Does the Softronic flash effect your Porsche warranty and what about your gas milage?Excellent deal! I think the 4 cylinder cars are a harder sell since the 4.0 GTS introduction.
I'm very happy with my Cayman GTS 2.5L....with Softronic flash. 435 hp (...or so) with no side effects. It sounds a little bit meaner too. 15K on it.
Very nice. Thanks for responding.Cremaley:
If I drive like a normal person, mileage is the same....which never was that great....27mpg? If I push, well...there's more to push with, so the drop in economy is greater.
Most of my pushing is 20 or 30 second blasts anyway. Not much opportunity for more around here. I'm not tracking cars so much and I don't really push for long stints, so not so concerned about warranty on this engine. It's pretty reliable....and I have the 3rd radiator on GTS, so overheating is less of a concern.
I'm changing oil at about double the recomendation. I get it done by a non-dealer once a year and then take it in for the required service the other time.
I think this warranty worry thing is over-done, frankly. Unless it's an engine or drive-line problem, software won't make a difference in coverage.
Rear tire life may be negatively effected, however . Aside from that, it really still is the same smooth little sports car.
I had it in for a passenger side window track misalignment. I think it was an assembly problem...maybe a bolt didn't get torqued down all the way? Window OK unless you rolled it down with door closed and back up...then you had to punch your way out of the door because the window edge was on the inside of the door seal. We noticed it on a PCA tour to Pittsburgh GP. Dealer cheerfully repaired it. No charge.
I drove a used '06 for about 100K miles without issues...did tons of mods on it. Ounce of prevention works wonders.
You may want to check with the PCNA before making decisions on how modifications may or may not effect the warranty. As someone who manufactures controls systems with embedded firmware, I can unequivocally state that if an end user chose to attempt to enhance the product performance utilizing their own or third party firmware, they would be completely on their own should any damage to the product or peripheral equipment occur.Does the Softronic flash effect your Porsche warranty and what about your gas milage?