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Old 08-01-2017, 08:03 PM   #11
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Come on. Seriously?
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:21 PM   #12
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Going to do it yourself?
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Come on. Seriously?
What he's really asking is "is this going to add to my wagon timeline?"
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Old 08-01-2017, 09:20 PM   #13
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Come on. Seriously?


I assumed the answer was yes.

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What he's really asking is "is this going to add to my wagon timeline?"
Nah, he can have that thing.
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:58 AM   #14
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I called the local Porsche dealer and asked them the likelihood of Porsche doing a goodwill repair on this. They said they couldn't really determine, but they've had very few requests for goodwill repairs turned down. It's a $150 diagnostic fee for them to check the car out, determine that it is the HPFP, and make the request. If Porsche agrees, that gets refunded to me and I pay nothing. If they turn it down, I'm out $150, but I get confirmation that my diagnosis was correct.

As much as I hate going to dealerships, I'm going to do it. I set up an appointment for Wednesday of next week. Worst case I'm out $150, which is annoying, but meh. Biggest annoyance is I'll have to tow it down... by the time I got home my top speed had been reduced to about 30MPH.

The dealership is right next to the one that is doing the airbag recall on my race car on Friday of next week.
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:21 AM   #15
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airbag in a racecar. ha

Did said dealer have airbags in stock and ready, or did they have to order it?
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:30 AM   #16
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They have all the parts.
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Old 08-03-2017, 11:57 AM   #17
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airbag in a racecar. ha

Did said dealer have airbags in stock and ready, or did they have to order it?
I got my driver's airbag swapped out on the M3 in about an hour a couple Saturdays ago. I made the appointment on Friday, so they clearly are stocking the parts. The passenger airbag was done a while ago.

Had to make them reinstall it because it wasn't in straight thew first time.
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:53 PM   #18
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Mine is only the passenger's side, perhaps obviously (or not obvious... silly SCCA rules).

I am looking forward to being amused by the whole transaction. I'll probably be disappointed.
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Old 08-03-2017, 01:29 PM   #19
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$150
Seems like the smart choice. The very worst you can do is, as you say, get confirmation of your diagnosis. Or be pointed in the right direction if your diagnosis is incorrect (which has the potential to save you a lot more than just $150).
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Old 08-03-2017, 01:32 PM   #20
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Sounds worth it to me too.

I assume Porsche mechanics are generally competent and worth letting touch your car?
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