I may not understand this as well as some but I've been told shifting gears with the vehicle off is a terrible idea. The engine isn't running to run the oil around and lubricate things so you're moving parts over one another without any lubricant. I would definitely stop that if I were you.does anyone else talk to their car?
my wife laughs at me when she comes out in the garage to see who I’m talking to, and it’s the Porsche.
I sometimes sit in the car in the winter and just shift gears.
it might be ok if I just got it, but I bought her 7 years ago.
winter is the worst, I try to keep the cover on, but I invent reasons to take off the cover To look at the way the fluorescent lights make the matalick paint sparkle.
its not like I don’t have other interests, i have other cars, grand kids and of course a lovely wife.
but boy is that damn Boxster fun to drive.
Around here, it's always been a deterrent to the theft of the shift knobAny time I go to a car show where they invite you to sit in the cars I notice they have removed the shift knob and it's just the bare metal post sticking up. That's to deter you from wanting to shift the gears without oil.
That's really because they are either 1) trying to keep people from stealing the shift knob, or 2) it's already been stolen. Shift knobs are a common theft item at shows. I guarantee it has nothing to do with oiling or concern for the transmission.Any time I go to a car show where they invite you to sit in the cars I notice they have removed the shift knob and it's just the bare metal post sticking up. That's to deter you from wanting to shift the gears without oil.
I agree with your reasoning for leaving it in the garage on really nasty days, that would be my biggest fear but I also know what winter does to my daily driver. I will not subject my Cayman to that. That’s why I have a car for winter. If I lived in an area where salt and sand weren’t used to deal with freezing conditions, I would have no problem. Of course I don’t fault anyone for doing it either.I drive mine all year, with winter tires of course. No issues - the Cayman is terrific in the snow. When it is really nasty I leave it in the garage and take the other car- not because the Porsche can't handle it, but because the odds of getting hit by an idiot rise substantially in bad weather.