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Difficulty putting 997.2 6spd into 1st gear sometimes

Old 05-14-2019, 09:32 PM
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Default Difficulty putting 997.2 6spd into 1st gear sometimes

I'm sure this has been covered but it's too general a topic to search.

2010 C4S.6spd
Since purchasing the car last fall I have experienced this difficulty quite often.
I'd say 15-20% of the time when I go to engage 1st gear from neutral (stop sign or red light) it just won't go into the gear.
I have to quickly put it in 2nd then shift up to 1st.
Usually that works but sometimes even 2nd is tough to engage so I have to release the clutch and re-engage the clutch and then it always goes into gear.

The former owner said it happened to him all the time as well and was told it was normal.
Just wondering if anyone experiences the same thing and if a shifter adjustment is all I need or if it's more serious.
I've seen posts about adjusting the cables using a little plastic tool from the dealer?

The car has 84000 kms (52,000 miles) on it and has an OEM shifter that the dealer modified to be a short shifter.
When it works it's perfect and smooth.

Going into the dealer on Thursday and since I still have Porsche Extended Warranty I want them to look into it further.

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Old 05-14-2019, 09:35 PM
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Common... it can be fixed quite easily. Demand only PTX... it is what is prescribed in your manual... not Delvac, what they mostly use.

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As Bruce stated PTX can be purchased from Suncoast Porsche as they sell it in 1 liter bottles. You will need 3 of them. Really easy DIY. While you are doing that replace the drain plug with a magnetic one. The same drain plug is used for the oil pan so buy one of the magnetic LN engineering ones.
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Common. Improved but not fixed with changing to PTX. Helped also with numeric shifter, new shift cables and motor mounts per some reports. Also better as the car warms up.

I would start with the PTX. Then go from there.

Good luck.
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Just did PTX this past weekend and I can vouch for the the significant improvement.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:34 AM
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I had a simular issue and I centered the shifter and took the cables out of the connectors and reset them. That did the trick for me, look for instructions on shift console replacement for instruction. Also check your motor/trans mounts as worn mounts may impact shifting.
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