Audi A6 engine swap

Audi in this week getting an engine transplant.

Including a cambelt and waterpump, front and rear seals etc, few hours work there……

Replacement motor below is prepped, all new bits are on, ready to swap over….

Subframe, trans and engine out

New engine in…..,

The Holiday season is around the corner

Summer is around the corner, as is the holiday season.  Is your car ready for those trips away.  Come and see us for your pre holiday check or service to make sure you have a safe journey.

All vehicles serviced between now and Christmas get a complementary 6 month breakdown service included. All WOF inspections done with a service will only be $25+gst

The workshop is already getting busy with the build up so make sure you get in quick to avoid missing out.


See below for a sample of what we do…

We specialize in British and European Vehicles.

We use LiquiMoly oils out of Germany

We have the latest in diagnostic equipment, all services get a scan and service reset where applicable.

All mechanical repairs.

Tyres at competitive rates.

All of our staff are very experienced technicians.

We can assist with Warranty and Warranty work.

Interior and exterior detailing, including headlight refurbishment, paint correction and paint protection.

Rhino rack roof racks and accessories.  Rack, roof boxes, bike racks, ski racks etc.

Parts for all makes and models

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Audi V6 compression/ Check engine light

Chasing some poor results on this V6 engine from the compression test and the cylinder leak down test.  Glad to have found several valves not seating nice.,  While this ones being worked on in the machine shop we can start getting the engine out of an RS4 that having camshaft issues.












Mercedes Engine rebuild.

Merc 280SE Engine getting a freshen up.  Hopefully refitting for this month.








Cylinder heads gone on after a complete rebuild, looking great.. Cant wait to get it back into the car




Some more work has happened this week, bolting on a lot of the externals, nearly ready to be put back into the car. The transmission is also having a tidy up so waiting on that to return from the specialists..


Looking forward to firing this one up…



Winter is here

Some Toy Shop Wellington Winter Apparel


Headlight Refurbish

When you get told the replacement lights are $2400+gst each its time to think outside the box.

These lights would not pass a WOF and I thought were not able to be salvaged, but we gave them a go anyway, Very happy with the result as is the customer!!!


BMW E46 brake job/ Pistons old verse new

Some heavily corroded brake pistons here, unfit to reuse ..


V8 Engine Rebuild just happened

Handy having an engine reconditioner working in the same building as us!!!




Jaguar S-Type wreck

Good bye old friend.. the shops busy so needed to make some more room. The parts S-type Jaguar is stripped and gone…


P38 Range Rover, looks great but sadly not viable to repair…

The latest purchase, this is what my current one looked like before I started 4wdriving, now covered in scratches and a nasty dent.
This one, destination unknown, couldn’t turn it down!!!