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Mercedes Vito W639

Mercedes redesigned the Vito light commercial van and relaunched the rear wheel drive commercial in 2004, a significant improvement on the front wheel drive predecessor. The predominant engine was the OM646 4 cylinder turbo diesel engine which has proved itself reliable and tough. The Mercedes Vito was also offered with a V6 petrol and a V6 diesel engine. The V6 diesel engine is a very powerful offering, however regular servicing at no more than 10,000km intervals is required. Failing...

VW Golf 6th Generation

Vw introduced a new 1.4 litre engine in the new 2008 6th generation Golf. It was a trend that saw a number of competing manufacturers utilise high output smaller capacity direct injection engines that in turn benefited the consumer from low fuel consumption figures and exceptional economy. Coupled to the new DSG – direct shift gearbox, VW brought technology that was previously used in Formula 1 to road cars. The DSG gearbox allows two gears to be selected together...

Magneto re-magnetising service now available

I have finally managed to source and purchase a magneto and permanent magnet re-magnetiser. This may look like something out of a Frankenstein movie but I can assure you it is an extremely useful and valuable tool when you are working on vintage cars equipped with magneto ignition. Every other auto electrician had one of these in the 1920's onwards but the weight of copper windings doomed most to be sold for scrap. If your historic vehicle has magneto ignition...

You get what you pay for when it comes to vehicle servicing…

Don't be fooled by the discounted service! This vehicle's oil filter was very, very close to causing serious engine damage. This is how it was removed from the vehicle - falling apart! The high demands of modern engines mean that the quality of lubricants and parts are critical in maintaining longevity and service life. This oil filter was fitted to a BMW and it is not suitable for use in any car!  We only use filters that meet or exceed manufacturers...

Special Service Offer

Lube and safety inspection including 5 litres of Elf semi synthetic* oil, oil filter and  labour for only $143! OR Lube and safety inspection including 5 litres of Elf fully synthetic* oil, oil filter and labour for only $168! And to top it off a free set of wiper blades to the first 3 bookings! Includes check all levels, lights, suspension, brakes and tyres. Some conditions apply, please call for details. *bulk oil only, vehicles may require different oils depending on manufacturer specifications. Standard wiper blades only.

Ducellier switch plates for vintage cars

A run of new Ducellier switch plates is nearing completion for French vintage cars. This aluminium plates are machined from a billet and are designed to take the original embossed brass plate. Switch levers are on their way soon too. These will be produced in lost wax casting taken from an excellent original. For details please contact us!