Transfer box failed

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Transfer box failed

Post by Spicky » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:37 am

Took my SD with 20,000 miles into Nottingham OPC yesterday for a test run!
They confirmed that the transfer box needs changing, symptoms are not smooth when accelerating, feels like something is stuck to the tyres!
Said they couldnt deal with it until after Xmas, but if I rang Porsche assist and got it "collected" they would A. lend me a car and B. get the job done quicker.
I asked them to order the new box in from Germany so it can be ready for the car but apparently that is not possible anymore, their technician has to confirm the work required when the cars with them.
My concern is that in another 20K if it should fail again who pays?
Not at all pleased with any part of this, will keep you updated
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Re: Transfer box failed

Post by Tom 2000 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:40 am

Good luck.
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Re: Transfer box failed

Post by nsm3 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:42 am

You can warranty your car via Porsche up to 15 years old and 125,000 miles (?). I won't have any of these new PDK equipped cars without warranty, as the boxes are generally replaced not repaired and cost a packet, as a I suspect would a new transfer box?
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Re: Transfer box failed

Post by Spicky » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:52 am

Apparently an new transfer box is about £1,500 parts and then a few hours labour, so you are looking at about £2K
I thought the actual PDK itself was know to be bullet proof, don't hear of many failing do we?
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Re: Transfer box failed

Post by Tom 2000 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:58 am

On the bright side if the replacement fails it is first hand evidence of unsuitable goods.
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Re: Transfer box failed

Post by nsm3 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:00 am

Not many fail internally, admittedly and I only ever had solenoids replaced on my 981 (stuck in 2nd gear), which are external components. However, I'm not sure anything can be classed as 'bulletproof' these days?
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Re: Transfer box failed

Post by nsm3 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:02 am

Spicky wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:52 am
Apparently an new transfer box is about £1,500 parts and then a few hours labour, so you are looking at about £2K
I thought the actual PDK itself was know to be bullet proof, don't hear of many failing do we?
For Porsche, that is pretty good value for money?

On my GT3 the handbrake ratchet mechanism snapped and they had to replace the whole lever assembly, alcantara part and all. Replaced under warranty, but they showed me the invoices. The part cost £980!!!!
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Re: Transfer box failed

Post by Spicky » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:30 am

Must say when running well they are great cars to own and drive, but continued problems would certainly put me off the brand, a couple of friends of mine have had older porches and eventually got rid due to expensive repairs I have driven Passats, Fords and Renaults as company cars for over 30 years and never had major failures like this one, me thinks too complicated for their own good sometimes?
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Re: Transfer box failed

Post by VanB » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:56 am

The 996 was a dog for repairs but 997 onwards have been very reliable. Have heard very little in the way of expensive repairs with 981 onwards or Cayenne or Panamera so I think, in general, Porsche build very reliable cars.
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Re: Transfer box failed

Post by ScotMac » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:28 pm

Not great.

I just hope Porsche get it all sorted - "good as new".


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