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    hello helpful froggy boys!

    ok heres the deal. i missed my 60,000 service and im going on 70,000 now so i rang around for service quotes. autoparis told me my 60 was a major and that was going to cost $600. peugeot dealers quoted me $400, that includes the 60 and 70 together (according to them its both minor services). And my 80,000 is a major so thats looking at about $1200.

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    does that sound right? i drive a 2000 206 gti.

    any help or recommendations would be greatly appreciated!!

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    As you have a 2000 GTi, "officially" you should have had the 80K one done by now (it works on years and/or KMs), so I'd skip the 60/70 combined and consider the 80K, perhaps if you come to RA2005 http://ra2005.206gti.net and rack up a few more kms (at least 3000 for the trip accross and driving around) you'll not only be the 4th GTi female owner in attendance (so-far, maybe more) AND you will be much closer to the 80K mark (which $1000-$1200 is about right) after the trip.

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    Do you have a Peugeot owners manual and/or Peugeot service log book which would have came with the car when new? One of those booklets should spell out, in detail, what is required at each service.

    Any respectable Peugeot dealer would have access to this info - non specialists less likely.

    I would supspect that the $1200 major service includes the car's first cam belt change - which is usually not a trivial job - still sounds like a lot of cash, though.

    If the 60 and 70K service are both "minor", it should not cost $400 if the two are combined, as a minor service usually just involves changing the oil and filter and checking various fluid levels - at a cost of between $100 and $200. If you have missed a service, there is of course, no point in having the oil and filter changed twice at the same service and the levels checked twice, so I can't for the life of me see why two minor services combined should cost as much as two seperate minor services.

    If you have another Peugeot agent nearby, I would be getting a second quote.
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    just tell them you only want the 80k major done

    the major still includes the minor anyway
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    Chasse- Take the car to Regan motors in hawthorn. Thats were Ani took her 206CC to get serviced.
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    Why isn't there a chaser to help you with this?

    I'd go along with the 80,000km service. Just ring around, tell them you've decided to get it done and the best offer gets the job at a time to suit them.

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    Why not use one of our regular contributers, that has been a french car enthusiast and mechanic most of his life. I have only heard good things, and I would doubt that an 80K service with cam belt would be anywhere near $1200.

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    20,000km services are "major"; every odd-10,000km service is "minor" (which to me = optional, unless you turn it over slowly). And 80,000km is definitely timing-belt time, doubly recommended if 50,000 was your last service.
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    could be an idea to put an engine flush through it if it has been a while since the last oil change
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugrambo
    could be an idea to put an engine flush through it if it has been a while since the last oil change
    Engine Flush? Never.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasee
    i missed my 60,000 service and im going on 70,000 now so i rang around for service quotes. autoparis told me my 60 was a major and that was going to cost $600. peugeot dealers quoted me $400, that includes the 60 and 70 together (according to them its both minor services). And my 80,000 is a major so thats looking at about $1200.
    Hi Chasee, I'm also a 2000 GTi owner. I get servicing done every 10k, which means just oil and an oil filter on the odd intervals ie 30k, 50k, 70k, etc. I follow the scheduled servicing for the even intervals, ie 20k, 40k, 60k, 80k. As you are aware the 40k service is bigger than a 20k service, and an 80k is the same as a 40k plus a cambelt change.

    So what does this mean for you. Reading between the lines you either haven't had you oil changed since the 40k or 50k service. As your car is over the 4year mark a cambelt change is overdue, and this is one item that can't be ignored. As others have stated book you car in for an 80k service (the big one) asap. I'm aware of this service costing less than $1000 so best to shop around. It will be an all day job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasee
    hello helpful froggy boys!
    any help or recommendations would be greatly appreciated!!
    Chasee, you tried the 206GTi mailing list yet ?

    http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/peugeot-206gti/

    Plenty of specific 206 advice there.

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    Hi Chasee
    Welcome! its nice to have some female company round here.

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    P.S. the boys are right, don't take a chance on the cambelt...best to get it done ASAP & yes, Dave is highly recommended. (although there are also some other good mechanics over in the east too if airport west is too far, but it is worth the drive.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Australdi
    Hi Chasee
    Welcome! its nice to have some female company round here.

    Aus (Di)
    P.S. the boys are right, don't take a chance on the cambelt...best to get it done ASAP & yes, Dave is highly recommended. (although there are also some other good mechanics over in the east too if airport west is too far, but it is worth the drive.)
    Whereabouts in the east?

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    Let's see... In box hill there's two places. Caraveille Imports and Autoparis...Alpine Affaire in Ringwood... Collin from Alpine is a good bloke...

    In Moorabbin there's the french garage which is run by a bloke named Elliot. (They also do on-sites.)
    http://www.frenchgarage.com.au/

    There's also another one in Burnley, but I forget the name...

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    Could also try Spencer St Autos (in Spencer St).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadeye
    Let's see... In box hill there's two places. Caraveille Imports and Autoparis...Alpine Affaire in Ringwood... Collin from Alpine is a good bloke...

    In Moorabbin there's the french garage which is run by a bloke named Elliot. (They also do on-sites.)
    http://www.frenchgarage.com.au/

    There's also another one in Burnley, but I forget the name...
    Cheers mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadeye
    There's also another one in Burnley, but I forget the name ...
    That'll be Paul Stratmann at Universe Motors in Swan Street, ph 9428 0598.
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    I wonder how the chasee got on with this?

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