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2019/12/25 23:42:13 (permalink)

718S service

Hello folks, bought the 718 in August with 8k miles on the clock and it was given an interim oil change for some reason. It is two years old on 1st Jan with about 11k miles so due for a service. Warranty is until 1st Jan next year. I will probably keep it until it is about 5yrs old.
What do people think- go to OPC and pay through the nose or take to my Indy???
Any opinions/ advice gratefully accepted.πŸ‘πŸ»
 
Chris

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    Gorsh
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    Re: 718S service 2019/12/26 10:26:54 (permalink)
    I would use your OPC to avoid any possible warranty worries, some people arrange to bring their own oil which reduces the cost.  But you say your car had an interim oil change in August - so the next scheduled one should be August 22?  What does the PCM indicate?
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    Re: 718S service 2019/12/26 13:56:13 (permalink)
    stick with OPC for warranty period - and if you are keeping it 5 years, then consider seriously extending the warranty period beyond the initial one. Well worth it if a big bill lands on you.

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    Re: 718S service 2019/12/26 14:47:28 (permalink)
    Gorsh
    I would use your OPC to avoid any possible warranty worries, some people arrange to bring their own oil which reduces the cost.  But you say your car had an interim oil change in August - so the next scheduled one should be August 22?  What does the PCM indicate?


    Hi Gorsh and thanks for your reply. Our other cars give countdown on the dash for services required but nothing on the Boxster. Is there a menu you can access for this then?

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    Re: 718S service 2019/12/26 19:19:29 (permalink)
    Hi Chris, You need to access the menu for car and select service and it will tell you what is currently set in terms of miles and days to the next service. It sounds as though it has been reset when they changed the oil as you would have had a message flash up by now that a service is due in January?

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    Re: 718S service 2019/12/26 19:39:28 (permalink)
    Sorry Chris, my post above should have been August 21 for the next service due. As Tim says the service info in the PCM will tell you, and if you’re still in doubt get it checked by your OPC. I also agree that extending the warranty just before it expires for another two years is well worth doing to rule out any worries of getting big bills - peace of mind and all that.
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    Re: 718S service 2019/12/26 21:25:43 (permalink)
    Hello, had a look in all menus on the dash and there is no warning at all that a service is due. Will contact OPC Leicester where the car was purchased after the hols to see what the score is. Might not be a service due!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Thanks for your input.
     
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    Re: 718S service 2020/01/07 17:47:07 (permalink)
    I do think I’d be renewing the warranty on a two year old car.  But as always with warranty it all depends upon your attitude to risk. 
    Renew warranty and thrash the life out of it on some trackdays. 

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