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Thread: Approximate service costs and approx. parts cost

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    4 wheel alignment is commonly $150+

    Unusual to get weight distribution as most shops don't have the gear to do it
    Those that do normally charge $300 for corner weighting
    i was surprised when I collected the car, but the workshop is less than a year old, the report even had a webcam shot of the car on the equipment.

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    Yes, it's strange as without adjustable coil overs there is no opportunity to adjust the corner weights, hence it's pointless to measure
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    $150+? Is this a dealer price?

    I get a 4 wheel alignment including rotation and balance for $80.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donweather View Post
    $150+? Is this a dealer price?

    I get a 4 wheel alignment including rotation and balance for $80.
    Nope.

    Heaseman's at Tempe or Spinning Wheel Tyres at Waterloo are both around the $140 mark. My last visit to Heasemans they charged $120 to put it on the machine & extra for every adjustment (but they will adjust things that you wouldn't think possible). They are both really good at alignments. I don't mind paying a premium when the job is done properly.

    There are plenty of places that charge $80. I even know a few that charge $50. Start talking to the "technician" and you soon realise why they are cheap.

    Maybe you are very lucky with your guy and he has a clue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brad View Post
    Maybe you are very lucky with your guy and he has a clue.
    This is a regular customer price. Not walk in off the street. Touch wood they've been good so far for my last 4-5 alignments with no odd tyre wear showing. I get one done each time I get a tyre rotation (every 7500 kms or so).

    And they picked up my toe was severely out when I got my eibachs installed (note I didn't tell them I'd made suspension changes before I went in for the alignment just to see how good they actually were).
    Last edited by donweather; 02-01-2016 at 07:35 AM.

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    I'm due for some new tyres and as far as I recall haven't had an alignment in 7yrs but have perfect wear and no issues. Anyone good in the southeast of Melb. I used to use tyre power in mitcham but they are gone.

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    I've got my last two sets of tyres off eBay (from big sellers with real stores) for a lot less than I can get them locally. If you wait till there's one of ebay's regular 15 or 20% off deals it can be very cheap. For example my last lot 225/40-18 Continental SportsContact 5 - $189 each delivered to Tas (delivery for 4 was $120).
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    Got my 90,000 service coming up soon for my 2010 RS Petrol...

    Wondering what is due..? I remember on my GTI I did the Timing belt at 90,000 so wondering if I gotta do the same thing...

    I got the timing belt from ECS tuning so might look into doing the same if required...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dportaz View Post
    Got my 90,000 service coming up soon for my 2010 RS Petrol...

    Wondering what is due..? I remember on my GTI I did the Timing belt at 90,000 so wondering if I gotta do the same thing...

    I got the timing belt from ECS tuning so might look into doing the same if required...
    The Octavia vRS (mk2) used the EA888 engine which has a chain driven cam - not a belt

    If you have not had the inlet cleaned out now would be a good time
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    The Mk2 FL had the timing chain, the pre FLs still have a cam belt that is replaced along with the water pump at 105k/7yrs whichever comes first. Just had it done on mine.

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