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Old 12-13-2017, 09:55 AM
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Default Front axle lift: Leave up or down in garage?

Enjoying my 2018 GT3 as I near 1,000 miles. I have to use the front axle lift every time I come up to the curb in front of my driveway as I head into the garage. For sake of longevity, is it better to leave the lift up or down while it sits in the garage? I noticed it doesn't automatically go back down unless I push the button or exceed a certain speed limit. As I don't have a 1/4 mile long driveway like some of y'all, I never get above the speed, so I need to either push the button or not. So, it's another cycle to push the button to lower it in the garage and then another pressure and pressurization to raise it again when I back out of my garage. So, trying to figure out whether it's better to just leave it pressurized while it sits in the garage or do another cycle?
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:06 AM
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No idea but I always leave it up.....that way don't have to remember to do it when pulling out.....
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The owners manual indicates that it should not be left in the up position,
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Do not leave it in up position, not good for the system.
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Bullitt44 View Post
Do not leave it in up position, not good for the system.
Dead-on. Never leave it up
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by shapiroeric View Post
No idea but I always leave it up.....that way don't have to remember to do it when pulling out.....
I wouldn't do that. Here is what your manual says:

"Because of the system design, the raised position cannot be reliably maintained for an extended period.
The vehicle must always be lowered before it is switched off."

I'm not sure if this is in the manual because it will "drift down" over time or if you can damage the system. The wording is not real clear on this point. But what is clear is that Porsche says don't do it.
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:33 AM
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I wouldn't do that. Here is what your manual says:

"Because of the system design, the raised position cannot be reliably maintained for an extended period.
The vehicle must always be lowered before it is switched off."

I'm not sure if this is in the manual because it will "drift down" over time or if you can damage the system. The wording is not real clear on this point. But what is clear is that Porsche says don't do it.
Yes I'll now try to remember to put it down....good info
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There you go. RTFM. haha. Thanks all!!
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by subshooter View Post
"Because of the system design, the raised position cannot be reliably maintained for an extended period.
The vehicle must always be lowered before it is switched off."
Just like that crazy uncle, the gas eventually seeps out...

Actually, I think the new version is electro-hydraulic...
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Page 145 from the 2015 owners manual. (Top left hand corner)
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Old 12-13-2017, 11:44 PM
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Gotta love Rennlist. Great info - will keep in mind when mine arrives
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Now I know what that hissing sound is after I get out of my car in the garage. Thought it was the front end lift, but didnt read the whole manual.......
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Old 12-14-2017, 01:04 AM
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Iol at "do not lower the vehicle when it is positioned above an obstacle".
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Old 12-14-2017, 07:18 AM
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Am I the only one who reads his owner's manual cover to cover whenever I get a new car?
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Old 12-14-2017, 08:47 AM
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Does the car automatically lower at a certain speed if button is not activated like in the .1??
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