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Not sure what the etiquette is for sharing servicing cost info but got a bit of a shock when pricing up a standard 3.2 service today. 

OPC was £1362 inc VAT

Specialist was £1068 inc VAT

This includes plugs and valve clearances. 

These prices feel like they are getting on for double what they were 4-5 years ago :(

Am I just out of touch post Covid?

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It's all getting silly - investments have nose dived and everything else has gone up! Might book myself on one of those Rwanda flights - can't be worse than the UK at the moment!

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My last service including plugs, valve clearances and brake fluid change was about £350. These cars really are so easy to work on its nuts to justify such high prices for a service. I would have to sell my car if I could not do this myself.

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Thanks for replies. I thought they were pretty high. 

Might be time to get the spanners out and DIY.

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10 minutes ago, anglophone1 said:

Hourly labour rate is surely the key driver here- what are they quoting?

Didn't ask for a breakdown. The service kits for this are £100-150 + oil, so estimate labour is £600. 

How long should this service take? There is the "leaving it cold faff" for the tappets but still looks high. 

 

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I think that's about right for a 24k major service, plus valve clearances, brake fluid change, MOT, etc. well its London prices.

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All service parts are cheap as chips, the plugs are same as Ford Sierra!  Only spendy bit is oil due to the amount.  Valve clearances are a bit of a faff, I DIY them which takes me a steady half day but that's with a lot of tea breaks and distractions!  I'd imagine a pro would do it about 1.5 hours.

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48 minutes ago, Nige said:

All service parts are cheap as chips, the plugs are same as Ford Sierra!  Only spendy bit is oil due to the amount.  Valve clearances are a bit of a faff, I DIY them which takes me a steady half day but that's with a lot of tea breaks and distractions!  I'd imagine a pro would do it about 1.5 hours.

I agree and done the same. Half a day to  do valve clearances with plenty of tea breaks. 

The parts for a major service including quality oil can’t be more than £250. I get opc have huge overheads etc but you’d think they’d subsidise classics. How many do you see driven these days after all. It’s their heritage. And specialists have jumped on the bandwagon with sky high labour rates despite their much lower overheads. 

I only have cars with a warranty serviced at opc and cringe at their prices. My spyder recently had its its first service. An oil change, brake fluid and pollen filter change essentially. Came in at circa £850! Robbing 🤬. And that’s after negotiations and shopping around.

You can nearly buy a lift (a small one admittedly) and service your own car for the price of an opc these days. 

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there is a massive disparity of pricing for servicing at Pork specialists now. I was shocked when i called Jaz for a full service and they wanted about £1100 before they'd even looked at the car. The woman on the phone started waffling about how these cars are quite difficult to service at which point i lost all interest in the justification. Pure greed. 

La Rose quote about £550 for a 3.2 full service i think. I paid £380 at Brooklands(kent) which i thought very reasonable.

Dont even get me started on OPC pricing, i did most jobs myself on the CR other than getting the obligatory service stamps from the OPC, but havent ever tried them for the aircooled car.

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I get mine serviced by my local garage, not a porsche specialist but the owner has had and worked on his own porsches for over 30 years so knows our cars. Last full service included brake fluid change, oil change, valve clearances, new plugs. I supplied the oil, labour was £300.

I buy parts from my OPC but I never get it serviced there, I'm not going to pay for their fancy showrooms and high overheads. I like to keep my business local. I know the names of every person at my local garage and they all know me, for me a good close relationship with people I trust is essential. 

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