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Has anyone noticed a physical and noticeable sound when just they just start to drive car? My 718 has a noise just after leaving garage when I turn the wheel. A friend called me last night with new Caymen with the same problem. I am not using the electronic parking brake. Any ideas!
 

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Has anyone noticed a physical and noticeable sound when just they just start to drive car? My 718 has a noise just after leaving garage when I turn the wheel. A friend called me last night with new Caymen with the same problem. I am not using the electronic parking brake. Any ideas!
No offense, but if you were really concerned, I would hope you would describe the 'noise' a bit better than it just being 'noise'. If you're legit (First-time posters with questionable grammar and a lack of detail have about a 50-50 chance of not being that), please describe the 'noise' better.

Also: If you're not using the e-brake, you're placing undue stress on the transmission any time you park the car -- particularly on any sort of incline. That's not your garage; I get that -- but it really needs to be used to avoid, well, 'noise' of the bad sort.
 

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sorry for incorrect grammar. I was in a hurry for my first post. I called my local Porsche dealer and he cleared up the issue. Apparently when its very cold, low 30"s, and you have summer tires, the tires will make a popping sound when in a turn, then when they warmup all is good.
 

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sorry for incorrect grammar. I was in a hurry for my first post. I called my local Porsche dealer and he cleared up the issue. Apparently when its very cold, low 30"s, and you have summer tires, the tires will make a popping sound when in a turn, then when they warmup all is good.
It's actually the tyre skipping & losing grip, but completely normal & nothing to worry about. It's due to the 'Ackerman' principle which puts the tyres at different angles to each other in combination with extremely wide tyres & stiff sidewalls which don't flex sufficiently to compensate. It'll only ever occur at very low speed & isn't specific to just this car. Had you made it clearer in your original post I'd have replied, but it was rather vague.
 

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sorry for incorrect grammar. I was in a hurry for my first post. I called my local Porsche dealer and he cleared up the issue. Apparently when its very cold, low 30"s, and you have summer tires, the tires will make a popping sound when in a turn, then when they warmup all is good.
You should switch to winter tires at those temperatures. You won't get the sound and you'll have better grip (especially if it snows)
 

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You should switch to winter tires at those temperatures. You won't get the sound and you'll have better grip (especially if it snows)
Not necessarily if the temps are that low temporarily. For instance: mine make the described noise in ambient temps well into the 50s F if the tires are on any sort of polished or smoothed concrete (i.e., a parking garage). Winter tires in those temps? Naw.

OP: Thanks for the clarification, and welcome to the forum!
 

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Not necessarily if the temps are that low temporarily. For instance: mine make the described noise in ambient temps well into the 50s F if the tires are on any sort of polished or smoothed concrete (i.e., a parking garage). Winter tires in those temps? Naw.

OP: Thanks for the clarification, and welcome to the forum!
I'll second that, it really doesn't need to be that cold at all & my 987, 981 & 982/718 have all demonstrated exactly the same behaviour, often at temperatures still suitable for summer tire/tyre use.
 

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Not necessarily if the temps are that low temporarily. For instance: mine make the described noise in ambient temps well into the 50s F if the tires are on any sort of polished or smoothed concrete (i.e., a parking garage). Winter tires in those temps? Naw.

OP: Thanks for the clarification, and welcome to the forum!
But he wasn't talking about 50s - that doesn't need winter tires - he was talking about 30s, that is where winter tires start to be needed.
 

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But he wasn't talking about 50s - that doesn't need winter tires - he was talking about 30s, that is where winter tires start to be needed.
Fair enough, but I believe Mike is simply making the point that if temperatures are only that low very temporarily it's not really worth changing to winter tyres/tires & also that summer tyres/tires can skip & make the noise at temperatures at which they are still eminently suitable for use. That's because it isn't only temperature that has a bearing, the turning surface affects it greatly as well. Regarding fitment of winter tyres/tires:- Where I live for instance, currently temperatures will dip to the 30's or lower for a couple of hours, or maybe for the occasional day & then we might have several days where it's way above 50 Fahrenheit. It simply wouldn't make any sense for me to keep changing to wheels fitted with winter tyres/tires & back again. If I fitted winter tyres/tires & left them on for the entirety of our winter, I'd spend far more time with slightly compromised grip than I do by simply leaving the car with summer tyres/tires fitted. It's not ideal but those are the practicalities of it.
 

