Welcome to 911UK
The only place for Porsche, 911uk is the definitive enthusiast and resource site for the Porsche 911.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, so join up today for full access to the site and benefit from latest member offers.

Porsche Classifieds
Porsche Buyers Guides
Sell Your Porsche on 911uk
Create a Free Classified Advert
Search Ads
Classified Adverts FAQ
Trade Classified Information
Buyer & Seller Fraud Protection
Pre Purchase Inspection (PPI)
Porsche Car Sourcing
Porsche Cars Wanted
Model
Stock
Porsche 911
991 : 2011- 8
997 : 2004- 71
996 : 1997-2005 44
993 : 1993-1998 10
964 : 1989-1993 5
Carrera 3.2 : 1983-1989 1
Carrera SC : 1977-1983 0
930 Turbo : 1975-1989 0
Early 911 : 1964-1977 2
Porsche Other Models
Classic : 1950-1965 1
Boxster : 1997- 14
Cayman : 2005- 13
Cayenne : 2003- 10
Macan : 2014- 2
Panamera : 2009- 3
912-914-924-928-944-968 4
959 - CarreraGT - RaceCar 1
Car Parts For Sale & Wanted
Other Items For Sale & Wanted
Wheels Tyres For Sale & Wanted
Number Plates For Sale Wanted

Porsche Services
Porsche Body Shop Repair
Paint Protection & Body Wrapping
Porsche Classic Insurance
Porsche Classic Parts
Porsche Classic Restoration
Porsche Design Collection
Porsche Engine Gearbox Rebuild
Porsche Heritage & History
Porsche News
Porsche Picture Gallery
Win a New Porsche 911

Porsche Parts
Body Parts, Body Styling
Brakes, Clearance
Electrical, Exhausts
Engine Cooling, Engine Electrical
Engine Rebuild, Heating Cooling
Interior Incar, Lighting
Rubber Seals, Service Parts
Steering, Suspension
Transmission, Workshop Tools
Early 911, 911 - 930, 928 - 968
964 - 993, 996 - 997, Boxster
Cayman, Cayenne, Panamera

Porsche Model Range
911 [991] 2011-Current
Porsche 911 [991]
911 [997] 2004-Current
Porsche 911 [997]
911 [GT] GT1-GT2-GT3
Porsche 911 [GT]
911 [996] 1997-2005
Porsche 911 [996]
911 [993] 1993-1998
Porsche 911 [993]
911 [RS] RS-RSR
Porsche 911 [RS]
911 [964] 1989-1993
Porsche 911 [964]
911 3.2 1983-1989
Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera
911 SC 1977-1983
Porsche 911 SC
911 [Early] 1964-1977
Porsche 911 [Early]
Boxster & Cayman
Porsche Boxster & Cayman
Cayenne & Panamera
Porsche Cayenne & Panamera

911uk Site Partners

Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Message
RedJedi
Suzuka


Joined: 13 Aug 2008
Posts: 1111
Location: Leicester


PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
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


I had something similar which OPC said was around £600. But I also got a new boxster to drive whilst mine was being sorted, not to mention the coffees etc.

I think its just peace of mind and with OPC looking after it, less hassle - which I like.
_________________
997 PDK - Black
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Phil 997
Shanghai
Shanghai


Joined: 05 Dec 2015
Posts: 10080
Location: Bournemouth,Dorset

2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:53 am    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.


That's always worth knowing for us tip drivers, Thumb Grin
_________________
911 Owners,Some Invest In The Future,
Others Enjoy The Moment Today.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
T8
General
General


Joined: 29 Jun 2010
Posts: 12970
Location: Kent


PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
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


If I didn't recoup all of this years premium with my air-con compressor replacement I'm pretty sure that an engine drop to sort out an oil leak from the top of the engine did. Very Happy

When on the ramps having a free 'health check' during the compressor replacement the technician identified a misty weep. It wasn't dripping and without being on a ramp it wasn't visible.

I had 2 weeks/750+ miles in a nearly new Macan Diesel S and then a week/200 miles in a nearly new Cayenne whilst they sorted it.

Since I got it back a fortnight ago I've done 1,400 miles at an average speed of 52 mph and it all seems better than ever with just a 200 ml top up required when I got back from my trip to Germany.

I'm pretty sure I've had my money's worth already but I've still got the peace of mind of 16 months cover left. Very Happy
_________________
2007 Guards Red 997 Turbo Tiptronic
ex 2004 Polar Silver 996T Tiptronic
ex 2002 Seal Grey 996.2 C4 Tiptronic
ex 1978 Silver 924 Manual
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Ursa911
Hockenheim


Joined: 17 Feb 2016
Posts: 746
Location: Farningham, Kent


PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to hear/read it's all sorted now Terry, and to hear she feels better than ever.

