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Re: Transfer box failed

Post by Wing Commander » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:06 pm

Guy wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:01 pm
Wing Commander wrote:
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"Welcome back" Guy! :)
Thanks WingCo - I was expecting you to be on at least 20,000 posts and a new Porsche by now! :D
Ha ha! Alas 'only' 10,800 posts, but with a new Carrera T incoming...! :mrgreen:
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Re: Transfer box failed

Post by Guy » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:12 pm

Wing Commander wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:06 pm
Ha ha! Alas 'only' 10,800 posts, but with a new Carrera T incoming...! :mrgreen:
Ah - just spotted the 37 page thread. Deja Vu! Looks great - many congratulations!


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Re: Transfer box failed

Post by Wing Commander » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:04 pm

Cheers, Guy! Delivery due early April I'm hoping...! :)
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Re: Transfer box failed

Post by Weatherald » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:51 am

nsm3 wrote:Or keep it under warranty?

As an aside, I have noticed the odd 'lurch', when pulling away from a junction with significant left or right lock on. It's almost like a tiny bit of (inside rear) wheel spin which is arrested, but not due to me giving it the beans or adverse conditions, just normal driving? Anyone else get this; I assumed it was the rear drive bias, shifting power forwards, albeit not very smoothly at all? Now wondering if it may be related to these transfer boxes?
My car has just had a replacement transfer box at 18 k..
It exhibits exactly the same characteristics as you have described from the near side rear wheel before and after the fitting of the new box.
The technician advised that there is a mod on the new box regarding a breather that was allowing water to get in, so fingers crossed. Regarding the rear wheeI, I’ve just extended the warranty for 2 years as I love the car.


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Re: Transfer box failed

Post by Tall Phil » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:55 am

Weatherald wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:51 am
nsm3 wrote:Or keep it under warranty?

As an aside, I have noticed the odd 'lurch', when pulling away from a junction with significant left or right lock on. It's almost like a tiny bit of (inside rear) wheel spin which is arrested, but not due to me giving it the beans or adverse conditions, just normal driving? Anyone else get this; I assumed it was the rear drive bias, shifting power forwards, albeit not very smoothly at all? Now wondering if it may be related to these transfer boxes?
My car has just had a replacement transfer box at 18 k..
It exhibits exactly the same characteristics as you have described from the near side rear wheel before and after the fitting of the new box.
The technician advised that there is a mod on the new box regarding a breather that was allowing water to get in, so fingers crossed. Regarding the rear wheeI, I’ve just extended the warranty for 2 years as I love the car.


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Do your cars exhibit these symptoms all the time or on occasion?

Any other symptoms?
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Re: Transfer box failed

Post by mark-yorkshire » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:38 pm

Weatherald wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:51 am
nsm3 wrote:Or keep it under warranty?

As an aside, I have noticed the odd 'lurch', when pulling away from a junction with significant left or right lock on. It's almost like a tiny bit of (inside rear) wheel spin which is arrested, but not due to me giving it the beans or adverse conditions, just normal driving? Anyone else get this; I assumed it was the rear drive bias, shifting power forwards, albeit not very smoothly at all? Now wondering if it may be related to these transfer boxes?
My car has just had a replacement transfer box at 18 k..
It exhibits exactly the same characteristics as you have described from the near side rear wheel before and after the fitting of the new box.
The technician advised that there is a mod on the new box regarding a breather that was allowing water to get in, so fingers crossed. Regarding the rear wheeI, I’ve just extended the warranty for 2 years as I love the car.


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It seems like the common causal factor with the transfer box failure is water ingress. I wonder if jet washing under the body is best avoided. I have never jet washed under the body for this reason.
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Re: Transfer box failed

Post by Guy » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:56 pm

^ I have never jet washed under mine.

Also, reading other people's symptoms I'd just like to re-iterate that the clunking I heard from mine was nothing to do with having left or right lock on. Mine had problems when the wheels were pointing straight ahead - pulling away from straight junctions.

I have also read that the hesitation to engage drive when reversing may be linked to transfer box problems; I checked today and mine is still just as bad in this respect despite having a new transfer box fitted last week.

I did try to get some answers about modification of the transfer box from my dealer but they didn't give anything away. One of the technicians did say that they have not yet had a reoccurrence of the fault on any cars that have had a transfer box replacement.

@ Mark-Yorkshire - Yes the warranty extension is a difficult decision! But despite already having the transfer box replaced am 'minded' to go for a two year extension from this Sep. The bit that I would really begrudge paying is the £216 inspection fee - effectively paying for an activity that reduces their risk! I will try to get some sort of deal, even if just a free MOT!!


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Re: Transfer box failed

Post by Mike and his Macan » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:21 pm

Iv always extended my warranty... £650 per yer with Bmw ( 640d) . I try to always be with the opinion that it means I can sell my car privately .. the buyer can buy with confidence.. and I don’t have to sell it to a dealer who will you will undoubtedly want to make 3k profit on my behalf... whilst still being nice to me! Not only that any repair on a car of these marks is going to be eye watering. I think 5k for a new turbo! Good knows how much for a ZF gearbox or DsG... so I don’t think they are a bad thing to do.
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Re: Transfer box failed

Post by Weatherald » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:25 pm

Guy wrote:^ I have never jet washed under mine.

Also, reading other people's symptoms I'd just like to re-iterate that the clunking I heard from mine was nothing to do with having left or right lock on. Mine had problems when the wheels were pointing straight ahead - pulling away from straight junctions.

I have also read that the hesitation to engage drive when reversing may be linked to transfer box problems; I checked today and mine is still just as bad in this respect despite having a new transfer box fitted last week.

I did try to get some answers about modification of the transfer box from my dealer but they didn't give anything away. One of the technicians did say that they have not yet had a reoccurrence of the fault on any cars that have had a transfer box replacement.

@ Mark-Yorkshire - Yes the warranty extension is a difficult decision! But despite already having the transfer box replaced am 'minded' to go for a two year extension from this Sep. The bit that I would really begrudge paying is the £216 inspection fee - effectively paying for an activity that reduces their risk! I will try to get some sort of deal, even if just a free MOT!!

I’ve just extended my warranty. I paid for the mot and got the 111 point check as good will.
They repaired the air suspension fault it was a wiring loom that had chafed through. Extended warranty a no brainer if your keeping the car in my opinion.


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Re: Transfer box failed

Post by Taz » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:35 pm

I had the Transfer Box fail on my Cayenne. The dealer spotted it when I took it in for service and they replaced it immediately, no questions asked.
So when is this ‘old enough to know better’ supposed to kick in ?


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