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    40K 306 Service - $760!

    Hi all,

    I had my 306 XT serviced at Crown Peugeot yesterday and the total bill came to $760!

    This was just a straight forward service with no extra's except for wiper inserts.

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    I did think it was a bit expensive - has anyone else had a 40K service at a Peugeot dealer to compare?

    Another thing, I noticed on the invoice that they checked my lights and stuff for roadworthiness. I was thinking back and I have not had one bulb or any other sort of problem with the car in 2 years of pretty harsh (NTRX can back that up) ownership, except for a few problems after I went to the race track.
    In retrospect, I am damn happy with the reliability of the car. It has never let me down once.

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    I did think it was a bit expensive - has anyone else had a 40K service at a Peugeot dealer to compare?

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    I am having my 306 serviced on monday at Asquith and Johnstone at Parramatta. Last owner raved about them and I saw no reason not to go there for my 37k service (about 10k since last)again.
    Last service was about $270 including oil (Mobil 1) and filter and all labour. I wait with baited breath for monday afternoon. :p
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    Wow, sounds like servicing costs you a heap of money in Sydney.

    I had a 60,000 mile service done on my 91 205GTI a couple of weeks ago.
    Including replacing the cambelt, waterpump and alternator belt, removing the radiator and sending it off to a fabricator for full refurbishment, cleaning up the brakes, and realigning the exhaust.

    Total cost NZ$797.

    Not a Peugeot dealer, but an independent specialist.

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    $760 for 40000km service, gee! Thatís very expensive, my bossís 2000ís 306XT had 40000km service (Peugeot at Albury) for less than $300. Can u post some of the service items and price?

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    I havent got the invoice in front of me but I remember labour was $380.

    The rest was just parts and fluids. 5 litres of Mobil 1 was $72!

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    I feel pretty sure that we are getting the piss taken out of us.

    My 206GT1 40000km service cost $740 from Alec Mildren. He told me it was an expensive service before I got it done and in my mind I thought $400 - $500. When he asked for my credit card and said $740 I nearly fell over. He assurred me that this was done and that was done and this was checked etc etc. Alot of it seemed very trivial. No new brake pads, just the usual oil etc.

    On top of that they don'teven give your car a clean!!!! They'd probably charge $100 bucks for that.........

    I will be taking my car somewhere else next time. Apparently there is a place on Victoria Rd that has been given the nod. Does anybody know the name?

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    Don't you guys get itemised reciepts for the work done to your cars?

    For all my (old news) issues with the place I get my car serviced, they do justify, on paper at least, every cent i get charged for every service.

    $300odd dollars for labor cannot be just for changing oil.

    40,000kms......hmmm.....it could be set of brake pads and fitting.

    There's no such thing as a free lunch......anything other than oil/plugs/filter changes costs over $2-300.....

    On the otherhand there are champagne mechanics out there that charge like wounded bulls.....

    have another good look at the reciept
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    Damo,

    mate, you actualy paidup??? I really don't understand how services can be so expensive. Did they change the cambelt & water pump?? That'd 'almost' sound reasonable then. Other than that what'd they do. Let me guess:

    Chucked it up on the hoist, while the oil was draining they had a quick look while the car was up in the air, 3minutes to look at the brake pads, brake discs, tires etc... Drop 'er back down while the new oil is going in, check the wiper fluid, brake fluid, and coolant (2minutes). Back 'er out of the garage.... $760bucks please eek! eek!

    It's not like they even change the plugs, leads, points,cap, & time it, adjust the rockers or ANYTHING anymore, yet they can come up with bills like this You know it was probably a 16year old apprentice that probably did the work as well (getting paid probably $7.00 an hour).

    Man, I'd like to see them try that on me evil evil They'd regret that day, if they didn't have an exceptional reason why it's that expensive they'd have me camped out front turning customers away for the next month, and bad mouthing them to anyone that'd listen :p Not to mention I'd probably have blasted the person that 'attempted' to hand me the bill into the next century eek!

