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Old 05-31-2012, 07:12 PM   #1
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60K tune-up. What do they do and how much ??!?

So my 2001 986 just hit 60K and I was wondering what the dealer does for the 60,000 maintenance check. Also how much should I expect to spend. Also is it normal for an oil change to cost $275.00 at the dealer ? Thanks !!

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Old 05-31-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
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I would call your dealer and have them tell you..but generally sounds like it includes all filters being replaced, the serpentine belt replaced, oil of course and I think other items.. I think generally around $800 or so I forget as I had gotten estimates but got a lower mileage car in the end...

I have heard regular oil change can be the price you mention at a dealer ...
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That's about right for a dealer oil & filter change.

You might try a local quickie change shop - if you pull in with a Porsche, bring the specific oil and filter, and take a lot of interest in every step of the process, they will do a good job and save you $175.
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Check out ppbon's response in: http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/23869-60-000-mile-service.html

It's for a 2003, but should be very similar for an '01.

Looks like a lot, but a lot is just visual inspection and checking fluid levels.
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:21 AM   #5
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60,000 Mile Service


Data Link Connector

Diagnosis system: Read out fault memory.


Axle Shaft
Drive shafts: Visual inspection of boots for leakage and damage.

Brake Fluid

Brake Hose/Line
Brake hoses and lines: Visual inspection for damage, routing and corrosion.

Brakes and Traction Control
Visual inspection of the brake pads and brake discs for wear.

Clutch, M/T
Check play and pedal end position.

Constant Velocity Joint
Check play, visual inspection of dust bellows for damage, check screw connections of running gear adjustment facility, front and rear, for secure fit.

Check coolant level and antifreeze protection.

Cooling System
Coolant hoses: Check condition; Radiator: Visual inspection for external contamination.

Doors, Hood and Trunk
Check the door locks, lid locks and safety hooks of the front lid to ensure that they are secure and functioning.

Exhaust System
Visual inspection for leaks and damage, check suspension.

Oils, fluids: Visual inspection for leaks.

Fuel Delivery and Air Induction
Fuel system: Visual inspection for damage, routing and secure fit of line connections.

Instrument Panel, Gauges and Warning Indicators
All other electrical equipment as well as warning and indicator lights: Check function.

Lighting and Horns
Vehicle lighting: Check funtion; All headlamps: Check alignment. Horn: Check function.

Parking Brake System
Check free play of parking brake lever.

Power Steering Fluid

Seat Belt Systems
Check function and condition.

Steering Gear
Check play and dust bellows.

Throttle Cable/Linkage
Throttle actuation: Check smooth operation, check full throttle position with the tester.

Tie Rod
Check play and dust bellows.

Check condition and pressure, include spare wheel.

Vehicle underside and engine compartment: Visual inspection for leaks (oils and fluids) and chafing damage (lines and hoses). Test drive: Foot and parking brakes (also actuation travel), engine, clutch, transmission, automatic speed control, steering, heating, air-conditioning system and instruments: Check function.

Wiper and Washer Systems
Windscreen washer, headlight washer: Check the fluid level and nozzle settings, pay attention to antifreeze protection in the winter.


Air Filter Element

Cabin Air Filter

Drive Belt
Replace Poyrib belt.

Engine Oil

Oil Filter, Engine

Spark Plug

Dealers charge between $1200 - $1500.

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Find a good indie shop for all of this. A lot of ppl on here do their own oil change.
Oil changes on these cars tend to cost more than other cars not because its a Porsche but because it takes a lot of oil lol. But you can definitely get it done for way under $200
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This is a lot of great info. I only drive about 2/3K miles a year on it and want to keep the car in great condition.
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Dealer cost is just outrageous. you can DIY all the things on the checklist for about $250-300. Oil change, plugs, filters, all very easy. You could probably find ans indy to do it in the $750 range.

If it were my car, at 60k and 11 years I would also change the gear oil, flush the brake fluid and flush the cooling system .
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It costs $950 to have done at the dealership;

$50 for twenty minutes worth of visual inspections

$100 to change out the oil and...

$800 to turn off the "service engine now" message on your dash display

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