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Old 03-14-2019, 05:52 PM
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LOL! It's pretty obvious by now most don't even read the thread... That's ok,we live in a fast moving world...
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by 2010panny4S View Post
We all wish all stealerships did this but that ain't happening in the real world.
That's why I NEVER pay for a XXX Mile service. I go in with a list of things I wish to have done, and they do them. I don't allow them to charge me a flat service fee. That nick-nacky stuff like wiper blades, lubing seals, etc. I just do myself.
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:40 PM
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Do you mind if I ask which dealership this is?
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by The Ox
Do you mind if I ask which dealership this is?
Loeber Motors,Chicago Illinois.
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by 2010panny4S View Post
We all wish all stealerships did this but that ain't happening in the real world.
This is pure marketing BS. Major service and no brake flush, no checking brakes or rotors, no vacuuming the air filter box, or two cabin boxes. This the stuff that the P-car loves but its pure BS. There is not one thing done here that a DYI with two left hands could not have done. I have done every major servicing on my cars, so I speak from experience, with one exception I don't have -- and don't ever want a sunroof.

I viewed the video in its entirety, hoping to learn something. I did - how to brand and market, not maintain my car.
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:53 AM
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Love the channel. I have been watching it for a while. Obviously we canít know, but based on the earlier videos I watched, this is some tech who is recording himself doing his job, and not really and actual marketing effort, especially not by the dealer.

And for those who say mechanics donít work that way, SOME DO. Find one and pay what he asks. I did about a decade ago and it greatly improved my life to have someone else I trust to work on my cars. Youíd never know it by looking at him, but he is a genius and OCD so all my cars go to him from the $1500 one to the six figure ones. He treats them all with the same care and attention.

This guy in the videos is doing everything by the book which is great. For what dealers charge for service, thatís the way it should be. Although I would have told him not to use purple cleaner on aluminium and plastic and my guy would have hand torqued the screws for the bumper.

PS My mechanic and I hang out while my car is being worked on. He knows I am OCD too and have thoroughly researched whatever job I am asking to be done so itís symbiotic. At this point he knows exactly how I want things done (I have an unnatural love of antisieze and torque wrenches for example which, when combined, means he knows to reduce the torque by 25% on the stuff I ask for to be slathered in antisieze ó I go so far as to vary this depending on what it is that is being torqued and even go so far as to specify whether I want wurth copper or permetex). Another quirk is hylomar in drain and fill plugs on diffs/t-case/transmission. There are a lot of quirks. He does not mind, he actually appreciates them and shares other ideas.

PPS another good test is to ask your mechanic to fix something that is not broken. If he calls you and says itís not broken, do you still want me to do it? You know you have a keeper.

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Old 03-15-2019, 01:01 AM
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^^^
Thank you - couldn't agree more.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:59 PM
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Loeber is where I bought my C4S and have continued to see them for service and upgrades. Great people there.
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Old 03-16-2019, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by 2010panny4S View Post
We all wish all stealerships did this but that ain't happening in the real world.
Who knows, which is why I do it all myself. That way I know it is done right. Plus I enjoy looking after my vehicles.

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Old 03-18-2019, 02:36 AM
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Funny thing is, none of that is super difficult work -- just being detail oriented and doing it "right" makes a huge difference though.

BTW I didn't notice in the video if he did the spark plugs? I thought that was a major service item.
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Old 03-18-2019, 03:00 AM
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If this is what I got for the $1,600 I spent on my recent major service I would feel 100% like I got my money's worth. Anyone know a shop in Atlanta as great as this one?
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Originally Posted by vincenz0

BTW I didn't notice in the video if he did the spark plugs? I thought that was a major service item.
He didn't.

And he was asked in the comments section whether " spark plugs " are included in this service. He answered :
" not for the basic checklist of a major service. But plugs are typically done at the same time due to the same mileage and time interval. Brake flush is also typically done at the same time. "
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:56 AM
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Great video. Anyone know what they are lubing the door and sunroof seals with?
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by gripshifter
Great video. Anyone know what they are lubing the door and sunroof seals with?
It's been answered.

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" For the roof I used Porsche's recommended grease for all of their sliding roofs. Here is the part number : 000.043.303.39
For the upper strut mounts I used high pressure grease. "

" What did you use to clean and lubricate the door seals ? "

Answer : " I used Winzer rubber restore ".
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:58 AM
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I found the whole "upper strut mount lubrication" very interesting. I've never done it. May need to look into that one sometime this year.
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