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M1Ark 03-17-2013 08:28 PM

Dealer Service... Ouch
 
Just picked up car from dealer for it's 100k mile check up (99868 mi).

1. Two new keys and heads - $717 parts
2. Program both keys -$72.50 labor
3. Brake fluid flush - $130.50 labor $46.42 parts
4. Replace motor mount - $362.50 labor $212.58 parts
5. 4 wheel alignment - $325 labor
6. Clean rim barrels - $72.50 labor
7. Fix driver door latch switch - $362.50 labor $137 parts
8. New interstate battery - $101.50 labor $202.60 parts
9. Test drive my car to diagnose drivability issues - $101.50 labor
10. Oil change with wiper - $91 labor $139.90 parts
11. Transmission service - $464 labor $239.02 parts
12. Replace spark plugs - $145 labor $132.72 parts
13. Shop towels - $50
14. Serpentine belt - $0 still good.

Car drives great. I've had the car for 3 years and had changed the oil myself but otherwise no other service the last 40,000 miles.

This was a good reset for me and plan to do all the work myself from now on. $4k is a pretty steep service charge.

litespeedp 03-17-2013 08:42 PM

I read every line item.Ouch and ouch.I've spent about that much on my 2000 S so far by doing major drive train and suspension as follows:

1-Getting the L and N Engineering IMS,
2-RMS
3-Clutch
4-Shifter cables
5-All wheel align and decamber and return to stock M030 suspension springs.



I'll be doing the 60,000 mile soon.Your experience is giving me the heads up.

walt2810 03-17-2013 08:44 PM

time to locate an good independent porsche shop. they're around, just need to look.

Jbocio 03-17-2013 08:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by M1Ark (Post 332120)
Just picked up car from dealer for it's 100k mile check up (99868 mi).

1. Two new keys and heads - $717 parts
2. Program both keys -$72.50 labor
3. Brake fluid flush - $130.50 labor $46.42 parts
4. Replace motor mount - $362.50 labor $212.58 parts
5. 4 wheel alignment - $325 labor
6. Clean rim barrels - $72.50 labor
7. Fix driver door latch switch - $362.50 labor $137 parts
8. New interstate battery - $101.50 labor $202.60 parts
9. Test drive my car to diagnose drivability issues - $101.50 labor
10. Oil change with wiper - $91 labor $139.90 parts
11. Transmission service - $464 labor $239.02 parts
12. Replace spark plugs - $145 labor $132.72 parts
13. Shop towels - $50
14. Serpentine belt - $0 still good.

Car drives great. I've had the car for 3 years and had changed the oil myself but otherwise no other service the last 40,000 miles.

This was a good reset for me and plan to do all the work myself from now on. $4k is a pretty steep service charge.

I hope they refilled your gas tank with that $101 labor charge.

Ckrikos 03-17-2013 08:59 PM

I just paid 4500 to service my boxster I got the following done

LN imsb
Rms
60k service
Transmission fluid flush
Clutch
2 tensioner replacements
Aos replacement
Starter replacement
Brake flush
SS brake lines
Rss under drive pulley
Coolant flush
Oil change

I didn't have the dealer do it, but rather a well known independent. They also replaced my exhaust bolts as the old ones had seized. It'll make it much easier to install a Charlie chan exhaust.

Said my shocks were shot, but that's for next year.

M1Ark 03-17-2013 09:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jbocio (Post 332125)
I hope they refilled your gas tank with that $101 labor charge.

Car pulled a little to the left and a mild high speed shimmy in the steering wheel. All I saw was the the $101 labor charge and $325 wheel alignment and the car now drives great at high speed now.

Glad he drove it and figured it out himself without having me explaining it to them.

I am more ticked off about $50 in shop towels. Really?!

M1Ark 03-17-2013 09:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ckrikos (Post 332126)
I just paid 4500 to service my boxster I got the following done

LN imsb
Rms
60k service
Transmission fluid flush
Clutch
2 tensioner replacements
Aos replacement
Starter replacement
Brake flush
SS brake lines
Rss under drive pulley
Coolant flush
Oil change

I didn't have the dealer do it, but rather a well known independent. They also replaced my exhaust bolts as the old ones had seized. It'll make it much easier to install a Charlie chan exhaust.

Said my shocks were shot, but that's for next year.

How much would this have been at your dealer?

stateofidleness 03-17-2013 09:31 PM

You paid $303 to have someone replace your battery?? $50 in shop towels???? They saw you coming... wow

I'm so happy I decided to take on my own car maintenance years ago. For another 4k you could get a replacement Boxster! :)

Ckrikos 03-17-2013 09:37 PM

I didn't event bother with the dealer. I stopped going many years ago when I was charged $300 for a porsche battery and when the oil change got to $300.

M1Ark 03-17-2013 09:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stateofidleness (Post 332130)
You paid $303 to have someone replace your battery?? $50 in shop towels???? They saw you coming... wow

I'm so happy I decided to take on my own car maintenance years ago. For another 4k you could get a replacement Boxster! :)


Lol. I have a lot of money. Not a lot of time.

Timco 03-17-2013 09:58 PM

I just did my front bearings myself. $1200 each quote from Porsche. $65 each part cost.

particlewave 03-17-2013 10:11 PM

Yikes! :eek:

Did they at least buy you dinner first?

M1Ark 03-17-2013 10:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Timco (Post 332135)
I just did my front bearings myself. $1200 each quote from Porsche. $65 each part cost.

How hard was that to do? Any write ups you used?

Timco 03-17-2013 11:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by M1Ark (Post 332143)
How hard was that to do? Any write ups you used?

Hard to figure out best way. Don't follow Pelican. I'll post pics and a tutorial tomorrow. Definatly learned a few tricks!!

You'll need some tools.......like a 12 ton press and a bearing puller set.

KRAM36 03-18-2013 04:22 AM

Looks like a hospital bill.

mountainman 03-18-2013 04:25 AM

I bought my own lift for the garage for 2K and now I can easily do almost everything on the list for a few hundred bucks. Everything he did was double priced.

ekam 03-18-2013 05:11 AM

Thank you for feeding the economy.

Penland 03-18-2013 05:16 AM

I'm so glad I do all my own work, saves me alot of money, and makes me feel more in touch with my car.

schnellman 03-18-2013 05:22 AM

Well, M1ARK, now you know why we call them Stealerships. But in their defense, I"m sure they use very nice shop towels.

Coffinhunter 03-18-2013 06:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by schnellman (Post 332160)
Well, M1ARK, now you know why we call them Stealerships. But in their defense, I"m sure they use very nice shop towels.

Only the finest Egyptian cotton!!!


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