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Last service (45K) under CPO warranty. Anything else I should check?

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Hi all!

The CPO on my 2003 runs out in August. I am not planning on an extended warranty.

I will go in for my 45K checkup, but wondered what extra you think I should have looked at. My dealer is by-the-book, so nothing comes free.

Car is running really smooth.

To date:

New clutch at 42K (RMS looked fine).

Oil consumption has always been at the high-end, but not enough for Porsche to take action. (I paid for compression and leakdown [only 2% avg, by the way]). We did change the AOS a while ago.

My thoughts:

Pay for new plugs and have them borescope the cylinders. [regarding oil consumption]

Might need new brake pads. [There, I spelled it right for the first time!]

Other items to check before coverage runs out?


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Hey John,

Sounds like our mileages are pretty close... I just did my 45K, but am too nervous to not extend my warranty. ;)

I think Im coming up on a new clutch too - but local places are asking $2200... which seems steep.

To stay on topic: my local service guy also inspected my aircon blowers for debris when I was there... I hear its pretty common to trap stuff, and/or foul up a fan. Just FYI.



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If it's any help, I can tell you what broke on my car within a few thousand miles of where you are now.

- Rear main seal.

- Serpentine belt. Didn't fail, but was cracking.

- Clutch (the PO must have been rough on it. Never replaced a clutch in my life).

- Reverse light switch (no way to predict that failure, I guess).

- Battery (I replace these every four years on all my cars, regardless).

- Driver door check strap.

- Spark plug tubes (diagnosed via an oil leak).

- Driver's side cooling fan (failed ballast resistor).

- Oil separator housing.

- Both radiators (a persistent cooling problem was eventually traced to corrosion in the lower outside corners of the rads. The PO had never taken these apart to clean them, but had only blown out debris. Not enough, if you live where they use salt on the roads).

FWIW. Good luck!


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