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slackster
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:49 pm    Post subject: OPC warranty - can't fault it! Reply with quote

So 2 weeks ago i had a specialist garage do a full independent healthcheck on my car, simply to see if there was anything that needed doing that my OPC may have tried to turn a blind eye to (suspicious mind)

The feedback was a gearbox leak, engine leak, steering rack leak & play in the rack.

Apparently some OPC's can be funny about fixing things like this as its not officially failed when its only leaking!

Anyways, i got hold of my local OPC expecting to be fobbed off but was pleasantly suprised! They had me booked in within 48hrs, within 1 day of diagnosis agreed I needed a new steering rack FOC as well as FOC "parts" to resolve the oil leaks ( they said the gearbox leak was actually a second engine leak that had trickled down)

A week later the car was sorted. They had to drop the engine and they confirmed it was 2 seals on the oil pump that had perished which is very rare Im told?

The worst part of the ordeal was driving a 981 boxster S for a week, its an amazing bit of kit and seriously had me looking at p/x-ing my turbo in. That PSE and sports plus mode is fantastic!

Definately worth the £1100 per year for the warranty and its a shame I can only buy one more years worth.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Told you so Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice you got it all sorted. Must have given you a warm fuzzy feeling all over! Very Happy

The new Boxsters are amazing cars aren't they!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:58 pm    Post subject: Re: OPC warranty - can't fault it! Reply with quote

slackster wrote:
The worst part of the ordeal was driving a 981 boxster S for a week...


Oh, that's terrible!

slackster wrote:
Definately worth the £1100 per year for the warranty and its a shame I can only buy one more years worth.


Hate to think what it would have cost you without the warranty - well north of that I suspect.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:45 pm    Post subject: Re: OPC warranty - can't fault it! Reply with quote

slackster wrote:
The worst part of the ordeal was driving a 981 boxster S for a week, its an amazing bit of kit


I hope you weren't driving with the top down on a cold day!!! Floor
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How were they when you said an indie found all the issues? I've 4 months left to run on mine and it's in its 8th year and would like to get it checked for any problems and have them rectified before it runs out.

My car has spent more time in the workshop than on the road since September.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
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Probably get shot down for saying it, but the OPC warranty is certainly the "gold standard" of warranties. £1100 peace of mind. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Probably get shot down for saying it, but the OPC warranty is certainly the "gold standard" of warranties. £1100 peace of mind. Very Happy



Not by me. After 8 months I'm £14k up on the deal.

It'll make the decision to renew so much easier.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nigel99 - it's be rude not to! To be fair there it was sunny/warm up north last sunday so I just had to!

kempis, - i reckon a bit of it is to do with your relationship with the OPC to be honest, at the end of the day though, it was just a fresh pair of eyes that had raised the issues and they were fine with it.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work!

Just like any other warranty they make a tidy profit out of those who don't claim during the period.

It certainly is useful for those who need it though!

I wouldn't touch any other warranty with a barge pole. They aren't worth the paper they are written on..

Certainly makes buying a car from OPC worth considering.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:


Not by me. After 8 months I'm £14k up on the deal.

It'll make the decision to renew so much easier.


If your spending £50k+ to buy your turbo should you not be asking why it needs £14k worth or repairs in 8 months?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't fault it, picked mine up today after dodging an £18K engine rebuild bullet.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nigel99 wrote:
T8 wrote:


Not by me. After 8 months I'm £14k up on the deal.

It'll make the decision to renew so much easier.


If your spending £50k+ to buy your turbo should you not be asking why it needs £14k worth or repairs in 8 months?


Not really , any part can break at any time on any car Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nigel99 wrote:
T8 wrote:


Not by me. After 8 months I'm £14k up on the deal.

It'll make the decision to renew so much easier.


If your spending £50k+ to buy your turbo should you not be asking why it needs £14k worth or repairs in 8 months?


Most of the £15k+ mine's had spent on it was because of this. (i.e a complete Tip' gearbox replacement, done because the original was showing signs of a 'misting' leak).


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