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…
First time I’ve seen them together since both being sign written… photo op!!
Freshly imported Golf GTi getting a service today
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…..
We are huge advocates for mechanical breakdown insurance, and this week has highlighted the importance., we have four big engine jobs queued at the moment, all eligible for a warranty policy, only two have…
These pics are of a GTI Golf that’s travelled less than 120,000kms. Presented to us for the first time with an engine light on and a light tapping from the engine. This is a very common fault of a Mk V GTi. Unfortunately someone has replaced the fuel pump (Tappet) plunger on this one but the damage was already done.. The unsuspecting new owner has picked up an expensive fix, requiring a new camshaft, fuel pump and associated parts to get things up and running again.
Other jobs on the go include failed cams on an RS4, Nil compression on a V6 A4 Audi, and another MK V Gti with Nil oil pressure at idle, maybe some future blogging to happen here once we open them up…..
New camshaft on the right, end lobes nearly completely gone on the Left camshaft
Nice MK IV R32 in today getting the Haldex filter and oil changed.
More and more enquiry coming through re servicing the Haldex and the DSG Gearbox’s in Audis and VW’s.
Questions like can we do it? Well of course we can!!
More and more enquiry to service the Haldex so here’s the tool for the job to make it a bit easier for the techs….
Nice little job this week, engine light on, faulty PCV valve, Job for Autosure mechanical warranty to attend too..
Bluefin tuning happening today on these Golfs.
Plug and play added horsepower.
Pulling out the original file to keep on hand….
Some great feedback from one of the tune we did (Citroen)
I would like to take the opportunity to say that the car performance/behaviour has changed significantly on take-off, the lag is gone. It also feels quieter and smoother. Overall, a more enjoyable drive. If I only knew that it would perform this better I’d have it done earlier; Satisfaction overcomes cost.
Thank you for all the prompt and clear communication, professionalism and quality of service throughout the process. I will definitely recommend your shop to others.
Have a great weekend!
Two of our newest customers in today for servicing, super busy day, always enjoy having new cars in the shop…