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Old 03-17-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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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.


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Old 03-17-2013, 08:42 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:44 PM   #3
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time to locate an good independent porsche shop. they're around, just need to look.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:53 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:59 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:22 PM   #6
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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?!

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Old 03-17-2013, 09:30 PM   #7
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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?
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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!
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:37 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:42 PM   #10
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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.

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Old 03-17-2013, 09:58 PM   #11
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I just did my front bearings myself. $1200 each quote from Porsche. $65 each part cost.
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Yikes!

Did they at least buy you dinner first?

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Old 03-17-2013, 10:31 PM   #13
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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?
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:12 PM   #14
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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.
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Looks like a hospital bill.
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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.
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Thank you for feeding the economy.
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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.
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Well, M1ARK, now you know why we call them Stealerships. But in their defense, I"m sure they use very nice shop towels.
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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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