Paulo123 – Posted August 26, 2017
On 8/25/2017 at 9:27 PM, Stuart21UK said:
So it is MOT and major service time (4 yrs ownership coming up and 37000 miles), plus a brake fluid change and apparently a change of spark plugs too….
This is what the local OPC had quoted over the phone:
Major Service (which isn’t all that from what I can gauge) £630 inc vat
Brake Fluid £95 inc vat
MOT £60 inc vat
Spark Plugs £277.98 which they have reduced to £260 on asking
Then I have the extras quoted by follow up email too:
Add. Maintenance Every – 4 Years Replace Tyre Sealant 1 £65.22
9A701261902 COMPRESSED AIR
Add. Maintenance Every – 80K Miles / 4 Years Check Air Bag, Trans./Engine Mounts Check And Front Susp. Mounts 1 £60.90
001 NO PARTS REQUIRED
Add. Maintenance – Drive Belt Check 040K Miles / 4 Years Drive Belt Check – (Inc.Rear Wall Flap Remove And Reinstall) 1 £52.20
001 NO PARTS REQUIRED
Plus I asked whether they would check the drain holes…she emailed me later to say they would do so FOC but if they needed cleaning then they would charge another £87 inc vat!
Does anyone else think that checking drain holes would be part of a standard service?!
Plus if I look at the pdf on Porsche here…
then it seems to indicate:
‘that a Major includes checking of the Polyrib belt’ – I assume this is the drive belt they want ot charge me £52.20 extra for? Can anyone advise me if this is correct?
also ‘Inspection of: vehicle underside and engine compartment, coolant hoses, coolant (level and antifreeze check), radiator, air intake, brake system, brake hoses and lines, drive shafts, tyres, locks and latches, electrical equipment, horn, windscreen wiper washing system, power steering and fluid level check and lighting system (including headlights and indicators). Check condition, and adjust if required: fuel system, parking brake, clutch, steering gear, tie rod ends, axle joints, running gear, exhaust system, suspension, seat belts, throttle actuation and Polyrib belt’ – surely this is the same as Check Air Bag, Trans./Engine Mounts Check And Front Susp. Mounts – again they want to charge me an extra £60.90?! Can anyone advise me if this is correct?
I had budgeted around £800 for bits, expecting them to throw up extras like brake pads/discs etc but so far we are up to £1223 (and that’s if they dont do the drain holes or find that the brakes need doing all round)
Advise and guidance would most gratefully be received form the forum please
That’s about right from when my 4 year service was due, bolton did the 2 minor checks Free tho, and a ten percent Porsche club discount.
Personally i I would get the brakes done first at an Indy, Porsche will be about 1600 – 2000 for all round and since the disks rust a lot I imagine these will need doing at your mileage. It will be less than a grand at an Indy using OEM parts.