As a 911 Turbo driver what were your thoughts on the Macan and Cayenne over the few weeks of temporary ownership?
_________________
"If you see the tree you are driving in to, you have under steered. If you only hear it, you have over steered." - Walter Röhrl

2004 996.2 Manual C4S Cab Arctic Silver - Ursa911
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
T8
General
General


Joined: 29 Jun 2010
Posts: 12970
Location: Kent


PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:


If I didn't recoup all of this years premium with my air-con compressor replacement I'm pretty sure that an engine drop to sort out an oil leak from the top of the engine did. Very Happy

When on the ramps having a free 'health check' during the compressor replacement the technician identified a misty weep. It wasn't dripping and without being on a ramp it wasn't visible.

I had 2 weeks/750+ miles in a nearly new Macan Diesel S and then a week/200 miles in a nearly new Cayenne whilst they sorted it.



Since the last update I've had a copy of the invoice for the work done. If I'd have been paying the bill I'd have needed to find nearly £3k.

Included in that was nearly £400 for a new power steering reservoir that was also seen to be leaking whilst they were working under the car.

When I bought the car these warranties were only available until the car was 10 years old. Needless to say I'm really pleased that this was extended to 15 and when my current one expires in 12 months time I'll definitely be renewing it.
_________________
2007 Guards Red 997 Turbo Tiptronic
ex 2004 Polar Silver 996T Tiptronic
ex 2002 Seal Grey 996.2 C4 Tiptronic
ex 1978 Silver 924 Manual
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
RedJedi
Suzuka


Joined: 13 Aug 2008
Posts: 1111
Location: Leicester


PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
T8 wrote:


If I didn't recoup all of this years premium with my air-con compressor replacement I'm pretty sure that an engine drop to sort out an oil leak from the top of the engine did. Very Happy

When on the ramps having a free 'health check' during the compressor replacement the technician identified a misty weep. It wasn't dripping and without being on a ramp it wasn't visible.

I had 2 weeks/750+ miles in a nearly new Macan Diesel S and then a week/200 miles in a nearly new Cayenne whilst they sorted it.



Since the last update I've had a copy of the invoice for the work done. If I'd have been paying the bill I'd have needed to find nearly £3k.

Included in that was nearly £400 for a new power steering reservoir that was also seen to be leaking whilst they were working under the car.

When I bought the car these warranties were only available until the car was 10 years old. Needless to say I'm really pleased that this was extended to 15 and when my current one expires in 12 months time I'll definitely be renewing it.


Good stuff!

I've had some air con work done and new PCM fitted under warranty - am 8 months into the new 2 year that I added last May - I think the OPC cost would be around £2.5k plus hire cars etc....

So glad that I got one too.

I remember the advice I got on here and your experience in particular Terry...
so thank you.
_________________
997 PDK - Black
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
GT4
Nordschleife
Nordschleife


Joined: 08 Nov 2008
Posts: 30196
Location: Hertfordshire and Hampshire


PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well you've talked me out of a 997 Turbo.

Obviously a liability on wheels.

PM me if you need shot Thumb

or email direct:

derisory_valuation@webuyany997turbo.com
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
apollokre1d
Indianapolis


Joined: 06 Nov 2012
Posts: 2363
Location: United Kingdom


PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GT4 wrote:
Well you've talked me out of a 997 Turbo.

Obviously a liability on wheels.

PM me if you need shot Thumb

or email direct:

derisory_valuation@webuyany997turbo.com


Fear not, had my car 20 months and it's cost me nothing but petrol Smile
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
GT4
Nordschleife
Nordschleife


Joined: 08 Nov 2008
Posts: 30196
Location: Hertfordshire and Hampshire


PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's OK, T8 pretends he likes filling it up, but in reality, he is just data generating for his database.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
T8
General
General


Joined: 29 Jun 2010
Posts: 12970
Location: Kent


PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnnyDangerous wrote:


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.



A very interesting prophecy JD.

I took the car in last week after I found a tiny pool of fresh oil on my garage floor.

I've just had the phone call to say another new box is on order. Surprised

That's 14 months and only 9,327 miles since the last new one was fitted.
_________________
2007 Guards Red 997 Turbo Tiptronic
ex 2004 Polar Silver 996T Tiptronic
ex 2002 Seal Grey 996.2 C4 Tiptronic
ex 1978 Silver 924 Manual
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Norfolk & Idea
Suzuka


Joined: 15 Jan 2016
Posts: 1051
Location: South Yorkshire


PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bloody Nora, what a pain. Keystone Cops springs to mind.

