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    • #10877
      GT-ahh
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      I just found out that when bill buckle toyota brookvale was servicing my ’90 MR2 coupe they accidentaly “dropped” the car off a jack when they were moving it and neglected to replace and fix the crossmember that they damadged…
      so we’ve been driving round with potentially dangerous damadge to the car…
      On Monday morning im going into buckles and if they will not pay for the car to be fixed they will have a court case on their hands…

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    • #41483
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      my mum used to get her car serviced done but my mates girlfriends dad (lol sounds like springer)
      told us not to take our cars in when we get them otherwise we could get a dodgy job:shock:
      so in other words, stay the hell away.
      When did u get a MR2 GT-ahh??

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    • #43684
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      it was my dads but i sorta inherited it….i can’t drive it till im 25

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    • #41479
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      still, at least its a turbo car yes?
      ah well only half a decade to go man:smiley2:

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    • #43683
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      nup its a 2L n/a

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    • #41441
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      Franchised Toyota dealers usually won’t touch private import turbo MR2s… well, the ‘good’ ones anyway.

      They don’t have the specs & expertise to diagnose the Jap-market machines. Same with the Soarer, Harrier etc.

    • #41406
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      ahhh n/a thats not fun dude…

      thanks for the info Panda, there went the idea of getting a Soarer fixed by a toyota dealer in parramatta

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    • #41391
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      You should keep in mind that most Grey Import cars are probably best best serviced by a place that specialises in them. There are apparently a few very good well equipped Sydney workshops with all the factory computer gear to hook up to the Import toyotas (and Nissans etc) that will do a better job than a Dealership.

      Att eh same time these places often employ mechanics that can read the japanese language manuals and all that which makes it even better.

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    • #41351
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      … There are apparently a few very good well equipped Sydney workshops with all the factory computer gear to hook up to the Import toyotas (and Nissans etc) that will do a better job than a Dealership.

      Christ – that wouldn’t be hard!! 👿

      I don’t wanna start telling tales on all my not-so-good experiences with franchised dealers. Most of the time its about charging ‘pro’ rates for a job half done, if at all.

      These days I’d just prefer to do my own servicing (just spent Sat night with the oilpan, new plugs, new points… over 2 cars) and if there’s a “too hard” job that simply gets outsourced directly to a specialist eg aircon, transmission, big engine jobs, major electricals, drivetrain etc.

      These guys all do the job for a fraction of the $$ and best of all, I get to speak to the guy with the greasy palms NOT the cute but clueless receptionist babe. I tell them what exactly I want done and they do it; the better guys would keep an eye open and report back what else needs to be done, if any.

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      Att eh same time these places often employ mechanics that can read the japanese language manuals and all that which makes it even better.

      Eh! Let’s not get carried away here… 🙂

      I’ve met a few good wrenchies in my time, but I’ve yet to meet any bilingual grease monkeys in Oz. blackeye: Not even sure if any manuals exist even (they’re usually proprietary info)… most of the local Toyo specialists have invented their own servicing schedules anyway based on the LS400 – as majority of the Soarers landed here are V8s. Nothing wrong with that, just as long as the car is attended to regularly.

      Besides, I’d rather let the car tell me what needs to be done. I like to see yellow oil on my dipstick and when it goes black its time for a flush-n-fresh-filter. The way I do it my oil stays yellow for at least 3500kms (a lot of city work), if the dealers do it its black after less than 500 – go figure.

      No I don’t believe in “10,000km oil intervals” either… its only good for the beancounters for the first 40,000kms (first owner), but I don’t think its any good for engine longetivity in the long run.

    • #41350
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      Forgot to add…

      If anybody is interested in wrenching on your own car its not very hard. Just takes patience and make sure you’ve a copy of the workshop manual.

      Most of the time you won’t need any fancy computers; even with some ‘computer’ diagnosis (ie fault reading off the ECU) all you need is a multimeter to count the pulses at the various output points, then refer off the key in the manual/s.

      Biggest drawback is that you’ll spend a lot of time mucking around crawling over the car. If this is attractive to you then that’s great, if not then you’ll just have to pay someone else to enjoy the fun for you.

    • #41349
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      Headsup… don’t forget “whinge central” http://www.notgoodenough.org/ 👿

    • #41313
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      i do all my own work on my monaro but the mr2 is abit out of my league when a gearbox needs changing…

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    • #41303
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      Haha, how didja blow a gearbox?? (ya ya, feel free to blame ‘mum’ :))

      Not sure about the rounded MR2 but the original square 1st-gen MR2 was good to work on, even for a mid engine. 4AGE twincam too!

    • #41304
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      oh hey, how did your drama go?
      Did ya sic your lawyer dogs on ’em?? :p

    • #41302
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      dunno eh..taking it to bb today

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