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Old 06-25-2009, 10:15 AM   #1
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Range of Prices for 60k mile Service

Well, it's time to bring my 99 in for the 60k mile service so I called around to the local dealers for a quote. Once again, very suprised at the range :

Dealer 1 - $954
Dealer 2 - $1300
Dealer 3 - $1100
Dealer 4 - $1250
Dealer 5 - $1600
Dealer 6 - $1830

So, I have an appointment at Dealer 3 on Monday ( Dealer 1 is an hour and a half from the office, Dealer 3 is 10 minutes )

All stated the same work would be done ( highlights ) :

- Change Oil and Filter
- Replace Spark Plugs
- Replace Air Filter
- Replace Pollen Filter
- Replace Fuel Filter

( plus a bunch of checks and inspections )

Hope this helps someone in the future...

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Old 06-25-2009, 10:26 AM   #2
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Why are you going to the dealer?

- is it because of the free coffee?
- hot receptionists?
- get to sit in the demo cars?
- loaner car?

If it's not for the above 4 reasons. Don't. Go. There.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:29 AM   #3
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2 reasons :

- Loaner car
- Gotta get the little stamp for the maintenance book !

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Old 06-25-2009, 11:10 AM   #4
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Nick, what about Fischer in Lake Barrington? Call them- 847-304-8822. Jmatta goes. there I.I.R.C.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:12 AM   #5
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Nick, one moe thing. Are you going to Motor Werks? I think I have a 15% off coupon for them for scheduled service. You can have it. Call me.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:16 AM   #6
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how about replacing the serpentine belt. I thought that was part of the 60K service.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:17 AM   #7
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agreed. i went to a dealership for the 1 yr. service ( $15 headlight clip, oil change and new wipers were the only "new" things put on / in the car ) and left $800 lighter.

they also recommended some things:
- upper strut mount : $1080
- cv boots: $950
- ac line: $765
- rear pads & rotors: $1000

took it to an independent porsche mechanic to do the strut mount: $445. he laughed at the ac line and brake "issues" and suggested replacing the cv boots for $740.

he buys his parts from the same dealer i took it to...

if the person i'm buying my used car from can produce the documentation for the work, that's as important as having the stamp in the book, but maybe that's just me.
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:23 PM   #8
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ramo,

You are correct. The 60k also includes checking the condition of the polyrib belt and replacing if needed...

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Make sure they bleed your brakes and clutch too.
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Adam,

Thanks for the reminder. I bled the brakes back in Sept 2007 so I'm due.

I'll have to ask them if that's included in the quote for the 60k mile service.

My bet is that it's not, but I do remember some of the dealers mentioning it when I called around.

Here is the list I used for reference :

http://mysite.verizon.net/resqir1s/PorscheMaintenance.pdf

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I have been quoted about $750 including replacing the serpentine belt in Tampa, Florida by an excellent Indy shop.
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I have been quoted about $750 including replacing the serpentine belt in Tampa, Florida by an excellent Indy shop.

i'm not mechanically inclined, don't know a gasket from a washer, but i felt comfortable doing my own belt. and i would recommend to others to do it themselves, the car doesn't have to come off the ground and it lets you see that mass of spinning metal bits sitting inches behind your spine ( well the outside anyway ), whirring around at 3500 RPM - worth the time for sure, and it's a $35 belt.
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Well, I just got a call from the dealer. Not good news :

- He says the brakes are at 20-30%. I just did them less than 2 years ago. Does this sound right ?

- He said the clutch should be replaced soon and they can fix the RMS as well ( I knew about the RMS - about a drop a week )

- He said the "cam covers" are leaking and could start a fire with the exhaust. Any idea what this is ? $1900 to fix !

- The bleeder valve on the coolant tank is leaking. $300 to repair

To top it off, my air conditioner at home died a week ago. That's a $1300 repair ( scheduled for this Friday ).

I can't see dropping $3500 + into a car that's only worth around $9000, so I may be getting rid of the car soon.

Very upset !

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Nick, I think the dealership is just trying to make their numbers & budget, with a little help from your car. They are slow.

If you need brakes, just do them again with Sammy. I'd wait until the wear sensor goes off.

As for the other stuff, take a run by Fischer, and talk to those guys first, one day during your lunch break.
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take anything a dealer says with a grain of salt...

i was told i needed new cooling hoses and the brakes were gone and wouldn't pass inspection.

took it to an independent, he said there was some coolant on a hose, but the hose was fine. he looked at my radiator cap and said "ah, that's your problem. you've got the old one. go get the new one." he also said brakes were fine.

passed inspection no problem and the mechanic doing the inspection ( vw dealer ) said the car looked to be in good shape, just needed the headlight beams adjusted. ( which the porsche dealer didn't even notice ).
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- He said the "cam covers" are leaking and could start a fire with the exhaust. Any idea what this is ? $1900 to fix !
$1900 to do this? Anyone done this before? I wonder why it cost this much.
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$1900 to do this? Anyone done this before? I wonder why it cost this much.
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$1900 to do this? Anyone done this before? I wonder why it cost this much.
But he would really like to have a loaner car, and the little stamp for the maintenance book !

Nobody in the right mind would pay that much just for the free coffee and hot receptionist.

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But he would really like to have a loaner car, and the little stamp for the maintenance book !

I'm not paying that much just for the free coffee and hot receptionist.
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Ekam, why do most of your posts have such a negative slant & tone to them? What's got you so unhappy in life? Your smarter than that.

I agree with Nick too.

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