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    Re: Good service/dealers

    80k Major service done by my local Toyota Dealer (Bill Buckle - Sydney northside) this week.
    Knowing it is a big one, I asked what to expect and was told around $750.

    Rang me 2 hours before it was due and said it was ready to go and the bill was $630, happy with that, good job too.
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    Re: Good service/dealers

    Quote Originally Posted by Signature035
    80k Major service done by my local Toyota Dealer (Bill Buckle - Sydney northside) this week.
    Knowing it is a big one, I asked what to expect and was told around $750.

    Rang me 2 hours before it was due and said it was ready to go and the bill was $630, happy with that, good job too.
    Just got off the phone with a dealer who quoted me $650 for a 60k service on a D4D.
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    Re: Good service/dealers

    Had some warranty work done by Beaudesert Toyota (S.E. QLD) today, replaced Rear Parking Sensor Unit & Passenger Inner Guard.
    Although I did not purchase the vehicle from them, they have done all the work to now including the 20k service last week. Great bunch of guy's who deliver old fashioned service. Went out of their way to assist me. Thoroughly recommend them.
    Service Manager (David) knows his stuff and also owns a 2005 TD.
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    Well I was not too happy with the $650 quote from the dealership, especially as they first asked me if I had had the vehicle serviced there before and when I said no they came up with that quote. So I decided to take it to a third party Diesel place that I have used before and I know they do a great job. I figured what the heck if I am charged more than $650 at least I know the work has been done well. So I picked it up and the bill was $495.00 :shock: . So the dealership was just going to rip me off as the place I took it too do the exact same service as per the book.
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    Re: Good service/dealers

    Service/Dealer: Bill Buckle Brookvale
    Last used: March 2009.
    Work Done: 80k service (major)


    was charged $770 (which i believe is in line with the 'recommended' Toyota price and a hell of a lot cheaper than the $1000 quoted from another dealership). this included the gearbox and transfer case fluid change that i wanted even though its not listed in the service book. very happy with their work and service. I rang at 830am and they did the service that day. I checked their work after and it was all done except for a missing bolt on the bash plate which they refitted promptly the next day. nice people too.
    2003 120 GXL V6 auto. GME TX3440 and AE4703, Mickey Thompson ATZ 4 rib LT265/70R17 plus roadies, Ausguard cargo barrier, BD bash plate, OME lift with Sport shocks. And hopefully more to come, slowly slowly...

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    Re: Good service/dealers

    I hope they came round to you to replace the bolt & you didnt have to go to them

    Quote Originally Posted by WBY 1
    Service/Dealer: Bill Buckle Brookvale
    Last used: March 2009.
    Work Done: 80k service (major)


    was charged $770 (which i believe is in line with the 'recommended' Toyota price and a hell of a lot cheaper than the $1000 quoted from another dealership). this included the gearbox and transfer case fluid change that i wanted even though its not listed in the service book. very happy with their work and service. I rang at 830am and they did the service that day. I checked their work after and it was all done except for a missing bolt on the bash plate which they refitted promptly the next day. nice people too.
    2007 D4D auto, Tunit Power Module, Scan GaugeII, Bilsteins & lovels HD, raised 50mm front & 60mm rear, 10,000lb Tmax winch, 7/16th Amsteelblue synthetic 23,000lb winch cable, TiTan HD winch solenoid pack, Outback draws with fridge slide & 50 litre Waeco, Ryno roof rack & Alloy Cage & extra set of Rhino HD Roof bars x 3, TJM type 15 steel Bullbar powder coated silver, Dual battery setup with custom tray, Bosch Navigator spots with 55w HID kit, Sand Grabber mats, Toyota Tow Bar, Sensor Touch Electric Brakes, Cooper ST 265/70/17 tyres, Uniden remote head UHF radio, Modified Milford Cargo Barrier, Extra power points in the back run with 10mm wire for fridge & inverter, Anderson plugs with 10mm wire front & back for the camper & compresor conections. 7 inch in dash JVC DVD player with bluetooth & Ipod adaptor, 39DB Stebel High Power TM80/2 Magnum Electric Horns. JL Audio 300/4, 300/2 power amps, Pioneer TS-C160R front splits & TS-D161S rear speakers & 12" Pioneer sub

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    Re: Good service/dealers

    Quote Originally Posted by pradogxlv6

    I negotiated my 80k service down to $580 and I will supply/change the spark plugs..
    Just be careful when you think you have achieved a great price for a service. This normally means something(s) have not been done, e.g. valve clearance adjustment and/or diff oil change. In case you're wondering, yes I was an apprentice mechanic many years ago (never finished it!!!) and I know what they used to get up to. :evil: :evil:

