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Old 16-07-2018, 08:41 AM   #61
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Old 16-07-2018, 10:12 AM   #62
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SO tempted by one of these.

For those who own one, what is the cost of Porsche main dealer servicing like?
I have a 4 year old 981 Boxster S. The servicing is high-ish, but to maintain the official Porsche warranty its a must.

For a car like this one a 986, there are fixed price options or you go to the non dealer network of Porsche specialists which in general seem to be good.
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:47 PM   #63
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Your Porsche is looking great. Where did you get the replica plates from? Are you happy with them? Thanks
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:23 PM   #64
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SO tempted by one of these.

For those who own one, what is the cost of Porsche main dealer servicing like?
Loads of specialists near you

http://www.motortuneshotts.co.uk/main/info/index.html

www.spautobahncars.com

http://www.stewartrodenmotors.co.uk/porsche-servicing

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Porsche dealer pricing is on their website - pdf files, fixed prices.

https://www.porsche.com/uk/accessori...ervicepricing/

Be careful though because it doesn't show all items - they don;t want to tell you about spark plug changes at major service time, for which they used to charge something like £175.

Just had my 987S serviced at Northway's Reading, £618 for major service, plugs and brake fluid change - would have been ca £765 at OPC, so saved about £150.

You might get 10% discount for PCGB membership, good will for older vehicles - so if you want to keep the Porsche extended warranty going (up to 10yrs), and you can get a discount then its actually not too bad to pay the OPCs pricing - just be prepared for a higher bill than you might expect from the pdf files.
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:06 PM   #67
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SO tempted by one of these.

For those who own one, what is the cost of Porsche main dealer servicing like?
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I can grab out some old receipts for you later today.
So I did a good job of that didn't I... my apologies!

We use a local specialist - I think it's relatively easy to find a good one for these. Much more so than more run of the mill stuff - for example I daren't take our 3 year old BMW anywhere but the main dealer, as painful at that experience is. I have serious trust issues. The battle is finding someone who will treat your car as their own.

Rant aside.

The most recent service was from a well regarded specialist in Oxfordshire. I'd say it's on the strong side but an example nonetheless:

Investigate exhaust rattle 48-24
Investigate FL suspension rattle 33-50
Advise on clutch judder 16-75
12k service 201-00
Brake fluid change 111-80

Brake fluid 13-20
Oil filter 11-70
Pollen filter 34-54
Castrol Edge 5/40 (9L) 117-18
Sump plug 23-63

Plus extras comes to 637...

...

At a different specialist:
Water pump, condensers, dryer, AC service 1105
48k service, front discs & pads, 2 coils 1113
12k service, brake fluid 360

Last OPC service (2006):
AC service, 36k service 570

Hope that makes up for the three month delay! Have you bought one?

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Your Porsche is looking great. Where did you get the replica plates from? Are you happy with them? Thanks
Thank you very much! The plates came from DMB graphics, he is very popular with the Ford crowd - mainly makes up repro stripes and dealer bumf. Plates are nicely made, service was easy, he made the AFN logo up from photos of the old plate all in the price. I had a choice of font to suit the age, only complaint is that the font is not totally correct. A lot of people wouldn't know though...
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:16 PM   #68
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So quarterly update time...

Some of the trim was starting to look a little past its best.

Faded:




Mildly faded:



Wartermarky:



Pathetic:



Cleaned with BH Surfex, wiped down with BH CF, coated with Gtechniq C4.

mmm, better:






Yes:



Very yes:



Nearly 12 months in now!

Big European road trip next summer with any luck.
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