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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:32 pm    Post subject: Broken down - now..... Reply with quote

Hi All,

Collected my new to me C2S this evening and was driving very nicely. Pulled into services for food and fuel and noticed a metallic clattering noise from the left exhaust and fluid leaking from what I assume is the coolant pipe. Coolant level was fine though.

Drove on a short way and stopped again, leak is worse and definitely coolant so I’m now at a service station waiting for the AA....!

Looks like the pipe has become dislodged slightly where the clamp is. Could this have been disturbed when the car was borescoped?

Hoping the AA can get me back moving as I’m 200 miles from home.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bad news. Hope you get home safely and can get it sorted quickly.

Good Luck.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Left had side, metallic noise, sounds like waterpump gone to me unfortunately nooo

If it is the waterpump it`s not too difficult or expensive to replace yourself, or at an indy.

Hope you get home safely Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, I did think it could be the water pump.

Didn’t get any warning of overheating on the dash gauges so assume that’s a good sign on that front.

I’m guessing the chance of the AA having a water pump are low!

I’m at Cardiff gate services if anyone can recommend an Indy I can have it taken to?
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a disappointment on collection what hope its nothing major & you get a swift fix , they offer a great ownership when right & this could happen with any other car Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My waterpump went in the Boxster with no drama as I was on my drive, they normally just leak through the seals and bearing, sounds like the engine is going to explode, but no damage done unless the engine is overheated.

Sorry I don`t know any porsche indys in Wales, but any garage would be able to replace it in an hour or two, I did mine myself, but on a Boxster the engine is the other way round so a little bit more of a pain in the butt as it`s behind the drivers seat Grin
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My water pump went earlier this year.......sounded just like that.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just waiting for a low loader to take the car to Welsh Porsche in Cardiff. They actually borescoped the car for me and Paul there seems a good guy based on calls I’ve had with him.

Any ideas what I should expect to pay in labour?
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I paid £180 for my waterpump ( my local car parts guy gives me trade prices ) and I would expect 2 hours for fitting the new pump, so £200 inc or thereabouts Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the end I wasn’t collected by the low loader until 11.30pm so I had 2 choices:

1. Drop at Welsh Porsche specialists but car would be left on the road in a vulnerable location, badly lit industrial estate, or

2. Drop nearby at OPC Cardiff in a slightly better location.

I’ve gone for OPC as I’m hoping the car is more secure there and also they should have access to any parts required quicker than anyone I’m hoping.

I’m sure this will be expensive...!

If they have time will ask for a basic service, any idea what I should expect to pay for that at OPC? Do they have a serviced menu for older cars?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think OPCs have a book time for straightforward jobs, so probably 2 hours plus a spanking on the "Genuine Porsche" parts, if I remember correctly about £380 for the pump + £250 labour Sad

But you get free coffees, grab as many free Porsche pencils as you can Grin
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kurlykris wrote:
I think OPCs have a book time for straightforward jobs, so probably 2 hours plus a spanking on the "Genuine Porsche" parts, if I remember correctly about £380 for the pump + £250 labour Sad

But you get free coffees, grab as many free Porsche pencils as you can Grin


I will! Believe they dish out Porsche mints there lol!

Any idea on the minor service cost? I saw a thread the other day where an OPC was offering a half decent price for a minor. May also save me time booking it in again elsewhere.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some Porsche OPCs do have "Fixed price menu servicing" for older generations of cars I`m lead to believe, but not all frustrated

I think their prices are not too far off from a good Indy, but they will scare you to death with "Extras" that they feel need to be addressed while the car is with them Grin

I do my servicing myself, so no idea of pricing at OPC or Indy though Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's my bill from my mechanic when I had mine done a few months ago. All parts were genuine Porsche parts from ECP.



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex wrote:
Here's my bill from my mechanic when I had mine done a few months ago. All parts were genuine Porsche parts from ECP.




Thanks Alex
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex wrote:
Here's my bill from my mechanic when I had mine done a few months ago. All parts were genuine Porsche parts from ECP.




30 quid an hr, very similair to OPC rates Grin
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you'd only just bought the car, might be worth contacting the seller to see if they might make a contribution seeing as it happened so soon after collection; I know it's a long shot, but there are still a few honourable people left !

Good luck, they are brilliant cars when sorted, honestly.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the input and support, it’s much appreciated.

Managed to negotiate a discount with OPC so waterpump all in supply and fit is £888 which I don’t think is too bad based on what Alex paid his Indy.

They are also doing a minor service while it’s there.

Managed to get a couple of goodie bags for my kids with a teddy each, small thing but has brought a smile back to my tired face!

I’ve asked them for a price to see to the lazy crank issue, am I right in thinking this is a modified alternator wire? Any input here on solution and cost would be great before I receive their estimate.

Thanks again all, I’m a newbie but really enjoying this forum Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eh? Surprised

I paid £378 inc. VAT and that included new coolant. How's £888 not bad? That's more than double!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex wrote:
Eh? Surprised

I paid £378 inc. VAT and that included new coolant. How's £888 not bad? That's more than double!!!!


Doh I looked at the total and not the detail!
 
  
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