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Old 06-03-2006, 02:06 PM   #1
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Porsche Centre Guildford: Brakes *and* disks at 17k miles?

Hi,

I've owned an 987 Boxster since Easter - its an 05 model with around 17000 miles on it.

In the space of a week, a check engine warning came up, as well as a check brakes warning (the engine warning turned out to be the either the cat and rear main oil seal - both warranty jobs happily and both fixed).

The brake light was due to the front pads they said - and advised me that because the disks were 'lipped' I should get them swapped as well - 650 for both inc. Speaking to the engineer afterwards, they were not near their serviceable limit, and should they be machined down to remove the lip, that maybe a problem.

But with only 17k miles on the click - I'm suspicious of the rationale to replace the disks at the same time as the pads.

1 - Is this a matter of course on Boxsters - or have I been done by a main dealer?

I was narked because I got no courtesy car anyway + the phone advisory on cost was not quoted inc VAT, so my judgement maybe a little clouded.

2 - Anyone know of a good place around Surrey to take a Boxster for decent care and not get stitched?

Cheers, Nick.

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Old 06-04-2006, 08:03 AM   #2
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...The brake light was due to the front pads they said - and advised me that because the disks were 'lipped' I should get them swapped as well - 650 for both inc. Speaking to the engineer afterwards, they were not near their serviceable limit, and should they be machined down to remove the lip, that maybe a problem.
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The discs should be replaced if they're down to their min thickness, 22mm for a 986 Boxster and 26mm for a 986 Boxster S, not bec they're lipped. Just get them machined down at a independant specialist.

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