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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikeluke wrote:
To name and shame - it is Reading....

And needless to say I will not be getting the A/C done there.

On a related note...


How much 'value' is there is keeping the service book at 100% OPC against Indy? I have Northway Porsche just up the road from me and I would rather use them - not only for the difference in cost, but because I trust them to tell me the truth!


Not surprised it’s the same group structure as Guildford.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikeluke wrote:
To name and shame - it is Reading....

And needless to say I will not be getting the A/C done there.

On a related note...


How much 'value' is there is keeping the service book at 100% OPC against Indy? I have Northway Porsche just up the road from me and I would rather use them - not only for the difference in cost, but because I trust them to tell me the truth!


Maybe the 4 years but as long as it's a 1st rate specialist, then they have just as much value
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It can be a very variable world at your local OPC in my experience.

More often than not I have found them to be fair and reasonable, certainly in attitude and approach if not necessarily in costs Very Happy

I have found, over the years, that when it comes to diagnostics, especially on electrical items the OPC is frequently best at getting a solution whereas the Indy route is much more consistent in terms of cost and detail overall. My only caveat here is that as technicians at the OPC become less involved everyday in older cars the skill sets to work with them fade, whereas at an Indy those same skills are increasing as they do tend to see more 'mature' vehicles more frequently.
Sometimes the OPC seem to deliberately shoot themselves in the foot though when it comes to pricing out a job Bandit
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:28 am    Post subject: Re: OPCs - You Gotta Luv 'em Reply with quote

mikeluke wrote:
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981 Boxster S has failed the 111 point check because it has Zunsport grills ....


I hope they did not charge you for the 111 point check. My car was booked in but they did not go ahead as they knew at the start the grills would fail.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting, my neighbour has a 997 gen1 turbo. It's always been on Porsche warranty, he was charged for inspection before renewing warranty again even though they have always serviced it since he has owned it. He's just had full service with gearbox oil change as car now 12 years old cost £1800. Of this £800 for spark plug change Surprised
I stopped using them when I had my speedster, they wanted to charge for removal and refit of under trays, these were never fitted to the 3.2 speedster. I asked at time when was last air cooled car they serviced, they could not tell me, with the quote they gave me I looked for the retraining cost for the technician, service guys weren't amused Floor
I use good specialist who I trust now, my neighbour is looking at doing same after this warranty period runs out
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:18 am    Post subject: Re: OPCs - You Gotta Luv 'em Reply with quote

Johnd52 wrote:
mikeluke wrote:
So....

981 Boxster S has failed the 111 point check because it has Zunsport grills ....


I hope they did not charge you for the 111 point check. My car was booked in but they did not go ahead as they knew at the start the grills would fail.


I had a loan car out - so kept it overnight - went back in this morning - took the grills off myself (3 mins tops) and then they completed the 111 point check and I got the paperwork for the warranty. Had a conversation about what 'has' to be done to keep the warranty valid and what I can get done elsewhere. Also had a robust 'discussion' about them not taking the grills off themselves and wanting to sting me £273 for a 3 minute job.....
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikeluke wrote:
To name and shame - it is Reading....

And needless to say I will not be getting the A/C done there.

On a related note...


How much 'value' is there is keeping the service book at 100% OPC against Indy? I have Northway Porsche just up the road from me and I would rather use them - not only for the difference in cost, but because I trust them to tell me the truth!


Not surprised it was Reading, if all you are complaining about is the cost then aren't you the lucky one! If my 911 brokedown outside their front gate I would call a recovery truck to take it somewhere else.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

997.1 GT3 being offered for sale at OPC Chester..... with grilles fitted!!

If anyone is nearby it'd be interesting to go and see it and ask "if I buy it today is it ready to take away?"

It's possible they'll remove the grilles prior to sale and applying the warranty, but it's a bit bl00dy rich advertising a car which so obviously does not comply with warranty requirements.... Hmmmmm Question
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And one at Sutton Coldfield too... Nice to see the difference between the Zunsport grilles (black car) and the Rennline grilles (silver car) though.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh this is getting boring now - there's also one at OPC Mid Sussex with grilles (and pretty badly fitted ones at that!)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the crazy thing...

Porsche fit them on GT cars but not on 'non-GT cars' - !!

Must be different air that they drive through..... Question
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They were only fitted as standard to the GT cars from 997.2 onwards so all of the above 997.1 GT3‘s have aftermarket grilles on them. If somehow it can be shown that Porsche will sell these cars as shown then these ads strongly support a case for them not affecting warranty / 111 point checks.
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