If your car is like mine, and it needs to go to the shop, one of most important things to do is be able to describe problems with your Porsche. Though its likely your description might be good when explaining the problem, having a short form such as below will help you better describe the problem. If single time, intermittent or always, the reproduction is important. Therefore, even after you have your car fixed, was the description you said to the shop attended too? Most shops will help you go through an extensive evaluation, while others have seen the problem before and would know exactly the fix. The more experienced the shop identifying the problem, the better the shop will be in knowing exactly the cause. On the rare occasional situation, if a “fix” needs revisiting sometimes it’s because it might be a hidden situation requiring environmental conditions.
Below is a checklist which samples want to bring to your repair shop. However, know that the more your write, the closer you can describe a problem. Some symptoms are hard or impossible to describe. They might join a variety of issues.
Make and Model
______________________ Year _____________ Modified? _______yes __________ no Mileage ___________________________ Next Service expectation? ______________________________
New Symptom YES __ NO __
Describe the problem in one or two sentences.
REPRODUCE PROBLEM IF SPEED TRAVELING AT __________________ IDLE ________
WILL PROBLEM REPRODUCE______?
GEAR 1 _____ 2______ 3________ 4________5_______ 6________ R________N ________ Auto________
RPM RANGE _____________________________
Sounds_________________________________ If so.. where are you sitting and where can you hear the sound?___________________________ Will sound continue if key is off_____________________
Maintenance or lights? _________________ Druck Pressure if reproducible _________
Smoke ______ Yes ______ No If yes, what color _________________?
Leaks _______Yes _______No
Oil Level ____ low _____ medium _______ high
Approximate location(s) of leaks
Front Center __
Front Right __
Front Left __
Center Left __
Rear Center __
Rear Left __
Is it a slow leak? ____ yes? (IE… just a drip hanging from the metal.) A fast leak? ____yes? (IE … drips once every hour or more.) A significant leak? _____yes? (IE Pouring out) Color of leak? ___ Black ____ Blue ____ Gold ____ Red_____ Clear _____ Green _____ Yellow? ______ just kidding about yellow.
Alarm ___________________ Radio ______________________ Locks ______________________
STEERING AND SUSPENSION