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Today I had my 30k service performed on my S. Porsche recommends plug replacement at 30k, so with oil change the cost came to about $900. Plug replacement takes about 2.5 hours (vs 8 hours on 991 turbos!) The good news is that my car still runs virtually trouble free and is a constant joy to drive. Despite spirited driving and cornering, the all-season tires still perform amazingly and still have 6/32 tread on all 4 tires. Brake pads still have 7mm front and 8mm rear. All systems checked out well.

My Macan is the first one my dealer has sold that they have performed the 30k service on.

As much as a GTS would be nice, I enjoy my car so much I see no reason to make the financial leap at this time. Maybe in a year or 2.

BTW, I had a Panamera 4 as a loaner, and I found it felt heavy and lethargic compared to my Macan. However, I did get a chance to see the surround-view camera and was amazed. I think I'd be very tempted to get it on the next car. In this photo I took today, I was surprised how undistorted the image was. Notice how clear and undistorted the word "CUSTOMER" shows at the end of the parking space I parked in at the dealership.
 

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I am close to 30K on mine and will look at carefully at what is required. I was taking to the cleaner on my last service as my dealer did many unnecessary things and managed to squeeze $1200 out of me for a $600 service.
I have two Porsche's and this made me very angry indeed.
 

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@keninblaine I agree. I too have an MY15 S and have thrown thoughts about upgrading, adding PSE and getting the PTV I didn't order. The grass is always greener on the other side so when it all shakes out I can't complain one bit about my car. I currently have 21000 miles so my next go around will be 30k service like yours.

I was worried that the spark plug change would be quit a bit more expensive so the price in your area ought to be close to the charges in Portland OR. Glad to hear the mileage your getting out of your all season tires I'm glad I went with the 19" just for the curb protection and the extended wear you get. One thing my dealer didn't do at 20k was rotate the tires left to right, said it didn't need it. I disagree and got home and rotated the tires anyway.

Glad to hear you are enjoying your car same here have a safe holiday season!
 

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NOTE -- many new tires do NOT rotate from left to right side....at least not appropriately.

You should note whether the tire has a directional arrow on the side wall -- that arrow is to denote the rotation direction of the tire. So when you "flip" then now all four tires are traveling opposite to that direction.

There are a lot of reasons for the change across many tire models -- one of them is the construction of the tire and the way the plies/layers mount onto the base carcass. The other reason then relates to the tread design and its function in proving maximum grip and stopping power.

Hope you checked.
 

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@keninblaine I agree. I too have an MY15 S and have thrown thoughts about upgrading, adding PSE and getting the PTV I didn't order. The grass is always greener on the other side so when it all shakes out I can't complain one bit about my car. I currently have 21000 miles so my next go around will be 30k service like yours.

I was worried that the spark plug change would be quit a bit more expensive so the price in your area ought to be close to the charges in Portland OR. Glad to hear the mileage your getting out of your all season tires I'm glad I went with the 19" just for the curb protection and the extended wear you get. One thing my dealer didn't do at 20k was rotate the tires left to right, said it didn't need it. I disagree and got home and rotated the tires anyway.

Glad to hear you are enjoying your car same here have a safe holiday season!
Can PTV be added aftermarket? I added Sport+ (dealer installed) for $1300 and it was worth every penny. Is PTV a noticeable enhancement? And, if so, what is the cost of adding at the dealer...if that's possible. Any info would be greatly appreciated. I'm in a MY16 S with a Cobb Stage 1 91 tune.
 

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@slalom38: I don't believe PTV can be added as it involves an electronically controlled rear differential. I have PTV, but to tell you the truth, I don't know what difference it makes because I haven't driven a Macan that doesn't have it. All I know is that mine corners amazing well, so I assume the PTV is helping.
@macWhite: I also noted @notmac1's comment re swapping wheels left to right. I agree that it has always been recommended that radial ply tires only be swapped front to back on the same side to preserve the rotational direction. Of course, with different sizes front and back, we can't rotate them. I have 35k on my Michelin all-season tires, and they are wearing very evenly.
 

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Ii your tyres have direction rotation arrows you need to respect this. If they have, and you have changed them from left to right, you are now not respecting the directional arrows. This is an error and you need to change them back.
The only exception is if you do not have to keep the outer wall of the tyre on the external side of the car. If this is the case case you can change from left to right as long as you keep the tyre rotating in the same direction. This will involve rotating the tyre on the rims when they move from left to right and vice versa.
 

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Too all no directional Indication on the Michelin Latitude tire I did check and would not rotate if this were the case.Thanks for everyone's concern the car is running straight and true I have repeated this rotation every 10k to get even wear.

I didn't check on adding PTV probably can't be done but did get a quote on adding PSE, $5000.00 not worth it for me.
 

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Too all no directional Indication on the Michelin Latitude tire I did check and would not rotate if this were the case.Thanks for everyone's concern the car is running straight and true I have repeated this rotation every 10k to get even wear.

