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Old 03-16-2005, 07:03 PM   #1
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15k service?

As the note above indicates, I have not yet recv'd my car and do not have manuals to reference. Can anyone tell me what is involved in the 15k mile service. The car is out of warranty so I will take it to a Porsche friendly shop locally versus the dealer (1.5 hours from me).

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Old 03-17-2005, 05:01 AM   #2
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I just called regarding my 45k, which the dealer told me was the same as a 15k. Oil, lube, filter, air filter, pollen filter, check belts and hoses. I was quoted a bit over $500 and 4 hours to do the service.
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The oil, lube and filter takes about 20 minutes if you are being generous. The other filters and checking hoses takes longer, as you have to pull the lid.

I would say it really takes about 1.5 hours.

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I was referring to my travel time to the closest dealer. Sounds like an easy job. Thanks for the info.


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The oil, lube and filter takes about 20 minutes if you are being generous. The other filters and checking hoses takes longer, as you have to pull the lid.

I would say it really takes about 1.5 hours.

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Sorry, misread your post.

Sometimes I get annoyed at how much time we are charged for SOME services.

Good luck with your new purchase and welcome to our forum here.

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I think I'm just going to save 500 bucks and do it myself. I've already changed the air filter and the oil myself. Not hard stuff. I'm not sure about checking the belts though. Is this all that hard or necessary? I know there is a service plate that is between the seats and it gives access to the engine pullys and belts. Does the dealer open this at the 15k service?
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15K Service

Both the Service Dealer in Boston (my 1st '00 S) and in Dallas where I had my recent car ('01 S) pre-purchsed checked, highly recommended a Brake Fluid flush at 15K.
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Both the Service Dealer in Boston (my 1st '00 S) and in Dallas where I had my recent car ('01 S) pre-purchsed checked, highly recommended a Brake Fluid flush at 15K.
They would given the labor rate. I find that recommendation quite self serving.

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Agreed. ^ Some dealers are always trying to do things that aren't necessary.
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Actually Porsche recommends in its Boxster maintenance book (RaveFan_94 original question) a brake fluid change every 2 years, for a normally used car I would assume. For me that worked up close to about every 15K miles; that is why it is usually done at that time.
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Brake Fluid

For your brake fluid, I'd recommend looking at the fluid and making a judgement call. If the fluid is a clear light gold and you're not flogging your car hard at the track, I'd say leave it. If the fluid is turning darker, or if you're putting the brakes through hard use (at the track, for instance, or lots of hill driving), then go ahead and change it. Changing brake fluid is not rocket science, and a good brake bleeder system and a few quarts of Motul 600 brake fluid will be way cheaper than the dealership.
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Thanks for the great replies. Will do the brake fluid as well.
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