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Old 04-29-2010, 02:28 PM   #1
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Tiptronic stop working

Hi everybody,

i really need your help. I just bought a 2001 boxster tiptronic, 80 000KM. And i have probleme with the tiptronic. Each time a press the accelerator to rapidely accelerate, when the rpm is near 6000, the transmission make a strange noise (seems to look for witch gear too chose - always choose a gear higer), then the check engine sign appears and the tiptronic dosent work anymore: it goea on automatic mode (thats probably why it always choose a gear higer). Even if i'm already on ''manual'' mode, it switch to automatic (the light in the dash, not the shifter). I have my car since 1 1/2 week and cant drive it like a sport car ! :-( It already 3 times the dealer send the car to a garage and nothing work ...

Do you guys have a clue ?

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Old 04-30-2010, 11:50 AM   #2
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Find a garage that has the right tools to pull the trans codes off the Tip. Then use this link as a reference guide....Every Tip owner should have this one in their library:

http://www.europeantransmissions.com/Bulletin/DTC.Porsh/lib_download.jsp_file=por_G40tiptronic_diagnose.pd f
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:10 PM   #3
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Starting in 2000 you could be in auto mode and use your thumb to + - shift. Also, the car is intelligent. If you are getting aggressive and having fun, the transmission will adjust and get into an aggressive mode with you. If you drive normal it will act normal. Also, at 6000 RPM's, it sounds like it shifting up to far. Try your manual mode and keep your thumbs on your + - shifting and see what happens. When I get aggressive and really slow to much into a turn, sometimes the TIP will shift down to 1st and is ready to rock out of a turn. Also, has the TIP had a full service...they drop the pan, replace the filter, etc. and replace the oil.
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:59 PM   #4
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Normal operation - you're hitting the Rev Limiter.

Unlike the Manual cars, the Tiptronic Control Unit (computer) won't let you do that - self preservation.

BTW, by the time you hit the limiter, you've already gone past peak HP anyway - the power curve has downturned, reving that high is useless, and not especially good for the TipS.

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Old 05-02-2010, 02:01 PM   #5
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Thx you all for your answers.

Its appreciate !
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Old 05-02-2010, 02:06 PM   #6
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Normal operation - you're hitting the Rev Limiter.

Unlike the Manual cars, the Tiptronic Control Unit (computer) won't let you do that - self preservation.

BTW, by the time you hit the limiter, you've already gone past peak HP anyway - the power curve has downturned, reving that high is useless, and not especially good for the TipS.

Cheers!
OK I understand you're point. But is it normal about the check engine sign? What to do to make it back to normal- the tip and the check sign ?

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