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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:57 pm    Post subject: Tiptronic question Reply with quote

I've had my 997 for 3 years now and I can't get over how fierce the throttle response is compared to my old 986 Boxster 2.7. As soon as I give it moderate beans it kicks down and pretty much red lines, I dare't use the full kick down. I haven't posted before as I wasn't sure if this was normal due to the extra power, but now I think I would like some advice.
I'm guessing its fly by wire so probably no adjustment available. What do other tiptronic users think?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Double check you haven't got a sprint booster fitted.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Double check you haven't got a sprint booster fitted.


Good grief, where would one of those be?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim if you have a sprint booster fitted the controller could be anywhere but if you look under the go faster pedal you will see if an aftermarket unit is plugged into the throttle control or if its just the stock unit. I must admit from what you describe my first thought was also a sprint booster fitted . as it made my tip far more alert and lively and kept the tip box in alert mode . Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That doesnt sound normal to me .. the car will adapt to how its driven .. from what you describe its stuck in sports mode .
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

deMort wrote:
That doesnt sound normal to me .. the car will adapt to how its driven .. from what you describe its stuck in sports mode .


Had a look for a connection to my throttle pedal and can't see anything, deMort any idea how it would get stuck in sport mode, didn't know it had one!?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It can't .. it was an analogy of what you have described ..

The car will adapt to how you drive it for kickdown .. we call it granny mode and its were the car has been driven gently ..

You have to stamp on the throttle to get it to react faster then brake .. on a road test i will do this many times and the gear change becomes much faster and will often kick down 2 gears instead of one .

So if you have a minor service and suddenly think it's far better then that's probably why .. we have taught it to do that .. down side .. it will go back to how you drive it... you dont think an oil change makes it drive better do you Smile

Its Most effective on Cayennes though as these often get driven in " granny " mode .

Hopefully that makes sense ..

In essence if the car is as responsive as you say then its in " sport mode " and not granny mode .. this is either due to how you drive it .. fast and full throttle pedal then off and onto the brakes .. throttle and brake way of driving basically or it's down to a software error i would guess at.

As usual though i have no way of actually saying if there is an actual fault without driving it and without a tester being put on it to look at things .. sorry .
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks deMort. I think I err on the Granny Mode, so maybe I need to get it checked out.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim - if you've not got a good local indy, drop Phil 997 (on this thread) a pm for Jamie's details. - he's a mobile tech.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonno_ wrote:
Tim - if you've not got a good local indy, drop Phil 997 (on this thread) a pm for Jamie's details. - he's a mobile tech.


Hi jonno, yes I have one not too far away, I'll speak to them next time I'm nearby, thanks.
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