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Old 12-14-2017, 09:01 AM
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Dumb question: If Porsche says itís important to lower before switching the car Off, then why not lower it automatically when the car is switched off?
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Lapis View Post
Dumb question: If Porsche says itís important to lower before switching the car Off, then why not lower it automatically when the car is switched off?
Liability concerns. Same reason our CAB tops are not remotely operated by the FOB as they are in ROW. Could you imagine if someone's pet dog got crushed somehow? Or something else was broken. Look at how many Warnings, Cautions and notes are in our manuals now.....written by lawyers. Don't breath the exhaust - you might die (that is in there although not as colorful)

Porsche needed to have manual control of the lift system.
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:47 AM
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Iol at "do not lower the vehicle when it is positioned above an obstacle".
Hmph. So much for using it to press bushings.
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:56 AM
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Reading the posted page of the manual, it states "Risk of damage through uncontrolled lowering of the front axle at engine standstill".

This gives me the impression that Porsche is warning about the front end coming down and hitting something once the engine is off, rather the the system itself being damaged by being left in the up position.
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Old 12-14-2017, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Jimmy-D View Post
Does the car automatically lower at a certain speed if button is not activated like in the .1??
yes
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Old 12-14-2017, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Icutyou View Post


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itís around 40mph when the lift automatically lowers.
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Old 12-14-2017, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Nick View Post

itís around 40mph when the lift automatically lowers.
35mph
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Old 12-15-2017, 12:27 AM
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37mph
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Old 12-15-2017, 01:27 AM
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36.4mph
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:01 AM
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Wanted to revisit this because I just picked up a 16 RS with Front Axle Lift. At a stand still in my garage the lift is currently activated. When I hit the button again to have the lift go down, it won't. The dash says, "Front axle lift system not available". Is the only way to lower it in a standstill is to press the button again?
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:08 AM
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The lift should decompress once you push the button at a standstill or below 35 MPH. At 35 MPH it goes down automatically. Sounds like an error.
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by daedton View Post
Wanted to revisit this because I just picked up a 16 RS with Front Axle Lift. At a stand still in my garage the lift is currently activated. When I hit the button again to have the lift go down, it won't. The dash says, "Front axle lift system not available". Is the only way to lower it in a standstill is to press the button again?
Perhaps an error, assuming the engine is running while trying this.
How does FAL function while driving below the ~35mph threshold speed?
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:50 AM
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Also make sure the doors are closed.
If it still won’t go down with the button at a standstill, then have dealer look at it. My previous ‘16 RS needed a replacement lift under warranty.
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:41 AM
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My experience is that you can't lower the FAL without the engine running. I always try to remember to lower the FAL before shutting off the engine. I suspect (but have no proof) that leaving FAL in the up position for a long time can't be a good thing.
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:41 AM
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Doors closed, engine on - is what I found was needed to lower it...
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