MotorheadMark, Since your Centre has had the car for two days that’s plenty of time to checkout the steering and suspension - steering rack and EPAS controller, suspension bushes, wheel bearings, etc. - so presumably there’s nothing amiss in that respect. Rather disappointing that they haven’t done even a basic front geometry check which would have confirmed that it’s within spec. If they want to charge you for a geometry check I’d be inclined to look elsewhere: Parr are in your area. They’re a very reputable Porsche Independent with a lot of motorsport experience and may be able to supply another opinion on your problem. The overall handling of a car - oversteer, understeer, turn-in, etc. - is very sensitive to the geometry setup but I wouldn’t expect it to contribute to the sudden increase in steering weight you describe unless a steering/suspension component has failed which should have been picked up by the Centre. My understanding from your first post is that the problem occurred rather suddenly, so you’d have to suspect either a mechanical or electromechanical event; maybe the steering rack itself or the EPAS controller? Your car is still under the factory warranty and I would keep up the pressure on your Centre to resolve the problem to your satisfaction at their expense. Jeff
JohnCRSI think that if your steering geometry was far enough out to make a noticeable difference to steering weight, you would see evidence in your tyre wear. If there was no event such as hitting a pothole then, together with the inspection that has been done, you can be confident that steering integrity is OK. So, the logical next step is to do a proper comparison with another car, similar to your own, to verify the extent of the problem. Do you know any PCGB members in your region, or perhaps an independent Porsche specialist who would give yo an opinion?
AndrewCSI pay ~ £120 for a full check and adjust using the well respected Hunter system … at an excellent tyre specialist - 150 mile round trip.
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