Mini Detailing

Pre-purchase check done on this, resulted in a service and detail for the new owner.

Very nice, low mileage, NZ new car…. going to the South Island but likely back to us for servicing which will be nice….

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Jaguars, 2 lovely ladies

A couple of E-Types in for a visit

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Detailing, looking after some recent detail work with some wrap

Warning, shiny paint work inside!!!

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Detailing on a Mercedes E500

Some stunning work done here, this paint was covered in swirls and imperfections, probably looks better now than it did the day it left the show room

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Under wraps while waiting for customer collection

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Alfa in for a tune and WOF

First time seeing this car and we love it.

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British car day 2017

Another customer car spotted at the British car day, Stunning MKII Jaguar looking very sharp!

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Mini at the 2017 Britsh car day in Trentham

Was nice to get to the British car day, and run into a few customers, including Graham out in force in his new mini….

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LiquiMoly Bathurst 12hr endurance race

So we got lucky and was were invited along by our NZ oil supplier of LiquiMoly to attend the 12hr endurance race in Bathurst Australia.  Being a car guy this was an opportunity I just could not turn down.  Its a circuit and atmosphere that did not disappoint!!!  I thought I would share some pics from the weekend….

Pre race day, our first visit to the track.,

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Below; The one and only Ferrari on track makes P1 for race day.

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Aston, one of the first cars in.

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Sunrise, the cars have been out for a while, best part of the day before the Australian heat came on..  Great time for ‘cars and coffee’.

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A nice walk around the top of the mountain

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Oops, looks like someone’s writing more cheques, Lamborghini pushed off…(

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The winner, last lap!!!

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Dodge Nitro in for service.

We are known for looking after British and European cars, but we sure don’t mind seeing American from time to time….

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BMW Mini Timing Chain Replacement / New tool

Noisy chain, stretched chain, noisy start up rattles.

Continuing to build on our service tool collection, just picked up this cam locking tool for N12 and N14 Bmw/mini engines and put it straight to use today.

Stretched timing chain on these models seem to have surfaced as a common concern.  Todays car the chain had stretched to the point the timing had jumped resulting in a heavy reduction in power and the check engine light coming on.  Others we’ve done have a heavy rattle on start up.   All have exhibited problems with less than 100,000km’s on the clock.

 

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Above and below showing the cam locking tool in place to allow the chain and gears to be removed without the cams moving/ not seen is the crankshaft is also locked in place with a pin.

 

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