Welcome to 911UK
The only place for Porsche, 911uk is the definitive enthusiast and resource site for the Porsche 911.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, so join up today for full access to the site and benefit from latest member offers.

Porsche Classifieds
Porsche Buyers Guides
Sell Your Porsche on 911uk
Create a Free Classified Advert
Search Ads
Classified Adverts FAQ
Trade Classified Information
Buyer & Seller Fraud Protection
Consumer Rights Act
Pre Purchase Inspection (PPI)
Porsche Car Sourcing
Porsche Cars Wanted
Official Porsche Centre Reviews
Model
Stock
Porsche 911
991 : 2011- 19
997 : 2004- 91
996 : 1997-2005 43
993 : 1993-1998 5
964 : 1989-1993 2
Carrera 3.2 : 1983-1989 0
Carrera SC : 1977-1983 2
930 Turbo : 1975-1989 0
Early 911 : 1964-1977 3
Porsche Other Models
Classic : 1950-1965 0
Boxster : 1997- 14
Cayman : 2005- 15
Cayenne : 2003- 8
Macan : 2014- 0
Panamera : 2009- 1
912-914-924-928-944-968 1
959 - CarreraGT - RaceCar 1
Car Parts For Sale & Wanted
Other Items For Sale & Wanted
Wheels Tyres For Sale & Wanted
Number Plates For Sale Wanted

Porsche Services
Porsche Body Shop Repair
Paint Protection & Wrapping
Porsche Classic Insurance
Porsche Classic Parts
Porsche Classic Restoration
Porsche Design Collection
Porsche Engine Gearbox Rebuild
Porsche Heritage & History
Porsche News
Porsche Picture Gallery
Win a New Porsche 911

Porsche Parts
Body Parts, Body Styling
Brakes, Clearance
Electrical, Exhausts
Engine Cooling, Engine Electrical
Engine Rebuild, Heating Cooling
Interior Incar, Lighting
Rubber Seals, Service Parts
Steering, Suspension
Transmission, Workshop Tools
Early 911, 911 - 930, 928 - 968
964 - 993, 996 - 997, Boxster
Cayman, Cayenne, Panamera

Porsche Model Range
911 [991] 2011-Current
Porsche 911 [991]
911 [997] 2004-Current
Porsche 911 [997]
911 [GT] GT1-GT2-GT3
Porsche 911 [GT]
911 [996] 1997-2005
Porsche 911 [996]
911 [993] 1993-1998
Porsche 911 [993]
911 [RS] RS-RSR
Porsche 911 [RS]
911 [964] 1989-1993
Porsche 911 [964]
911 3.2 1983-1989
Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera
911 SC 1977-1983
Porsche 911 SC
911 [Early] 1964-1977
Porsche 911 [Early]
Boxster & Cayman
Porsche Boxster & Cayman
Cayenne & Panamera
Porsche Cayenne & Panamera

911uk Site Partners

Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Message
Gorsh
Trainee


Joined: 24 Oct 2015
Posts: 88
Location: Isle of Man

2015 Porsche Boxster 981

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why has it blanked out flick with an ing on it?
_________________
981 Boxster GTS
991.2 Carrera GTS (sold)
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
MaxA
Barcelona


Joined: 11 Oct 2015
Posts: 1304
Location: Helsinki


PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't like leaving the car in auto to warm up: I feel that it's changing up far too early and lugging the engine when cold ... trying to pull sixth at 1000rpm is wince-inducing. I also feel like the gearbox is slipping the clutch too to soften the changes. Eew.

Since I'm happy to drive it in sport & manual, I can keep the revs between 2-3k rpm where I want them to be for the first 10-15 minutes or so. And in winter I use an engine block heater to pre-warm the block (coolant gets to around 35c or so) and speed up the process/reduce cold start wear.

I think it is important to get some heat into all of the engine, gearbox, tyres and brakes before driving hard.
_________________
2010 9972 C4S PDK: Carrara White, Sea Blue. Mostly driven, lightly modified, occasionally tracked, and usually a bit grubby.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Gorsh
Trainee


Joined: 24 Oct 2015
Posts: 88
Location: Isle of Man

2015 Porsche Boxster 981

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaxA wrote:

Since I'm happy to drive it in sport & manual, I can keep the revs between 2-3k rpm where I want them to be for the first 10-15 minutes or so. And in winter I use an engine block heater to pre-warm the block (coolant gets to around 35c or so) and speed up the process/reduce cold start wear.


I assume a block heater is the norm where you live, and necessary too, but I've never come across one in the UK (loads of you will now come forward to say you have them I bet!) the temperature is rarely more than a few degrees below freezing.
Agree about keeping the revs up a bit and engine loads light until warmed.
_________________
981 Boxster GTS
991.2 Carrera GTS (sold)
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
tim993
Zolder


Joined: 22 Aug 2006
Posts: 5167
Location: Hampshire

2016 Porsche Boxster 981

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm afraid to say I tired of the PDK. Its too easy just to leave it in auto mode (as it's so good) and I'm afraid I didn't really like driving it as a manual, as it felt a bit contrived. Its a very personal thing I know. So, I've gone to a manual car now and I'm soooo much happier. It would be a very different story if my car was a daily driver, I'm sure. I suppose I never could get the feel of driving a 993 out of my head, so craved the engagement you get with a manual 'box, but in a more modern machine.
_________________
"I don't know what it is about peace conferences, but they always seem to attract terrorists, extremists and nutterists."

1995 993 turbo
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   All times are GMT - 12 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2

 
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
You cannot post calendar events in this forum