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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:48 am    Post subject: PPI - is a Borescope check essential? Reply with quote

Found a car I like and wanted Essex Porsche Inspection's to carry out the PPI but seeing their process they say they don't do a Borescope check.

How essential is it to have that done as part of a PPI?

I thought when I had one done with Porsche Inspection's, I'm pretty sure they did carry one out.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you only do one thing then do that.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It depends what you’re looking at. 3.4 with no smoke and no noises I wouldn’t bother. 3.6 and I might.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'd be mad to purchase a 3.6 without one.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Checked my last Porsche Inspection's report and I was wrong - they don't do Borescope check either as too invasive.

What I might do is the Essex check and when the seller takes the car to be serviced at a specialist, have the Borescope check done then.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kas750 wrote:
If you only do one thing then do that.


Yeah I agree
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was looking at a car near (I think) Brooklands OPC, they said it would be an extra £600 to do a borescope due to the “hours of labour”.

Ridiculous.

In the end I bought a car near enough to my local Indy. Borescope cost an extra £120...

Get a borescope, don’t be too concerned if there is some minor scuffing on a couple of cylinders on a high mileage example. Just make sure someone reputable does it that knows what to look for in the images.
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