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Just got my baby back from TRE Motorsports. They are the BEST! I have never had such great service provided to me. I am extremely satisfied with all aspects of the service and now have found my dedicated repair shop. Service Manager Jeremy and Owner Dave were very helpful and answered all of my questions. Email responses took less than 30 min and everything was completed on time as promised. They never made me feel pressured to buy anything and the job was completed within 10% of the quote ( clutch slave cylinder was on its way out - charged me less to purchase and install it, than it would have cost me to buy it from Pelican parts). Pricing was the best in the area. Anyone looking for an independent Porsche shop should give these guys a call first.
Thanks for the recommendation. My car is with Tre Motorsports right now. So far so good. Will update with my experience.
I live in the Burbank California area and I am looking for a good independent Porsche repair shop. I need to get my clutch replaced in the next couple of weeks and do not want to get burned. 2005 Porsche 997 C2 -Mods: Schnell Headers 997 Turbo wheels
The PPI suggested that the car was test driven, yet nothing was found. Needless to say I will NEVER take my vehicle back to that Porsche shop for so much as a car wash! I am actually planning on doing the clutch work and flywheel myself, but for $1500 is it worth taking it to an independent porsche shop and having them do the work/warranty the work? I would like to gain the experience of doing it myself (have done my air filter, oil filter, spark plugs, brakes, brake flush, exhaust manifolds, mufflers all myself), but at the same time I would hate to run into a big high cost headache if i mess something up.
What's the name of your independent mechanic in Pasadena? I live in Burbank and am trying to find someone local. good luck with your 997
Well, I just bought the car back in August with 25.5K miles; I had Porsche do a pre-purchase inspection and they said everything was perfect (cost me $320) - Beverly Hills Porsche. A week later when I was shifting from 1st to 2nd under heavy acceleration the clutch slipped. I took it back to Porsche and they confirmed that in fact the clutch was slipping, they said if I drive "like a normal person" I could get another 3-6months out of the clutch. Unfortunately this means I can't really use the car to its full potential, kinda defeats the purpose of owning a Porsche. I would like to just replace it now (Clutch, Flywheel and RMS) so that I can begin enjoying the car a little more. I have subscribed to "All data" and the instructions for replacing the clutch seem fairly simple (Great site btw) Changed my oil, air filter, cabin filter this weekend, plan on replacing my spark plugs and adding Schnell headers next weekend. Will try to post pictures.
I am planning on changing out my clutch and flywheel in the very near future and was wondering if anyone has any advice/tips for me. Thinking it could be done at home... 2005 Porsche 997 - 28k miles
I have a 2005 997 and am planning on changing my engine oil this weekend. Anyone have any idea where I can buy the recommended Mobile 1 5W-40? I live in the Burbank CA area. Thanks!
malves533 replied to halsyknox's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)I bought a 2005 997 back in August with 25K miles. I did purchase an extended warranty from my credit union, just in case something major failed on the car. My warranty covers me up to 90k miles - cost me about $1500. Put about 4k miles on it and havent had a issue (keeping my fingers crossed). I believe the biggest issue with the MY2005 is the IMS failure (not an expert but have seen several posts about this issue); I plan to do more frequent oil changes and keep up on the maintenance of the car, also a website recommended using 5W30 oil rather than 0W30 (anyone have any ideas about this?)
malves533 replied to slahti's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)Where did you happen to find it? I've been looking all over the place and could not find one. Thanks
malves533 replied to slahti's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)I recommend signing up for "ALLDATAdiy.com." I just did it earlier today and I gotta say it has pretty detailed information on almost all repairs. I paid $26; Getting ready to replace my clutch and this has all the information I need.