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    1st gear question....sometimes have trouble engaging

    This is my first Porsche, so I don't know if it's 'normal'.
    Sometimes I can't engage 1st gear. It only happens when the car hasn't reached operating temperature and in the eight or so times I've driven the car so far it's happened twice. Does it require an adjustment (are there any negative effects by adjusting) or an idosyncrasy of Porsche gear boxs. To clear it, I normally just wiggle around in neutral, wait a second or so and it pops right in.
    All other times, the gears are very smooth to select
    FYI...I don't have the short shifter

    Re: 1st gear question....sometimes have trouble engaging

    i dunno, its probably normal- i believe they design 1st gear to be a bit notchy or whatever so you dont accidentally select it when you are up to speed !

    also, are you not completly stopped when this happens? sometimes it gets really picky, and seems like it could have to do with your speed, say your at a stop sign and you slow to like 0-5mph and you select 1st, it may be reluctant??? is that yuor problem?

    Re: 1st gear question....sometimes have trouble engaging

    jfraser said:
    in the eight or so times I've driven the car so far it's happened twice.

    I believe it's normal, as it takes a few thousand miles to "break in" the engine, gearbox, etc...
    I have completed the 2000 mile break-in requirement, but at 2300 miles, I still have trouble sometimes engaging up to 3rd gear from 2nd. Eventually the gearbox will be broken in and all should go smoothly....

    Re: 1st gear question....sometimes have trouble engaging

    JP66 having trouble to engage 3rd from 2nd is a problem man!!

    as for you jfaser its totqally normal when the car is normal.
    Its something it appears in all 997 's and i think in 996's too.

    Moreover if you install the short shifter the dificulty will get even greater in first gear.

    Re: 1st gear question....sometimes have trouble engaging

    Normal....After a couple thousand miles it's not a problem.

    Re: 1st gear question....sometimes have trouble engaging

    Get it checked. Better to log the issue now vs. waiting.

    Re: 1st gear question....sometimes have trouble engaging

    Thanks for the info....Drove a couple of times problem...

    Did you get the Motorola bluetooth kit sorted out? I've had mine installed, and it works very well...

    Re: 1st gear question....sometimes have trouble engaging

    jfraser, some of the first cars delivered/manufactured are lacking a certain "additive" in the gearbox system, therefore the first gear starts to make trouble.
    If you have a very early production car (997 production started somewhere around march 2004), your car may be affected. In that case, your dealer should contact PCNA.

    Re: 1st gear question....sometimes have trouble engaging

    Thanks for the heads up....My car was made in Dec'04 and delivered to the dealer in late Jan, so I think it would have missed that problem...Actually I looked in the manual today, and it says that the gears may be a little stiff during break-in...It only has 200 miles (@360km)on the clock. I'm probably a little over sensitive to the cars' 'personality' at the moment due the the electronic gremlin (system fault) I have....



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