Porsche Service Repairs, Pawlik Auto, South Vancouver, Marpole, BC

Porsche

Porsche’s claim to fame these days is the highest profit per vehicle sold.

1953 Porsche 356

This company produces no mediocre vehicles: all are either high performance sports cars or luxury SUVs.

For many years Porsche was associated with Volkswagen - in fact the company designed the VW Beetle (peoples car) for the German Govt - and shared some things in common: rear drive and rear air cooled engine platforms. But here the similarity ended: for while VW was the people’s car and utilitarian; Porsche was the racing car: fast and nimble with only 2 seats. VW only made 4 cylinder engines while most Porsches were 6 cylinder. In recent times Porsche has teamed up with VW and Audi to produce the Cayenne which shares the same platform as the VW Toureg and Audi Q7.

Porsche Racing Poster 1950's

The Porsche 911 turbo Carrera was for many years the ultimate in a high performance sports car. As time passed the air cooled engine would outlive its usefulness and be replaced by the water cooled power plant and that is how it has remained.

Porsche has always been a complex and labour intensive car to service.

Porsche 911

Expect, if you own one to spend a fair chunk of cash on service: that is the way it is. Parts can be expensive and repairs are complex: engines do not come apart easily and the 4 wheel drivetrains are tucked in tight under the body. Because of their high value Porsches are rarely scrapped with two thirds of all Porsches built still on the road!

Fortunately these cars are well built and can go for many years without major repairs. We rarely see any recurring problems on these vehicles. Time however catches up to all cars and of course many owners drive them hard (after all it’s what they are made for). Nonetheless, driving a car hard - even a Porsche - does wear it out quicker.

While famous for their flat 6 boxer engine Porsche has built other designs: the V8s as featured in the Cayenne SUV and earlier in the 928 and the inline 4 cylinder in the 944.

2010 Porsche GT2 RS

2010 Porsche GT2 RS

For more on the latest Porsche models, the manufacturers website has wonderful details.

2017 Porsche Macan Service
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2002 Porsche 911; Electrical Short Repair
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2000 Porsche Boxster IMS Bearing Replacement
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2011 Porsche Cayenne Valve Cover Gasket Replacement
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1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 – A/C Service
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2008 Porsche 911 Turbo – TPMS Sensor
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2006 Porsche Cayenne S – M2 Maintenance Service
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2008 Porsche 911 Turbo – Clutch Operating Cylinder Replacement
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1988 Porsche 928 – ECU Replacement
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