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Yes, PCNA must have a good reason for the time & trouble to remove engine to properly fix the TCC leak.
I am not a mechanic but, I am thinking they need to be able to access every single bolt & be able to remove cover, replace gasket & tighten all the bolts. Maybe they replace all of the TCC bolts, even the ones not broken or damaged? Maybe there is a new bolt with a new part #?

I suspect those dealers that do a much quicker repair, with engine in, by just replacing the broken bolt or bolts & do NOT remove cover & replace gasket & reseal are doing a temporary repair & hoping you either sell the car or are out of warranty by the time the leak reoccurs. Or maybe the new owner will not notice the new smaller leak.

If there was a way to leave the engine in place but, just remove enough parts to be able to fully access the TCC & do it correctly, why does Porsche not specify the this is the way to do the repair?
IIRC a while back one of the forum members here posted instructions (with pics IIRC) how to make the TCC repair without removing the engine. Wonder if the repair worked permanently.
 

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Here's the V6 in situ with all TCCs removed and the TC, etc. exposed. All bolts would have to have been removed
in order for the covers to have come off:


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IDK why Porsche specifies engine out. Perhaps it really is a simpler procedure to disconnect the suspension components, cooling
system, AC system, etc. than removing the front bumper, radiator, etc., etc.

Either way - it's a LOT of effort! :oops: :eek: o_O
 

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How was your PEC delivery experience 11-2020 vs. 2-2018? The (redacted) virus must have made a difference.
I loved it of course but like you mentioned the virus changed things a bit.

I asked for the same delivery specialist because I really liked him and his coaching style. When he delivered the car instead of being in the car with me, he stood outside with doors open and used a laser pointer to point to things in the car and had me pushing the buttons to set it up. The hour and half with the car flew by fast the second time. We didn鈥檛 even have time to get connect and car connect set up during that time. The day we went I couldn鈥檛 get my guest a driving time because there was a corporate event so I shared my time with him and after I drove I met with the guys and gal to get the connect and car connect set up.

On the track was different, Melvin drove and followed behind with him talking on a one way radio in the car. I could hear him, but we had to pull over if I wanted to talk to him. On the skid plate he showed me how it was done to refresh my memory and then he pulled over and watched me do it. I kind of like this part because when I would pull back around, he was able to tell me what I was doing wrong ish based upon what he saw the car do and what he thought I did at the wheel, which of course he was spot on.

Lunch was the same except this time we had a limited menu of choices to pick from. The first time we could order off the normal menu and if the bill went over a specific amount we would just cover the rest. Which of course we didn鈥檛 the first time.

I liked the morning time slot better vs the afternoon because my friend and I were able to sit and enjoy lunch and leave when we were done. With the afternoon time slot, you get off the track and then go to your car to leave. I felt more relaxed driving home this time, also we were driving home in daylight vs nighttime.

Thanks for asking.
 

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We are now on plan C for pick up.

Dropped car off on Saturday 23rd for them to conifm that it was oil that I found on garage floor, hour and half ish later, yep this lady knew what she was talking about.

Plan A) supposed to be ready Wednesday January 27
Plan B) ready on Friday, pick up Saturday January 30th

Didn鈥檛 get a call so I just called before I headed to dealer

Now plan C) ready on Tuesday, arandged to pick up on Wednesday February 3rd.

When I told him that I owned the Mamba GTS, he goes 鈥淥h i know your car well鈥

Said repair went well, but they still need more time. He hopes to have it finished on Monday, do some test drives on Tuesday. I asked to get it on Wednesday since that worked with my schedule after school. He happily agreed to let me come on Wednesday. I offered to bring their loaner back if they needed it and was told no keep it.

I asked him like the last guy I spoke with to please call me if the time frame changes so I can arrange what I have planned for after school. I told him if Wednesday doesn鈥檛 work I guess we will be on for plan D. I thanked him for taking care of my 2 month old baby.
 

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Timing chain cover. At least one of the bolts was sheared right in half. 69k miles. Was fine at 60k, or so the dealer said.
Out of warranty (time ok, but too many miles). Dealer said they'd go to bat for me. Hope so.
I am also out of warranty (2015 Macan S, 54K miles) and am having the timing chain cover oil leak issue. I spoke with the dealership and they said sometimes Porsche is willing to split the cost (more willing for long term customers). I鈥檓 curious if they helped you out?
 