    About now Dave's real glab I only buy parts from him probably

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    I took the Berlingo in for a 40,000K service only 2 weeks ago & it only cost $319.65 including oil, pollen filter, air cleaner element, which I thought was quite reasonable. This was at Pymble Automobiles Sydney.
    $760 & $740 seems way too expensive for lubes & a look-see.

    I will be taking my car somewhere else next time. Apparently there is a place on Victoria Rd that has been given the nod. Does anybody know the name?
    Yep that'd be Paul Vassallo near Geohegan's. I am unsure about whether he does warranty work though (give him a call) so I've only ever taken the Pug to him. He gives full intemization on every little thing he does or notices.
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    What's annoying is that every service has those checks that you know aren't done - you know, check blah blah for leaks, check hoses, check belts...it's a complete swizz.

    I'd get the oils and fluids changed by a mechanic to cover your warranty on the major units, and do all the other checks and things myself. It's highly unlikely that anything you do to things like brakes could affect warranty on these parts.

    My 2c worth.

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    I thought it's only supposed to be $400-500, that's what I was told.

    20k is $300.

    A little of that would go to the 10k checkup, but it can't be that much. Sounds like a bloody ripoff, IMHO.

    Our Volvo's never cost that much to service, and you get your car washed (with the good ol tyre shine), brand new loan car, and drinks & snacks at the cafe.

    And the 15k service was only $175.

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    Wow - $700+ for an oil/filter/check service is too much.
    Mobil 1 costs about $55 for 5 litres at K-Mart, so I'd start asking some serious questions. "If you're charging me this, why haven't I got a gold plated oil filter?"

    My mechanic (Italian guy, trained by Rolls-Royce but runs a general workshop) charges $110 for the standard oil/filter and check. About $170 all up if brake pads need replacement.
    When I can be bothered, and nothing major needs attention, I just do it myself for about $35.

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    Regans told me they'd do a filter & oil change for about $100.

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    The 40k service on my 306 was approx $550 from Regan's:

    $300 - labour
    $200 - parts (oil/fuel/air filters, coolant, synthetic oil, injector cleaner, oh and a sump plug )
    $50 - GST

    The oil itself was $65.

    I have a feeling my 60k service is going to be a shocker .. I think I might need a new set of brake discs eek! they've already been machined twice!

    Justin: do you know what sort of oil Regan's use? I think it's Mobil 1 synthetic, but I always forget to ask when I'm there.

    Just out of interest, does anyone know how much 306 clutch cables and lambda sensors are? Mine are a little dodgy (clutch feels pretty notchy, and the sensor sometimes runs under French labour laws :p ) and I want to know how much value I'm going to get out of the extended warranty I haggled out of 'em wink
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    Hey well i haven't seen a service in tassie over a few hundred bucks although have never heard about cars being serviced at the dealer but my advice is find a different service agent

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    I read on the 206GTI yahoogroup that Regans use Mobil 1.

    I notice in their spare parts department, they have lots of Total oil (is it Activa 7000?) around.

    What loan cars do they have at Regans?

    Cheers,

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    Rek - for god's sake don't replace them with the Peugeot discs. I've thrown a wee bit of hooning at mine and they're warped to the absolute buggery. Brenno went through 3 sets of discs in 30,000kms from memory.

    DBA don't sell discs for the GTi6, but EBC do... worth a look, probably last longer and they're cheaper.

    As for Peugeot on Crown, I have complained about them on a previous post.

    A service, replace alternator belt, cam belt, water pump, electric window regulator and an assurance they checked lots of stuff cost me nearly $2000.

    They told me I desperately needed new brake pads. When they tried to charge a stupendous price for brake pads, I told them not to it, and got it done (much) cheaper elsewhere with more performance orientated pads.

    They also said they checked my control arms (which I specifically asked them to do) and that they were not the cause of my car tracking excessively to the right. They said I needed a wheel alignment, which they could arrange for me (at a fair cost too).

