Mechanic at Cape York

Submitted: Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 20:35
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have done a clutch in Nissan 4WD at Seisa at moment can drive it but slow, any thoughts on a mechanic up here have 2 at moment 1 at Seisa and the other at Bamaga any comments welcome
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Reply By: Patrol22 - Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 21:09

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 21:09
I would recommend old mate at Cape York Spares and Repairs. He is also the RACQ man up that way and aside from his very dry sense of humour he is a pretty good mechanic......could even sort out problems with Landrover Discovery fancy suspension. He is reasonable with his prices too.

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Follow Up By: Bludge - Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 23:06

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 23:06
x 2 I took a mob up last August, one had a few issues and he was very helpful.

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Reply By: Dennis Ellery - Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 22:00

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 22:00
I was up there in 2008 and a new Nissan’s ABS braking computer failed.
The owner told me that the Seisa mechanic couldn’t fix it.
He said his roadside assistance company (RAC I think) and Nissan were sharing the cost of putting it on the barge and sent it back to Cooktown – a transport cost of about $3500.
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Reply By: Member - DW Lennox Head(NSW) - Friday, May 23, 2014 at 05:10

Friday, May 23, 2014 at 05:10
I cannot believe how anyone would go to places like Cape York without something like NRMA's Premium cover or any other State's equivalent cover.
Blow a clutch in a remote area and have to put up with finding a way home at exorbitant expense is beyond me. If it is taken to the RACQ workshop, at least one knows it will be fixed and there is some come back if it is not correctly done.
My own experience had me lifted out of the Bungle Bungle with a major problem back to Kununurra. The cost of the lift for vehicle and tow for the Kimberley Karavan, flight back to Kununurra and overnight accommodation was all covered. That was about $3500.00.
If the vehicle has to be returned to Cairns by barge it would be covered, along with accommodation all covered by a small premium.

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Reply By: bockstar1 - Friday, May 23, 2014 at 08:10

Friday, May 23, 2014 at 08:10
A few years ago a member here recommended a Doug Chellingworth of DC Mechanical Repairs. I cnp'd the details from the post for future reference. Address is Shed 1, 63 - 65 Ardisia St, Smithfield QLD, 4878. The member's name was Ian G (NSW).
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Follow Up By: bockstar1 - Friday, May 23, 2014 at 08:12

Friday, May 23, 2014 at 08:12
Apologies. I've now fully read your original post. Thought you were in Cairns. Sorry. Embarrassed.
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Reply By: Member - Allan & Anne R (NSW) - Friday, May 23, 2014 at 16:47

Friday, May 23, 2014 at 16:47
Thanks for all the replies, and yes the guy at Bamaga has it all sorted for us, and yes we have coverage but decided to sort it out ourselves.
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Reply By: Member Kerry W (WA) - Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 07:50

Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 07:50
Just a note for future reference, if anybody else reads this post looking for info.

Weipa Auto ( ) is very sympathetic to ExplorOz users. Sam used to be an active user of the site and appreciated how difficult it is to get info on local services in the cape.
Helped me out amazingly when I limped into Weipa last time I was there.
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