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Servicing in Brisbane

Hi all,

Just wondering if there are any recommendations where to service in Brisbane (apart from the dealers)? Any inputs would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-29-2012, 09:50 PM
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Re: Servicing in Brisbane

I was thinking the same for Sydney. I know of 2 Land Rover specialist service centres that arent too far for me, and I thought that there must be the same for Jeep.

In Brisbane though, how about these guys ... http://www.hammond4wd.com.au/
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Re: Servicing in Brisbane

Hammond have quoted me $450 for a 10k warranty service which is comparable with CJD at Holland Park. CJD Albion have quoted me mid 5's for the same service. Only the dealer however can keep the SB's up to date and flash the module that might be the deal breaker. I would travel Sunny Coast or Toowoomba based on fellow owners recommendations.
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Re: Servicing in Brisbane

ANY workshop can do the service. If you read what is done, there is very little to justify anywhere near the $450 dealers are charging. The most expensive thing is the oil. I bought 10lt for $109 and you only need 8.4lt for a CRD. Order your filters from the dealer and take it to any mechanic you trust. Give them my service guide and they can check the remaining items on the service list.
Any software updates can be done by the dealer annually. I am not sure if it should be free, but even paying 30mins of labour for the update would be better than spending the money getting a full service.
Remember if you keep an eye on this forum, you will find out about the TSB's that affect your car either before or at the same time as the dealer. The TSB's also state how much labour it will take to do the fix. Dealers will need to start to be more honest, as we are all more informed now..
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I'm coming to the same conclusion. Each of the service centres' talking about this unique oil that is flown in via spaceship from the planet Zonk and is a minimum $250 for the CRD because it requires 202L.
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Re: Servicing in Brisbane

Thanks all for your kind information and advice. I am on 24K and thinking to go elsewhere for the minor service and back to the dealers for major. Will give a call to some mechanics around my area and see how it goes.
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Thanks all for your kind information and advice. I am on 24K and thinking to go elsewhere for the minor service and back to the dealers for major. Will give a call to some mechanics around my area and see how it goes.
Please keep us guys in the loop. Cheers.
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Try Buranda Automotive; Tony is the blokes name.
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Thanks all for your kind information and advice. I am on 24K and thinking to go elsewhere for the minor service and back to the dealers for major. Will give a call to some mechanics around my area and see how it goes.
Do you have the CRD?.

If so make certain that the oil used meets the spec in the handbook, to ensure warranty and to also protect the DPF.
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Thanks all and Swampy mine is petrol

Just an update of the story, I did my 24K service and ended up using one of the CJD dealers who was quoting me $480. Got some quotes from other workshops and the costs were around $350 - $400. The difference is "ok" given I have some other issues e.g. rattles... for the dealers to fix under warranty at one go. However it was not without concerns. After the service, I suspect the dealer did not replace the engine air filter as per manufacturer's instruction / handbook. The invoice did not list out the OEM filter part number used. I was told that the filter had been fitted, which I doubt it. As I understands the air filter can last a long time and probably an over-kill for 24K replacement but I still have worries as it is against the service handbook. Another thing that I noticed is for petrol engines... the dealers use synthetic 0W40 oil while the handbook again (as well as on the the oil cap) states 5W30. Anyone here noticed the same? Think I am going to ask Jeep Australia direct.
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Re: Servicing in Brisbane

Jeepaus, unfortunately the australian Service and Warranty Handbook does not match the service required for the 3.6 petrol engine in the rest of the world. Everywhere else it is not scheduled to have the engine air filter changed at 24k. It is however scheduled to have the aircon filter changed. Maybe your CJD dealer actually follows the correct service as specified by CJD for export models, but NOT adopted by CJD Australia!

CJD Australia did not bother to give us 3.6 petrol owners a book or paper with the correct service schedule, and I think it sucks! Especially when they are going to change your spark plugs at 48k when the spark plugs are rated for 144k in all other export locations (and even more kms in the US).
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Thanks all and Swampy mine is petrol

Just an update of the story, I did my 24K service and ended up using one of the CJD dealers who was quoting me $480. Got some quotes from other workshops and the costs were around $350 - $400. The difference is "ok" given I have some other issues e.g. rattles... for the dealers to fix under warranty at one go. However it was not without concerns. After the service, I suspect the dealer did not replace the engine air filter as per manufacturer's instruction / handbook. The invoice did not list out the OEM filter part number used. I was told that the filter had been fitted, which I doubt it. As I understands the air filter can last a long time and probably an over-kill for 24K replacement but I still have worries as it is against the service handbook. Another thing that I noticed is for petrol engines... the dealers use synthetic 0W40 oil while the handbook again (as well as on the the oil cap) states 5W30. Anyone here noticed the same? Think I am going to ask Jeep Australia direct.
0W40 will be ok in your engine. The 0 means it will flow faster than a 5 when cold, eg at startup. So you will get less wear at the most crucial time.

The 40 will be slightly heavier than a 30 at operating temp, which might mean a very slight reduction in fuel economy. However it will have better lubricatiing properties at high temps. So if we get the kind of summer that is being predicted, then that's not a bad thing.
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