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dombo
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:31 am    Post subject: Mph display in tachometer window Reply with quote

The speedo in my '03 996 shows the speed in a little window below the dial. I have seen photos showing the actual (not average) speed in the central display window under the rev counter.
I have gone through the computer menu but cannot get speed to display like this. Is there a way to do this?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It must be in the owners manual, is it not? Or do you not have the owners manual? Mine is tucked away for winter and the manual is in the car, otherwise I'd look it up for you in my manual.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gen 1 is in the rpm dial display, gen 2 is in the smaller mph display. Porsche changed the layout on the gen 2 yours is how it should be and can't be changed,
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Alex.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, was on my phone before.

Here you go:

Gen 1




Gen 2


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gen1 makes sense. You can see revs and speed in the same place, gen2 seems a loss of functionality, smaller speed readout and not in view Question
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly - Porsche error.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So gen 2 cars can do 200mph whilst gen 1 cars can only do 175mph.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gen 2 speedo had to accommodate the turbo performance.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JKH112 wrote:
So gen 2 cars can do 200mph whilst gen 1 cars can only do 175mph.


I remember my mums 1.0 polo had a speedo to 120mph

fat chance

Although apparently top speed of a 3.4 996 should be just over 170
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I doubt many 18/19 year old 996's could still reach the factory top speed... I'm not volunteering to try either!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Gen 2 speedo had to accommodate the turbo performance.


Still needs to go further Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

asterix_the_gaul wrote:
I doubt many 18/19 year old 996's could still reach the factory top speed... I'm not volunteering to try either!


Probably not as bad as you think.

A well maintained car can have the same power.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

asterix_the_gaul wrote:
I doubt many 18/19 year old 996's could still reach the factory top speed... I'm not volunteering to try either!


Don't worry I've already tested that for you. Made 172 on the GPS and held it rock steady.

Possibly would have squeezed another couple of MPH out of it - but Bayswater High St is a bit uphill and I'd gone at it from the wrong end. Had to lift slightly for the speed humps at the start of the run too. Nightmare. Bloody town planners.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye, I think you'd be surprised. Fantastic engines these..

I personally also had 177 indicated in my old 996 4S whilst following my friend in his 3.4C2 doing the same speed.

Proper sports cars which maintain performance despite age as long as well looked after.

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