I'm not new to manual transmissions however since picking up my new 718 Cayman, M6 last week I'm having trouble getting it into reverse... sometimes I seem to get the shifter through some secret passageway into reverse while most if the time I feel like it's very resistant to move to the dog leg left into reverse! This is my first Porsche, is this typical? Does it loosen up over time, does it need an adjustment? Yikes. Help!
It must be "North of Toronto thing" - because I also had some difficulty with the reverse/first gear on my 17 Boxster. I looked for some other mentions on the internet, but nobody seemed to have even heard of this. There are not that many of us Boxster MT drivers - to begin with. Found one 911 owner ( North of Toronto too
) who had similar experiences, but not as bad as mine.
I put it in reverse a couple of times at traffic lights instead of 1st gear... Could've been really bad
Fortunately the camera came on as soon as I put in reverse, giving me enough time to correct.
To make a long story short - I installed a short shift kit (the one from Suncoast) to improve on shifting feel in general and hoping to fix this issue too.
It is night and day compared to the stock shifter. No issues ever since, and shifting just feels the way it should. I have a write-up somewhere on this site.
Note: - all my daily drives since 2002 were MT, so it's not like I haven't driven manual either. Just to prevent comments on learning to drive stick