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Jay_R33

Skylines Service Where To Go?


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Hey All,

Just wondering where abouts in the southern suburbs of melbourne is a good place to get my R33 regulary serviced trying to find a decent mechanic who knows alot about skylines and can do services at reasonable prices im talking around the Frankston, Mornington area

thanks in advance people

Jay

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ok for starters i looked at that thread before i posted this and it was no use to me because all those places are too far so that is why i asked if anyone knew anyone good on the south side of town....

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Frustrates me why people cant perform the simplest of tasks on their own cars...

Going to a mechanic for an oil change and shit, waht are you a girl?

some people just drive em man. But chill out he keeps mechanics like me in the job!

Also pal now where is too far if you want a joint that has experience on the model car you have even just a basic service someone who has worked on them before will see a common fault or specific model related issues and pick it up before anyone who has worked on maybe one before. I will be travelling to melbourne to get my big service and dyno tune on my car soon cause there nobody in geelong with as much experience with my model gtr

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Frustrates me why people cant perform the simplest of tasks on their own cars...

Going to a mechanic for an oil change and shit, waht are you a girl?

mate i earn enough money so i can pay people to do it for me and do it right and if there is anything wrong mechanically they will tell me..im not a mechanic so i aint going to pretend to be one seen too many people doing there own jobs and f**king their cars up bcuz the guy down at super cheap auto gave them the wrong advice hence why i asked does anyone know where i could take my car around the southern suburbs who knows what he is doing....if there isint any ill make a trip out of it just like DS-ZILR is and thanks bud for the help.....id rather pay someone who is qualified that ask a stupid moron down at super cheap or repco about a car he friken hates and doesnt care what happens to it......so now we can move on from the pathtic bickering and just answer the tiny simple question i asked anyway i will also look in status tuning so thanks to the the people that helped, i am also looking into chasers

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mate i earn enough money so i can pay people to do it for me and do it right and if there is anything wrong mechanically they will tell me..im not a mechanic so i aint going to pretend to be one seen too many people doing there own jobs and f**king their cars up bcuz the guy down at super cheap auto gave them the wrong advice hence why i asked does anyone know where i could take my car around the southern suburbs who knows what he is doing....if there isint any ill make a trip out of it just like DS-ZILR is and thanks bud for the help.....id rather pay someone who is qualified that ask a stupid moron down at super cheap or repco about a car he friken hates and doesnt care what happens to it......so now we can move on from the pathtic bickering and just answer the tiny simple question i asked anyway i will also look in status tuning so thanks to the the people that helped, i am also looking into chasers

some people just get so shitty over stuff that dont concern them. he may be a skyline specialist but im certainly not i work for ford. so when it comes to gettin mine fixed i let someone with expeience go their hardest. again they are gonna know the specifics of what needs checking and fixing before i will. that said if he hada falcon i could do it for him!

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mate i earn enough money so i can pay people to do it for me and do it right and if there is anything wrong mechanically they will tell me..im not a mechanic so i aint going to pretend to be one seen too many people doing there own jobs and f**king their cars up bcuz the guy down at super cheap auto gave them the wrong advice hence why i asked does anyone know where i could take my car around the southern suburbs who knows what he is doing....if there isint any ill make a trip out of it just like DS-ZILR is and thanks bud for the help.....id rather pay someone who is qualified that ask a stupid moron down at super cheap or repco about a car he friken hates and doesnt care what happens to it......so now we can move on from the pathtic bickering and just answer the tiny simple question i asked anyway i will also look in status tuning so thanks to the the people that helped, i am also looking into chasers

Depends what you need done.

I am by no means a mechanic either, but I do change the fluids & filters (you know, the basics)

If it is general stuff, I would take a trip to Ferntree Gully Nissan (new car service ONLY). I take my M35 there (~40 min drive from Pakenham). Craig in particular is one to talk to.

They are pretty quick if a part need to be shipped over as well

Unfortunately I cannot offer anyone in the Frankston/Mornington area (I work in Mt. Eliza and was raised in F'ston).

I tried Mornington Nissan, but would DEFINATELY NOT RECOMMEND THEM. When I got my car back it had mysteriously travelled 35km's and the economy on the screen had dropped from 8.9km/L to 8.5km/L (not much but when you consider that it hadn't been reset for 40,000km's...), anyway I don't like a mechanic (or manager) taking my car out for a thrashing.

Don't get me started on Frankston Nissan... Hell, Berwick Nissan said that they would treat it like it was a Falcon AND charge me $97 per hour!

None of the guys I have spoken to in the workshops around that area have instilled enough confidence in me to warrant handing over the keys to my baby.

Sorry Bud. RE Customs or Ferntree Gully Nissan for mods/serious stuff, my garage for minor services.

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Depends what you need done.

I am by no means a mechanic either, but I do change the fluids & filters (you know, the basics)

If it is general stuff, I would take a trip to Ferntree Gully Nissan (new car service ONLY). I take my M35 there (~40 min drive from Pakenham). Craig in particular is one to talk to.

