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jfb1977
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the comments guys.

And just to be clear, the dealer I'm talking about is not an OPC, or even a Porsche specialist. They're an independent dealer (been around since 1920 or something!) who specialise in Rolls Royce and Bentley mainly - they just happened to be the place I bought my car from.
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The Beast
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good stuff Paul, I was wondering why my petrol consumption was up quite a lot.. Surprised It is going right back down now. I also did one small top up of coolant in the first week and now that is exactly where I left it. Oil usage in 2000 miles has so far been...ZERO!

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PS only 300 miles to blast off... Cool
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure if this is important to you but if getting paint work carried out on your car, if not carried out by authorised dealer, your paint warranty may be voided.

It wouldn't be a concern for me, especially after what you have been through, but thought it worth mentioning.

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jfb1977
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

northpole wrote:
Not sure if this is important to you but if getting paint work carried out on your car, if not carried out by authorised dealer, your paint warranty may be voided.

It wouldn't be a concern for me, especially after what you have been through, but thought it worth mentioning.

Peter


Thanks Peter, but my car is out of any official Porsche warranties anyway so I don't think this applies (unless I've misunderstood about what a paint warranty is).

I've seen the quality of work carried out by the guys doing the work and they do a lot of old Jags and stuff and their work is good.

Hopefully I get the car back on Tuesday night. Can't frigging wait!
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing story with a hopefully happy ending. As someone who is considering a 997 it has certainly opened my eyes somewhat and I will be very careful in how I proceed. What year did the 997.2 get produced and can I assume that all the engine weaknesses have been addressed?? Just for your info I too had an engine failure which occurred in an S2000 so VTEC engines are not perfect either. Enjoy the car when you get it back Very Happy
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The Beast
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mskunert wrote:
Amazing story with a hopefully happy ending. As someone who is considering a 997 it has certainly opened my eyes somewhat and I will be very careful in how I proceed. What year did the 997.2 get produced and can I assume that all the engine weaknesses have been addressed?? Just for your info I too had an engine failure which occurred in an S2000 so VTEC engines are not perfect either. Enjoy the car when you get it back Very Happy


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Have a look at Hartech's invaluable buyer's guide, free download. You will find all the answers you need there. Thumb
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jfb1977
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So....after 10 weeks and 6 days since my engine let go, I have finally collected my car!! WOO HOO!!! Cloud 9 Dance Tap

The bonnet, front bumper and chin spolier have all been resprayed, and to an exceptional standard, I have a perfectly fitted new windscreen and most importantly of all, I have a brand spanking new engine and clutch!

Total cost to me, £1,403. That was £1,338 to OPC Byfleet for their labour in stripping down the failed engine to find out what went wrong and £65 to Swiftcover for my windscreen excess.

All other costs were picked up by the dealer that I bought the car from back on 26th November last year. Take a bow, Sunningdale Motors. Thumb

Whilst not a Porsche specialist (they normally deal in used Bentley / Rolls & Jag) they have been around since 1919, and I guess I'm lucky that they're reputable as the warrranty company weren't going to cough and they could've made me drag them through the courts.

Don't get me wrong. I don't think they've really done me any favours, they've just done the right thing. And at times it's been a bloody nightmare! I dealt with a guy called Normal there, who's a nice enough chap, but never returned my emails and often said he'd call me back and didn't. They damaged my car, they let me pick it up with too much oil, not enough coolant and a cracked windscreen first time round - but we've got there in the end.

I've taken the car for 60 trouble free miles tonight and to be fair, as well as looking like new at the front, it feels as tight as a drum. Running it in for 2,000 miles at less than 4,500 rpm is going to be painful, but I'll get there.

There is one major outstanding issue, which is that I don't have the paperwork for the engine yet - Norman's accounts lady has it and she's not in until Monday - but he assures me that it's all there and if not I can call Porsche GB in Reading (who organised the new engine) and they can provide the relevant documentation (which is also the 2 year warranty).

I still want to get the car checked over, but I think I'll do that once I've run it in as it'll need an oil change then anyway, so I'll drop it into my local OPC (Porsche Byfleet) in a few weeks for that. Gutted that I'm off to the US on Saturday for a week on business.....I'd rather be racking up the miles.

So sod the wasted train ticket, the traffic, the congestion charge, the extra time it'll take and the extortionate parking...I'm driving to work tomorrow!! thumbsup
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good for you mate! Thumb Welcome to the engine replacement and rebuild club! I have finally run mine in, and had the oil changed at Paragon today. Man that drive home was fun! I gave it ALL the beanz Laughing

See you at Warp speed and congratulations again, the wait is finally worth it. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations, very happy for you thumbsup
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations! You must be so utterly relieved to get your baby back on the road.
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats, what a result, new engine for less than the price of a clutch and respray...

Sunningdale always has some nice cars out front, maybe I'll check them out next time I'm passing (grew up there).

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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well if you watching the thread Sunningdale well done to you for being so upstanding.
Enjoy the car JFB and happy motoring.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AeroAnt wrote:


holy thread resurection batman!

trying to talk the prices down are we ? Wink
 
  
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