Mitsubishi Official Servicing

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  1. BuzzPuppy

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    G'Day Everyone,

    Being a time-poor kind of individual, there are moments where one needs to recognise the skills of others and handball these jobs on to those who are knowledgable. Do I do my own plumbing? Well, no unless you count my water-cooled PC.

    So, I dropped off a quick email to Chadstone Mitsubishi (Melbourne) to see what servicing a Legnum would be like. The response I got this morning was promising.

    So there you have it. Some ballpark figures and the like for everyone's enjoyment. With the timing belt service looming, sometimes it'll be good to go to someone who can readily get the parts. It'd be funnier still if I quoted part numbers straight from their CAPS database. Of course, I think Loki will get the service every 10,000km (recommended servicing schedule as per the manual?). I've booked in for the 13th November so it gives them plenty of time to look it up and bring stuff in. It'd be nice to have a few service centres sprinkled around the cities to give people a chance to drop it in where it's most convenient as well.

    That being said, there's a certain "NatRad" in South Melbourne who's had this car for a total of three days getting bits and pieces sorted out!

    A loan car can be provided for $44.00 from Mitsi to cover fuel and insurance. I wonder if they'll let me take an EVO-X out for a spin? :D
     
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    i dont trust mitsu with my car i took it in because there was no boost they stuffed around for a day and still did not fix it it turned out to be the waste gate actuator had come off the valve and they didnt even see it mind you its a 4g63 so plenty of them in aus
     
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    whats ACD?
     
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    ACD = Active Centre Differential

    From the Mitsubishi website:

     
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    we don't have an ACD, we have a normal transfer case as per evo4/5/6
     
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    ahhh.. i didnt think we had the evo 7 centre diff
     
  7. takumi

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    I got my VR4 serviced for $135 through Mitsubishi ... Normally $195, but I brought my own Mobil One super synth ...
     
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    what did that service include paul?

    Just a basic oil change and safety check?
     
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    Don't trust Mistu Oz as far as I can throw them...
     
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    Haha I'd like to see that, Kris ;)

    Seriously I'm not particularly surprised, though, and I've been thinking its kinda strange people keep talking about taking their cars there - the guys that work in Mitsi dealerships in Australia aren't likely to have much experience with performance cars, as Mitsuibishi haven't really officially RELEASED most of their performance cars over here. I've heard enough horror stories from friends with perfomance cars going to SPECIALISTS who screw things up, let alone taking them along to some cowboy working at a dealership. I've KNOWN some of those cowboys and I'd never even let them near a car I DIDN'T like!

    Not that everyone at dealer workshops are useless, of course. I dunno, I just think that no one will take as much care with my car as I will. But then, I guess I don't really trust ANYONE very far with things I care about ;)
     
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    Oh good. With my 60,000km coming up REALLY SOON, I've got to sort out who can do it in Melbourne :)
     
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    Had my car booked into Mitsubishi Motors at Wayville here in SA for an AYC service.

    They could not get the MUT-2 or MUT-3 computer systems to communicate with the car, and subsequently, the service was not carried out. They said they may be able to do it manually, but there is a very high possibility of getting air in the system and it will become noisy, which it already is.

    Does anyone know WHO can service these things, and WHERE, in SA of course.

    Maybe an EVO5 two-way mechanical LSD is an easier option.... :p
     
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    None of the Mitsi dealers can communicate with our system so don't even both....I can get more out of the local Goodyear as they have a universal reader BUT I would recommend that you got to someone that specialises in EVO cars and don't really trust anyone else..
     
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    Joel - S&J do engine work on Evo's, maybe them? if not, look on evolutionoz forums to see if there are any recommended workshops?
     
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    Why is it that a specialised Mitsubishi reader can't communicate with a specialised Mitsubishi product? Isn't our AYC the same as EVO 5-7?

    Sounds stupid to me.

    S&J are the next street over from me, might ask them tomorrow. If I can't get anything out of them, I'll jump on MGEC or EvolutionOz.

    I also am getting Mitsi Motors Wayville to price up everything I need for a timing belt change. Will wait to hear back from them.
     
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    How did you go with S&J Joel??
     
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    S&J can't do it either.

    I have a number for a guy by the name of Steve Knight, he is a bit of a guru from what I have been told, just need to call him and find out...
     
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    Steve is a top bloke and know's his stuff too! Keep us posted...
     
  19. takumi

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    Funny, my Mitsi Dealer can ... He also knew alot about the right trans oils and AYC fluids ...
    Anyone wanting to go to a mitsi dealer in Perth WA, go to Paceway Mitsubishi in Osborne Park and speak to Anthony Paynter (think thats the right spelling).
    He's a champ !
     
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    I don't see why not? We have a RAWS approved device that we use for all Nissan and Toyota. I hooked this up to my car today and it actually gave more info on the VR-4 than it does on these other makes
     

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