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Old 01-12-2018, 11:18 PM
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I just had the 40K service at my local dealer for my 13 C2S and it was around $1250. The car didn't need new brake fluid since I had brake fluid done for a DE 6 months prior. My dealership also gives PCA members a 10% discount.
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Old 01-13-2018, 01:13 AM
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Great thread. When I purchased my 2014 C2S CPO car last month they performed spark plug replacement, replaced the air filters, replaced the battery, brake fluid flush and oil change. The car had 10,000 miles on it and had just turned 4 years old. So I should be good for a while. Question I have is 0W40 or 5W50 the correct oil? And the correct brake fluid is DOT 4?

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Old 01-13-2018, 01:53 AM
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I know I am going to offend people here..... I am an educated white collar worker....but love working on my old Benz, BMW, Porsche, Jaguar....and newer cars. The service performed can be done by anybody who has a little mechanical skill. To pay the kind of money people are talking about here for such simple service that requires very little skill is beyond me. Why people are using the dealership instead of a local good German mechanic who can do it at a fraction of the cost and do just as good job...it again beyond me.
It is sad to see that very few are willing to do any work themselves these days. God bless those who say " my time is too valuable....blablabla".
That said, if I did not enjoy doing the work...I would gladly pay to have it done. But spending the amount of money that most are spending here for that service is not a bargain...it is a rip off.
Shop around you can do much much better than the numbers thrown around here. Better yet....do it yourself or do it with your son or old man, it can be a bonding moment
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Old 01-13-2018, 01:56 AM
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Originally Posted by CSK 911 C4S View Post
Are they giving you a reach around for $2400?

Should be around $1500-1800.

If you have a garage and some tools you can do it for $350
Where do you guys get your 40K (or 4-year) tune up kits?? I'm at 18K at 4 years and would like to do the service at my local indie

(Sorry I know George you love sunset but I've bugged Luke at Sunset no fewer than 5 times begging them to sell me parts. They just suck at this point.)
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:09 AM
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Originally Posted by CarreraFahrer
Question I have is 0-40 or 5-50 the correct oil?
The Porsche approved A40 oils are many in the 0W40 and 5W40 viscosity. Probably more than 40 each viscosity on the list.

As for 5W50 the only A40 Porsche approached selection is Mobil's.
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris C.
Where do you guys get your 40K (or 4-year) tune up kits?? I'm at 18K at 4 years and would like to do the service at my local indie

(Sorry I know George you love sunset but I've bugged Luke at Sunset no fewer than 5 times begging them to sell me parts. They just suck at this point.)
Try Suncoast or Pelican or Rock Auto.
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:14 AM
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Is 5W50 used when tracking the car?
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:19 AM
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Originally Posted by CarreraFahrer
Is 5W50 used when tracking the car?
Sure. It's still A40 approved. For example, Rennlister BradB runs this oil, and does several DEs per year. A great choice since it has a more robust additive package and does not shear like Mobil 0W40.
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5W-50 is an interesting choice. Any particular reason?
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:24 AM
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Looks like you answered my question right before I asked it...
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Kevin5236
5W-50 is an interesting choice. Any particular reason?
We've covered a lot of this is many other threads.

1) Porsche A40 approved
2) more robust additive package
3) does not exhibit the classic Mobil 0W40 shearing
4) I don't know what the best oil is, but I do know that Mobil 5W50 is better than Mobil 0W40

*use 0W40 for winter driving
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:11 AM
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Does yearly service take precedence regardless of how many or few miles at the time?
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Originally Posted by Gary JR View Post
Does yearly service take precedence regardless of how many or few miles at the time?
Yes sir. Yearly oil changes. Brake fluid every 2-years. Spark plugs at year #4. Tires no more than 5 years old. Drive/serp. belt at year #6 (check this number?), just to name a few of the more critical items that are also time based, not just mileage.
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Originally Posted by LexVan View Post
Yes sir. Yearly oil changes. Brake fluid every 2-years. Spark plugs at year #4. Tires no more than 5 years old. Drive/serp. belt at year #6 (check this number?), just to name a few of the more critical items that are also time based, not just mileage.
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Originally Posted by Chris C. View Post
Where do you guys get your 40K (or 4-year) tune up kits?? I'm at 18K at 4 years and would like to do the service at my local indie

(Sorry I know George you love sunset but I've bugged Luke at Sunset no fewer than 5 times begging them to sell me parts. They just suck at this point.)

I use Pelican Parts. I like the options they have for each part.
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