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So I just took the plunge into my first Porsche, 2006 CS with 56k miles, 6MT, PASM, Sport Chrono. I actually sell Audis so I can get a Porsche branded vehicle service contract at my cost and am curious about which coverage (if any) to go. I don't have many serious concerns with the car besides the documented issues (IMS, engine failure).

I can do a 3/36k powertrain for about $1,600, seems like a small cost for the peace of mind. The prices jump quickly if i want to bump to cover electronics, air conditioner, steering, suspension etc. I can cover a good chunk of those for $2,500.

So here is my question - the basic power train warranty covers major internal engine components, the terminology is usually parts that "internally lubricated parts" are covered and it DOES cover the water pump. Would the IMS and any other serious M97 concerns be covered under this? If so, based on y'alls experience is there much to be concerned about besides the major issues?


Here are the specifics for my $1,600 Powertrain:

[h=4]POWERTRAIN COVERAGE PLAN[/h]Powertrain covers the major components on your vehicle and offers protection against many major mechanical breakdowns.
ENGINE: Engine block and cylinder heads and all internally lubricated parts including pistons, piston rings, pins and cylinder sleeves; crankshaft, pulley, main bearings, caps and bolts; connecting rods, rod bearings, caps and bolts; camshaft(s), camshaft bearings, buttons and plugs; timing gears and timing chain or belt; rocker arms, rocker arm pivots, shafts and bushings; intake and exhaust valves, springs, guides, adjusters, retainers and seats; pushrods and lifters; intake manifold; exhaust manifolds; balance shaft; water pump; fuel pump; thermostat; oil pump, cover, gears, pressure relief valve and screen; rotor housing, rotors, shims and silent shaft; all internal fasteners, nuts and bolts; turbocharger/supercharger assembly including boost valve and wastegate; seals and gaskets.
TRANSMISSION/TRANSAXLE/TRANSFER CASE: Transmission/transaxle case and all internally lubricated parts including ring and pinion gears; oil pump, cover, gears, housing and vanes; torque converter; valve body(s); throttle valve; valve pack; governor, gear and cover; parking gear and pawl; roll pins; sprags; sprockets; chain; springs; stator and shaft; pressure regulator valve; pressure switches; solenoids; bands; automatic transmission/transaxle clutch, drums, pistons and steel plates; planetary and sun gears; servos and rings; blockers; synchronizer hubs and keys; bearings; bushings; supports and shafts; control rings; yoke; extension housing; speedometer drive gears; accumulators and rings; adjusters; all internal fasteners, nuts and bolts; shift cover and forks; separate bell housing; transfer case and all internal parts contained within the transfer case; seals and gaskets. (STANDARD TRANSMISSION CLUTCH ASSEMBLIES AND ALL COMPONENT PARTS ARE NOT COVERED.)
DRIVE AXLE: Differential/axle housing(s) and all internally lubricated parts including the axle flange; ring and pinion gear/carrier assembly; spider gears and bearings; pins; retainers; positraction clutches, plates and springs; cover; seals and gaskets.
 

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If you go for the extended warranty, you won't need it. If you don't go for it you will. At least that's the way it works for me. The price for the powertrain warranty, which is the only one I'd consider, isn't too bad and I think I'd go for it just for the peace of mind, even though I don't usually buy them. The 2006-2008 IMS bearing failures are extremely rare and should not be a concern. However, any problems with the powertrain at all could cost more than the $1600. So if you buy it, the likelihood of needing it is zero. But the peace of mind is probably worth the price. :cheers:
 

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At my store we use QualityGuard on our used cars and Fidelity (Audi/Porsche/VW group branded) for our new car warranties. The Fidelity (Porsche branded) came out quite a bit less expensive on the Cayman.

My credit union was offering Old Republic warranty and my finance guys told me to stay away from them.
 
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