Another customer car spotted at the British car day, Stunning MKII Jaguar looking very sharp!
Was nice to get to the British car day, and run into a few customers, including Graham out in force in his new mini….
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.,
Below; The one and only Ferrari on track makes P1 for race day.
Aston, one of the first cars in.
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’.
A nice walk around the top of the mountain
Oops, looks like someone’s writing more cheques, Lamborghini pushed off…(
The winner, last lap!!!
We are known for looking after British and European cars, but we sure don’t mind seeing American from time to time….
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.
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.
Lovely little E30
So weve been waiting a while for these to arrive from the UK, hold ups with earthquakes and flooding, but here they are at last. Some work to be done for compliance and because we want to…. Brakes, servicing, GPS and speedo conversions, and detailing…
Here she is..
The wagon was a day late, relief to see it drive into the workshop…
A simple change to get the digital read out into KM’s..
Meyle Brake discs going on, great German brand parts for our German cars…
Oil and oil filter going in with some MB rated LiquiMoly oil. New air filter too.
Tints had to come off for compliance, still left with a nice factory tint… Rhino Racks and Rhino roofbox gone on….
Above, All road legal now so are putting wagon to good use…, getting a chauffeur drive on Xmas day (Thanks to my brother turning up at the hotel in a suit!!!).
We gave the wagon a run for Xmas, Impressive fuel economy for a big car, fully loaded with bags, 4 adults, roof racks and roof box, and we managed 6Litres/100kms. 901kms was under $65 in Diesel. Didn’t push it but also wasn’t doing an economy run so very pleased with it.
We have found the need to start stocking oil filters for some more of the main stream vehicles that are coming through, and in many cases we can offer genuine filters if requested.
Some genuine BMW filters now part of our usual stock on site.
Two very nice rides in last week, which would you prefer, AMG or RS4. We like them both!!!
Now wishing I had taken a before shot.
This wheel was silver and majorly curbed, repaired and opted to go Black…..