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Old 11-22-2011, 06:14 AM   #6
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Diego
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I don't know if what you're experiencing is "normal," but if it helps let me give you a bit more detail on what happens with my 03 986.

When the engine is cold and I back out of the garage and start to head downhill on my street, it will annoyingly stay in 2nd gear way too long to the point where I have to use the tip to manually shift to a higher gear or else my neighbors will think I'm nuts. I do not have the same phenomena when the engine is warm.

After researching a bit I concluded this was the normal tip function that helps with engine warm up.

The car just performs better if I let it warm up for a few minutes in the garage. I live in San Diego so by "cold" I mean it's starting at about 40 - 50 degrees (F).
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