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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:41 pm    Post subject: new service book Reply with quote

Does anyone know if these are still available?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're usually on back order Question
I needed one last year and it took 3 months from order to delivery - but that was 18 months ago.....
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought Porsche had just announced that they were being reprinted, or maybe that was just owners manuals.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robertb wrote:
I thought Porsche had just announced that they were being reprinted, or maybe that was just owners manuals.


I saw the article about all the owner manuals, but not service books.
It's still worth just contacting OPC and ordering one - might be a long wait, or they might just check stock at other depots....I know they do that for other parts?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

service books are available to order, i got one a year or so ago, i did have to wait some time, i think porsche wait unitl they get enough orders to make a print run.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what would be the process to get them restamped by the previous dealerships if so?

Would our service records be on computer?

I know another OPC can see all of the UK OPC service record but I don’t know how far this history goes back given how ‘old’ our cars are
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a car last year. Service book was lost.
Went to easy London Porsche and they got me a replacement within a few days. Looked up the history and stamped it up to date.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Order from OPC. Price is eye watering IIRC for what it is! Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These used to be around £10-£15 from memory. How much are they now?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adrian993 wrote:


Would our service records be on computer?

I know another OPC can see all of the UK OPC service record but I don’t know how far this history goes back given how ‘old’ our cars are



Sadly the service records are on several computers that can't actually talk to each other as they are operated by several dealer franchises. If you're lucky your car may have been kept within one group but otherwise it'll take several phone calls and visits.

Whether early 993 services would pre-dates the computer records ......... Dont know
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wilpert wrote:
I bought a car last year. Service book was lost.
Went to easy London Porsche and they got me a replacement within a few days. Looked up the history and stamped it up to date.


How many years of service record was this? And was it all with the same dealer?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dream911 wrote:
These used to be around £10-£15 from memory. How much are they now?

Just checked - it was £11.50
Cheap as chips..... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

adrian993 wrote:
wilpert wrote:
I bought a car last year. Service book was lost.
Went to easy London Porsche and they got me a replacement within a few days. Looked up the history and stamped it up to date.


How many years of service record was this? And was it all with the same dealer?


Good question, as the car was just 3 yrs old it had only had one service from the dealership I went to, who happened to be the original supplier. So it was quite simple.

The new data protection laws make it hard to get service and history info on cars because you don’t get names and details of former keepers. I’ve always contacted former keepers where possible to get a bit of background on a car but not so easy now.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndyS wrote:
Dream911 wrote:
These used to be around £10-£15 from memory. How much are they now?

Just checked - it was £11.50
Cheap as chips..... Very Happy


Wow! My OPC quoted me £40+ a few months ago... Surprised

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cableguy wrote:
AndyS wrote:
Dream911 wrote:
These used to be around £10-£15 from memory. How much are they now?

Just checked - it was £11.50
Cheap as chips..... Very Happy


Wow! My OPC quoted me £40+ a few months ago... Surprised

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That sounds like a huge increase!
I ordered mine in August '17 at OPC Chester, and it came in November '17
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’m sure I paid £40 for mine a couple of years ago. Ran out of space in the original as there is not enough space if you are doing a yearly revive and want the stamps.
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