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Old 07-10-2007, 06:54 AM   #1
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30,000 mile major service

Our 2000 S is coming up soon (gulp) to her 30,000 mile mark, and I've been fearing the worst as I peruse the literature about "major service" and all that entails. Any recommendations from those of you have already survived the experience?

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Old 07-10-2007, 09:01 AM   #2
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If you're talking about a dealer-performed 30k service, then you need to brace yourself for a $900 bill. Take a couple hundred $ off for an indie Porsche shop.
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Old 07-15-2007, 09:21 AM   #3
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I fully understand your trepidation.

we were lucky, we bought our 2002 S with 27k miles on it. I had read on this forum about the outrageous charge for a glorified oil change Porsche wants for a 30k service, so I made it part of the deal to include the 30k service at our already agreed-to purchase price.

I know owning a Porsche is special and it's a very special car, but come on.

It's time for our first oil change....$200 at the dealer, so I am boning up via this forum on the tools and procedures I need to do it myself.....

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Old 07-15-2007, 10:26 AM   #4
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Other than all the inspections, there is nothing on the list very hard to do. If I remember: Oil and Filter change, Air and cabin filters, spark plugs, possibly brake fluid if you're at the two years.

No way I would pay the dealer the money for just that. Just my .02.
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:03 PM   #5
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The 30,000 mile service is very easy to do yourself. On my 01, the plugs are good until 60,000 miles.

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