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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:24 pm    Post subject: Porsche classic service Reply with quote

Spoke to Porsche today to get some history on a car I want to buy and they mentioned that the 996 now qualifies for this service.

Has anyone done this and is it worth getting a minor service for to get the benefit?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have used the Porsche Classic Service.....but not all OPCs offer it, so you will have to phone round and see who offers this pricing.

It saved a lot of money over the standard service pricing. OPC Cambridge did a great job and it cost £310 for a minor service, the other OPCs I spoke to (who wouldnt offer the Classic price) wanted around £700 for the same service..... As an additional bonus, you apparently get added to the Porsche Classic Register (but am still waiting for the paperwork on that - so cant comment whether thats any good).
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AHH... That would then explain why Porsche South London quoted me 640 for the same service!

Looks like a minor service, poly belt, airbag check, brake fluid and transmission fluid change will be about £600 all in. A specialist I normally use would be about 480 - but a 150 mile round trip!

Plus the extras the Porsche classic club come with (Inc 4 X washes and vacuums, 15% discount on parts, Porsche classic number plate holder (yes I know...no real value but looks smart) and the Porsche stamp in the book will make it worth the price diff.

Will still go to specialist for big work though Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget free nitrogen refills of your tyres. That's the bullet feature.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does nitrogen make a huge difference?

And guessing I would need to go back to Tonbridge for that as opposed to using my local main dealer?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ursicles wrote:
Does nitrogen make a huge difference?



I think he was being ironic....

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I read the gumpf on the classic Register, the main bit that interested me was the 15% parts discount....

I am planning to drop the engine (to do a brake line, check the IMS (and remove the seal) and do the AOS (not gone, but I think its on its way) - so will definitely need some parts. However it apparently takes several months (after your service) for the Classic membership to be sorted (admin).....
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry I should also add, you typically get a new Porsche as a courtesy car.....which is a bit of fun.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would the OPC not honour the discount if they know the car and that you have applied for the classic club thing?

Learnt about courtesy cars the hard waybwith my 996 turbo - took it for a service on a Monday and loan car hadnt been returned as yet, so they have me an apology and a Golf GTD!

Wasn't a bad car to be fair - but wasn't the sort of courtesy car I wanted to have fun with!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does it tie in with this

https://www.porsche.com/uk/accessoriesandservice/classic/classic-partner/

Is it only the classic centers mentioned that offer this deal?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get my C2 serviced at Nottingham OPC for a very reasonable price each year. I mainly do it to get a day out in a new Porsche with my lad, which he enjoys. Last year we used it to take a crankshaft and a pair of case halves up to Hartech and a nice drive around the area.

Discounts on parts tend to vary, but I have had up to 20% in the past, it depends on the margins they have and how much the staff like you....

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi "Kingb4" .... could I ask when you had your Classic service at OPC Cambridge, was it within the last 12 months? I was browsing though the Classic servicing stuff on the website but didn't spot OPC Cambridge on the list of dealers. Would be good to know that they still offer it before I call them for a quote for my major this year. Cheers!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello SeeFourEsse - I got is serviced at the start of March by Cambridge OPC, using the Classic Service menu.....so about 7 weeks ago.

I phoned round a few OPCs (including those that i think Porsche owns) and most dont seem to offer the Classic Service.

Mister Corn - Geekily, that sounds a great day out....
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Followed the link above and came across this page for Porsche classic motor oil which they now do for the 996 models and it’s viscosity is 5w50!!!!

https://www.porsche.com/uk/accessoriesandservice/classic/genuineparts/producthighlights/motoroil/
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think a bit of clarification is needed .... the Porsche Classic centres are different to the Porsche Classic register. There are currently only 4 OPCs that have Porsche Classic accreditation; Glasgow, Hatfield, Leeds and Swindon. This capability is anything from minor servicing all the way through to full restoration. The Porsche Classic register is a bit like a club. To be eligible you need to have a classic car (996s now fall into category) and have an invoice for some work (any work) from any OPC. The benefits of being in the club are as described 15% off parts, valets, catalogue, key ring etc. and membership lasts for one year. Towards the end of the year you'll have to have more servicing/work done in order to renew the membership for the following year etc. It is not possible to get the benefits of the Porsche Classic register without having had work done at an OPC, which is a bit of a shame should one inadvertently forget ... Duh
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Biovox wrote:
I think a bit of clarification is needed .... the Porsche Classic centres are different to the Porsche Classic register. There are currently only 4 OPCs that have Porsche Classic accreditation; Glasgow, Hatfield, Leeds and Swindon. This capability is anything from minor servicing all the way through to full restoration. The Porsche Classic register is a bit like a club. To be eligible you need to have a classic car (996s now fall into category) and have an invoice for some work (any work) from any OPC. The benefits of being in the club are as described 15% off parts, valets, catalogue, key ring etc. and membership lasts for one year. Towards the end of the year you'll have to have more servicing/work done in order to renew the membership for the following year etc. It is not possible to get the benefits of the Porsche Classic register without having had work done at an OPC, which is a bit of a shame should one inadvertently forget ... Duh


Hello Biovox - useful clarification. In addition to the points you mention, I think there is Classic Fixed price Servicing....
1) Classic Servicing - Fixed price servicing (much cheaper than if you just phone the dealer with your 996) offered by some OPCs, for older cars (https://www.porsche.com/uk/accessoriesandservice/classic/oilservice/)
2) Porsche Classic Partners - as described above, a Porsche approved restoration/servicing centre - not linked to item 1
3) Porsche Classic register - as described above - a 'club' of sorts

Biovox, have you had much benefit from being a member? Based on what I have read, I wouldnt go and spend money at an OPC, purely to qualify for the register....
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I'd agree it's not worth going to an OPC for work specifically to join the 'club' unless ofc you know you've got some upcoming work and want the parts discount. For me it was really just a bonus as I usually use the OPC for my servicing. I have a nice collection of key rings and parts catalogs but I don't trust others to wash my car so never took advantage of those aspects.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always get somewhere between 10 and 20% parts discount at my OPC just for asking, I guess it depends on the margin of the parts I'm buying.

I've never darkened their doorway for anything else, and I'm not a member of any club or register. In fact some times they have posted small parts out to me for free too.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasz.....I think you obviously have the gift of the gab....I have managed 10% claiming membership of PCGB. So 15% will be a step up for me.
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