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Can anyone help.

1) Car was running fine - FPSH....

2) Independent does service - but jacks up the back of the car for 3 days and oil stays in the crank case.

3) Due to point 2 he overfills car with oil....!!!! Smokes for hours and takes him days to sort out.

4) He disconnects a hose ( oil breather??) and plugs it - car runnng on much less power.

5) Revs up and down all the time and very lumpy.

The car has not been the same since and this independent seems a bit reluctant to tell me exactly whathe has done!!!

Will points 2,3,4, cause the car long term damage??..

Help guys!

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It seems you have discovered that Independent can also mean Incompetent.

Change the oil per all the instructions posted on this site. Use the correct viscosity (one should assume your indy screwed that up as well)

Reconnect the plugged hose as it was before. One has to believe that Porsche engineers put all the hoses in specific positions for valid reasons.

Take your car to someone who knows about these cars - maybe paying the extra to go to a Porsche dealer is not such a bad idea.

Yes, your engine may well be damaged if you continue driving it as it is.

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It seems you have discovered that Independent can also mean Incompetent.

Change the oil per all the instructions posted on this site. Use the correct viscosity (one should assume your indy screwed that up as well)

Reconnect the plugged hose as it was before. One has to believe that Porsche engineers put all the hoses in specific positions for valid reasons.

Take your car to someone who knows about these cars - maybe paying the extra to go to a Porsche dealer is not such a bad idea.

Yes, your engine may well be damaged if you continue driving it as it is.

Thanks for the reply..

He 'apparently' worked for Porsche once!

He did use Mobil1 fully synthetic..

What worried me is the fact he is so shifty about what he has done and won't give a straight answer!!.

I have asked him about the hose and he says he has to check his paperwork and will get back to me???

Yes.. Incompetent!

Sounds like maybe an oil separator issue.
To top it all off..

The independent said he will sort the hose thing out for free...

He them offeres to fit some brakes for me for.... £350.00!!!!.. Just fitting!!

I say NO! - he then says the hose is not free as it is a lot of work..

Fcuking crook!

I doubt it is an oil seperator of he would not offer to do it for free.

I bought a hose 'breather hiose connector' for £10.00 - maybe that is the part he was taking about..

He is so vague..

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Have the car examined, find out what he did, and claim from him the labour to get it fixed (you can threaten to take him to the Small Claims court if he doesn't sort it out). Don't let him touch the car again!

Thanks!

Shash

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Sounds like he knows what he did, just doesn't know how to tell you in a way to cover his ***.
The werd thing is. He is very defensive. I mentioned that the car has not been running right since the service and we end up in an argument????.

Pathetic.

I have left a mesage on his phone asking him to tell me exactly which hose he disconnect as I want to order the part.. 2 days have passed and no word from him!..

I will take the Car to a good independent others have mentioned on the forum..

They have the right machine to diagnose the problems.

This guy is a joker. He is trying to use my car to bank roll his little business.

When I asked him what is wrong with the car - he said ' It is hard to explain on the phone and that the work needs to be done in stages!

In other words - he wants to get paid money for doing work to the car and not say what the fcuk he is doing!

If any negative thing have been caused by him disconnecting the hise etc..

I will speak to him and then get a solicitor to write to him - in the uk it is only £25.00 - asking for compensation to cover the costs of any remedial work.

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Have the car examined, find out what he did, and claim from him the labour to get it fixed (you can threaten to take him to the Small Claims court if he doesn't sort it out). Don't let him touch the car again!

Thanks!

Shash

I will speak to him and then get a solicitor to write to him - in the uk it is only £25.00 - asking for compensation to cover the costs of any remedial work.

The thing is - I am very polite and understanding of the excessive time he took to sort the car out.

He actually took the car out one night and I saw him drive past me. :censored:

I rang his mobile an asked him - where is the car?. He said 'in the garage' - I said but I just saw the car - he then said yes - I just waved to you as I drove past!. :cursing:

I went to the garage to see hiim 2 hours later - I was fuming - he was not there - he took the car out for his own use and I found a receipt for something he bought at 11pm at night in the car!!

HE IS IN ABOVE HIS HEAD RE: THE CAR - I DOUBT HE HAS EVEN WORKED ON A BOXSTER BEFORE.

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Time to name and shame, perhaps?

Where are you located? - there are a lot of Brits on the forum, and I am sure they would be happy to recommend a GOOD independent. My nomination goes to Wrightune in Wallingford, Oxon. (but I also have to admit that he is a close personal friend).

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Time to name and shame, perhaps?

Where are you located? - there are a lot of Brits on the forum, and I am sure they would be happy to recommend a GOOD independent. My nomination goes to Wrightune in Wallingford, Oxon. (but I also have to admit that he is a close personal friend).

Yes. Another member asked me to name and shame - but tI assured him that no way would he ever ise this guy..

Plus - he is a friend of a lifelong friend and he asked me not to ruin his reputation :censored: and that he has NEVER had a Porsche if this stature.. Mainly old 911s and the likes - just an under ther arches job and if I thought anyone would go there I would say!

My hands are tied...!

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