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Old September 26th, 2002, 08:40 PM   #1
Wind
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Follow up:coolant issue and breaks question (might get long)

Howdy,

This was the issue of having coolant residue to a decent amount around the resvoir.

Well I called the 800 number lemon lawyers and after explaining my issues, they said they would'nt take the case. They said the car still runs and there is no damage to the paint yet. But I should check with a local lawyer because I might have a case.

After hearing that, I decided to give the Porsche customer service line another call. I explained to him I was having a serious customer satisfaction issue and that this would be the sixth or seventh time the dealer attempted to fix the issue. After he spoke to his manager(probably just got coffee) he told me that Clarige's will call me to setup another appointment to meet with a factory rep. That was Tuesday and there was no factory rep in sight when I got there, but I did meet with the service manager(Fred). He told me that he would put his best man on it(Which turned out to be same mechanic that always worked on it). He also agreed to do my 30,000 service for free.(The car is only a little more than year old, I like to drive it). So I take my crappy Le Sabre rental and go home some what satisified.

Yesterday the service manager calls me and says they are working on my car still, but I am gonna need new tires which I knew, I've been feel'in the vib over 70 for a month now(balancing did'nt fix it). He also says I am going to need new breaks and rotors. He wants $750 to the job. I told him no thanks I am gonna shop around. I want to see if they can fix the original problem before they fix others. Here's my questions:

Does anybody know where I can get a cheaper break job? With the parts, Is this something that would be that hard to do myself? BTW, this is a 2001, S.

So anyway, I stop by there today to see how my coolant issue is going. They tell me that they tried all of the usual stuff again and could'nt fix it. So they are ordering me a whole new engine. He tells me I had a porous block or something. I just nodded my head to that and all of the other mechanic babble about all the tests he ran. Since I am out of boxster for a week they swapped my rental for a yellow boxster with a stick. After driving that today, I am kinda wishing I would have got the stick instead of tip.

Talk to you guys later,
Wind
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Old September 26th, 2002, 09:21 PM   #2
Larry Nakamura (In SJ)
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Brake (break) instructions.

Here is a site that has very good instructions on
everything to do with Boxster brakes.
www.bombaydigital.com/boxster/projects/brakes/
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Old September 26th, 2002, 10:27 PM   #3
Scott Fisher (Redwood Shores)
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Brakes are very easy....

With 30k on your car, you will only need front pads replaced. 120 clams or so at your favorite dealer for these parts. Do you live here in the Bay Area? If you show up at hack party I'd be glad to show you how to change them. 30-45 min job, paying the dealer to do this is criminal IMHO.
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Old September 27th, 2002, 06:21 PM   #4
Wind
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Re: Brakes are very easy....

Awesome thanks for the info guys. Yeah I live in Fremont. I might take you up on that offer at a future hack party after I get my car back.
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