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Offline iottley

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Servicing in Auckland - Recommendations
« on: November 03, 2020, 10:24:29 am »
Hi all,

I'm looking to by a MK6 GTi in the next couple of weeks and am just trying to figure out servicing etc once I get it. I've read some posts and it seems the most commonly recommended service workshops in Auckland are Brodie European and Qualitat. It'd be great to hear what you think/recommend for these two options or any others you think I should consider. Also looking to get a pre-purchase inspection so would be keen to hear what your thoughts are on that as well.

Cheers

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Re: Servicing in Auckland - Recommendations
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2020, 12:22:22 pm »
Read up on the timing chain issues these engines have and consider that in your buying budget.
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Re: Servicing in Auckland - Recommendations
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2020, 12:37:16 pm »
Brodie are great. Will be more than happy to have a chat with you and give advice as well. They service/do any work on my car and have put my mum onto them with her B8 RS4 and she has equally good things to say.
Can't fault them.
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Offline iottley

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Re: Servicing in Auckland - Recommendations
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2020, 09:23:16 am »
Read up on the timing chain issues these engines have and consider that in your buying budget.

Appreciate the heads up, I've heard about this issue before hence why I'm wanting a pre-purchase inspection with the hope that they can let me know if the car is fitted with the fixed version of the tensioner or not.

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Re: Servicing in Auckland - Recommendations
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2020, 09:25:54 am »
Brodie are great. Will be more than happy to have a chat with you and give advice as well. They service/do any work on my car and have put my mum onto them with her B8 RS4 and she has equally good things to say.
Can't fault them.

Cheers for the response, always open to more advice regarding the MK6 or just looking after a GTi in general.

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Re: Servicing in Auckland - Recommendations
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2020, 11:15:02 am »
Pre purchase inspection will do nothing to address this issue unless the shop doing the inspection removes the tensioner inspection plug.
If it hasn't been changed / upgraded do not buy the car unless its significantly cheaper as 1500 is roughly the cost of having the work done.
09-10-11 models are affected by this issue.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2020, 01:05:34 pm by 80 Vert »
2010 T5 Transporter TDI  Tuned by Superior Tuning NZ
2003 Jetta Coupe soon to be R36TT
1991 Golf GTI 2.0 TSI swapped
1963 Type 34 Karmann Ghia, turbo 2.0
1990 Porsche 964 911 Carrera 4
1980 1303 Beetle vert, under restoration