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993 door design fault

Al Boy

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21 Jun 2003
The door stay on my 993 has broken. I believe this is a common fault in the 993s design.
The repair is expensive - the pillar has to be cut open, the bracket spot welded back, reinforced, closed up and resprayed - about £350 I'm told.
Porsche GB have been known to make FOC repairs, as this is a known fault, however they've told me that they won't make my repair as I don't have an OPC-only service book.
Has anyone manged to get Porsche to cover their repair? If not, how much has been paid? Thanks.

Migration info. Legacy thread was 20580
350 doesnt sound expensive if they do a good job.

Be aware: OPC paints are like most paint shops - shoddy workmanship.

Migration info. Legacy thread was 20639
Had mine fixed but it involves a weld in door shut -( only a tiny blob !)

bit ugly but cheap fix ----***** all really £100 ish ,

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Maybe too late in your particular case Al Boy, but there is a very good DIY fix on the p-car website. Not tried it myself yet but seems to cure the problem. I think the whole assembly is actually too weak for the size/weight of the door and welding does seem to be a good option.

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