They are pretty quick if a part need to be shipped over as well

Unfortunately I cannot offer anyone in the Frankston/Mornington area (I work in Mt. Eliza and was raised in F'ston).

I tried Mornington Nissan, but would DEFINATELY NOT RECOMMEND THEM. When I got my car back it had mysteriously travelled 35km's and the economy on the screen had dropped from 8.9km/L to 8.5km/L (not much but when you consider that it hadn't been reset for 40,000km's...), anyway I don't like a mechanic (or manager) taking my car out for a thrashing.

Don't get me started on Frankston Nissan... Hell, Berwick Nissan said that they would treat it like it was a Falcon AND charge me $97 per hour!

None of the guys I have spoken to in the workshops around that area have instilled enough confidence in me to warrant handing over the keys to my baby.

Sorry Bud. RE Customs or Ferntree Gully Nissan for mods/serious stuff, my garage for minor services.

yeah i know what you mean, if i had the time and could be bothered i would do it myself personally i just lvoe driving them...if i had to save money id do it myself money isint an issue so why bother...im ot a fan of taking it to the nissan dealerships i use to work for holden in mornington and when i went to nissan to drop parts of sometimes i asked em bout skylines there like yeah we dont know much about them here just the new cars but go to subaru and they know everything about any wrx not jst latest models

alot of people love to learn about their cars mechanically ive had 4 cars so far ive had enough lol just pay someone to do it right...doesnt matter anyway looks like ill b going for a drive thanks anyway boys well to the ones that helped :)

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Depends what you need done.

I am by no means a mechanic either, but I do change the fluids & filters (you know, the basics)

If it is general stuff, I would take a trip to Ferntree Gully Nissan (new car service ONLY). I take my M35 there (~40 min drive from Pakenham). Craig in particular is one to talk to.

They are pretty quick if a part need to be shipped over as well

Unfortunately I cannot offer anyone in the Frankston/Mornington area (I work in Mt. Eliza and was raised in F'ston).

I tried Mornington Nissan, but would DEFINATELY NOT RECOMMEND THEM. When I got my car back it had mysteriously travelled 35km's and the economy on the screen had dropped from 8.9km/L to 8.5km/L (not much but when you consider that it hadn't been reset for 40,000km's...), anyway I don't like a mechanic (or manager) taking my car out for a thrashing.

Don't get me started on Frankston Nissan... Hell, Berwick Nissan said that they would treat it like it was a Falcon AND charge me $97 per hour!

None of the guys I have spoken to in the workshops around that area have instilled enough confidence in me to warrant handing over the keys to my baby.

Sorry Bud. RE Customs or Ferntree Gully Nissan for mods/serious stuff, my garage for minor services.

Ferntree Gully Nissan you say...thats an interesting one..Live around the corner from them :)

How much do they usually charge for a minor service? I thought dealerships would always charge a lot..

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yeah i know what you mean, if i had the time and could be bothered i would do it myself personally i just lvoe driving them...if i had to save money id do it myself money isint an issue so why bother...im ot a fan of taking it to the nissan dealerships i use to work for holden in mornington and when i went to nissan to drop parts of sometimes i asked em bout skylines there like yeah we dont know much about them here just the new cars but go to subaru and they know everything about any wrx not jst latest models

alot of people love to learn about their cars mechanically ive had 4 cars so far ive had enough lol just pay someone to do it right...doesnt matter anyway looks like ill b going for a drive thanks anyway boys well to the ones that helped :dry:

That's why I said Ferntree Gully. They have no problem dealing with imports, and actually enjoy working on something a bit different.

Craig (service guy) said that when my car was dropped driven in, it was "tools down, lets have a look at this thing" as it was the only one in VIC at the time and 1 or only 2 in Australia. It only took 10 days for a wheel bearing assembly to be ordered, landed & installed. Only cost ~$400 all up.

.... look at it this way, if they can repair/service etc an NM35 Stagea without a concern, they can deal with any Nissan

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Ferntree Gully Nissan you say...thats an interesting one..Live around the corner from them :dry:

How much do they usually charge for a minor service? I thought dealerships would always charge a lot..

The last Major service I had there included a transmission service (which is $250).

I don't let them change the oil or filter as I only use a fully synthetic oil, but they did everything else including a "factory reset" of the electrics.

Set me back $525 - that's $275 for all other fluids & filters and $250 for the transmission.

Not too bad I thought.

They also gave it a complimentary full interior vac and wipe down of the dash. Nice.

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go to sabbadin automotive, they are like a 20 min drive down eastlink from frankston. i have no complaints with their level of service. they really know their way around skylines. :dry:

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Your garage...

+1

your always going to have problems with a 15 year old car, learn the basics about mechanics and DIY

with the money you save on paying a shop to do it you can buy a phat set of tools

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