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Old 02-19-2006, 02:47 AM   #1
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Has anyone used Kennedy Motor Sport or Redbone Garage in Orlando Florida for a mechanic. If so which one is better. Are they certified. I do not want to get ripped off. I need to get my 60000 tune up and a couple of minor adjustments. How much should the 60k cost. The dealer quoted $1300 which seemed pretty high.

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Old 02-19-2006, 06:33 PM   #2
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I've never used Kennedy but I have used Redbone and Robin is a pretty standup guy, I don't think you can go ronnd with him.

My local mechanic is Troysport. Sid Collins is the owner and he's also the technical director for the local club. Although he specializes in the air cooled Porsche's he's fully up to speed on the 986/996 models too. He is more of a "project" oriented shop and does a lot of race prep and track conversions but that doesn't mean he can't do the 60K service. He has a lot of customers that have him do everything, including oil changes. I trusted him with all the serious work on my '98 911 turbo and he never let me down. Give him a call and tell him Mark Whatman sent you.

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Old 02-19-2006, 06:46 PM   #3
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ha ha ha ha ha...$1300? Are they nuts? 80% of it can be done easily in your driveway for only the cost of parts and an hour or two of your time. The other 20%, as others on this forum have noted, would be to have a trusted Porsche Certified Mechanic give your car a good look over. They know what to look for on these cars at 60,000. They can pick up on troubles before they become major problems. Definitely call around and get better pricing!
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Here's the 60k mi. Service. Check it for yourself and see if it's something you can do. The majority of it consists of visual inspections of various parts and systems. You don't necessarily need to be Porsche Trained to spot a problem in most of these areas, anyone with a greater than passing knowledge of General Automotive wouldn't have a problem, except for Fault and Code checking, which you can do with an aftermarket reader. But by following a checklist, you will likely check areas which you otherwise would not...

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Old 02-19-2006, 09:08 PM   #5
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Thank you so much for the advise. I really appreciate the help

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