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Servicing costs/recommendations

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by jlaitila, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. Hi,

    my V plate 1.8T is due a service fairly soon, 69000 miles or thereabouts. Any recommendations for somewhere to take it in the East Yorks area? Also, having only owned the car 6/7 months whats kinda bill should I expect (except a big un before someone says it!). Am also gonna be needing a new starter motor - it appears to be sticking after the cars been started. Again, a likely cost for the part and labour to replace?

    Thanks in anticipation,

    Daren
     
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  3. jlaitila

    jlaitila New Member

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    Bonjour,

    Welcome to the site!!

    The joys of specs!! Endless hours of thinking what is best!

    I think the titanium matches the SMG surround the best & I personally dont like the look of the titanium SMG/steering with aluminium shaddow or wood. A friend of mine has grey leather with titanium & looks ok as the grey leather is lighter. I personally am not keen on grey leather-doesnt look so classy-JMHO though. I have silver grey with black interior which is /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/em_love.gif Carbonblack looks nice but cleaning is an issue...

    Am sure you will enjoy regardless of colour & am sure you will learn alot from the site!!
     
  4. where abouts are you i know of a place just off junction 41 m1 but this may be too far for you as thats west yorkshire ???
     
  5. teararse

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    Hi Wolfman,

    Your combo is the second choice in my list. Carbon with cinnamon is great and maybe titan shadow could be an other choice instead of wood eucalyptus.

    I send you a mp for pics.
     
  6. Hi,

    appreciate the reply but am right over the other side of east yorks bet Hull and the coast.

    Thanks though.
     
  7. A typical 70k service (from a dealer) will cost around £200. Proberbly less from a specialist.
    I did my own starter motor (£120 for the starter). but you should expect to pay upto £200 fitted.

    The bigo service will come at around 80k, which should include the cambelt, waterpump and the service.I'll let somebody else scare you wit the cost for that one /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  8. goodspeed

    goodspeed New Member

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    Welcome to the site mate /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif

    Enjoy
     
  9. teararse

    teararse New Member

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    Hi Scouse,

    Your M3 is great cause it's the combo that I want in first => carbon/grey/titan/SMG
    My second choice is carbon/cinnamon/titan/SMG.

    Does anyone have pics of this 2nd combo ? Yes, I see more pics on the members gallery.
     
  10. Fluff

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    Welcome to the site I am glad you are choosing the best value high-performance coupe on the marketplace.
    Carbon black is a fantastic colour as it looks different in many different lights. It does however require far more maintenance than one of the silver colours. But when you have a carbon black car waxed its unbeatable. The other problem with carbon black is the paint chips very easily. Therefore I would recommend some sort of armour guard product.

    In my personal opinion although common I would go for the imola red leather it is a very common combination of very very very nice

    I would also recommend installing satellite navigation as this is a real worth while extra

    I hope you enjoy your car is much as I do
     
  11. teararse

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    Hi a1-blaster,

    Thanks for your answer.
    My futur M3 wil be full loaded i.e. Moonroof, Harman/Kardon, GPS, 6 CD Changer, SMG, 19" 67 M wheels, Alarm, Electrically folding side mirrors, ski bag, heated seats, ...

    I have the satnav on my Z4 and it's great, so, it's an option which is essential for me.

    Yes, the carbonblack is required cleaning but it's not a problem for me. Moreover, I lived in South of France and the weather is very good, just 10 days of rain in 1 year.
     

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