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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:52 pm    Post subject: OPC Warranty - what's allowed? Reply with quote

So, with my 996 gone to a new owner this morning, I'm now looking for a nice new(er) one.

A question came to mind, which I think I know the answer to, but would using a car on track invalidate an OPC warranty?

If so, my other half is going to be very disappointed 😀

I take it the warranty is worth having and covers everything?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't see why not. Who's going to know if you like the odd track day? Don't tell them! And remove or cover your plates before you trundle down pit lane.

Regards Porsche warranty, you're pretty much tied down with any mods. It has to remain standard. It's a right old hot potato of a topic on here.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have OPC warranty on my 997.

Never used mine on a track and not really able to comment on all that is covered or not covered.

But having used my warranty twice in 18 months, one for new air conditioning condensers and then the wireless unit packed up. They replaced that also with no questions.

My OPC is Solihull and has been for many years and can honestly say I will continue with the warranty so yeah all good from my experience. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:37 pm    Post subject: Re: OPC Warranty - what's allowed? Reply with quote

996Jane wrote:


(1) A question came to mind, which I think I know the answer to, but would using a car on track invalidate an OPC warranty?

(2) I take it the warranty is worth having and covers everything?



(1) The warranty itself wouldn't be invalidated 'per se' although the wording of the 'exclusions' in the policy summary states that a claim shall be invalid if the defect results from, among other things:

"Improper use or overstraining of the Vehicle"

As long as the car isn't over-revved I'd argue strongly that using a 911 on a track day does not constitute improper use.

(2) The warranty covers any part of the car that fails due to a manufacturing defect. It is well worth having if you value peace of mind and are happy to keep your car un-modified. It doesn't take a very big replacement part + labour to recover the annual warranty cost.

My own experience is detailed here --> http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=104133&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=heavens
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:33 pm    Post subject: Re: OPC Warranty - what's allowed? Reply with quote

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996Jane wrote:


(1) A question came to mind, which I think I know the answer to, but would using a car on track invalidate an OPC warranty?

(2) I take it the warranty is worth having and covers everything?



(1) The warranty itself wouldn't be invalidated 'per se' although the wording of the 'exclusions' in the policy summary states that a claim shall be invalid if the defect results from, among other things:

"Improper use or overstraining of the Vehicle"

As long as the car isn't over-revved I'd argue strongly that using a 911 on a track day does not constitute improper use.

(2) The warranty covers any part of the car that fails due to a manufacturing defect. It is well worth having if you value peace of mind and are happy to keep your car un-modified. It doesn't take a very big replacement part + labour to recover the annual warranty cost.

My own experience is detailed here --> http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=104133&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=heavens


"What T8 said

I had a 996 GT3 that was heavily tracked under an OPC warranty for a few years
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, thanks all 👍
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you get more than £10 and a Mars bar for your 996 Dont know

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Did you get more than £10 and a Mars bar for your 996 Dont know

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£20 & a Twix multipack 👍
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOAH!!!! Surprised

Might put mine up for sale too...



















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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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WOAH!!!! Surprised

Might put mine up for sale too...



















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Is it a 997.2 CS4? If so, I’ve also got an opened, but kept sealed, family pack of onion rings to add to the mix 👍 😀 ❤️
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HOLD ON......are we talking corn snacks here Dont know 'cos if we are then it's Branigans Beef & Mustard all the way, closely followed by Monster Munch B&O Judge

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has been a while since I last ran in warranty, but I have made claims in the past from track use (one of which occurred on track and another of which could only be reproduced on a track) and not had any issues. As long as you don't buzz the engine with a missed downshift you are well covered - certainly more so than with any other warranty product.

Now you can't change anything on the car of course (not even an aftermarket battery or brake disks) if you plan to subsequently extend an OPC warranty, but if you are keeping the car stock and like to be covered it really is the only one to consider.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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HOLD ON......are we talking corn snacks here Dont know 'cos if we are then it's Branigans Beef & Mustard all the way, closely followed by Monster Munch B&O Judge

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OMG you are driving a hard bargain, I can’t go to Branigans, but maybe a family pack of Walkers cheese and onion??

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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OMG you are driving a hard bargain, I can’t go to Branigans, but maybe a family pack of Walkers cheese and onion?? 🤓


Walker's Surprised

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMG you are driving a hard bargain, I can’t go to Branigans, but maybe a family pack of Walkers cheese and onion??

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to drag this up again but is there a claim limit on the OPC warranty - I've searched but found conflicting responses ....

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

996Jane wrote:
Sorry to drag this up again but is there a claim limit on the OPC warranty - I've searched but found conflicting responses ....

Cheers,

Jane


Nope not at all, as long as you has an OPC warranty and it is as standard as the day it was born with the correct service etc, other than wear and tear you are covered.
I would expect there are one or two OPC dealers that are not as good as my local OPC whom I have been a customer for 12 years now are are brilliant.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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996Jane wrote:


Sorry to drag this up again but is there a claim limit on the OPC warranty - I've searched but found conflicting responses ....



Nope not at all, as long as you has an OPC warranty and it is as standard as the day it was born with the correct service etc, other than wear and tear you are covered.

I would expect there are one or two OPC dealers that are not as good as my local OPC whom I have been a customer for 12 years now are are brilliant.



There is no claim limit. If the part breaks due to a manufacturing issue ie. not through wear and tear, it will be replaced. The list of 'consumables' is actually quite short.

It's not an OPC decision so it shouldn't matter which dealer is doing the work. That said, some OPCs might need a bigger push to make a phone call if the diagnosis is marginal.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fab, thank you 👍
 
  
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