Diesel mechanic Alice Springs

Submitted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 20:45
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Hi there,

can anybody recommend a good diesel mechanic in Alice Springs who is experienced and qualified to look after a 97 Troopi which has obviously problems with injectors or pump? It's urgent, best would be tomorrow.

Thanks

dxc01
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 21:44

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 21:44
If no one answers with an actual suggestion, I reckon you would be safe to walk into any of the workshops in Alice Springs and ask if they have an experience diesel mechanic.

Most would have no problems with a landcruiser. My brother in law has lived in the NT for years... he reckon it stands for Nother Toyota!
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Follow Up By: dcx01 - Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 21:54

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 21:54
Well, that's what I thought when I got it serviced in Coober Pedy ... and I am wondering why it went worse and worse immediately when we hit the road North ... btw it used 22.5 l per 100km while towing a camper trailer - which used to be something like 16 - 17 ... I filled both tanks with Mobile diesel, any bad experience with their diesel quality?
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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 22:02

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 22:02
The Alice is a way bigger town. Ask around for a referral. Maybe ask at SuperCheap or Autobarn, or Repco etc who they would go to.Coober Pedy is still a bit of a wild west style town.
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Follow Up By: dcx01 - Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 22:06

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 22:06
Yeah, that's what I'm gonna do, go to Repco and ak them where to go. Thanks for your advise!
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Reply By: Effie C (NT) - Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 22:07

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 22:07
Outback Automotive
31 Wilkinson St, Alice Springs NT 0870
ph: (08) 8952 0123

failing that yellow pages lists plenty more but the above mob are good
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Follow Up By: dcx01 - Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 22:10

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 22:10
Great, thanks, I'll go there tomorrow and see what happens ....
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Follow Up By: Members Pa & Ma. - Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 11:02

Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 11:02
Hi,
Don't know if he's still there. Alice Auto Repairs. Mark Sheedy. 36 Smith Street. Phn. 89521043. Used to be great and a big help if he can't help you.
Good Luck.
Take care, safe travels. Regards Ma.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 14:02

Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 14:02
Hi
Have used in the past
"Country Diesel Maintenance"
20 Fogarty Street
Alice Springs.....8952 1712

Give Ashley a call.

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Reply By: yakodi - Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 19:43

Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 19:43
Country Diesel Maintenance on Fogerty is very thorough, they service our 4.2 TDI Nissan GU. Never had any issues with these guys - they charge $100 inc GST per hr for their labour. Kittles Toyota - depending on who you talk to, its a bit hit and miss. Outback Automotive also seem quite good. Cheers
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Reply By: brownie - Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 20:37

Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 20:37
mark sheedy @ alice autos
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Follow Up By: dcx01 - Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 18:07

Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 18:07
Hi guys,

thanks for all replies. After having driven a few hundred k's more, it turned out that the noise I was thinking was coming from the injection sytem seems to be caused by the gearbox.

I am now looking for a reconditioned gearbox (H55F) and someone to fit it in. I don't want to be stuck in Alice longer than necessary, so it's quite urgent.
I've been quoted not much less than $6000, labour and GST incl. This seems to be far too much.

Any ideas how to get this done at a reasonable price and asap?

Thanks

dcx01
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