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heckler
22-01-04, 19:52
My Supe is comming up for the Big One... 60k mile service... like the subject header says, who would you reccomend in Norfolk/Norwich To service it? Dingles (Toyota Dealership) quoted me 350.....

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Ian C
22-01-04, 21:27
EMG Ford in Thetford. 01842 766626, ask for Service.

Ask yourself why I would drive to Thetford from Norwich for servicing at a Ford garage :)

-Ian

heckler
22-01-04, 21:28
erm... ok... why?

GavinL
22-01-04, 21:35
Originally posted by heckler
My Supe is comming up for the Big One... 60k mile service... like the subject header says, who would you reccomend in Norfolk/Norwich To service it? Dingles (Toyota Dealership) quoted me 350.....

:blink:

Does that include the cam belt change?

heckler
22-01-04, 21:37
apparently so...

Ian C
22-01-04, 21:49
Originally posted by heckler
erm... ok... why?

I said ask yourself not me :D

Because I've used them for years and they've never pissed me off - if they fix something it stays fixed. If they find something they contact you and offer solutions and their costs. If they service something it's done properly. They are friendly and courteous. If you want special conditions, such as I supply my own oil and spark plugs, they accomodate that without batting an eyelid. Modifed, imported, non-Ford, no problems at all. And no idiot kids working there take it out for a razz - I make sure every time.

They just did a B-level service for me, I supplied my own oil and sparks, they gave me back the old sparks because I asked them to (after the service in fact so someone rummaged around in the shitcan to find them for me), and I got them to tighten the subframe bolts. I gave them a printout of the bolts and torque figures off MkIV.com and they just got on and did it, included it as part of the service cost, *and* even gave me back the printouts (with the odd oily fingerprint on them). 139 all in (not including oil and plugs cost of course)

Not the cheapest, but not what I'd call expensive.

-Ian

PS I know they did the bolts properly too, because a clonk I had when reversing at full lock has gone completely :)

heckler
22-01-04, 21:52
ok, sounds fair enough to me.

Where about in thetford are they?

Gordon F
22-01-04, 22:32
Originally posted by heckler
My Supe is comming up for the Big One... 60k mile service... like the subject header says, who would you reccomend in Norfolk/Norwich To service it? Dingles (Toyota Dealership) quoted me 350.....:blink:
I had a service and cambelt change done by Dingles on Mile Cross Lane. They were happy for me to supply my own oil, and also fitted a set of brake pads that I had bought elsewhere.
No problems at all with the job, cost about 350. I had the last service done by Gooch Toyota at Lowestoft only because they were nearer and had also come recommended by another member on here, Darren Blake. They gave really good service but have now been taken over by Dingles as well.
The mechanics at Toyota who do the work have never been trained on the Supra. All the UK cars were sold by Lexus franchises I believe.
I have my car serviced at Toyota to keep the Full Toyota Service History, that is the only reason. Otherwise I would do it myself. If I ever have a problem with my car I would take it to a specialist such as Leon or Chris Wilson as these guys know the car inside out.
I would recommend Dingles for your service as they did a good job on mine. HTH

Ian C
22-01-04, 23:45
Originally posted by heckler
ok, sounds fair enough to me.

Where about in thetford are they?

Head to Thetford on the A11 from Norwich
Straight over the 1st roundabout
Left at the 2nd roundabout towards the industrial estate
Follow the road and just after it goes downhill, they are on the left.

You can't miss it, it's a large franchise.

And the A11 is a fantastic bit of road :thumbs:

If anything goes wrong with mine, I fix it myself - I just get them to do the messy tedious stuff :) Plus I keep all the details reports and invoices as a service record.

-Ian

heckler
22-01-04, 23:51
I do too, but I have to have it serviced as per schedule to keep the warenty up...