    It turned out the brake pads did not need replacing (had 50% left on them) and the control arm was substantial bent, and the bush was completely destroyed.

    I don't have much faith in anything they say!

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    damn double post!

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    macqred,

    My last service on the 306 was the 120 000km service, which cost $670 at Northshore European. It involved:
    Change oil and oil filter
    Adjust handbrake
    rotate tyres (big whoop)
    pressure test cooling system, flush and refill
    clean throttle housing and idle motor
    change brake fluid, flush and bleed system
    clean injectors ($45 injector cleaning fluid!?)
    replace air and fuel filters
    remove and replace brake pads

    There's a bit more stuff like checking lights, lubricating catches etc but too much to type.

    The oil they use is Castrol FMX Magnatec ($37 worth)

    That was a major service (do they call it an "A" service) with new brake pads. Oh I got a free wash and vacuum too

    My minor service at 110 000km cost $202.50.

    I remember seeing an official looking Peugeot sign at Northshore European which says a major service is $555 and a minor is $199. Mine fits those prices cos if I subtract the cost of extra parts and labour (brake pads etc) it comes to fairly close to those values.

    I still reckon it's pretty expensive, but the car never misses a beat so I don't complain. I had a really bad experience with 2 different mechanics with my previous car. That was why I decided to get this car serviced at a dealer to see how it went. So far I've never had any reason to go back to this dealer with it so I'm quite happy to pay the bit extra and be happy with what I get.

    rek: clutch cable is $130ish. Mine died recently The self-adjusting mechanism collapsed. The new cables have a "self-adjusting mechanism (revised)" so we'll see how it goes! Not hard to put in yourself - you just need a helper inside the cabin.

    Derek.

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    How long did Peugeot's fixed price menu servicing last?

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    I got my Xsara serviced for $202. it was a 20,000 just thought i would throw that in there!

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    Continuing on from Derek's post about Northshore Euro etc. There are three service catagories that Peugeot go by; A, B & C. As Sime Darby have 'culled' the dealerships now too, they should be all 'genuine' with qualified technichians. In Northshores 'Customer Lounge', they have displayed all the Saab (can I mention that word?? :p ) training certificates for the Saab mechanics but none for Pugs.

    Have a look at your owners manual/workshop guide. It seems that 40000kms + 80000kms service are the biggest that the cars go through with the most 'things' they have to check/replace. Whether or not they do this is another thing Seems I was lucky to pick up the Mi16 with 85000kms on it - I just missed out on a big one luckily :p

    The Mi16 had in Feb 02 it's 100K kms (99949 on the odo) service which wa classified as a "B". Labour charge only was $170.10 (Final Bill $481.90 inc New LHF window mechanism) but the things that they checked I laugh at. "Checked Condition of Engine Coolant including Freezing Point" I wonder where their little science laboratory is. I have had a good walk around their workshops behind the scenes @ Northshore and could not remember seeing one along with the chemists in white coats! Another I laughed at was "Checked all ECU's for Fault Codes, Cleared and Re-set as required" Nothing was reported to me about the ECU at all - "All OK Mr Gibbs" ANYWAY,
    It was back in @ 100561kms as I was unhappy the ECU light kept appearing after I paid them all that money and that it was not fixed. It turns out it was the variable inlet vacuum diaphram and thanks to you all for your diagnosis, I replaced that myself for free (except the $70 part) and it is fine now and running well. BTW, they supposedly "Checked and Cleaned Throttle Housing and Idle Motor" but when I was replacing the above, it wa filthy and too add, where the air intake hose is clamped onto the housing, it simply fell off. The old style Hose clamp just was not tight so I assume I was getting inaccurate air-flow readings prior to this.

