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Hey guys, I have a 2000 996 Tip with 38k miles. Not 100% for sure which gear i am at the time (maybe 3rd or 4th), but when I decide to give it full throttle and the computer tells the car to downshift, I get a hard shift noise, and then shoot off like a rocket? What gives? Variocam? Over the 5yrs of ownership, even though I only experienced this happend to me a handful of times I am curious? Thanks!

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I experienced same severe downshift last week (2000 C2 w/ 111k miles). I didn't think I floored the gas but transmission slammed into gear and I shot off faster than I expected. I understand it tries to learn how you are driving and adjust the maps accordingly but just prior I was cruising down the freeway in 5th gear doing 65. Pushed down on the gas to make a light and "SLAM". I thought I hit something. Never any problems with the car, no CEL and no codes on my scanner. I think slamming into gear may be better than slipping as slipping will wear the clutches out. Maybe not too slammy though.

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I experienced same severe downshift last week (2000 C2 w/ 111k miles). I didn't think I floored the gas but transmission slammed into gear and I shot off faster than I expected. I understand it tries to learn how you are driving and adjust the maps accordingly but just prior I was cruising down the freeway in 5th gear doing 65. Pushed down on the gas to make a light and "SLAM". I thought I hit something. Never any problems with the car, no CEL and no codes on my scanner. I think slamming into gear may be better than slipping as slipping will wear the clutches out. Maybe not too slammy though.

dont sound too clever might be a sticky solonoid on the valve body of the ZF gearbox hard to say if it was sticky should be doing it all the time in changing down under noral driving conditions not just when u floor it

hope you get it sorted

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Well, I haven't had that experience...Yet. When I floor the pedal, it does downshift hard, but not as you guys described. It's an abrupt and hard downshift (probably like 2 gears down) but it's not like clunky or anything like that. Then all I hear is WOT music to my ears! :jump:

Maybe you guys got the special Porsche-Launch-Control option.... :P

Edited by CosmosC4S

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