Surely they have service bulletins to follow....
_________________
2012 997.2 Turbo Basalt Black
2008 Ducati 1098R (Track)
2016 Macan GTS
2008 Vito Sport- Household Star!
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
DRZ911
Suzuka


Joined: 13 Mar 2013
Posts: 1146
Location: Belfast


PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
That's 14 months and only 9,327 miles since the last new one was fitted.


Shocking news. nooo

Really does show the value of an OPC extended warranty, but does make you wonder if the root cause is within the gearbox itself, or caused by some other system on the car.
_________________
991 Gen 1 C4S PDK Carrara White
Yamaha R1 and BMW R100RS
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
T8
General
General


Joined: 29 Jun 2010
Posts: 12970
Location: Kent


PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:


I took the car in last week after I found a tiny pool of fresh oil on my garage floor.

I've just had the phone call to say another new box is on order. Surprised

That's 14 months and only 9,327 miles since the last new one was fitted.



A belated update from March.

Another new gearbox and 9.5 hours labour = Another bill that would have cost me c£12k if the car wasn't under warranty.
_________________
2007 Guards Red 997 Turbo Tiptronic
ex 2004 Polar Silver 996T Tiptronic
ex 2002 Seal Grey 996.2 C4 Tiptronic
ex 1978 Silver 924 Manual
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
madalaa
Yas Marina


Joined: 13 Mar 2008
Posts: 8956
Location: West London

1995 Porsche 993 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow ........ have been a bit unlucky with this car Terry or is it the norm for 997 Turbo ....... I find that a bit frightening ........
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Jcx
Estoril


Joined: 15 Aug 2013
Posts: 3741


2010 Porsche 997 Turbo

PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
T8 wrote:


I took the car in last week after I found a tiny pool of fresh oil on my garage floor.

I've just had the phone call to say another new box is on order. Surprised

That's 14 months and only 9,327 miles since the last new one was fitted.



A belated update from March.

Another new gearbox and 9.5 hours labour = Another bill that would have cost me c£12k if the car wasn't under warranty.


Thank heavens for the Porsche Warranty indeed. But should we not be questioning the Tip gearbox at this point? Why yours and not others?

BTW I think i saw you on saturday Terry but was mid chatter and when i was free you had gone. Hope you enjoyed the day/weekend.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
T8
General
General


Joined: 29 Jun 2010
Posts: 12970
Location: Kent


PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In response to Madalaa.

T8 wrote:


apollokre1d wrote:


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.


_________________
2007 Guards Red 997 Turbo Tiptronic
ex 2004 Polar Silver 996T Tiptronic
ex 2002 Seal Grey 996.2 C4 Tiptronic
ex 1978 Silver 924 Manual
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Jcx
Estoril


Joined: 15 Aug 2013
Posts: 3741


2010 Porsche 997 Turbo

PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
In response to Madalaa.

T8 wrote:


apollokre1d wrote:


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.



Very good points Terry. There may also be a bit of 'revenue generation' by the dealer who knows he can ride on the warranty.

I have a pal who is in charge of warranties for VW/Audi. His job is to make sure that the dealers DO claim on warranties. It improves customer service and retention and it drives business for warranty extensions.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
askgeez
Suzuka


Joined: 05 Apr 2015
Posts: 1244
Location: London/ Essex


PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given that it's just cost in region of £3k to replace just 1st & 2nd gears & synchros on my old manual C4s. (plus more £ for clutch, flywheel,slave cylinder..)... The OPC warranty is indeed a good thing

Did you see my post about auxiliary belt snapping on the GTS last week !? Took out the air con compressor as well frustrated fortunately replaced under warranty
_________________
997.2 GTS coupe PDK
997.1 C4s coupe Manual (sold)
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
116618LN
Newbie


Joined: 30 Apr 2017
Posts: 34
Location: London/Dubai


PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As previously mentioned, it is a Mercedes 722.6 transmission.

If you ever have any issues with it just google it as that.

The box itself is pretty bullet proof, running stock power the only problems you may find are a few fixable known leaks and slight play in the differential. Unless you are very unlucky...

I have flushed mine and changed solenoids a few times with ease and it is only starting to slip now after 2 years at big power.

For under £6k you can have the whole thing rebuilt with additional clutches, new gaskets and an upgraded valve body which will hold 1500whp and many many launches. It will also shift much much faster.
_________________
09 997tt - Protomotive 30's
79 911 targa
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   All times are GMT - 12 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3
Page 3 of 3

 
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
You cannot post calendar events in this forum