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Old 03-01-2007, 10:23 PM
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I took my boxster out one night to gas it up and I noticed it was hard to shift.. after about four city blocks I made a right turn and when I tried throwing it into second it wouldnt go in.. It persisted for awhile and there was a point where It wouldnt go into any gear even first and the car was almost to a complete stop.. I was forced to pull to the side and then throw it back into first.. ( When it wouldnt go into any gear I let go of the clutch and stepped on it again and still wouldnt go in )... after awhile It I was able to shift it but still rough.. Is this due to the cold weather?

ps. Car was shifting like butter on hot toast when I got it about 3 weeks ago

 
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Old 03-02-2007, 10:38 AM
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How cold has it been? It would have to be well below freezing for it to act like that. How many miles are on the car?
 
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Old 03-02-2007, 06:16 PM
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I live in LAand the weather got a lot cooler lately but im pretty sure it didnt go below zero... I didnt start up the car for about three or four days before this happened.. the mileage is 62k and really well taken care off.. I only warmed it up for about a minute or so because of things I have read in the forum and owners manualregarding no need for warm ups.. I took it easy though... could it be the trans fluid has not circulated in the system due to it sitting in my drive way...???

thanks for your input doc
 
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Old 03-02-2007, 06:38 PM
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You know, that sounds like a possible clutch going bad to me, especially at that mileage. I would try changing your gear oil in the transaxle first though, maybe it is old and starting to gum up a little.
 
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Old 03-03-2007, 12:44 AM
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Thanks doc.. Ill make some time next week and jack it up and check.. being a tech in IA.. what gear oil do you recommend? ill post up my findings..
by the way the engine light thing i posted up was just the MAF sensor being sensitive.. I checked the filter and something got stuck in the K&N (also the previous owner over oiled the filter). I turned off the engine light and seems to be ok now..

One other question.. When I start it up..sometimes it would sound like its choking or something.. plust the RPM would go slightly up 1k then drop to 800..normal on 986?
 
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Old 03-03-2007, 03:10 PM
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Yup, pretty normal behavior on cold start with a cold air intake. The idle is normal with any intake.

Any synthetic 75w-90 will work. We use Mobil 1 a lot, as well as swepco on occasion
 
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Old 03-03-2007, 07:21 PM
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Thanks for the prescription doc.
 
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