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Are 996 Engine Over-rev Incidents Date Stamped?

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My 2003 996 had approximately 100 miles on the odometer when I bought the car new from the dealership.

I was wondering if an over rev (the kind resulting from shifting into a lower gear at too high a speed) had occurred on the car prior to my purchase if I would be able to prove that by a date stamp (or mileage stamp) in the car's computer? Otherwise, although I have only put less than 50 miles driving the car home to date, Porsche could always argue I was at fault and not honor a future warranty claim.

Any insight as to what additional data is tracked in the car's computer along with an over-rev incident would be greatly appreciated.


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If you have a specific concern I would take the car back to the dealer and have them check the computer for mechnical over-revs. If you do it now you should be able to tie the incident to the first 100 miles. Assuming you bought it at one of the Twin Cities dealers, I'm sure either one would be happy to pull up the info. They are both great dealers.


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My 2003 996 had approximately 100 miles on the odometer when I bought the car new from the dealership.

How can a new car have 100 miles on the clock ? have it been used as a test car of some kind ? ;)

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