a tale of two diesel tuners - for people in the Canberra area

Submitted: Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:28
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The problem: 1993 200tdi Disco low on power...yes, yes, I know...I mean even lower than normal...

Diesel tuner 1 (the supposedly renowned Cooma Diesel Service...presumably a reputation based on what they USED to be like...): generally lax and unhelpful attitude; pick up car to receive a few random and meaningless numbers on a bit of paper (apparently this is what they call a dyno report...so much for graphs across the rev range c.f. factory specs) and a bill for $185 and the very helpful statement that 'yeah she's a bit down on power' with no suggestions for how to fix it despite my prompting: fuel pump timing? turbo boost? timing belt incorrectly placed?...

Diesel tuner 2 (Queanbeyan Diesel Service): extremely helpful attitude, gave me a list of possible causes and we gradually eliminated some of them and corrected the others (valve clearances, fuel pump timing and turbo boost). Discovered (pardon the pun) a few other "issues" which were promptly fixed and vehicle is now producing the "power" (and I use the term advisedly HG) that it should be...sound value for a similar price to the CDS piece of paper with some numbers on it. A pleasure to hand money over to people who deserve it...

BTW, some of you in the area might be interested in the recently formed ACT All Terrain Club: actatc.4wdnsw.org

Cheers

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Reply By: Member - Glen O (NSW) - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:53

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 16:53
Pathfinder, excellent country out there. Did some during the fires and the views are to die for. Good luck I'm sure you will get responses. Hell I'll join.
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Reply By: Muzza - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 17:58

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 17:58
G'day Pathfinder, yeah have heard similar stories about Queanbeyan Diesel showing up Cooma Diesel (being in ACT myself). I did however phone up Dave at CDS with a problem and he diagnosed it over the phone with no fuss and no "just bring it in and we'll look at it" attitude.

Cheers
Muzza
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Reply By: cokeaddict - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 19:07

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 19:07
Hmm sounds promising to me.
How about a contact number for the boys at QDS ?
I'd like to check them out too. Especially after Berrima boys lost me.
Regards Angelo
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Follow Up By: Muzza - Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 14:14

Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 14:14
Queanbeyan Diesel Service
4 Dominion Pl.
02 6297 5248
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Reply By: Savvas - Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 20:24

Friday, Jul 09, 2004 at 20:24
It's a real shame when good shops like Cooma and Berrima go down the tubes.

Oh well, just goes to show that no one should ever be too complacent.
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