FULL CAR SERVICE

Submitted: Monday, Apr 28, 2003 at 10:46
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GOT MY NISSAN PATROL 91 GQ IN FOR A FULL SERVICE TODAY IN PREPERATION FOR 6 WEEK 4WD HOLLIDAY WHAT PRICE WOULD I BE LOOKING AT REGARDS ROBERT
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Apr 28, 2003 at 10:52

Monday, Apr 28, 2003 at 10:52
You didnt ask before dropping it off??? Oh my god!

If its at a nissan dealer, take both yoru Visas, Cheque book AND mastercard...
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Monday, Apr 28, 2003 at 10:55

Monday, Apr 28, 2003 at 10:55
If it is a small company i would expect $800ish...
If Nissan,,, well i would be puting my hands together and looking skyward........_____________________________________________
Countin the days till July 5th. *Cape York Trip*
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Reply By: GPA - Monday, Apr 28, 2003 at 11:28

Monday, Apr 28, 2003 at 11:28
Robert,

Just had my 91 GQ 4.2 diesel in for it's 130,000 before Easter. Basic service and full inspection (with written report) was $250, including both air and oil filters, oil etc.

Also had to get the water pump changed, so I also had them change the 3 radiator hoses (incl. the small over-flow one), the thermostat, the fan belt and flush the radiator (+9lt of coolant) - this job including the water pump etc was $480 incl GST.
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Follow Up By: GPA - Monday, Apr 28, 2003 at 11:29

Monday, Apr 28, 2003 at 11:29
oh - and it was not done by a Nissan dealer - just someone we got out of the phone book who was good enough to spend the time explaining what would be done...
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Apr 28, 2003 at 21:57

Monday, Apr 28, 2003 at 21:57
Ws going to say it couldnt be any Missan dealer!!!!!!

Even the price on the work on water pump was cheap.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Apr 28, 2003 at 23:02

Monday, Apr 28, 2003 at 23:02
So how much was it?
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Follow Up By: ROBERT - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 09:55

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 09:55
$816.00 plus gst full service front break pads replaced BREAK FLUID HOSE REPLACED AS WELL AS FAN BELTS BRAKS MACHINED DISTRIBUTER BUTTON HUBS DONE AND ALSO REPLACED ALL FILTERS PLUGS OTHER BITS AND PIECES CAR SEEMS HAPPY WITH SERVICE SO FAR
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Reply By: twandy - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 21:28

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 21:28
Having had several 4x4 I can say NEVER take it back to the manufacturer's outlet for service. It will be serviced most likely by an apprentice and, as the others here seem to have experienced, cost the earth. Shop around for a 4x4 mechanic who loves 4x4s. Being female I took a course on servicing my car and the first day when my car was returned after a service, I went under it to look. I can say I was back at Toyota before they opened the next day and they really wished that a qualified mechanic had worked on my car (and that there were not so many customers around). I have been doing my own car for several years and when I need more than an oil change etc., I find out exactly what is required, prices etc. I also have a great 4x4 mechanic.
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Follow Up By: ROBERT - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 09:59

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 09:59
thanks for the info not that mechanically minded where is your mechanic based as im in melbourne
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Follow Up By: twandy - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 10:49

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 10:49
Hi Robert, I have been taking my cars to Frank Murphy on corner of Auburn Rd and Burwood Rd, Hawthorn for years now. He has been running and doing up his own 4x4 and loves them. The front part of his garage is Murphy's Grainery or something like that. He is in the laneway at the back.
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Follow Up By: ROBERT - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 11:04

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 11:04
THANKS TWANDY WILL KEEP HIM IN MIND FOR NEXT SEVICE AS HE IS LOCATED NOT FAR FOR ME AS IM IN RICHMOND THANKS AGAIN
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Follow Up By: joc45 - Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 23:13

Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 23:13
My major (40k) service at a Nissan dealer on a GU 4.2td was about $750, but they didn't do the cv joints, left a wheel nut undone, didn't have time to check out a strange noise, but somehow found time to vacuum the interior and blacken the tyres. The strange noise later turned out to be tappets, which makes me wonder if they did them at the time either.
Another Nissan dealer wanted to put in all sorts of extras, change p/s fluids, flush engine, etc long before scheduled.
Now I do it myself.
Gerry
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Follow Up By: twandy - Friday, May 02, 2003 at 10:22

Friday, May 02, 2003 at 10:22
Gerry, I know how you felt as it happened to me. As I said not being mechanical I took myself off to a course. What I can do I do, and it is more and more each time and what I don't have time or confidence to do the mechanic does. I might add, when I took my car back to toyota the day after checking the non-service I was in the front of a group of men waiting to put their cars in. I questioned various aspects of what was supposed to have been done, the rep looked at me in my high heals and suit and said "Lady, you wouldn't know one end of a dipstick from another" at which I replied that I thought I was looking at one. But I then turned to the group of men and asked in all seriousness how many check their cars when they got home. By the looks, I would say it is not a common occurrence. I think the lesson is to learn as much as possible about our vehicles. Incidentally, I am changing from my Nissan to a Pajero diesel.
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