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    Finally, I got my car yesterday, but......

    It doesn't shift into reverse. It obviously shifted into reverse at the factory, the port in Bremen, the port in Brunswick, and it backed off the truck, and out of the prep bay, but I get in it and drive it back to my office, and.... no reverse. So I take it back, they put it on the lift, start talking about loaners and airing in a new transmission, I'm building toward an aneurysm (this car has taken forever, sat in Bremen for 3.5 weeks to load, sat in Brunswick for 1.5 weeks to load), I tell 'em, "put the damn thing together, order the parts, I'm taking it home, I'll push it backwards if I've got to". I figure that I may as well have time to properly detail it, program all my features, adjustments, etc... Anyhow, today they've been huddling on the phone with higher-up service muckity-mucks in Atlanta, and they're pulling up the console to check if a cable adjustment slipped out of adjustment. Which sounds FAR more likely than any internal tranny gremlin. With luck on my side (I'm due, I'm tellin ya), I'll actually be able to back up my new $91K car with reverse, instead of opening the door and pushing with my foot! LOL Which is exactly how I exited my garage this morning. It's a good thing I have a sense of humor. I'll post pics when I've got time, the black on Terracotta is awesome, and my "E36 Aluminum Package Switch Panel" option that cost friggin $1550 bucks turned out to be COMPLETELY different than I had anticipated, but nonetheless I'm happy I got it. I ordered it totally blind, as Porsche really didn't have a good photo of it available, and the description of the package was hard to visualize. Anyhow, the FUNNY thing is that it only added ONE piece of aluminum-look stuff! My gauge-surround is aluminum-look, instead of black. It's sharp. The rest of the package doesn't have a damn thing to do with aluminum-look. My a/c vents are all Terracotta, where normally they would be black. So the vents match the interior. Furthermore, my defroster trim panels and the center dash speaker, all up at the base of the windshield spanning the entire front edge of the dash, is all upholstered in stitched leather!! I know, it's a foo-foo deal, but it's unique and I doubt I'll see it on many other cars. I'll include pics of that as well, time permitting. It's a busy day...

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    Hey 69,

    the reverse issue should be caused by some kind of failure in the linkage, not in the gearbox itself. This would be pretty ridiculous and should rather cause some unfriendly grinding noises.

    In fact the airvents in your interior are not coloured in Terakotta but is covered completely with leather. There is a special technology to split the hides into very thin pieces which are thin enough to be used for those purposes! That should be the reason for the pricetag, the same package with the center console in leather is even pricier.

    Hope to hear better news from you, since the car should live up to its name next to your classic ones, shouldn't it`?

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    photos please !

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    69bossnine,

    Don't worry, same thing happened to Ed J, it just needed re-adjusting and now its fine, tell 'em to dig up the TBS on it
    http://www.rennteam.com/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=71563&page=&fpart=1&vc=1

    BTW, I have that leather package in my 996, the vents and everything is covered in leather, even the buttons for the electric side mirrors, everything, very neat

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    TSB #3/04 3414
    REVERSE GEAR CANNOT BE ENGAGED

    Less than an hour to fix

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    It's fixed, they're buttoning it up now as I type. Whew!!!

    Ferdie, It's because I collect classic old cars that I keep a sense of humor on this kind of crap. Learning to deal with adversity and mechanical mayhem and gremlin-posessed vehicles is a daily battle. But they have an excuse, they're old and they sit alot. Hopefully this is the end of my drama with the new car.!!

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    WE NEED PICTURES!!! Very keen on looking at a Black / Terracota interior, as I'm thinking of ordering something similar myself.

    Glad to see that everything has worked out.

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    69bossnine said:
    It's fixed, they're buttoning it up now as I type. Whew!!!

    Ferdie, It's because I collect classic old cars that I keep a sense of humor on this kind of crap. Learning to deal with adversity and mechanical mayhem and gremlin-posessed vehicles is a daily battle. But they have an excuse, they're old and they sit alot. Hopefully this is the end of my drama with the new car.!!



    Happy to hear its sorted.
    congratulations mate, enjoy...

    Pics please....

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    Congrats 69bossine, post pics
    Rasta, for now you can take a look at my pics http://muhri.net/997 - Black Basalt on Terrakotta - ignore the first 4 pics..

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    Pics will have to wait for next week. I'm running late!! Of course, now I have a good method for making up time!!

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    ًWe're waiting - I understand, it took me a while before posting pics as well, I was enjoying driving the car so much and it got dirty, cleaned it once and drove again then dirty again and never posted pics till two weeks later and even then I took them really quick

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    I'm glad you had a sense of humor...I would have been p*ssed if this happened to me..

    Congrats!

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    Hey congrats! Am looking forward to pics! Glad to see that the reverse gear thing was fixed...

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    Nice pics Muhri! I thought the colored crests were cheese but they look great with terracota.

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    Congrats with the car 69...... you have impeccable patience.

    Rgds
    Prashan

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    Raptor, Thanks
    Can't wait to see 69bossnine pics though

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    Congratulations on your car and getting the problem fixed. Thanks also for your posts which I have enjoyed reading!!

    Re: Finally, I got my car yesterday, but......

    I cross fingers that it is solved, otherwise you still have enough warranty on the car!

    Have fun!

     
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