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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:23 pm    Post subject: Engine out on 997 turbo - recommended indys near Bath? Reply with quote

My 997 turbo has sprung a serious leak around the oil/heat exchanger and the engine will need to be removed to fix it. I called Cameron Cars (near Bath) and they can't fit it in until September!

Do you have any suggestions of good, trustworthy independents who might be able to do the job near Bath?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My experience with Cameron was that they were actually more expensive than the price I could negotiate with Bristol OPC. This was for brake pads and they did not seem very interested in the work...... so they are off my list.

If you are having to have the car transported it opens up your options. I would recommend SCS Porsche in Honiton (approx 65 miles from Bath) who I used recently. They were excellent, seem very straight, very responsive and make Cameron look eye-wateringly expensive. Surprised Even though they are a 120 mile round trip for me they are well worth the effort.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My experience with Cameron was that they were actually more expensive than the price I could negotiate with Bristol OPC. This was for brake pads and they did not seem very interested in the work...... so they are off my list.

If you are having to have the car transported it opens up your options. I would recommend SCS Porsche in Honiton (approx 65 miles from Bath) who I used recently. They were excellent, seem very straight, very responsive and make Cameron look eye-wateringly expensive. Surprised Even though they are a 120 mile round trip for me they are well worth the effort.

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Thank you for your knowledgeable and helpful reply. I've phoned them up, prices seem reasonable and it's booked in with SCS at the end of the month!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Engine out on 997 turbo - recommended indys near Bath? Reply with quote

drabux wrote:
My 997 turbo has sprung a serious leak around the oil/heat exchanger and the engine will need to be removed to fix it. I called Cameron Cars (near Bath) and they can't fit it in until September!

Do you have any suggestions of good, trustworthy independents who might be able to do the job near Bath?

Cheers,

Alan


Anyone have an idea of the cost of this repair ???
As I think its common on turbos I believe.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worth a call to Porsche Exeter
They normally match indie quotes
And having used them for the last 15 years can vouch for their work
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Engine out on 997 turbo - recommended indys near Bath? Reply with quote

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drabux wrote:
My 997 turbo has sprung a serious leak around the oil/heat exchanger and the engine will need to be removed to fix it. I called Cameron Cars (near Bath) and they can't fit it in until September!

Do you have any suggestions of good, trustworthy independents who might be able to do the job near Bath?

Cheers,

Alan


Anyone have an idea of the cost of this repair ???
As I think its common on turbos I believe.

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SCS quoted 18 hours to do the work and that's £1080+vat excluding parts. They suggested replacing a few coolant hoses and a brake line while the engine is out. Probably £1750 all in including parts.

I consider this a reasonable amount.

I did consider doing this myself (I replaced the clutch on my 996 tt last year) but I don't think i can stand the mental pain of doing it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

drabux wrote:

Thank you for your knowledgeable and helpful reply. I've phoned them up, prices seem reasonable and it's booked in with SCS at the end of the month!


No worries, let me know how you get on, I am sure they will take good care of you.

As Mark said OPCs will often also price match indies, Bristol has done it for me on servicing. They will however always try to find other work that 'needs' doing while it is there, SCS will take a much more measured view!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Northway Porsche just outside reading?

More miles but too bunch and worth a call
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’m in the same boat. I’ve got a very small occasional coolant leak coming from we think the top of the engine.

I’ll be using Strasse in Leeds.

Good luck with yours.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:03 am    Post subject: Re: Engine out on 997 turbo - recommended indys near Bath? Reply with quote

drabux wrote:
My 997 turbo has sprung a serious leak around the oil/heat exchanger and the engine will need to be removed to fix it. I called Cameron Cars (near Bath) and they can't fit it in until September!

Do you have any suggestions of good, trustworthy independents who might be able to do the job near Bath?

Cheers,

Alan


Common Fault on all 996/997 Turbo's....

Make sure they replace all elbows and ALL coolant pipes that look swelled as they are most likely to go next and you dont want another engine out job.

The leak will go to the next weakest point so best to replace all coolant pipes whilst you can otherwise you are just going to have to pay twice for the labour...
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SCS has good factory trained techs! They are good.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to echo the above comments, make sure they check / replace and fix in place all coolant pipes.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonno_ wrote:
Just to echo the above comments, make sure they check / replace and fix in place all coolant pipes.


They said they would do this. They seem very thorough. Is it worth getting the coolant pipes pinned as well?
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Depends who you believe, but if it was me, yes pinned.

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