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Which service should I get? - 150k Done!

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Re: Which service should I get?

Postby lancerdarryl » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:46 pm

I'd do the 150k without the brake fluid and coolant.
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Re: Which service should I get?

Postby Lancer1993 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:33 pm

Thanks, its booked in for the 150k but I'll confirm what is to be done when I drop it off.

They reckon it will take most of the day, previously it was done by lunch but apparently they had a change of policy so like them longer in case other work takes longer.
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Re: Which service should I get?

Postby Lancer1993 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:13 pm

So just checked the cabin/pollen filter and while dirty it wasn't bad. I wrote the date on the front, put it in almost 3 years ago, Dec 2015. Forced the fins apart to vacuum out the fluff/dust but will get another in the coming weeks.

Is there any difference between the $10 or $30 ones on eBay?
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Re: Which service should I get?

Postby Quismiff » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:30 am

I'm running a Sakura Activated Carbon one in my car, (I wanted the Bio Guard one), they're only cheap too I believe, (but I get them cheap), mines only been in a couple of months, so I haven't checked it, but it seems to be doing its job, only when I've been sitting behind a vehicle running rich do I get the fumes smell, but other odours seem to be stopped at the filter. Also running Sakura Oil filter as they pretty much make most of the OEM filters anyway ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Re: Which service should I get?

Postby Lancer1993 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:44 pm

So got the service done, 150k at about 135k.

Few notes, it was quicker than I thought. Originally slated to be all day (4pm) but was ready by lunch.
They did the fuel filter, which left a strong petrol smell in the car.
Windscreen was a little dirty, like oil or WD on it, took a while to clean with the wipers.
Again with changing the controls, seat I can understand with shorter drivers but why turn the climate control AC off auto and turning the auto headlights off?
Also my brakes are down 5mm front and back, min is 3mm so they might be due soon.
And I told them they didn't need to touch the tyres, air filter or AC filter but they noted the tyre depth on the paperwork.
Got the car booked into Bridgestone tomorrow for a free check and rotation.

Still pricy at $540, the fuel filter parts alone was $250!
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Re: Which service should I get? - 150k Done!

Postby fearfulmaster2 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:51 pm

You are lucky that they actually changed the fuel filter for you. Now I know what to look for when my turn comes. A standard service, if done properly takes around 45min hoist time. Extra hour for the filter. They say it takes all day to give themselves time to order parts in and do up sell, unplanned work.

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Re: Which service should I get? - 150k Done!

Postby Lancer1993 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:10 pm

Should have checked the dash cam videos for the exact time it was in, it did go up on the hoist, need a hidden camera under the bonnet LOL

I can only assume if they sign off that work was done and it hasn't then something breaks because they lied they would be held accountable?

So brakes might be my next big expense, I've seen on eBay nice drilled rotors and pad for around total $500, front and rear.
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DRILLED-SLO ... 1438.l2649
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