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Clarkson1963
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2019/08/09 17:40:20 (permalink)

Water pipes

Hi New member I have a 2009 Porsche 911 C4S Targa my local Porsche garage have suggested that my coolant pipes need replaced within 6 months can anybody give me some advice on this and I was also thinking of renewing my Porsche warranty what is everybody option is it worth the money
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Donald

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    Re: Water pipes 2019/08/09 19:22:57 (permalink)
    If you do get it done  by a Porsche specialist it will need to be genuine Porsche parts or if you try and get warranty on non Porsche parts it wont pass and you will still need a 111 point check done on the car  even if still under Porsche warranty .You could off course approach your OPC and see if they can do a deal with you and get the inspection at least discounted.  
    Porsche warranty it all depends on your approach to risk ..as Clint Eastwood would say ...do you feel lucky punk .
    If the car has a good  Porsche official service history and all things have been done at regular intervals and your mileage is very low the £1500 cost for 2 years may not be justifiable ..your choice
    post edited by kitchens - 2019/08/09 19:31:50
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    Re: Water pipes 2019/08/10 12:18:10 (permalink)
    Hi Thank very much for your reply I have had a quote from Porsche the parts are £180 and the labour £537 which I think is a bit steep as you say the warranty is a good thing the cost for a 2 year warranty is £1850 plus £216 for the 111 point check
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    Re: Water pipes 2019/08/11 14:52:15 (permalink)
    Re reading your original post note the car is an 09 ..don't quote me but thought Porsche put a limit on cars being 10 year old so your car may not qualify for a extended  warranty .at those costs on a 10 year  I personally would not consider a warranty and those labour rates are way too much ,If you insist on getting OPC to do work have a sit down with the service manager and work out a better deal on labour rates . 
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    Re: Water pipes 2019/08/12 13:32:51 (permalink)
    HI Brian
     
    The terms of the Porsche extended warranty have changed:
     
    The Porsche Approved Warranty can be purchased for a period of either 12 months or 24 months and can be extended provided your Porsche has done less than 125,000 miles and be under 14 years old for a 1 year insurance policy or 13 years old for a 2 year insurance policy.


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    Re: Water pipes 2019/08/12 17:27:24 (permalink)
    Hi Donald,
    A very warm welcome to the club and region, be great to see you join us at an event in the very near future.
    I have always had a Porsche warranty on my cars and made several claims over the years, so in my view well worth it.
    If you want to send me a message I can recommend an independent that uses only genuine Porsche parts. His rates are at least half that of a PC.
    If I can help in any other way, please get in touch.
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    Clarkson1963
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    Re: Water pipes 2019/08/13 15:46:59 (permalink)
    Hi thank you for your kind words if you know of any Porsche repairs near me that would be very helpful
    thanks
    Donald
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    Re: Water pipes 2019/08/16 17:52:08 (permalink)
    Hi,
    Re the cost, I think the water pipes come in several pieces so it depends on which pieces need replacing. My 996 needed the pipes over the engine replacing, a pin hole had developed where the pipe rubbed on its plastic clip, which required the engine to be dropped. I can't imagine from the price quoted that is is the case with your car. It sounds as though you are talking about the pipes under the sills. The coolant will need changing at the same time which is no bad thing if it hasn't been done previously.
    I had the whole lot replaced (while you're there etc) along with water pump, air/ oil separator and some other bits and the bill was several times your figure at an independent.
    Regards,
    John
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