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Skrambles

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My 2008 turbo (very low mileage) is going in for a check soon, to get the Porsche warranty extension. The cost of this exercise (the inspection + the warranty) has got me thinking more about the problems that might develop as the car gets on and the costs of fixing them. What are the most common problems and how much would it cost to fix them at an OPC? I know this is a general question, but I'm just trying to get a general idea of what may lie ahead.

CUE 99T

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I've had new turbos and coil packs at 40,000 miles under warranty, and a few other electrical bits like to do with igintion again under warranty, but nothing major to be honest. I think they are pretty reliable.

Martian O

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My car is a 56 plate (16K miles) and I've owned it for just over two years. I didn't renew the warranty after year one and had no probs, so I've at least £3000 in my "what if" account!

I do know there were a few things replaced under warranty (including before my ownership), and these were one turbo, alternator and starter motor. The last two weren't really required as the fault was a duff earth strap which wasn't diagnosed correctly by the OPC, although nice work for them if you can get it! An independent got to the bottom of the starting problem within 30 minutes!

Edited by Martian O on Thursday 9th June 10:52

CUE 99T

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Martian what was your starting problem as I had one but it's gone now, they apparently replaced some box costing about 400(parts)+300(labour)quid that had got damaged with water ingress (apparently - like you ever get the real story)

Other things I had done were the windon rubbers but the crappy problem is sort of back now and again depending on how wet the car gets during a wash and when I open the windows down again!

Martian O

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The car wouldn't always start first time, clicking at starter motor but not enough power to fire the motor. Earth strap between starter motor and chassis was the fault, now starts perfectly.

I'm pretty sure it's part #27 which was the fault:



Edited by Martian O on Thursday 9th June 11:26

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Tino

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It is an insurance policy, and as you know, insurers hate to lose money.
You need to add the fact that you are also tied into the network to calculate the overall yearly cost of keeping the car on cover.
Plus you cannot use any non Porsche parts on the car ever.
Plus side is if something does go wrong with a turbo, it doesnt take much to reach the level of the premium.

Martian O

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Tino said:
You need to add the fact that you are also tied into the network to calculate the overall yearly cost of keeping the car on cover.
Ah yes, so I've £5K in my "what-if" account! biggrin

Martian O

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CUE 99T said:
Other things I had done were the windon rubbers but the crappy problem is sort of back now and again depending on how wet the car gets during a wash and when I open the windows down again!
I've not had this problem.

CUE 99T

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It's a total pain as the windows get all smeared!!!

Skrambles

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Ok, thanks guys. I think I'll renew the warranty for a couple more years and see how it goes. How much would new turbos cost?
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