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About Johnnyceesred

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  1. 2003 996 C4S. As of today, it's 230,072 miles and I've driven 226,208 of those since purchasing it as an OPC ex-demonstrator. Rgds JCR
  2. 2003 C4S 196,984 miles so far. I bought the car as a dealer ex-demo in July 2003 at 3,870 miles. It's had 2 engines & 3 tiptronic gearboxes but still the original supsension (apart from as set of Powerflex bushes) Rgds JCR
  3. Hi Chuck, Thankyou for your comments. Thanks also for your concern about an appeal etc., I did wait until the dealer's cheque had cleared before updating the topic with the judgement!!! Very best regards John
  4. Outstanding ! You definitely have my admiration.. A very impressive narrative of a successful fight for 'consumer rights'. I wonder if you could post (or PM) the information that identifies your case and ruling in the English courts? I realize that you had the British 'fit for purpose' law on your side, but it's possible the information in your arguments could serve as precedent if anyone here in the US is considering bringing suit against Porsche/its subsidiaries. I'm especially fascinated by the juge's comment that your engine "should have lasted for at least 200,000 miles before requiring
  5. Hi, I'm not sure if this would set any legal precedents in your region but please see my topic and the ruling regarding Porsche engines lasting 200,000 miles. http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...mp;#entry116311 Rgds John
  6. John, All I can say to you is "to the victor go the spoils...." Congrats to you and your perseverence has paid off!! I ( along with many others I'm sure) has followed your thread for months and I applaude your determination and resolve to "make it right". demosan :cheers: Thanks Kelvin and Demosan for your comments. It shows I was right to pursue the faults in the crank cradle and de-couple the complaint and claim from the original misfire which started the whole diagnostic process. It also shows the value in taking lots of photos and getting expert reports, the full costs of
  7. Thanks Spiro, It took some time but it shows what can be achieved if you approach a situation with the right facts and support. Kind regards John
  8. SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME TO LEGAL ACTION :) Many of you asked to be kept up to date on the outcome of my topic. I'm pleased to report that I was successful in my legal action through the English County Court system against the supplying OPC and the Judge awarded me compensation and costs. My claim was based on the Sale and Supply of Goods Acts 1979 and 1994 and the responsibility of suppliers within those Acts. The formula he used to calculate the amount of compensation was based on his judgement that the original engine should have lasted for at least 200,000 miles before requiring any signifi
  9. John, This has been a fascinating thread. I am really sorry to hear about your problems and I hope that I never have to go through the same thing. First, I'll get straight to the point, then I'll explain. Based on the information we have (and I'm kind of making a big assumption that I have all of the key, relevant information that the shop had when they decided to disassemble it) I believe you have a stronger case against the shop that performed the initial diagnosis than you do against Porsche. I believe that the engine disassembly was premature and was not the appropriate course of acti
  10. I also noticed one of the guys on the Porsche Club GB website had also suffered a cracked crankcase and I've e-mailed him for more details. Rgds John
  11. Hi, I've got a thread relating to engine problems see http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...t=0&start=0 The thread shows a complete history of the situation. As a brief summary of my actions, I took a series of photos of my problem engine the main complaint about which is a defective crank cradle identified when the engine was disassembled by the independent I use. Because I use the car for business I had to buy an exchange engine as I had to limit the amount of time the car was off the road. It was still off the road from November 11th 2006 to the middle of February this yea
  12. Gearbox failure and replacement at 125,300 miles!!!!!! Hi all, There's not been much to update since my last post save 2 points: - 1. As you can see from the title above, my gearbox failed and was replaced. It developed a severe whining noise at around 2,500-3,000 rpm and this was particularly noticeable when manually changing from 3rd to 2nd gear (it's Tiptronic S). I took it to the local OPC whose technician did a test drive and concluded a new gearbox was required. Had that fitted June 7. Whilst fitting the gearbox they also noticed that the rubber mounting on the front-to-rear prop s
  13. Hi Cosmos, Thanks for your supportive comments. I've also sent the photos and correspondence to the solicitor my employers use to get his assessment of what I've done so far and his recommendations of the next steps. Since I've had the new engine there's been no recurrence of the misfire so I can safely say it was related to the original engine and not to any other electricals or connections from other parts of the car to the engine. I'll keep things updated. Best regards John
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