I didn't check on adding PTV probably can't be done but did get a quote on adding PSE, $5000.00 not worth it for me.
PSE retrofit is crazy expensive. If you want better exhaust, look at the aftermarket options.
 
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PSE retrofit is crazy expensive. If you want better exhaust, look at the aftermarket options.

I was questioning the sound on my stock exhaust until I had my daughter do a drive by and quick standing start acceration. I couldnt believe the bark it had which you cannot hear from the drivers seat. I've checked out PSE at the dealer and listened to plenty of video clips but will stay stock.
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After 15k miles my 16S stock exhaust seems to sound better than when new. It's not an in-your-face sound but a rather sophisticated and dare I say "high-end" sound. With insulated glass I don't really hear it in the car with the windows up. But, when my better half drives off in it it's quite nice to listen to.
 

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The first time I heard a Porsche tech drove off in my Macan I was amazed by the engine/exhaust sound. And I am sure it was in Normal driving mode, not even in Sport.
 
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If you have Michelin Latitude Sport 3 there is no rotation direction arrows. You only have to respect the outside side of the tyre is on the external side of the wheel. As I assume this has been done, you can switch from left to right with no problems.
Obviously, you cannot switch back to front or vice versa as the size is different.
However, if you are getting a big difference in tyre wear for the front fitment between left and and right, I feel that you may have a a more serious problem which switching left to right is just compensating for. I would get, IMHO, your front alignment checked by a specialist.
 
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If you have Michelin Latitude Sport 3 there is no rotation direction arrows. You only have to respect the outside side of the tyre is on the external side of the wheel. As I assume this has been done, you can switch from left to right with no problems.
Obviously, you cannot switch back to front or vice versa as the size is different.
However, if you are getting a big difference in tyre wear for the front fitment between left and and right, I feel that you may have a a more serious problem which switching left to right is just compensating for. I would get, IMHO, your front alignment checked by a specialist.
I don't have severe wear just making sure to get even wear out of the set. I have been rotating this same way since new and the tires are wearing perfectly. First rotation at 10k then 20k and now back again at 30k. Car tracks perfectly and wear is good according to the dealer. I'm just making sure I get even wear. ;)
 

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I just had my 30000 mike service in CINCINNATI kings PORCHE
$240
Minus $50 coupon from anther dealer, never mentioned plugs....car runs greaT
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Wow 30000k and only $240.00? Thats the cost of an oil change here. My 30k service included oil change, break fluid flush, cabin filter change plus complete check of vehicule at just under $800.00.

You got one heck of a deal if they preformed Porsche's required survive!:eek:
 

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I am close to 30K on mine and will look at carefully at what is required. I was taking to the cleaner on my last service as my dealer did many unnecessary things and managed to squeeze $1200 out of me for a $600 service.
I have two Porsche's and this made me very angry indeed.
30k/3 yrs:
Oil & filter change
Spark plug change
I think all the rest is "fluff" & fairly easy to DIY

Diagnosis system: Read out fault memory and transfer box wear integrator
CTP check with gage
All headlights: Check adjustment
Under the vehicle:
Brake lines: Visual inspection for damage, correct routing and corrosion
• Brake system: Visual inspection of brake pads and brake discs for wear
• Brake hoses: Visual inspection for damage
• Tie rod joints: Check the play and dust bellows
• Drive shafts: Visual inspection of the boots for leaks and damage
Cardan shaft: Visual inspection of the rubber bellows for damage

Radiators and air intakes: Visual inspection for external soiling and blockage

Engine compartment
• Coolant: Check level and antifreeze
• Windshield wiper/washer system: Check level

I wonder if they really actually DO all this checking
 
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I had my 20k/2yr service done a few months ago and they removed air flow cowls and under carriage panels and removed a large amount of leaves and other debris that collects there and can obstruct cooling among other potential problems.
If your service department is reputable, they will do all the checks in the event you come back a week later with brake squeal because your pads are low, which should have been looked at during the routine service..
 

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I'm on the opposite side. I'm going on 2 years but not drastically over the 10K miles that you're supposed to get on year one. My one year service I got (on a great deal) for just $149 (or it may have been $199, can't remember). But this one will be a lot more expensive, with a lot less miles put on this year, thus making the payout more painful.

What's interesting is in EU, it appears that they recommend you to wait 2 years before a service, if your mileage is not making you due yet.... which I believe is actually 20K intervals. Makes you wonder if in attorney prone U.S they just want to get you in there and pay for a service a year (as opposed to two years) even if mileage criteria isn't met (as an above and beyond precaution and profit enhancer). Of course I'll get mine on time, but one would assume a service required after just one year when doing just 4K miles in said year, on synthetic oil, when the home country of a car says you can wait 2 years, is prematurely spending money for no technical reason outside of U.S bean counters and/or (too) extra precautionary measures.
 
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Anyone researched the actual NEED for plugs at 2 yr/30K miles? Most new cars have plug change at 60 to 90K. I think 30K plugs for non-tracked car seems overkill (as does brake fluid at 20K intervals).
 
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