Wow I cannot believe it but we are coming up on a year on from re-branding. What a wild ride its been.
We’ve done everything we set out to do 12 months ago, We’ve added a hoist, bought more tools, changed up the loan cars and more…
There’s always more to do, improvements to make, and more cars to service and repair…
Watch out for the 12 month summary blog!! And whats up next…
Here’s a weeu sample from July, some very nice cars, were plenty more but missed my chance with the camera….
First time I’ve seen them together since both being sign written… photo op!!
Now thats a big new setup. waited a while for this one to come in. Install time!!
Freshly imported Golf GTi getting a service today
Newly serviced DSG, ready to rock and roll!!
This came through needing some repairs and the customer had already replaced with a new car. so we decided we might take it on and retire one of the three BMW’s that have been servicing Wellington customers for over 4 1/2 years. Very tidy Golf GT done super low KM’s. Will be TOY005 on the fleet, looking forward to having it running around…
It does have a leaking water-pump, so first job is water-pump and cam-belt, update the service, EGR valve needed and a saggy roof liner to be repaired.
We bought plates along time ago so time to print ‘TOY005’ for this one, MK5 and 005, was meant to be.
Some obvious work is the headlights have gone all cloudy. We get our friend Chris in from Final Touch to work his magic on these ,gets a great outcome and a great warranty as well…
How’s that comparison?! Money well spent
Head line ris a bit tired too, so that’s come out for some new fabric…
Above, failed roof liner, below, re-covered and ready to go in….
Fixed the failed water pump that was pouring water out, just to find a very minor leak at the radiator..( New radiator going in/ car is service position.
Towed in with no drive, diagnosed with a failed Mechatronic unit in the transmission. Customer very happy to have a mechanical Warranty as these parts are complex and don’t come cheap. Our supplier sent this out pre-programmed. Still required the use of our Ross-Tech to do a relearn and set adaptations etc.
Above, the new unit fresh out of the wrapper
Old and the new, matching up and using special tools to get the gear selection correct before fitting new ‘Mechatronic’.
Transmission with the Mechatronic unit removed…..
The target is 336-340HP and 400+ FT of torque. Tune mods include a Stage 2 remap, full Miltek exhaust (decat system), cold air intake, and upgraded blow off valve… Other work includes a full set of mags and tyres, carbon rear lip and mirrors. This car will be a huge amount of fun!!
Lets get started!!!
Above and below showing the difference in the intake systems
There is a turbo up in there somewhere!!!!
New system in, tailpipes look amazing, much larger than the standard.
Old verse new, catalytic converter delete, and larger diameter outlet
Our latest tool for 2017 is the Ross-Tech VW/Audi Diagnostic
VCDS will perform most of the functions of the expensive electronic diagnostic tools available only to official dealers. In the past, these dealership-only tools have prevented owners, and many small independent repair shops from performing some fundamental tasks, such as diagnosing problems, diesel ignition timing, modification of convenience options such as automatic door unlocking, coding a replacement Electronic Control Unit (ECU) or key to the vehicle, and monitoring of many vehicle sensors for diagnosing problems. Unlike generic scan tools (OBD II or EOBD), VCDS uses the more in-depth Volkswagen Group-specific manufacturer protocol commands, which allows the user to access all diagnostic capable vehicle systems — even in vehicles which are not covered by generic OBD-II/EOBD
VCDS is also capable of interfacing vehicles which use the generic OBD-II/EOBD protocols. However, the OBD-II and EOBD standards only allow for limited diagnostics, and no adjustments to any of the ECUs.
So our new Ross Tech tool (wireless laptop based) has been added to our growing number of Scan Tools.
We have an ‘Auto diagnos’, an English based tool, handy on our large number of P38 Range Rover customers
‘Autel’, A great all round tool for British, European and Japanese vehicles, tablet based wireless control
Autologic, often considered to be the Ferrari of scan tools, ours is loaded with the mainstream British and Euro brands, good for diagnostics, activations, coding etc
My techs also have of their own, a ‘Launch’ and a ‘snap-on’.