Notices
991 GT3 GT3RS and 911R
Sponsored by:

Software Upgrade

 
Old 06-02-2015, 11:18 AM
  #1  
90944
User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 57
Default Software Upgrade

I have been notified by the dealer that a systems software upgrade is scheduled for the car - it is a 2015 build. Anyone else had this notice and knows what the software change does?
90944 is offline  
Old 06-02-2015, 12:26 PM
  #2  
Alan C.
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Alan C.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Ohio
Posts: 7,948
Default

I think it reduces the max rpm to 8400.
Alan C. is offline  
Old 06-02-2015, 01:02 PM
  #3  
s996
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 167
Default

At the dealer this morning to have headlight replaced which looks like ten minutes on YouTube but they want to give loaner and do software upgrade.

Unsure of what the upgrade has other than something about going from 3.8 to 4.0 liters
s996 is offline  
Old 06-02-2015, 01:23 PM
  #4  
Mech33
Super User
 
Mech33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,029
Default

Dunno, but with all the bugs related to misfires / TPMS / etc., I welcome any software updates!

How did you receive the notice?
Mech33 is online now  
Old 06-02-2015, 02:43 PM
  #5  
Jimmy-D
Super User
 
Jimmy-D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Midwest
Posts: 9,103
Default

Is this for 2015 only or also for 2014s??
Jimmy-D is online now  
Old 06-02-2015, 04:17 PM
  #6  
Mike in CA
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Mike in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: North Bay Area, CA
Posts: 11,865
Default

Originally Posted by Jimmy-D View Post
Is this for 2015 only or also for 2014s??
+1 Also, if there is a campaign/identifying number associated with the upgrade it might be useful to know.
Mike in CA is offline  
Old 06-02-2015, 05:18 PM
  #7  
nlpamg
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 621
Default

subscribed. I need to get my oil change soon.
nlpamg is offline  
Old 06-02-2015, 06:17 PM
  #8  
usctrojanGT3
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
usctrojanGT3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 10,062
Default

Ditto, I'm gonna drop my car off because I'm getting a howling noise when turning right when the car is going very slow.
usctrojanGT3 is offline  
Old 06-02-2015, 08:06 PM
  #9  
rubbaman
User
 
rubbaman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Hunt Valley, MD
Posts: 1,008
Default

Originally Posted by usctrojanGT3 View Post
Ditto, I'm gonna drop my car off because I'm getting a howling noise when turning right when the car is going very slow.
Ah yes... The spring perch lube issue! There's a good thread on this.
rubbaman is offline  
Old 06-02-2015, 08:27 PM
  #10  
usctrojanGT3
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
usctrojanGT3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 10,062
Default

Originally Posted by rubbaman View Post
Ah yes... The spring perch lube issue! There's a good thread on this.
Yeah, I read that the other day and realized....yes, that's what I have going on. RL is great for things like that.
usctrojanGT3 is offline  
Old 06-02-2015, 08:49 PM
  #11  
bigkraig
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
bigkraig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: West Hollywood
Posts: 1,272
Default

Mine is in the shop for the same problem, but I couldn't reproduce it by sitting still and turning the wheel back and forth. We shall see!
bigkraig is offline  
Old 06-02-2015, 09:04 PM
  #12  
nlpamg
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 621
Default

Originally Posted by usctrojanGT3 View Post
Ditto, I'm gonna drop my car off because I'm getting a howling noise when turning right when the car is going very slow.
wait what? a howling, squealing, air type noise? I'm getting a howling noise with the lift activated. I thought it was air getting out of the system, but the lift height is fine. it could be this...
nlpamg is offline  
Old 06-02-2015, 09:12 PM
  #13  
Mike in CA
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Mike in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: North Bay Area, CA
Posts: 11,865
Default

Originally Posted by rubbaman View Post
Ah yes... The spring perch lube issue! There's a good thread on this.
Originally Posted by usctrojanGT3 View Post
Yeah, I read that the other day and realized....yes, that's what I have going on. RL is great for things like that.
Originally Posted by bigkraig View Post
Mine is in the shop for the same problem, but I couldn't reproduce it by sitting still and turning the wheel back and forth. We shall see!
I had mine in the shop a while ago to address this. They lubed both the spring perches and the mounting point at the top of the strut. FWIW, it's better now, but when making a very slow turn with the wheel cranked over hard I still sometimes get the noise. I've decided to live with it as one of the car's "features".
Mike in CA is offline  
Old 06-02-2015, 10:49 PM
  #14  
NMM991
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
NMM991's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 281
Default

I've had this problem as well and was told that they had to replace the "upper concave washers" on both front struts. It was more than a lube issue as far as I know, I was told that Porsche wanted to change the spherical fit between these parts and their mating components. Problem still there on my car but not as bad, and it comes and goes. 6,000 miles on my car and 10 track days. I've also decided to live with it.

Rubbaman - can you provide the link to "Ah yes... The spring perch lube issue! There's a good thread on this"? Thanks.
NMM991 is offline  
Old 06-02-2015, 11:42 PM
  #15  
Mike in CA
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Mike in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: North Bay Area, CA
Posts: 11,865
Default

Originally Posted by NMM991 View Post
I've had this problem as well and was told that they had to replace the "upper concave washers" on both front struts. It was more than a lube issue as far as I know, I was told that Porsche wanted to change the spherical fit between these parts and their mating components. Problem still there on my car but not as bad, and it comes and goes. 6,000 miles on my car and 10 track days. I've also decided to live with it.

Rubbaman - can you provide the link to "Ah yes... The spring perch lube issue! There's a good thread on this"? Thanks.
I keep butting in on Rob on this subject (I did it in the original thread too) but this will save him searching for it....

https://rennlist.com/forums/991-gt3/...like-this.html
Mike in CA is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Software Upgrade


Contact Us - About Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: