Interesting, similar effect that a lot of GT4 owner had after track use.
I doubt it. If you want corporate Porsche involved I suspect you'd have to involve them yourself. Good luck.Update #2
Does anyone from Porsche Public Realations monitor these chats?
My own experience with transmission problems in new cars would lead me to believe that they'll just replace the whole transmission and be done with it. Hopefully, you'll forget this painful experience in a few months of pleasurable driving.5000 miles, I got delivery in December. They gave me a white Cayenne S with an "organ red" interior. I feel like I'm sitting on the 3rd floor.
Still no updates, just that they haven't found the problem yet - I went to pick up my parking transponder yesterday and they had the car raised, the computers hooked up, and about 5 people working on it. They are apparently liaising with the technical team in Germany and can't open the gearbox here (Dubai). They mentioned that they might have to swap it...in any case it's home to Toronto for me for 2 weeks, so looks they'll be keeping her a while.
Even if they swap the gearbox, i'll ask Porsche to explain the issue - I assumed it was a shifter cable snapping but i imagine that they would have found the problem by now if it was that simple. I'll keep you guys posted.
I remember researching this a couple months back when I saw posts about this on another forum. There are posts somewhere out there from years back that identified what the exact defect was that year (welds to something like that). It's a totally common issue from what I came across. Lots of people had the same issue. Dealers should know about it unless the techs are newer. But it looked to be limited to that timeframe from what I read. The fix is a replacement (as you're doing) I do remember reading proof that the replacement part was improved mid cycle (changed part ID, etc.). Not sure if it was a defect from a first gen model or not.That corvette is starting to look more interesting...
19 days since the disappearance of 3rd gear
The update is that they still have no update - the transmission is still on back order.
How long do they expect me to wait? Should my warranty not be extended by the length of time my car is in their possession? Did I buy a new 2017 718 to drive it in 2018?
So many questions.
I will be heading back from Toronto to Dubai on Wednesday - I have requested a replacement car and escalation of the issue as well as an approximate timeline. They gave me a pretty weak reply stating that the part is custom and hence, this is why it's taking so long. Maybe the part should not have failed int the first place.
The 718 engine has a rev limiter and so the engine may not have been damaged on the upshift. The rev-limiter has no effect on downshifting, so if you blew a downshift and the drivetrain hit 9000 rpm, you can cause damage. You wouldn't be the first person to blow a drivetrain with a bad downshift.Update August 25 2017
I'd like this post to provide fair warning do owners and potential buyers of manual gearbox cars.
In 315 hours of driving, they are saying that i have spend 0.72 seconds in the 7900-8400 rpm range and 0.39 seconds in the 8400-9500 rpm range and that's enough to damage the engine and the transmission. To give the full story, I did spend 12.8 seconds of these 315 hours in the 7200-7900 range. redline is around 7400-8000 rpm) - I give all the facts to get a fair opinion from the technical members of the forum.