    Cheers
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    Andy your spot on there, just have to have a look at the Toyota service book for the 40,000 service, it says that the valve clearance gets inspected, you know how they inspect it it? lift up the bonnet & listen to the engine, & they have the cheek to charge you for this so called service, I couldnt believe it when the service guy told me, so of course they tell you that you need a valve ajustment for another $200. lost all faith in Toyotas service departments, I will do it my self then at least I know it will have been done properly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Prado BB
    Quote Originally Posted by pradogxlv6

    I negotiated my 80k service down to $580 and I will supply/change the spark plugs..
    Just be careful when you think you have achieved a great price for a service. This normally means something(s) have not been done, e.g. valve clearance adjustment and/or diff oil change. In case you're wondering, yes I was an apprentice mechanic many years ago (never finished it!!!) and I know what they used to get up to. :evil: :evil:

    Cheers
    Andy
    2007 D4D auto, Tunit Power Module, Scan GaugeII, Bilsteins & lovels HD, raised 50mm front & 60mm rear, 10,000lb Tmax winch, 7/16th Amsteelblue synthetic 23,000lb winch cable, TiTan HD winch solenoid pack, Outback draws with fridge slide & 50 litre Waeco, Ryno roof rack & Alloy Cage & extra set of Rhino HD Roof bars x 3, TJM type 15 steel Bullbar powder coated silver, Dual battery setup with custom tray, Bosch Navigator spots with 55w HID kit, Sand Grabber mats, Toyota Tow Bar, Sensor Touch Electric Brakes, Cooper ST 265/70/17 tyres, Uniden remote head UHF radio, Modified Milford Cargo Barrier, Extra power points in the back run with 10mm wire for fridge & inverter, Anderson plugs with 10mm wire front & back for the camper & compresor conections. 7 inch in dash JVC DVD player with bluetooth & Ipod adaptor, 39DB Stebel High Power TM80/2 Magnum Electric Horns. JL Audio 300/4, 300/2 power amps, Pioneer TS-C160R front splits & TS-D161S rear speakers & 12" Pioneer sub

    Still need to fit some heavy duty engine & transmision gaurds, snorkel. 9inch headrest monitors

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    Re: Good service/dealers

    Busselton Toyota have been pretty good to us, even led a loan vehicle free of charge without any hassle. Mind you we book in weeks in advance and drive 2 and half hours which means an overnight stay and plenty of food and grog.
    They have done all our 6 monthly/yearly services, i do the 3 monthly service.
    Very happy with the pricing and quality of service.
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    Re: Good service/dealers

    Tumut Toyota NSW

    Owned by Tim and Belinda O'Mailey

    The guys did all the work, services fitting accessories etc untill i moved 6 months ago and was always happy with price and service. ARB stockists and NRMA Office as well. Invoices always matched quote and if they needed to do soemthing while it was being serviced if in doubt they rang. Car always ready on time and would fit a service in on short notice if you could give them the car for the day.
    2006 TD GXL: 240 Ligtforce, Cooper St's, Safari Snorkel, ARB Roof cage, OME Suspension + Polyairs, Warn XP9500 winch. The list of wants is a lot longer!!

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    We take our prado to either Steve at ACTIVE 4 X 4 at Berefield NSW or to Doug at Blackbutt Automotive at New Lambton. Because Steve is not tied into a franchise Steve stocks sells and fits ARB/Ironman and just about anything else you need. He is honest and will talk 4bn to you. Doug at Blackbutt is a 4 wheel driver from way back when the only option in your 4 b was a shortyFJ40 or a patrol and you could sit in your engine bay and do heaps of stuff youself. he knows his stuff and a good bloke to deal with. If your in the Newcastle/lake macquarie/Maitland area , well worth checking out :
    2005 Turbo Diesel ; Tough Dog Suspension and lift: Snorkel/HiClone and Uni Filter: Electronic Rust Prevention; Rototronics dual Battery system: BFG All Terrains: ARB Safari Bar (soon to have a winch put in): UHF :Milford Cargo Barrier:Lightforce 170's .... WISH LIST: Heaps more gear and time to use it!!!

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    Just got my 10000km service at Goldfields Toyota. Not only did they only charge the agreed $180, they also fixed my busted spotlight globe which I had removed the night before. I went into Coventrys to get a spare and when I picked up the car they had put a new globe in for me at no charge!

    They also fixed the groan from the rear end which they said was due to the diff oil being "burnt", apparently it was only a bedding in oil not meant to last long?
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