We all know that forums atttact weirdos.
Interesting, mine seems ok so far. I did need a new alternator last year.
I’m on my third battery in the 6 years I’ve had the car. I’d never bought a battery before having The 911. The wiring loom between the battery and alternator can also fail. Pig of a job if that goes.
I’ve had 4 electric window mechanisms over the last 10 years of Porsche ownership. £200 a pop.
It’s a good job they’re such amazing cars.
Are you early-battery-failure boys using decent-quality battery conditioners when the cars are unused? 'cos it’s hard to think why they’d go so soon otherwise.
I do have a CTek charger, which are considered to be excellent.
Not had the car long enough to make any statement on battery life, though.
Mines a daily driver. Up until recently I was doing Cardiff to Bristol twice a week so not all short journeys. I don’t put it on trickle charge when on hols. My mechanic told me they usually last about 3 yrs on a 997 (He’s been a Porsche mechanic for 30yrs so knows his onions.
Yes, just put them on a trickle charger, mines still going strong after 7 years!
now I thought that website was for something else
Seems an inexplicably short time for any battery to last, not least one in regular use.
Shortest I’ve ever had one last is 5 years, longest is in its 13th year and the car it’s in is now with a mate in chilly North Britain.
Maybe it’s specific to the Porsche ones? (Not sure who actually makes them) I think mine has a Varta.
longest Ive left one of mine without using it or starting it was about 3 weeks with the Boxster - never had a problem with the battery,
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Eh? WTF are you fuckin goin on abaht now?
Well, V in German is pronounced as F, so Farta
I asked Jackie if the battery in her car was a Varta. She thought I was being rude.
I’m just back from a 2 hour spin. Took the car up to the Llangynydir mountain road on the edge of Powys. A dry winter day is best as there aren’t any sheep wandering on the road.