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Old 05-27-2010, 11:33 PM   #1
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PPI in West Palm Beach, FL area..??

Chasing a classic Porsche and need to have a PPI performed. The car is in the West Palm Beach area.

Can anyone familiar with the area recommend a Dealer or Top Indy mechanic to perform it?

It's not so much a purchase inspection as it is an 'is it worth my time to take a flight down to see it' inspection. Airmiles will pay for the flight, but I don't want to cash them in needlessly. If it gets a thumbs up PPI, I'll negotiate the PPI cost against the asking price, bring along a Wire Transfer from my bank, perform my own inspection and if OK, I'll bring the car home.

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Old 05-28-2010, 01:09 AM   #2
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Pedro's Garage!
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Old 05-29-2010, 11:15 PM   #3
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Yea... I considered that...

But $400 is waaaaay too much for a PPI - at that price I don't imagine they do too many of them.

I'm not interested in sending Pedro's kid to college!

It's unconscionable that he dares to charge so much! Shame on you Pedro!

Even considering $120/hr. Labor Fee (which is VERY high), if it takes them two hours, they're really dogging it.

Do the math - the guy's a friggin' Rip-Off!

Add to this that they claim no expertise in the air-cooled cars whatsoever, and this is what I'm looking at.

I used to do PPI's for another Marque and I could do a 100 point check in well under 2 Hours.

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Old 05-30-2010, 09:54 AM   #4
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Porsche Shops around WPB

Check out the web for:
www.orbitracing.com
7221 Haverhill Business # 102
Riviera Beach, FL 33407-1007
(561) 840-2109

or

www.stahlmotorsports.net
2108 Clare Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401-6962
(561) 833-0696

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Old 05-30-2010, 10:46 AM   #5
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I charge 450.00 for a PPI, BUT we heavily inspect the engine doing compression, leak down and pull the oil sump for further inspection.. Its an all day evaluation that comes with a 4 page report as well as dyno time..

Of course, I don't do many...
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