    Also, if Alec Mildren owns or shares partnerhip with Northshore Euro (same company now owns both), shouldn't the prices be the same??? You would think so. Had to laugh DeKa in regards to the $45 EFI clean.....plus they do it on the car, quote; "Carried out on car Fuel Injection Service" what ever that means. Unless they disconnect the fuel hoses and switch off the fuel pump, how can they clean them???? They must have little robots that hop inside the fuel rail and scrub them with a wire brush. I only hope they do not get affected by the sudden stop of pressure each time the injector stops firing!! :p

    I seriously shake my head each time I walk away from any car place after a service. I could do most of it myself but living in a flat without your own garage makes it impossible to do much. My G/f would just love a tool set on the floor to add to the rest of car+bike stuff!!! I do not even have a trolley jack to use so Oil/Filter changes are at my mates place. At least the oil is warm when I drain it.......

    Prof Alan Fells at the ACCC might like to hear your story if there is anything you could pin on them @ Pug on Crown.

    Don't lie down let them "Roger" us - like $100 for a Oil/Filter change is WAY TOO MUCH. There is MINIMAL labour involved - 10mins if you are lucky.

    Plus, does anyone know what we are paying for here;
    "Misc. - Workshop Supplies; $5.52" Smoko or Blend 43 coffee perhaps?????

    You really don't know who to trust........
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    100bucks for an oil & filter change!

    Just letme think, which car has me screaming abuse at it whenever I have to change the oilfilter?? Maybe the CX. First I'll do the [email protected]@rd up good 'n' tight (prefably without oil the seal... You know like someone has with every car when I 1st buy it). Then I'll scratch my name into the filter -- No wiping it clean and saying there've changed it when they haven't

    The CX can be a bit of a mongrel, maybe that. I'd never trust anyone to do the 'D' oil, they'd probably forget to line the triangles up on the filter housing, and then destroy them engine from lack of oil pressure while taking it off the hoist My response would be IDIOTS mallet mallet mallet Then a_drink a_drink a_drink

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    The day of reckonning has arrived, and just found out what a difference a minor and major service means.

    Labour - $376 including: coolant flush, fuel filter replacement, change rear pads, bleeding brake fluid and replacing, checking this that and anything else, handbrake adj. , inspect front rear suspension, road test

    Parts - $147 including : oil filter, sump plug washer , washer additive ( soapy water?), fuel filter, brake pads rear($95)

    Mobil oil + brake fluid - $76 (supplying my own next time )

    Service consumables - $4 (coffee?)

    I have to say big thank you ALL for prepearing me for this faithfull day. At least I didnt faint from shock. eek!

    Now I have another 40,000kms of joy before another major service

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    Got this from Peugeot On Crown Website...

    "Warm up your Peugeot with our Sensational Service deals"

    Offer 1:

    Peugeot Winter Service Special - Normally priced at $330, Peugeot on Crown is offering this service package at only $199* incl. GST. and includes:

    *Engine oil and filter change
    *Battery test
    *Check coolant system
    *Check drive belts
    *Scan engine electronics
    *Check windscreen wipers
    *Lights, instruments and washer system inspection
    *Suspension check
    *Tyre inspection and check pressures
    *Check heater system
    *Brake inspection

    *Offer 1: Diesel and 406 models may incur an additional charge

    Offer 2:

    Timing Belt Replacement Service -Peugeot Australia recommends that all Peugeots have their timing belt replaced at 4 years, even if the mileage has not reached 80,000kms. Normally priced at $450, Peugeot on Crown is offering the Timing Belt Replacement service for only $380^ incl. GST

    Some reasons for replacing your timing belt at 4 years, even if your mileage hasn't reached 80,000kms:

    *Lower mileage indicates more time for the engine running under warm up and short drive consitions.
    *Lower mileage indicate high idling times in hot and stop/start city conditions. Running time not recorded on the odometer.
    *General timing belt deterioration over time
    *Expensive exercise if the timing belt does break, due to extensive damage to the engine.

    ^Offer 2: Diesel and 406 models may incur an additional charge.

    On receiving any of the above service specials, ask about your complimentary silver Peugeot keyring!
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