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But he wasn't talking about 50s - that doesn't need winter tires - he was talking about 30s, that is where winter tires start to be needed.
I live in North Texas. We see lows in the low 30s seasonally this time of year, but the average highs are in the mid-50s. Why in the world would I feel the need to slap winter tires on my car?

The OP lives outside of Charlotte, N.C., which gets 2 inches of snow a year. Two. The average low temp in January is 31. (In Dallas, it's 30.) The average high is 51. (In Dallas, it's 56). The climate is very similar. As long as the OP doesn't drive west into the mountains and dosn't drive the car consistently when temps are below freezing, he's fine.
 

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I live in North Texas. We see lows in the low 30s seasonally this time of year, but the average highs are in the mid-50s. Why in the world would I feel the need to slap winter tires on my car?

The OP lives outside of Charlotte, N.C., which gets 2 inches of snow a year. Two. The average low temp in January is 31. (In Dallas, it's 30.) The average high is 51. (In Dallas, it's 56). The climate is very similar. As long as the OP doesn't drive west into the mountains and dosn't drive the car consistently when temps are below freezing, he's fine.
Those temperatures are pretty much on par with what I was saying about our winter temperatures & I don't know anyone in the area I reside that fits winter tyres/tires & nor have I ever, because it just isn't necessary. I'm sorry Russell & no offence intended, but to advise someone to fit winter tyres/tires purely to fix a problem that isn't even actually a problem is pretty poor advice. Being as I live in a very temperate climate where we experience neither extremes of cold or heat my car will often experience that behaviour throughout the majority of the year, as did my previous 981 & 987. For someone like Johan winter tyres/tires are a must, but one size doesn't fit all & for me the idea of fitting winter tyres/tires is nonsense.
 

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Those temperatures are pretty much on par with what I was saying about our winter temperatures & I don't know anyone in the area I reside that fits winter tyres/tires & nor have I ever, because it just isn't necessary. I'm sorry Russell & no offence intended, but to advise someone to fit winter tyres/tires purely to fix a problem that isn't even actually a problem is pretty poor advice. Being as I live in a very temperate climate where we experience neither extremes of cold or heat my car will often experience that behaviour throughout the majority of the year, as did my previous 981 & 987. For someone like Johan winter tyres/tires are a must, but one size doesn't fit all & for me the idea of fitting winter tyres/tires is nonsense.
No offense taken. :) I just thought the original poster had low 30s as a winter temperature (and therefore could have snow as well.) But as that is not the case, then it doesn't make sense to put on winter tires for a day or two or low temps.

I can't wait for warmer temps though! It's been under freezing here for weeks!
 

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If you run on 20" you better get used to that sound at lower speeds while turning :)


And for Winter tires vs summer tires.
As long as there is no snow or snow mud summer tires actually works good below freezing.
Wet roads below freezing not so good due to the compound, winter tires are way softer.
But if its a bit over freezin and it REALY rains then winter tires Sucks due to the thread thats made to build friction to the road surface.


Just compare the thread and it all becomes clear :)
I live in the South of Sweden and here we have quick changes from snowy roads to moonsun rain in the Winter :(
 

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If you run on 20" you better get used to that sound at lower speeds while turning :)
There's a tarmac car park outside one of our local supermarkets & I always park my cars in roughly the same place (away from pretty much everything else). Nothing about the surface seems to be in any way extraordinary, but nigh on every time I reverse out of the space when leaving (full lock) my car tyres will jump/lose traction in the described manner. That happens no matter what the time of year unless it's extremely hot (very rare) & has occurred with the 987, 981 & 982. It also occurs often when manoeuvring in & out of my garage (although a little less so), which again requires full lock. It's just one of those things you get used to, a little disconcerting when you first experience it, but very much the norm with these vehicles. ;)
 

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Yes... ^^^ I'm glad this subject came up, as I've been wondering. As I roll out of the garage and turn onto the street from the driveway I sense there is some front-tire skidding. As if the toe-in or toe-out are incorrect for tight turning. I have 20" wheels, the driveway is smooth concrete while the street is "chip-seal"... relatively rough, composed of finely-crushed gravel over tar. It happens other locations too but this is one that is very common. If it's normal and not a problem, I'll relax! :)

Doug
 
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