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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:28 pm    Post subject: Cold gear change issues Reply with quote

Hi, got a 996.1 3.4 and when it’s cold I have difficulty selecting 1st and 2nd. It’s ok if the clutch has been in for a few seconds. When the car has warmed up after driving for about 5 minutes it’s fine going into 1st but 2nd is still a little stiff to go in although once it’s fully arm 2nd is fine. I’ve tried changing the gearbox oil to redline 75/90ns which helped a tiny bit and also new semi solid engine mounts and powerflex gearbox insert which made the shifting smoother when the car is fully warmed up through all the gears but still very stiff when cold. Anyone had similar issues and know how to improve or sort it out?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drop 10% of the oil out. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marc, Alex's answer is not a joke , its a known fix for your issue Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh right ok cheers guys will drain a couple of hundred ml out tomorrow. When I filled it up I did try and get as much as I could in, clearly the wrong way to do it with these cars lol
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
Marc, Alex's answer is not a joke , its a known fix for your issue Thumb Thumb


Does this apply to the 996.2?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mercedes did a recall on their manual boxes around the same era for the same problem.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven’t heard of this one. Any idea if it also applies to the ‘96 993 boxes?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Applies to any boxes. When the oil is cold it's too thick and creates problems. Less of it helps.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But don't they suggest that amount of oil for a reason... might running less cause additional wear?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be the oil?

I filled mine with triple qx oil and it was awful, worse.

Refilled with Motul and its been much much better ever since (not perfect, they are all a little difficult when cold with a few miles on them). Same spec oil.

OE Porsche oil is a fairly difficult to find mobil oil I heard, but can be bought in europe for cheaper than the OPC.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wasz wrote:
Could be the oil?

I filled mine with triple qx oil and it was awful, worse.

Refilled with Motul and its been much much better ever since (not perfect, they are all a little difficult when cold with a few miles on them). Same spec oil.

OE Porsche oil is a fairly difficult to find mobil oil I heard, but can be bought in europe for cheaper than the OPC.


I found the same, Motul, filled to the line and it baulks a bit when cold but fine once warmed up.

I may try taking a bit of oil out as per Alex's tip, any ideas how much?
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