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    981 CS 40K Service

    Do you need to have the dealer or indy shop do all of them? Could I do most of them, like filter and oil change? And leave the spark plug replacement to the dealer/indy shop?

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    Re: 981 CS 40K Service

    I did the whole thing myself. If you have any experience wrenching on cars, the 981 isn't that bad.
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    You can be very specific as to what you want the dealer to do. Dealers prefer that you simply ask for the entire service package, since that is the most profitable for them. Also don't hesitate to shop around for the best service price. For example you may want to get the price for a spark plug change from an Indy, and then ask your Porsche dealer if they can match that price. I live in the northeast and Porsche dealers typically offer service specials during the winter. That's why I have my car serviced in late February / early March.

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    My car turned 4 yrs old in Jan. It only had 13k on the odometer. I had the oil changed in Aug and it had been driven about 2k since the oil change. I have found a great indy shop that is owned by a former Porsche mechanic. My oil change was something like $220. Since that had been done in Aug and there was only about 2k in miles, they did the 4yr service w/o the oil. It was still around $750 but I think the dealer would have been around $2k. He uses all Porsche parts. To me it is absolute ridiculous in this day and time that I have to change my spark plugs at 4yrs with only 13k on the car. Every other car I own go to 100k. But because we are all afraid of losing our warranties, we run out and have this stuff done and usually pay too damn much for the service. It is that kind of crap that make me consider the new midengined C8 Corvette after the first year of course
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    Maybe you will get lucky as I did. I scheduled the service since my 2015 Cayman is close to the warranty end. I was quoted $1,600 with a drive belt change. When the dealer looked up my VIN he discovered that the previous owner had purchased the Porsche maintenance plan so my service would be free, including a brake fluid change. The drive belt will still cost $220 but a pretty good deal.

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    The new Corvettes aren't ready for prime time. Apparently the mid-engine torque is too much for the frame and the frame is warping during testing. Best to wait a year or two until they work out the kinks.

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    Re: 981 CS 40K Service

    Hi, I have a 2014 CS which will be out of warranty in August. Do you know any good independent shops in the atlanta/north Atlanta area? Thanks a lot

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    Re: 981 CS 40K Service

    Quote Originally Posted by Davide49 View Post
    Hi, I have a 2014 CS which will be out of warranty in August. Do you know any good independent shops in the atlanta/north Atlanta area? Thanks a lot
    You might want to post this in a separate thread, or take a look at your local PCA newsletter/publication or Facebook page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davide49 View Post
    Hi, I have a 2014 CS which will be out of warranty in August. Do you know any good independent shops in the atlanta/north Atlanta area? Thanks a lot
    Goldcrest Motorsports in Kennesaw. Great Indy shop and Porsche is all they do from basic maintenance all the way to building race cars https://goldcrestmotorsports.com/

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