left for a few seconds w/ engine running and when I returned to the car, I put in D and it would not engage. The car did not move as though it was in neutral. The dash read "2nd gear" and the engine revved up a bit like usual to compensate for the gear. I moved the gear selector around a bit and after I put it into R it worked fine and I was able to park the car as usual. The problem never emerged for around a week or two (I drive everyday, always aggressively). Yesterday, exactly the same circumstances: a long aggressive drive (6 hrs on a holiday), no problems whatsoever: I did park the car, went to shops, cafes, shut engine down several times -- all was running fine. Then, at the end of the day at the parking lot, when maneuvering around very slowly, I put in R and it would not engage. I had to move the selector around a few times to get it to work. This time, however, I noticed after this fail the gears would engage with a considerate car jerk: both D and R. I parked the car and left and haven't used it since. One important thing to note is: it's a multi-storey underground parking and I have to drive very slowly for around 5-7 minutes with car inclined. Both times problems happened after this drive, never on a driveway or city. Could this somehow cause misfunction? Anyone experienced anything similar? I am first going to take the car for trans fluid level check, maybe have fluid and filter replaced, would that help? There are no leaks whatsoever... Thank You. p.s. I am really upset about this. :( Funny thing is a have an Audi A5 3.2 and it had tiptronics problems too (leaks, no shifting problems however) - costly repairs.
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