John333 Posted March 23, 2020 Share Posted March 23, 2020 Hi All Maybe upset some people who say you’ve got to use a Porsche dealership or Indie but my (maybe) contravercial question is whether it’s a no no to service your Cayman yourself? So I purchased my 2009 987.2 Cayman S a year ago from a classic car dealer and it has full Porsche service history. Other than the place I purchased it from then got a local garage to do the last small oil service and even fitted a new clutch before I collected it. Car has done 80k. It’s been a year but I thought I’d remove the engine covers and give the engine a once over and check things out over the last week or so. All seems fine other than I was disappointed that the air and pollen filters obviously both needed replaced (I’ve only done 3k miles in it) so I have ordered new ones and left top engine cover off until they arrive.. Engine very dusty so I’ve cleaned it down and sorted any areas prone to corrosion etc. Drive belt looks fine. Coolant Initially looked orange/wrong in the expansion tank in engine compartment but sample is pink, so assume okay. Might also replace that in the near future but believe airlocks can be an issue if not using a coolant Vac system so might get local Porsche dealer to do.. Anyway, am looking to do the two filter changes and then an ‘interim’ Mobil 1 oil and filter change as I don’t do a lot of miles a year and don’t want to go two years between oil changes. Big service due next year (~£1100 at Porsche). i know things can change but I’m looking to keep hold of the car long term. I’m now considering (not considered before even with my previous old 944 turbo se which was serviced miles away by Hartech) that I might do all the servicing myself going forward as I enjoy working on my cars and it’s nice knowing it’s actually been done etc.. So my question is - if any of you fellow enthusiasts came to potentially buy my car in the future and I’d kept all my receipts for parts in a file and even took the engine covers off for your viewing etc (which wasn’t an option when I bought it), would it put you off if it had been home serviced and put you off buying it? Know it’s easier and always recommended to just look for a car with full Porsche or Indie service history (I was close to not writing this because of that) but is it a deal breaker on a say 15 yr old car..? Anything I wasn’t happy doing myself would be done by Porsche dealership.. and I’d be fine with any inspection.. Would it devalue the car or would some of you actually be happier buying.? Cheers John (‘Mature’ enthusiast) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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