Here's a link directly to the post with grim's delivery checklist, for those who have changed from the default number of posts per page: http://www.macanforum.com/forum/deliveries/4833-things-new-owners-might-want-know.html#post160713I KNEW it was somewhere - try this: http://www.macanforum.com/forum/deliveries/4833-things-new-owners-might-want-know-7.html
Dunno why "link" doesn't work but here you go.
I typically don’t get involved in submitting many posts on the forum. One reason is the ridiculous and idiotic responses from some folks such as the one from grim regarding the battery issue. I know not many Porsche owners are aware of the 6,000 mile per year requirement to cover the warranty of a battery. I’ll bet lots of SA’s don’t know about it. I expect a six figure car that is two years old and 3300 miles to be under complete warranty. Most manufacturers’ warranty outside of drive train does not include a minimum yearly requirement for mileage. By the way, the manager called me and apologized, then offered to sell me a battery at cost. When it comes to systems and operation of the vehicle I’ve spent a considerable amount of time in the manual. The point is maintenance is far too expensive. My question is, how did you get to be a moderator-excuse me, super moderator? Oh, I guess you read the manual.I don't get it. You're complaining that you didn't read your own manual?
Its in the warranty manual. Its discussed in about every porsche forum. The sports cars draw power all the time. The ports shut down. After so many day the key won't work and you have to open the door manually. Leave it too long and the battery just dies. This was particularly true prior to the AGM batteries.ridiculous and idiotic responses from some folks such as the one from grim regarding the battery issue. I know not many Porsche owners are aware of the 6,000 mile per year requirement to cover the warranty of a battery.
You don't own the sports cars. There is nothing new here, its old news. If you don't drive the car for some number of days, it goes on the maintainer, particularly where you are up north in the cold. The AGM batteries are better than the older batteries but there are many, many threads on this over a decade. Batteries die all the time because many of the sports cars, 911 and 987/981 are toys and not DD. If the cars are DD, they are fine.What? You have to drive a minimum number of miles for the battery to be under warranty?
I must be living under a rock. I have never heard of such but I've only owned and driven cars for a mere 40 years. Holy crap.
OK, lets go over this because obviously this is new to some people.Wow! I did not read through the entire Warranty book till just now. (I just read the 1st pages to see the 4 yr./50K.) I had read through the owner's manual & the PCM Manual. Very interesting re Battery. I wonder if most cars have that weasel clause? I see the A/C refrigerant is only warranted for 90 days !
BTW, in the manual p. 314, Says after you install a new battery, you must initialize it in the control unit.
I had not realized my very old, very basic trickle charger would not be suitable for AGM batteries! I will buy a battery minder. I'm thinking of buying "CTEK (56-864) MUS 4.3 12 Volt Fully Automatic 8 Step Battery Charger"... AGM batteries ...do NOT charge at the normal 14.4V but at 14.7V. So if you got an older charger, its probably not suitable for charging the AGM batteries. ...
The Porsche branded chargers are the cheaper rebranded CTEKS, I think theI had not realized my very old, very basic trickle charger would not be suitable for AGM batteries! I will buy a battery minder. I'm thinking of buying "CTEK (56-864) MUS 4.3 12 Volt Fully Automatic 8 Step Battery Charger"
OK Grim, looking @ buying my 1st charger for a P car in years.The Porsche branded chargers are the cheaper rebranded CTEKS, I think the
3.3A version. The one you chose I use all the time. It works fine. Just set it on snowflake mode and you are good to go. You can select the accessories you need.
Sure, I've had the MUS 4.3 about 3 or so years. Works fine.OK Grim, looking @ buying my 1st charger for a P car in years.
That said, I may buy the same unit Icono linked/apparently you use, care to elaborate on those accessories you mentioned above?