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Old 27 Apr 2005, 02:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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60,000 mile service

Any body got any ideas how much 60,000 mile service costs please.

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Old 27 Apr 2005, 03:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Its around thr 500 mark with a dealer :shock: :wink:
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Old 27 Apr 2005, 03:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The following gets completed

Screen Wash
Spark Plugs
Oil Filter
Fuel Filter
Air Filter
Oil
Gear oil
Gasket
Brake Fluid
Anti Freeze
Dif Oil
Brake Clean
Car Wash
And the cost of doing it....
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Old 27 Apr 2005, 07:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for that gareth.
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Old 27 Apr 2005, 07:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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no worries m8
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Old 28 Apr 2005, 01:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Cut maintenance cost!

500 GBP ??? F*** H*** !

Madness ! :shock:

After many disappointments with UK dealers (Subaru, Mercedes, Citroen,...), I stopped using them and take my car for a weekend to Belgium. (as well for my Subaru as for my Merc). Some friends now do exactly the same.

Go to a main dealer there and you not only save a fortune, you also get:

1. a properly trained person working on the car (still got to find ANY dealer in the UK who has technically competent personnel working on my car).

2. flexibility around making an appointment. No "oh, we got a slot on 3 June at 15.15, if that doesn't work, you can come on 7 July at 9.25" OR "we need to see your car again (at your expense obviously) as the engineer will only be here on Tuesday in two weeks at 11am...".

Especially the cost difference is amazing. A main service like that is probably gonne set you back 200,-GBP at a main dealer (I use a guy in a town called Aalst, about 1h from Calais). If you are a bit smart around booking your ferry and B&B, you can have a nice weekend, save money and come back with a boot full of beer and other stuff (chocolate, toilet paper (no joke), crisps, washing powder, ...), adding to the saving.

As a reference, the 60000m service on my Merc S320 costed me 260 GBP at a main dealer in Ninove, Belgium. They did it on a Saturday morning, needed only 3 days advance warning, parts are readily available and with the 56 strong personnel and a direct link to the factory, there was no need for going back because some travelling wizard-engineer needed to check whether the brake pads were worn out. :evil:
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Old 28 Apr 2005, 09:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Its around thr 500 mark with a dealer :shock: :wink:
Hi
I hope your joking :shock: :shock: 500 for what???? mmm think I might be doing it myself
My scooby is up to 52,500 mile service in the book all stamped by Subaru dealers. 45,000 and cam belt was bad enough at 340ish.
Next one 500 ops: thats not for me :cry:

60,000 mile she has only done 33,000 her oil is cleaner than my chip fryer :shock:

Kev ops: :wink: :wink:
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Its around thr 500 mark with a dealer :shock: :wink:
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I hope your joking :shock: :shock: 500 for what???? mmm think I might be doing it myself
My scooby is up to 52,500 mile service in the book all stamped by Subaru dealers. 45,000 and cam belt was bad enough at 340ish.
Next one 500 ops: thats not for me :cry:

60,000 mile she has only done 33,000 her oil is cleaner than my chip fryer :shock:

Kev ops: :wink: :wink:
BIG GRINDER, you should live more healthy and do more sports ! (i.e. eat less fries and drive your Scooby harder so the oil gets used from time to time) :wink:
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Hi
Just phoned main dealer for a quote for 60000 mile service.

420 Robinsons Rochdale. :shock:

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kev

try jap innovations.in oldham.........they will be cheaper ...and just as good as a main dealer

www.jap-innovations.co.uk

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kev

try jap innovations.in oldham.........they will be cheaper ...and just as good as a main dealer

www.jap-innovations.co.uk

chris
Hi
I have used them before
Still might save some money and do it myself :wink:
Just looking around for parts and pricing them up.
Spark plugs look the worst to do :roll: I havent got to transmission or dif oil yet :?
Im sure its easy

Cheers Kev
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i'm not a snob or anything but i really cant be bothered getting my hands dirty, and one look under the bonnet frightens me to death..........my old fella has just paid 250 for a 36,000 mile service on a 1.6 focus so the price doesnt seem that bad when put into perspective.



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i'm not a snob or anything but i really cant be bothered getting my hands dirty, and one look under the bonnet frightens me to death..........my old fella has just paid 250 for a 36,000 mile service on a 1.6 focus so the price doesnt seem that bad when put into perspective.



chris

:shock:
Im not a snob either. I get my hands dirty every day. Been engineering for 17 years. Try having a look under the bonnet of a very new car :shock: They seem to cover everything up with plastic covers so you cant see anything they are much the same under the covers :roll:
With the scooby everything seem bolt on. Easy to replace or fix.
Well thats my experience.

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Originally Posted by 1999Turbo
The following gets completed

Screen Wash
Spark Plugs
Oil Filter
Fuel Filter
Air Filter
Oil
Gear oil
Gasket
Brake Fluid
Anti Freeze
Dif Oil
Brake Clean
Car Wash
And the cost of doing it....
Still looking to do this service myself
But need some help with 3 of the above :roll:

Gasket ? I hope that aint the oil drain "washer" that the charge nearly 1 a Subaru robbing b#s#a#ds.
Gear oil and Diff Oil?
Can U shed any light?

Looking for help Kev
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Diff oil isn't really expensive and can be changed easily yourself (at least on an STI, no clue on the 1999 Turbo). Even a complete technical illiterate like me can do it.
Just noticed getting all the oil out was a bit tricky and was much easier with the front of the car being raised slightly higher than the rear.

I am just puzzled... Why do they make you pay for screenwasher everywhere ? Just top it up for 1/10-th of the price before taking the car in.

PS: Guys, it's not only "snobs" not getting their hands dirty. Some people, me included, have no technical knowldge and should better stay away from under the bonnet. Mind you, did the spark plugs on my old Merc, which included taking 27 plastic shields away.
Generally notice the plastic covers are there to give the customer the feeling he actually got a piece of high tech for his money rather than a simple old lump of cast iron (which is generally what's sitting under the cover). It also allows manufacturers to save on cost for making an engine look good. The old Alfa V6 looked like a work of art, without plastics. The new one will probably be much less "artistic" and be covered up by a flash plastic cover.

Good Subaru still makes a scoob engine look like an engine. (Which one are painted red in fact ?)
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