2.9 Gen II: Service interval?

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2018/03/01 17:02:31 (permalink)

2.9 Gen II: Service interval?

My Boxster was last given a full/Major service at PCT @ 40K and had plugs done too a year ago.
A trip to Zuffenhaus a bit later has made it run just superb.
A year on and the miles are 46K, runs perfect, uses no oil etc etc.
 
Most would say the car should get a service every year or 20k miles.
Am I right in thinking the car will have a Minor service next, but I was thinking at 50K which is 10K after the last service.
I think I will be going back to Zuffenhaus as they were really good last time when they re-set the engine, PCT didn't and are no longer there now they have all retired. 
There seems to be a £130 difference between ZH and Porsche Wolverhampton for a minor Boxster service. £130 is a cost for a dealer stamp....
 
Any thoughts please?
Graham.

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    Re: 2.9 Gen II: Service interval? 2018/03/01 17:26:48 (permalink)
    Graham,
     
    Have you not refered to your service schedule? This will tell you that servicing is based upon a 2-year/20,000 mile cycle and I would expect that your next service will be the Minor service.
     
    As you note, there's a significant difference between Porsche main dealer and Indie prices, mainly due to the very high labour charges of the former (circa £150/hour incl. VAT?). The choice is yours.
     
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    Re: 2.9 Gen II: Service interval? 2018/03/01 17:29:15 (permalink)
    Every 2 years or 20 k for your model.

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    Re: 2.9 Gen II: Service interval? 2018/03/01 19:36:07 (permalink)
    Thanks for the replies.
    20k is a long time in between to me, hence thinking 10k and a minor service.
    the car does long journeys, from 40 miles to 400 and prob a good Euro tour too, no short runs to the shops.
    I don't thrash it as the wife objects and see 32 mpg on average, best was 36, always has She'll V Power 97 Ron.
    I think I'll have it done a week before this years Euro run.
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    Re: 2.9 Gen II: Service interval? 2018/03/02 08:43:43 (permalink)
    Sound like you might hit the   2 year schedule before 20 k for your service.
    Don't forget you can get your PCGB discount at Main dealers.

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    Re: 2.9 Gen II: Service interval? 2018/03/02 09:29:42 (permalink)
    Graham,
     
    You say that you've only covered a relatively benign 6,000 miles in the last year, so a 2-year/20,000 mile schedule seems to be appropriate for you. Modern synthetic oils and advanced filtering methods mean that there's little or no risk in the extended servicing intervals that are now common. However, as I said before, the choice is yours.
     
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    Re: 2.9 Gen II: Service interval? 2018/03/02 11:43:50 (permalink)
    I think the discount on servicing at OPC's is only applicable to service parts, not labour rates but every little helps! 
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    Re: 2.9 Gen II: Service interval? 2018/03/02 15:29:36 (permalink)
    I think it all depends on your PC and what relationship you have built up with them!  In respect to the original question, I have never seen any reason to depart from the manufacturer's service schedule but the OP appears to have made up his mind before asking the question anyway.  This has been debated many times on many forums and, at the end of it all, just do what makes you feel comfortable and happy. 
    I did depart from the service schedule with respect to the transmission oil on my turbo - brought it forward from 12 years to 8 - it made me feel happy!

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    Re: 2.9 Gen II: Service interval? 2018/03/02 16:47:12 (permalink)
    Guilty..
    I think I had made my mind up but needed a confidence nudge!
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