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I am also out of warranty (2015 Macan S, 54K miles) and am having the timing chain cover oil leak issue. I spoke with the dealership and they said sometimes Porsche is willing to split the cost (more willing for long term customers). I鈥檓 curious if they helped you out?
Yes, they did. Did both the TCC and went ahead and replaced the transfer case at the same time (although the latter is under the extended PCNA warranty due to 'known' issue). Was not having any major issues with the transfer case but I asked them to check it out. No out of pocket cost for me.
For reference, I bought my Macan (17S) at that dealership and had all my service done there (ironically until the last one, where an Indy found the TCC issue and quoted me $7500). I am not a frequent buyer or high roller (Macan is the only car I have bought from them). Got lucky I guess.
 

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Yes, they did. Did both the TCC and went ahead and replaced the transfer case at the same time (although the latter is under the extended PCNA warranty due to 'known' issue). Was not having any major issues with the transfer case but I asked them to check it out. No out of pocket cost for me.
For reference, I bought my Macan (17S) at that dealership and had all my service done there (ironically until the last one, where an Indy found the TCC issue and quoted me $7500). I am not a frequent buyer or high roller (Macan is the only car I have bought from them). Got lucky I guess.
I bought mine used, non CPO, so I don鈥檛 think Porsche will cover any of the cost. I got a hefty extended warranty and put some money aside assuming some things like this would come up. But **** I was not expecting a $9k cost right out of the gate. The car is amazing though, I don鈥檛 think I would bother if it wasn鈥檛 a such an amazing vehicle to drive. Pics of the leak attached. It doesn鈥檛 look too bad yet, but there is definitely oil around the timing chain cover.
 

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I wanted to chime in on the leaking timing cover as well. I bought a used 2017 Macan S, 33k miles from a non Porsche dealer on Cape Cod (I鈥檓 from MA), factory warranty good until 8/1/21. I didn鈥檛 do a PPI on it knowing I had the warranty.

A week after buying I had it checked out by an independent garage I know well; and we discovered the timing cover leak on the passenger side, oil on the alternator, etc. Not a huge leak yet, but definitely leaking. So I called the closest Porsche dealer and set up an appointment with a loaner. Dropped the car off, spoke with my advisor later that day and was informed that they鈥檇 be pulling the engine and I鈥檇 have the car back by the end of the week. However 2 days later, got another call saying that Porsche was denying the repair under warranty; that it wasn鈥檛 really leaking, just 鈥渟eeping鈥. The advisor actually told me that Porsche had been making it harder to get it covered because they had been doing so many of them...... As one might imagine I flipped out, seeping? I told them timing covers either leak or they don鈥檛, and I certainly got the impression they were trying to kick the can down the road until the warranty expired and I鈥檇 be on the hook for the 5K repair. Needless to say, I have not budged on this and had discussions with the service manager, who reluctantly finally agreed to get Porsche Corporate to agree to it. He wants the loaner back and says he鈥檒l get me in in the next 2 weeks to schedule it. Stay tuned for the update.
 

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Great Job forcing Porsche to do the right thing.
 

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Follow up on the timing cover repair on my 2017 S; repair complete - I asked for photos of the 鈥渆ngine out鈥 repair, I鈥檝e attached 2 photos. I did ask them to proactively replace the transfer case (since it is an inevitable failure) but they wouldn鈥檛 because it鈥檚 fine, so far 馃.

I did get a loaner 2021 Cayenne Base for 12 days, and while it was nice, I like my S better, more responsive; sure the Cayenne is bigger. I鈥檓 sure some of it had to do with the non upgraded interior; I have full leather in Espresso, roof lining in alcantara, not to mention 20鈥 Spider wheels and GTS body kit (Sportdesign package).

Overall, I had a positive dealer experience but my advice on the timing cover issue is to advocate advocate advocate for
them standing behind fixing this issue. It can be a tough leak to find, especially if it鈥檚 a 鈥渟eep鈥 vs a 鈥渓eak鈥. A seep is a leak..... if a dam had a seep, would the villagers be warned downstream?
 

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Low oil light came on while driving my father鈥檚 2018 base. Then found oil puddle on his garage floor. Had planned to buy car out at end of lease (only 14k miles) in a few months as fell in love with car even with the 4 cylinders (other older car V8 300+ HP). Will update what dealership offers for service/diagnosis.
 

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This information would mean more if we knew which Macan model/engine was affected by these issues. I have a base but rarely see the 4 cylinder mentioned, but am curious what issues affects my model.
 
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