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Old 04-03-2007, 01:48 AM
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Default Man 60k service is a lot of coin

Parts alone are costing $1,000
  1. Filters (Air/Pollen)
  2. Plugs and Wires
  3. Distributors and Rotors x2
  4. Belts
  5. Oil Change
and I haven't even gotten the labor bill. I hope I didn't miss anything. Parts from Pelican. I have to skip the M030 suspension for now.

Wouldn't hurt so much if we didn't have a massive contractor bill for the renovations on the house. Oh well.
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:53 AM
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oh i feel your pain brother
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Originally Posted by John Velasco
oh i feel your pain brother
You're renovating your house too?
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:14 AM
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oh man. i live with an exceptional designer (wife) and the house is 75 years old. See the problem!
And the gt3 is at the dock...
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the perfect anti-body for the Porsche 993 60k mile service blue$ is to a look at a Ferrari's 15,000 mile service bill.
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i hear that...
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Originally Posted by max911
the perfect anti-body for the Porsche 993 60k mile service blue$ is to a look at a Ferrari's 15,000 mile service bill.
werd...I"ll just shut up now.
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Old 04-03-2007, 03:00 AM
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Originally Posted by max911
the perfect anti-body for the Porsche 993 60k mile service blue$ is to a look at a Ferrari's 15,000 mile service bill.
No. Try the 30K mile (Major) service for a 355 or TR
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The Ferrari guys could only wish!
Anyway, look on the bright side. You will never have to do another 60K service again
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Sounds about right though. I need new spark plug cables too. Mighty mucho $$$. I have, however, discovered that parts from the specialty parts supplier run about 50% cheaper than from the P-car dealer (Bosch starter, air flow meter and O2 sensor).

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Old 04-03-2007, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by nota_troll
Parts alone are costing $1,000
  1. Filters (Air/Pollen)
  2. Plugs and Wires
  3. Distributors and Rotors x2
  4. Belts
  5. Oil Change
and I haven't even gotten the labor bill. I hope I didn't miss anything. Parts from Pelican. I have to skip the M030 suspension for now.

Wouldn't hurt so much if we didn't have a massive contractor bill for the renovations on the house. Oh well.
I ordered all my 30K 'elite' service parts from AutohausAZ and they arrived lickety-split. The pricing could not be beat either. My 'elite' service borrowed many of the concepts - so to speak - from the 60K service - because, IMHO, many of the items were 10+ years old and THAT justified spending the extra $ to have them replaced - i.e. I was not just going by numbers on an odometer.

Yes, the labor is going to be a big chunk of the bill. However, if you know your mechanic is top-notch then - as we all know - you pay for quality and should (gladly?) pay for it.

We've chosen not to buy/drive a Econo-box / Japanese roller-skate. There are consequences for having made this decision.

What I will say is this: how many of us - after having had our cars serviced - and are driving them back home - have had either a big grin on our faces - or a big frown on our faces coz of the bill?

Personally, just a few days ago (see other thread(s)), I blew nine thousand on my 30K 'elite' service and 'winter project(s)'. To me it was money well spent -- and 'the bill' was very quickly forgotten when I slipped her into third, driver's side window down, and hauled *** down the parkway.

Gerry
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:54 PM
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My 90k performed at 86k was around $1400.00 and is the same as a 60k.....$1500.00 or so is a lot cheaper than letting the car go without a 60k service and have a major $$$$ problem arise because of poor maintenance.

Good Luck,
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What is the general consensus on the estimated hours of labor required to complete the 60k service? I'm up to 54k miles on my '98 cab, so I guess my car will be due sometime this coming fall or winter...

Thanks,

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I've gotten two quotes on 60k service yet to be performed. The first from a dealer at $1600 and the second after thinking the first was too high came in at $1900.
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Paid about $1800 for mine, (but I have a C4) so I understand. But, $15k for the same type of service on a F-car....whew.... I guess everything really is "relative."
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