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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:24 am    Post subject: Re: Thank heavens for a Porsche Warranty Reply with quote

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I wonder how much having the warranty has saved me. Question



I know now. Answer = Over £14k.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...... Wowza!! ....... but of course if you did not have the warranty it seems there would have been a cheaper option ....... Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...... Wowza!! ....... but of course if you did not have the warranty it seems there would have been a cheaper option ....... Smile


True. The 'cheaper option' would have cost about the same as the pre-warranty bits that were done + the price I paid for the warranty so, at this point in time, I'd be about even.

BUT ........... from today ......... I've still got 8 months OPC warranty on the car and the massive 'peace of mind' which that brings.

AND ......... I've got a whole new gearbox instead of the 8 year old / 50k mile one I did have.

All-in-all this is me ==> Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am certainly not disagreeing Terry ...... you are in a win win situation ........ I will henceforth call you golden balls ....... amongst other less salubrious soubriquets ....... Wink
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

£14k??? And I thought the £6k bill for the SMG on my M5 (under warranty) was pricey. Great result for you though!

Also aren't these Mezger cars supposed to be bulletproof with no £8k engine rebuilds etc? Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...... aren't these Mezger cars supposed to be bulletproof with no £8k engine rebuilds etc? Grin


Fortunately there's a big difference between a Mezger engine and a Mercedes gearbox. Grin
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I 'saved' another couple of hundred quid yesterday in finally getting my intermittent 'Spoiler Failure Control' issue sorted out.

Since I got the car once in about six trips has resulted in the spoiler staying up and a really annoying bleep/dash message occurring every time the car went above an indicated 74 mph and again every time it went below 74mph.

No fault codes were stored so I needed to wait until it was actually doing it on a day when I could take it in to the OPC with the spoiler permanently up.

A faulty microswitch was the diagnosis but in typical Porsche fashion the part is not available separately and comes as part of a wiring loom!

I don't know how much it cost but when added to the 1.5 hours that the car was in the workshop I'm pleased that I was just able to drive it away afterwards.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing worth doing before the end of the warranty will be to get the car in for the 111 point check even if you have no intention of renewing. Mine has just been in and the check turned up leaking diff seals, but I was renewing this time round anyway.

Be prepared to haggle on the price of the check though as I was offered as low as £60, with others at around £130, and others refusing to budge.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:

A faulty microswitch was the diagnosis but in typical Porsche fashion the part is not available separately and comes as part of a wiring loom!

I don't know how much it cost but when added to the 1.5 hours that the car was in the workshop I'm pleased that I was just able to drive it away afterwards.


So £14K on the original repair and now circa £1K on the loom. Nice £15K 'saving' for a £1.1K investment.

Know I will be shot down, but OPC warranty every time for me. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the five months I've had my 997.2, Porsche warranty has renewed the s/steel door-sill kick-plates because the Carerra 4S script was not illuminated and a n/s PSE silencer because of internal issues with the baffler.

After suffering engine paranoia of owing a 997.1 and "old things rust or wear out" paranoia of a 993, I thought 997.2 ownership would be a walk in the park and considered not stumping up for a new warranty, not any more nooo
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another £1.5-£2k 'saved' this week.

At a recent PCGB 'Health Check' the technician pointed out that I had a another misting oil leak, this time from a joint near to the Bank 2 Oil Pump.

A few days later my 'Check engine -Drive to Workshop' light came on prompting me to book the car in and get both things sorted.

I picked the car up today with a new battery to engine earth strip fitted (a long job) and a new Oil Pump.

I don't know whether it is just psychological but the car seems to be running better than it ever has in the 8 months/5k miles I've owned it. Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you have that warranty. Do you think you bought a dud? I ask because I bought mine in June and the only thing its cost me is petrol.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Do you think you bought a dud?

I ask because I bought mine in June and the only thing its cost me is petrol.



I don't think so.

When I bought the car it had full OPC History, had just been given it's big 8 year/major service and all the items needed to pass the 111 point check and get a warranty had been done.

Straight after the purchase I took it to my favoured Indy for a once over and it was given a massive Thumb .

If I'd just run it the only thing that would have come up would have been the recent 'engine warning - drive to workshop' light which would have caused me to have the battery earth strap replaced.

The spoiler malfunction was very intermittent - one drive in seven - and always worked again after the ignition had been turned off.

Many owners don't have their car inspected on ramps from one service to the next, except for MOTs, but by having mine up twice in 8 months the technicians have seen things that I never would have. Neither the gearbox or the oil pump were dripping oil and both were working perfectly well.

I wouldn't be surprised if there are hundreds of 911s currently running around between their service dates and needing things doing like mine has had done.

BUT, just in case, my next 16 months and 12k miles will definitely be done with a warranty in place. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed, there may be loads of cars (including my own) out there with issues that we just are not aware of.

Given how much you have saved under warranty, what will you do when you can no longer renew it? Do you think you you'll sell for a Gen 2 given the millage you do?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're worrying me now, mine had decent Pre-sales check from where I bought it (911v) and a freebie OPC health check at OPC Brooklands in the past few months and it's having another check next weekend at my favourite Indy, all in preparation for another U turn and not renewing my OPC warranty in January Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Given how much you have saved under warranty, what will you do when you can no longer renew it? Do you think you you'll sell for a Gen 2 given the millage you do?



This car will be my last 'proper' 911 Turbo but as to how long I'll keep it ..... Dont know

If in 16 months time it's become a 'Triggers Broom' I'll probably keep it a long time Grin , otherwise I'll be back in a Carrera.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MJA911 wrote:
You're worrying me now, mine had decent Pre-sales check from where I bought it (911v) and a freebie OPC health check in the past few months and it's having another check next weekend at my favourite Indy, all in preparation for another U turn and not renewing my OPC warranty in January Confused


I would not stress too much about it... there are loads of good alternatives to an OPC replacing parts that can be properly fixed.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If in 16 months time it's become a 'Triggers Broom' I'll probably keep it a long time Grin , otherwise I'll be back in a Carrera.


Love the analogy Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure what an air con compressor + fitting costs but I bet I'll be recouping most of this years premium in one hit. Dont know
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I paid £220 for a new compressor on my 996 (+£30 for a dryer and an expansion valve) and it took me an hour to fit, also I paid a air con guy £45 to blow the debris out of the lines and recharge.

But if I couldn't do it myself I would be glad if someone else paid Very Happy
 
  
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