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Old 06-13-2006, 02:46 PM   #1
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Several questions and issues, please help!

Well my '04 986S is been running flawlessly (*knocks on wood*) however I have some questions to ask.
  • Lately when I get into the car and I press the clutch to turn on the engine I hear a squeek noise. It did not use to happen and sometimes it does not happen. Could it be rain or my bad driving?
  • First to second gear feels extremely hard, I feel like I have to switch around 3500RPM, if I dont I always hear some kind of a clutch-fart-noise coming out to the engine. Could it be my driving? Would this ruin my clutch or my engine?
  • I want to store my car for about a month and a half, should I get the battery charger?

Any additional driving tips for a Porsche? I feel like my driving skills on every manual car fine except this one. The clutch is very stiff and I have a hard time to adjust after driving my Audi A3 everyday. Sometimes I feel I am a terrible driver for this car but there is NO WAY I am getting such a car automatic.

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Old 06-13-2006, 02:51 PM   #2
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aBsOlUt, I would recommend that you get the battery maintainer. They are about $55 from www.sunsetporsche.com and www.suncoastporsche.com.

As for driving tips, join your local PCA Club, and do some driver's education events.
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Old 06-13-2006, 02:57 PM   #3
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Here's what you need:

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Old 06-13-2006, 04:25 PM   #4
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Ok thanks for the battery info.

However, the squeek is very annoying and increasing. I just let the car for about 1hour after driving and then I went to test it out. I press the clutch so I can turn on the engine and I hear this relatively loud squeek like it has become rusty or some kind of problem.

Help?
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Old 06-13-2006, 05:40 PM   #5
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Where is the noise coming from?
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Old 06-13-2006, 05:52 PM   #6
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At the back/underneath (I would think the engine), it happens before I turn on the engine, when I do it goes away.
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Old 06-13-2006, 08:47 PM   #7
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Quote:
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Well my '04 986S is been running flawlessly ... except (sic)...
Hi,

How many miles? Is it Clutch time??

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Old 06-13-2006, 08:48 PM   #8
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When I bought the car it had 6900 miles. Now it has about 10600.

Should I get it checked?

Update: After about 3 hours of inactivity I went again to the car. No squeek anymore. I pressed it like 5-6 times and it was as normal.

Could it be that it was raining? Ideas? My driving maybe?


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