Operating Your Porsche in other Countries
Government regulations in the United States and Canada require that automobiles meet specific emission regulations and safety standards.
Therefore, cars built for the U.S. and Canada differ from vehicles sold in other countries.
If you plan to take your Porsche outside the continental limits of the United States or Canada, there is the possibility that:
– Unleaded fuel may not be available,
– Unleaded fuel may have a considerably lower octane rating. Excessive engine knock and serious damage to both
engine and catalytic converters could result,
– Service may be inadequate due to lack of proper service facilities, tools or diagnostic equipment,
– Replacement parts may not be available or very difficult to get.
Porsche cannot be responsible for the mechanical damage that could result because of inadequate fuel, service or parts availability.
If you purchased your Porsche abroad and want to bring it back home, be sure to find out about shipping and forwarding requirements, as well as current import and customs regulations.
When the ignition is on, the fuel level is displayed on the instrument panel.
Please see the chapter "L – FUEL GAGE" on page 92.
Refueling Fire Risk
Fire, open flame and smoking are prohibited when handling fuel.
Fuel Vapors and Skin Contact
Fuel and fuel vapors are hazardous to health.
Avoid contact with skin or clothing, since injury to your skin may occur.
Do not inhale fuel vapors, since they may make you ill and possibly cause death if inhalation is prolonged and occurs in a closed space.
To prevent damage to the emission control system
Never drive the tank dry.
Avoid high cornering speeds after the warning lights have come on.
Please see the chapter "FUEL ECONOMY" on page 206.
Check engine warning light
If the warning lights in the instrument panel come on and remain on while driving, it suggests:
– a potential engine control problem and the need for system service or
– an improperly fastened tank cap or refueling with engine running.
It is important that the service intervals, particularly the oil change intervals, are observed in accordance with the specifications in the "Maintenance" booklet.
Refueling Fires / Cellphones
The RF energy from a cellphone can cause a sparking on bare metal, much like aluminum foil in a microwave oven. The spark could ignite gasoline fumes present while refeuling.
Do not use a cellphone while pumping gas.
Refueling Fires / Static Electricity
Static discharge from your body can ignite gasoline fumes present when you get back out of the vehicle and touch the fuel nozzle.