[TAS] Where to get 100k Service done??

Discussion in 'Technical' started by waZZa, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. waZZa

    waZZa New Member

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    I know there is a thread just started for sydney. But easier this way.

    OK, I need to know where the best place to take the zed for the 100k service in Tasmania, preferably Launceston???

    I know a couple such as fuel tech in Launceston, but to tell you the truth I havent heard very many good words about them. Another guy said he would do it, but he's a bit of a rip off and he wasn't all that keen to do it after i said i'd supply the parts.
    I would love to do it myself but don't have anywhere near the tools/room to do it. (wish i still lived at the old place with a massive garage and 2 pits!)

    So any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. K-zed

    K-zed Secret Squirrel

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    Find a good honest & competent mechanic. It's not rocket science. You can print out 100k tech articles for him as it may save time.
     
  3. moridin

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    hey mate, i do most of my own services but when sgh goes to a shop i take to to the mechanic at caltex in sheffield, he dosent have alot of Z experiance but he knows what hes talking about and dosent rip off.

    i think Odin found someone in deloraine to do his gearbox conversion, so that might be worth checking out, i dunno anyone up your way sorry
     
  4. OdinZ

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    Hey, yeh i do most of my own services, but like Moridin said, i have just had my car converted from Auto to manual by a mechanic in Deloraine (Ian, from True Blue Automotive). He is a New Zelander, so he has a little Zed experience already, and he did a fairly good job on my cars both times i've taken them there. He's a good guy and let me supply all my own parts for the conversion, and even manufactured some small parts when he needed to:zlove:
    My only prob with him was that he took a little while to do my conversion because he had alot of work on when he did it, but at least he did a good job and didn't rush it.
    I have a few other freinds with imports who all recomend a workshop in Devonport called Ro-tech, but from the sounds of things he could be a little pricey (I am a bit stingy when it comes to paying for labour).
    My conversion cost $1300 in Labour which was really good compared to what most quoted, welll in fact most didnt want to do the job at all.
     
  5. Zedipated

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    I dont know anyone in Launy but,

    I dont know anyone in Launy but,Scott at SOURCE AUTOMOTIVE down here in hobart ,is probably the best Zed mechanic in Tassie or you could go to Devenport and see the White brothers, they are the guys who take Lamborghinis in Targa. I think there workshop is in Don, which is a suburb in Devenport,They are a bit expensive though.
    cheers Zedipated:zlove:
     
  6. waZZa

    waZZa New Member

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    Thanks for the ideas guys.

    I will look into them. It just seems that no-one really wants to work on a Z down here. To much fiddling with the tight engine bays (she isn't a falcodore for engine room!).

    I plan on doing general maintenance on the car, ie. stuff that is guarenteed not to take longer than light of the day, due to the only room i have is the driveway with no fence or gate.

    One mechanic that had owned his own zed said he'd do it (whilst grimacing), but would take a couple of days labour. So I really didn't think it would take that long.
     
  7. OdinZ

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    Nah 2 days is a load of BS, it should take a mechanic less than a day, anyone else maybe 2 days with plenty of bears between ;)
    I had a mate who did his over the weekend in his open driveway. Its not that bad really, with the radiator and fan out there is plenty of room to work in there.

     
  8. K-zed

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    It's a 7 to 8 hour job tops, for any competent mechanic ... especially if he's got a workshop manual or the T/A to refer to.
     
  9. waZZa

    waZZa New Member

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    Thats what I thought about the labour, 8hr job with right tools and equipment. Well if it isn't too bad with the radiator and fan taken out then, that gives me a little more courage to have a crack at it. And, I trust my workmanship, even if it takes a weekend to do it.
     
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    That's the spirit :D Tip: Get hold of a rattle gun & compressor for the crank bolt.

     
  11. waZZa

    waZZa New Member

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    mmm, yeah i thought that I might need one of those! I Should hire a cheer squad to sit on the lawn while i do it for encouragement!!! Choreographed moves and chants! :D
     

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