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Old 03-13-2019, 05:11 PM
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I know itís a weird title for a thread but itís hard to describe. I bought this 2010 base Boxster in Oct. I had a little doubt about the clutch because it grabs when the pedal is a lot higher than my other Porsche. It doesnít slip or shudder, it doesnít shift hard and isnít notchy, in fact it drives great. The only thing I noticed after I brought it home was when you shift you can hear the gears engaging, like a soft clacking sound. Is this a sign of anything wearing prematurely? Car has 36,000 miles on it. I called my Indy and he wants to drive it and see whatís going on, but with the snow and crazy work schedule, I havenít had time. Any thoughts?
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Old 03-13-2019, 05:46 PM
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Have you checked to see if you're low on tranny fluid? Maybe a slow leak has finally caught up.
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:05 PM
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Also wonder if someone replaced the shifter and/or cables? My Numeric shifter makes a nice rifle bolt sound when shifting.
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:32 PM
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I have a base 2010 Cayman and when I bought the car 4 years ago the FIRST thing my Son said after I got back from a test drive was “wow you can really hear that car shifting from outside..” What I think you are hearing is perfectly normal. These are very “analog” cars THANK GOODNESS.
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Old 03-14-2019, 02:10 AM
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Not sure if normal or not as my car is somewhat new to me, but my 2007 is also pretty noisy, and about 2x nosier than my 991.
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:26 AM
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Ok thanks everyone! Thatís a great description Pep!RRR. Thatís exactly what it sounds like. Iíll check to see if the cables have been changed.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:27 AM
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Are you hearing this when driving or when the car is shut off? I can’t hear mine over the exhaust when the car is on.
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Old 03-14-2019, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Loud223 View Post
Ok thanks everyone! Thatís a great description Pep!RRR. Thatís exactly what it sounds like. Iíll check to see if the cables have been changed.
I got the impression you could hear the gears chattering while you were driving, but if it's just the sound of the gears engaging, especially at idle while sitting in a garage where it echoes, then that's definitely normal and sounds the same as my 981. I think most of us actually enjoy it.

I can also attest the sound at the shifter itself is more pronounced after the Numeric Racing cable install, but I enjoy that too.
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Originally Posted by Marine Blue View Post
Are you hearing this when driving or when the car is shut off? I canít hear mine over the exhaust when the car is on.
I do not hear it while driving. I heard it when my wife was pulling out of the driveway and my co-worker mentioned it as I was pulling into the garage at work.
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Old 03-14-2019, 01:42 PM
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I can hear mine loud when I'm in traffic and put it into first. Not gear noise though its more like a rifle bolt as PEP said above. Personally I like the noise and the crisp gear engagement. If you shift when the car is off its very loud do that and see if its the same noise
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Nothing new to add but I also just hear a rifle bolt sound when the car is off or putting it into first when stopped. Do you not hear it in the 7MT GTS? My fathers 718 S makes a similar sound to mine, bit quieter though
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by yachtfund View Post
Nothing new to add but I also just hear a rifle bolt sound when the car is off or putting it into first when stopped. Do you not hear it in the 7MT GTS? My fathers 718 S makes a similar sound to mine, bit quieter though
nope. Never heard it in the GTS.
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