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Old 07-18-2007, 09:33 PM   #1
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Tiptronic dies

Hello all,

Well this is my first post and not a good one.

I purchased a 97 boxster fitted with a tiptronic tranny and after 6 weeks of ownership it started slipping when it reached operating temp, it would also stall the motor when stopped at lights.
I returned it to the dealership as it was still under warranty and the news today you ask ?

$ 18,000 for a replacement transmission !!! wow ( lucky for warranty)

The vehicle has done 60,000 km with all the services performed as per specs and logged.

I spoke with the porsche agent and he said it was the third one they had done with such low k's.

I love the car but im now concerned of future repercussions..

Any thoughts or similar probs guys and girls ???

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Old 07-18-2007, 09:46 PM   #2
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I wouldn't worry too much about your Tiptronic failing on you again,that doesn't happen much on these cars.

I would worry more about RMS leaks(not so much on a Tiptronic),o2 sensor & MAF wearing out & wheels bearing replacements on a 97'. None of which should cost anywhere near as much to fix as replacing your Tiptronic.

I'm sure you'll be fine in the end.
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:48 AM   #3
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wow...18K for a tip replacement. I'm a tip owner and never realized how expensive it is.
Like Blink said, "None of which should cost anywhere near as much to fix as replacing your Tiptronic."
I would just enjoy the car......
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Old 07-19-2007, 03:34 AM   #4
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Yeah i was also shocked, That is in Australian dollars so it would be marginaly cheaper in the States.
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Old 07-19-2007, 08:11 AM   #5
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Based on our collective input here, the Tip is pretty robust. I would make sure it is routinely serviced, ie the fluid changed and trans filter too!

Good luck, nice to dodge the big one!

PS-Keep engine oil clean too!

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