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Old 01-08-2017, 09:27 PM   #1
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Default Rear wing didnt close fully flush

Anyone have this issue? After driving today, I noticed the rear wing on the passenger side was about a 1/4 inch higher than on the driver side. I tried to open and close it manually but it stayed the same. No warning lights. Is there a fix for this or does it need to go to the dealer? Thank you!
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Old 01-10-2017, 03:03 AM   #2
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The system is hydraulic. Raises under pressure and lowers when the low pressure side releases. There is a return spring that pulls the towers on both sides down. One side is hanging up (binding). My wing did this and I had both sides (struts) replaced. $8k including labor at Porsche dealer.
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Old 01-10-2017, 12:49 PM   #3
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I also had to spend $7000 to fix mine. My mechanic suggested not to leave the wing up when car is turned off as this would eventually damage the pumps.
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:21 PM   #4
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What you're saying is, is that pressure pushes it up and springs pull it down. If that is the case, then leaving it up surely stretches that spring and it would get weaker if left in the up position. Great tip! That's what I love about this forum.

I seem to recall on an earlier post, someone was talking about an electric actuator retrofit, anyone have any experience with them they are willing to share?
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:53 AM   #5
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I had this happen a couple of months ago. I worked it up and down a few times and it finally landed straight. No problems since... but I'm sure it will be back... cause I'm just not that lucky...

If you need it fixed but do not want to spend 7-8k, PM me for a contact.
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