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Old 02-27-2014, 08:17 PM   #1
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Kaput goes the Tranny

So, I just received new that my transmission (along with my steering pump) is finished.
How much should I expect to pay for a rebuilt tranny and installation?
The Collection quoted me around 15k for the whole thing, the service advisor said just the tranny would run me 8k.
I have an 02 Boxster. I would appreciate your input.

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Old 02-27-2014, 08:30 PM   #2
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:40 PM   #3
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If it's a 5 speed I paid 600 for my used trannny from eBay that works perfectly. I would go that route if possible
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15k is robbery. You need to find another shop; plus, as others have said, source the tranny yourself (be carefull to get a decent rebuilt) and possibly a repair kit for the steering pump. A good shop will let you source the parts, but obviously they won't warranty anything other than the installation.
For $15K, I would do most of that work myself.
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look for itsnotanova on this forum he just got an 02 s come in. He parts these cars out,sells the motors to Raby. Super cheap. He is in Texas
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I'm sorry but how do dealers through out prices like that while sober?

Why wouldn't they just say "Your car is totaled".

Let's say 8 hours to remove and replace a transmission @ 100 hr equals $800.
$2k for a rebuilt 5 speed (high, I know) with a limited warranty. Let's add $200 for 'stuff'. You're at $3k.

IDK what the PS pump work costs but I'll bet it isn't as much as a tranny.
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I'm sorry but how do dealers through out prices like that while sober?

Why wouldn't they just say "Your car is totaled".

Let's say 8 hours to remove and replace a transmission @ 100 hr equals $800.
$2k for a rebuilt 5 speed (high, I know) with a limited warranty. Let's add $200 for 'stuff'. You're at $3k.

IDK what the PS pump work costs but I'll bet it isn't as much as a tranny.
Are you serious? 100 an hour? If Honda charges 100 an hour what do you think a Porsche dealer charges?

And a porsche dealer charging 2k for a remanufactored tranny? Ford charges more than that for a reman tranny!

The prices you are quoting are just as ridiculous as the dealership. lol

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Old 02-27-2014, 11:15 PM   #8
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I'm sorry but how do dealers through out prices like that while sober?

Why wouldn't they just say "Your car is totaled".

Let's say 8 hours to remove and replace a transmission @ 100 hr equals $800.
$2k for a rebuilt 5 speed (high, I know) with a limited warranty. Let's add $200 for 'stuff'. You're at $3k.

IDK what the PS pump work costs but I'll bet it isn't as much as a tranny.
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Just a note:

Transmission:
The Audi A4 and VW Phassat have the same transmission as the Boxster…. The Bell housing is drilled for both. The only difference between the Porsche and these transmissions above is 2 and 3 gear are different in gearing. This may be an option for you to go with if your looking to save some coin.
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15k is way too much. When I had to have my 2nd gear synchros redone in my 6sp, i also had a Guard torque biasing diff installed. I pulled the tranny and installed it, so that helped. The total rebuild was $4500...and I discovered later that I could have bought one from Gbox for the same cost.
Search eBay. There are at least 9 on there under 1k.
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If it's a 5 speed I paid 600 for my used trannny from eBay that works perfectly. I would go that route if possible
+1 and I'd seriously double check anything diagnosed by "The Collection".
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$15k for any fix on an 02 box????
Please don't entertain fixing that car for those $$
You can buy another Boxster S for that
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As a reference point I'm having my 6 speed being repaired for aprox. 2800.00. That is replacing 2nd gear ( broken tooth ) which is 500.00 by itself. New synchros on 1st and 2nd gear along with friction rings ( ? ) and whatever else needs to be done. When I was searching for a used transmission as an alternative to the rebuild I found quite a few 5 speeds for 750.00 so shop around. That shop is ripping you off big time please look elsewhere.
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Thank you everyone for your input. I totally forgot to say I have a 2002 Tiptronic Base Boxster. I'm not gonna fix the car there, it's a ridiculous amount of money, but then, how much is a far price?
Sadly, Miami is a horrible city to own a P-car as there as barely any places who will work on them.
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Old 02-28-2014, 04:52 AM   #15
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Damn 15k is the price I'm asking for my 2000S that is for sale and it's in canadian $
That is way too much for a tranny!

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Glad to hear you are not going that route.
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Here are the best Porsche shops in SoFL. Ask your local PCA board member for a referral. An excellent resource.

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Are you serious? 100 an hour? If Honda charges 100 an hour what do you think a Porsche dealer charges?

And a porsche dealer charging 2k for a remanufactored tranny? Ford charges more than that for a reman tranny!

The prices you are quoting are just as ridiculous as the dealership. lol

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My numbers were not based on Miami. They were based on realistic 'reasonable' pricing.

So double everything. It's still half of the qoute.
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My numbers were not based on Miami. They were based on realistic 'reasonable' pricing.

So double everything. It's still half of the qoute.
It hard to put the words 'Reasonable pricing, Porsche, and Dealer' in the same sentence, lol. Anything at a dealer level puts things at whole diferent level. I never said you can do it for a reasonable price. Its just going to be hard to find that at a dealer level.

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