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Re: Steering Heavier Than Usual 2020/10/21 11:39:03 (permalink)
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Does your car have power steering plus optioned? Maybe be another avenue to persue.



Did the OP ever confirm whether or not his car has the Power Steering Plus option? I can’t help wondering whether this is not giving the extra assistance at lower speeds.



I don’t think so Andrew, and I asked again in a later post. However, in his original post Mark seemed to imply that the problem occurred suddenly, so you’d have to assume that PSP isn’t a factor if indeed his 718 has that option.
 
Since his front tyre wear looks fine you’d have to assume that the geo is OK,  and it seems that the Dealer couldn’t find anything wrong with the steering and suspension so my feeling is that there’s either a problem with the steering rack itself or maybe a track-rod joint or that there’s an EPAS software problem, although you’d think that a PIWIS diagnostic check should throw up an error if there’s a problem? All rather puzzling.
 
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Re: Steering Heavier Than Usual 2020/10/21 12:17:41 (permalink)
AndrewT
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Does your car have power steering plus optioned? Maybe be another avenue to persue.



Did the OP ever confirm whether or not his car has the Power Steering Plus option? I can’t help wondering whether this is not giving the extra assistance at lower speeds.


Hi, no I don't think I answered that question, but no I don't have the Power Steering Plus option.
 
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Re: Steering Heavier Than Usual 2020/10/21 18:55:29 (permalink)
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I am getting a bit frustrated with my OPC. I have been chasing the Service Advisor up for a response to an email I sent on the 8th October as I wanted to know what if anything further can be done to regarding the steering weight issue and also the cost for two new rear tyres as they are approaching 3mm and OPC says Porsche recommend changing tyres at 3mm. He asked whether I would be happier if they checked the front Geometry, which I said yes. I got the feeling they might do this FOC though he didn't commit to this.
 
I last spoke to him on Friday and he said he would email me by the end of the day. It's now end of Tuesday and still no response.
 
I don't want to get the Car geometry checked elsewhere until I know what my OPC might do. But equally I would like to get the geometry checked and tyres replaced sooner rather than later.
 


Managed to speak to the Service Advisor at my OPC today and they are not going to do a check on the front Geometry FOC. The cost would be £148.80 for a four wheel check and a further £223.20 for any adjustments required, a total £372.00.
 
I won't be taking taking my Cayman to my OPC at that cost, so just need to decide whether I take it to Parr's at £300 or somewhere cheaper like AndrewT's suggestion of the Wheel Alignment Centre in Southampton. 

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Re: Steering Heavier Than Usual 2020/10/21 21:34:27 (permalink)
Mark,
 
For that price I’d opt for Parr.

If you Google ‘suspension geometry setup West Sussex’ there’s plenty of choice if you want to keep the cost down especially if all you want is a suspension check, although you might just as well get it set-up properly while it’s on the bench since I suspect that the rear suspension at least will require adjustment.
 
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Re: Steering Heavier Than Usual 2020/10/23 10:34:20 (permalink)
I think I would want to go to someone, like Parr, who have plenty of experience of your model Porsche.  They can do the alignment but might even save you money if they test it first and provide a diagnosis.  If you need to spend that sort of cash, get all the expertise and information you can.

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Re: Steering Heavier Than Usual 2020/10/26 21:24:16 (permalink)
Ok, decision made. Cayman is booked into Parr's this Friday pm for a full Geometry check/adjust.
 
Once done I will post an update with before and after settings.
 
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Re: Steering Heavier Than Usual 2020/10/27 10:46:38 (permalink)
A good decision I think Mark. I’m sure that Parr will do a thorough job and will discuss with you how you would like the car set-up. Their race car experience will be invaluable in this respect.
 
They’ll also be able to have a close look at the steering and front suspension to see if there’s anything suspicious regarding your heavy steering issue.
 
Keep us posted.
 
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