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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:55 pm    Post subject: Thank heavens for a Porsche Warranty Reply with quote

Fortunately before I bought my car I persuaded the previous owner to get a Porsche warranty on it.

This leak (it's only 'misting', no drips) is apparently from a part of the Tiptronic gearbox that cannot be replaced.



Consequently a new box is in the process of being installed.

I wonder how much having the warranty has saved me. Question Dont know
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lucky man Terry, very lucky man. Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blimey! Surprised
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I think it probably could be replaced (as once you get out of the dealer network these tip boxes are easily opened up and bits replaced/changed), but as it is under warranty they wont do anything with the box as its a merc part. Its a replace only item. The 996 turbo tip box is £12k (or at least it was when they were replaced under warranty by OPC in the past).

Anyway, its certainly saved you a pretty penny there mate!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well Porsche replace the box, we replace the gaskets - we had them made because they are not available from Porsche. So in the real world the cost is £1395+vat sorted, or in the Porsche Land it is 5 figures. Very Happy

Anyway good result for you.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terry, sorry to hear about the box, but glad you're getting it sorted under warranty. Laughing

Sometimes get the feeling that some people on this forum think Porsche warranty is money not wisely spent - even if the probability of this happening on my car was only 1 in 100, I would still spend the £1100 per year in a heart beat.

So, in my mind at least, further evidence of the value of a Porsche Warranty. Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great for you that it is being sorted. But you haven't saved £12k. I would have put up with it without a warranty, and at resale taken a hit of a few £hundred for the leak. If it was a keeper then a proper fix during other servicing could be sensible.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank heavens indeed!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Porsche parts cost: £12k
Indie makes their own gasket £ probably a tenner

Probably similar number hours of labour.

Love it. Still, a brand new box fitted for free is a good result for your history file. Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

996ttalot wrote:
Well Porsche replace the box, we replace the gaskets - we had them made because they are not available from Porsche. So in the real world the cost is £1395+vat sorted, or in the Porsche Land it is 5 figures. Very Happy

Anyway good result for you.




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Great for you that it is being sorted. But you haven't saved £12k. I would have put up with it without a warranty, and at resale taken a hit of a few £hundred for the leak. If it was a keeper then a proper fix during other servicing could be sensible.
MC


Agree with this... A great result, but why replace a gearbox when its just the gaskets (that you can buy from Porsche I am sure) that need replacing? I'm not convinced that's a case to have a Porsche warranty.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The box is a mercedes box, ANY trans guy who builds merc boxes will have the gasket, Porsche are a joke saying the box needs changing, its an easy fix and normally caused by a worn gearbox mount, so if they havent changed that the problem will come back one day.

Gaskets available here
http://www.importperformancetrans.com/index.php?l=search_list&s[search]=996+tiptronic&s[title]=Y&s[short_desc]=Y&s[full_desc]=Y&s[sku]=Y&s[match]=all

Thread here
http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/996-turbo-gt2/361330-tiptronic-leak-diy-repair-need-mounts-transfer-case-gaskets.html

Pelican do the gasket which was leaking for about $4 !!!!!!!

Way to go Porsche !!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the record when that picture was taken the techie looking at it did say that if it was just that gasket [where there appears to be a lot of oil] then it would be a job they'd do but if it was actually leaking higher up and running down to that point then it would need a replacement box.

When I took it on Monday they were going to clean it, run it and see where it was coming from. On Wednesday I got the call to say it was getting a new 'box.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Theres 2 gaskets at the back of the box, its a simple job. I wonder what they do with the old boxes if theres no gaskets available Dont know Question eh!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well either way ....... it is a good result for out Terry ........ Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnnyDangerous wrote:
Theres 2 gaskets at the back of the box, its a simple job. I wonder what they do with the old boxes if theres no gaskets available Dont know Question eh!


I was thinking the exact same thing........someone could be about to make a few quid 'gaming' the system inside the OPC network...... Question

But for you Terry who cares...? Peace of mind indeed Thumb

Btw can you explain the line 'I persuaded the previous owner'...? Did you haggle it as a condition of sale in other words....? If it's £1100 that's a really good bargaining point indeed - nice one and as Wasz says brilliant for the history file Grin
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Result Terry!

I have had 3 automatic cars, all had problems

Audi - infamous flashing PRNDS lights/ loss of drive - new ECU £1500
Volvo XC90 (T5 turbo petrol) 4 speed GM derived box - forums full of horror stories
Porsche Cayenne - 1 year old - new valve chest under OPC warranty

The Range Rover I have now isn't particularly happy on hard kick downs, but I live with it ...

Glad my 997 is manual, so just the engine to worry about Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree that whatever the cause, it is a good result for Terry.

I also agree that Porsche have been a joke for a long time for their inability/unwillingness to repair these parts and instead opt for replacement only. I wonder how many mugs without a warranty have coughed up £10k+ for OPC to replace the tranny for the sake of a £10 gasket...

There are plenty of mugs around..... and almost as many mugs with money.....

Also the info from JD above is top class, unfortunately the link for the gasket appears dry so here is the link to the UK supplier for the gaskets:

http://www.autolinkautomatics.com/mercedes-722-6-transfer-case-gasket-porsche-large.html
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New996buyer wrote:


Btw can you explain the line 'I persuaded the previous owner'...? Did you haggle it as a condition of sale in other words....? If it's £1100 that's a really good bargaining point indeed - nice one and as Wasz says brilliant for the history file Grin



The car was due for a major service and I wanted the warranty for my own peace of mind (man maths told me that paying a 2.5% premium was worthwhile).

I agreed to contribute 2/3 of the cost of getting the car how I wanted it and as this worked out as a far better deal for the seller than they'd been offered before they were happy to sort it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:


The car was due for a major service and I wanted the warranty for my own peace of mind (man maths told me that paying a 2.5% premium was worthwhile).

I agreed to contribute 2/3 of the cost of getting the car how I wanted it and as this worked out as a far better deal for the seller than they'd been offered before they were happy to sort it.


Sweet - good to share all these tactics Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
New996buyer wrote:


I'm an idiot as I'd read that as you'd actually gotten a good deal.... Duh



No comment. Wink

As far as the deal went I ended up with a car with perfect fpsh including a very recent 'major' and a 12 month OPC warranty, for about £4k less than it would cost me if I was buying it from a dealer today.

The seller and me were both happy. Very Happy


So you did get a good deal.....? Confused

I'm now very confused......or are you just trying to avoid giving Madalaa the chance to say it was a 'happy ending' for you both..... Wink
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