Greetings all and Happy New Year! Just thought I'd check back in after a prolonged absence and following my return to Blightly (and sunny Shropshire!) It's been a busy few months with the move from Bucharest - although the drive back was quite enjoyable.
Anyway the reason for posting 'here' is that on the 1750 mile return journey I started to notice an extra couple of small jolts from the transmission when pulling away from standstill. These felt very 'mechanical' and happened just before and after the change from 1st to 2nd gear. Easy to miss, but clear as mud once you are looking out for it!
As luck would have it, I am now living just a ten minute drive from Porsche Wolverhampton (newish dealership less than two years' old), so I popped in there a few days ago and explained the problem. Straight away they said 'transfer box' and today it was replaced under warranty. My car (an SD) was first registered Sep 2015, and has done less than 13K miles, mostly motorway but with the occasional trip somewhere more exciting (see viewtopic.php?f=23&t=4511&p=87726&hilit ... san#p87726
Porsche Wolverhampton were very impressive, hence I am very pleased to be so local. I was well looked after by Avril, the Senior Service Advisor, and they leant me this for the last couple of days. It was about -2 degrees when I collected it, and I almost lost the back-end when pulling out of the dealership!
Great fun for a short period (despite the atrocious potholed roads), but my wife kept turning off the sports exhaust - fun sponge!
To be honest I am quite pleased that the transfer box failed whilst still in warranty, although I now have the dilemma about whether to extend the warranty out for another 2 years from this summer.
Anyway, my advice to others who suspect their transfer boxes are mis-behaiving is to get them looked at straight away. The car felt instantly smoother, even as I first drove away from the dealership.