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"Inspection Now" light started coming on at startup. Brought it to the dealership and it was due for an oil change. No biggie, that is, until the dealer said it would be $480.00+ (I think this included a general inspection and brake fluid/line check). Is this an average price for a 718S oil service? Seems crazy high to me. I declined the service, and took it to the place where I purchased it. I had forgotten that they included a first oil change for free, so it all turned out well. Guess I'll be looking for a good independent shop here in the Philadelphia area.
 

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That's moving in the right direction. I think the independent dealer where I got my 718 S will do it for about $140-$160. Takes about 50 minutes for me to get there, but now seems well worth it.
 

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Just had my second oil change on the vehicle and took it to a local specialist shop (GM owns a 911) no more than seven minutes away. $170 ($50 labor, $75 oil, $27 filter+tax/shop). Beats driving 2 hours to the nearest dealer and being charged $400+.
 

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Some data points from off the top of my head:

$414 at Dealer #1
$300 at Indy #1
$140 at Indy #2 (this is cheap for some reason but otherwise a pretty high end shop in terms of labor rates)
$240 at Indy #3
$500 for oil and engine air filter (don't remember just oil price) at Dealer #2
 

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$1000 flat in Australia for minor service, and $1600 for more major service, god bless Porsche centres ...


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Some data points from off the top of my head:

$414 at Dealer #1
$300 at Indy #1
$140 at Indy #2 (this is cheap for some reason but otherwise a pretty high end shop in terms of labor rates)
$240 at Indy #3
$500 for oil and engine air filter (don't remember just oil price) at Dealer #2

Thank you for the info--much appreciated.
 

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The Atlanta Porsche dealer charged me $860 for an oil change plus a brake flush for 2018 Boxster 718 (base). Thoughts? I definitely felt that it was way too high, but I just went ahead and did it since I did not have the time or energy to take it to a reputable Indy. I actually do not know a reputable Indy for 718 Boxsters in Atlanta.
 

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That sounds like highway robbery to me, but honestly I don't know what a typical brake flush would cost since I haven't had to do that yet. I think it would be worth it to find a reputable independent regardless for after your warranty runs out--maybe scout around the boards here or post the question for your area. I know I can get an oil change for under $175.00 here in the Philly area.
 

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I agree that sounds insanely high. Also, I believe the brake fluid filler is in the frunk so it wouldnt require a deep engine dive in order to flush and refill, making it a relatively easy process (I am making an assumption here, have not actual done a brake fluid change to know for certain).
 

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The Atlanta Porsche dealer charged me $860 for an oil change plus a brake flush for 2018 Boxster 718 (base).
Our San Antonio dealer quoted approximately the same price for an annual service and brake fluid flush (2017 BS with ~2,800 miles) less than three months ago. The local PCA pointed me to a very highly rated Inde and the final bill came to $377.22 (note: I supplied the brake fluid).
 

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I'm thinking of replacing my brake hoses with the Rennline red ones hoping to get a bit more feedback for threshold braking. At the same time, I was thinking of switching the stock brake fluid to Motul 600. I've watched several videos for both the brake hose change and bleeding the brake system, and I found a video for bleeding the clutch slave cylinder in a 981. I would think if you are changing your fluid, you should change it throughout the entire system. So, my question is, is the slave cylinder in the same place on our 982? This also brings up the question of the two-year maintenance (in the U.S.) where the brake fluid change is one of the items. Do dealerships also bleed the clutch slave cylinder at the same time?
 

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...I was thinking of switching the stock brake fluid to Motul 600.
HPDE plans caused me to go with Motul 600 during my recent service (post #16). Unable to comment on functionality, as those plans were all cancelled for obvious reasons. Unfortunately, it appears that I'll have to flush with fresh Motul 600 before HPDE events resume.
 

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"Inspection Now" light started coming on at startup. Brought it to the dealership and it was due for an oil change. No biggie, that is, until the dealer said it would be $480.00+ (I think this included a general inspection and brake fluid/line check). Is this an average price for a 718S oil service? Seems crazy high to me. I declined the service, and took it to the place where I purchased it. I had forgotten that they included a first oil change for free, so it all turned out well. Guess I'll be looking for a good independent shop here in the Philadelphia area.
That’s about what I pay 💰
 

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I pay about $360 at my local Porsche dealer. That includes the "unobtainium" oil that is specified for the 2019 GTS...
 
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