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    Is there any point to a Supra service history

    Whenever Supra ads come up in the classifieds no one, I mean no one, ever seems to mention documented service history beyond the occasional mention of loads of receipts for parts. I DIY all my old cars, except for one, the Supra which heads off to an independent garage once a year for its MOT and service with book stamping and wondering why go to the expense?

    Are there any others who still bother with garage servicing? The only thing holding me back from stopping is I have a fully stamped up service book from 1998 with the car.

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    If I had a fully stamped book I would probably carry on with it aswell to be fair

    But I personally just keep receipts from opie oils and write the mileage down on it mainly for my own reference

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    Personally i couldnt care less about book stamping and receipts lol. With cars of this nature if its been looked after it shows. No doubt you might maintain a small amount off added value to the car but who cares if your never going to sell it (in my case)
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    For a purist with a stock oem car then having Toyota dealer/independent Toyota specialists stamps would be a positive when you come to sale.

    Any car will benefit from.having a well kept informative service history as it shows its been looked after whether that's garage stamps or your own did servicing as long as it's documented and evidence to prove it then your golden.

    As above has said with these cars you can normally tell if it's been looked after or not.

    Me personally I will have srd service and do any major work that I'm not going to do myself. And keep recipes and pictures in a folder as when I bought the car it had no service history what so ever. just a lot of history through word of mouth and from the owner so you have to take there word for it on what has happened to the car.

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    my book is stamped up to a few years ago , then as im not using the car , anything that i can do i do myself , like all the fluids , things like that .
    if i decide to sell , i can tell the new owner to look on here at my posts , that will confirm any issues ive had over the years , may i add not many .
    so this place is my service history
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    Problem being with the jspecs is very few come through with any history. I would not even believe the mileage quoted as these are changed in Japan. I was quite lucky with my own import as it had a bit of jap history with it. I tend to do most of the work and 6 monthly servicing myself (loads of receipts in the box) as there is no one down my way who knows these cars. Now if I had a UK with a full service history or Jspec for that matter then it would have been sent to Mr T or a reputable independent.

    I would think most of us look after our pride and Joy now though
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    had quite a bit in the folder , it was already here before i bought it . had it just over 15 years now
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    To be honest, book of stamps only matters to the delusional, and it annoys me when people bump up the price because of stamps :/
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    I would have liked major stuff to be documented so I at least know what's been done to the car in the last couple years.

    I just hold on to all the receipts/stickers off parts I buy, my car didn't come with any history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berg View Post
    If I had a fully stamped book I would probably carry on with it aswell to be fair
    That's the conundrum.

    It doesn't make much sense when I have a full rise ramp, don't intend selling the car ever and it seems few Supras carry any kind of comprehensive history which doesn't phase people. The older a car gets, the less service history is relevant or adds value. its seems strange , I feel almost locked in to keeping it up for the sake of keeping it up when I could save probably 300 a time doing it myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rider View Post
    I feel almost locked in to keeping it up for the sake of keeping it up
    Thats the problem, and applies to most cars

    Its a case of whether it will matter come sale time (if it ever happens), which on a car like the supra im not sure it would

    Maybe an absolute mint collectors type car would benefit from it

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    I'm working on an excel template currently to document my DIY car servicing. Mainly it will be a simple table to print out to fill in mileage and work done. However I'll probably end up sharing it here as I want to add hyperlinks to the FAQ section for certain jobs as well as lists of other "non service" preventative maintenance jobs. Also for part numbers etc.

    Think of it as a "dummies" guide for working on your Supra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Massey View Post
    To be honest, book of stamps only matters to the delusional, and it annoys me when people bump up the price because of stamps :/
    Whether it be in stamp form or a piece of paper / receipts I think it should matter, regardless of if it is a garage or you doing the servicing etc otherwise what proof is there that it's been looked after or regularly maintained ? All you would have is the word of the previous owner then what do you say when you want to sell it ?
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    Very easy to fake stamps. I wouldnt trust old car service history unless it is backed up fully with invoices. Likewise most main dealers would be clueless with these cars nowadays Im guessing so a good specialist service history would mean far more to me

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    Lack of Oil and coolant changes gives you problems in the long run, autobox fluids too. For oil and coolant you can look at a few things to give you an idea how frequently/infrequently this has been done and/or quality of fluids used. I'd be happy to trust my eyes/experience above all but would always like to see some history and if the eyes stuff matches what you'd expect from the history it provides some nice reassurance.
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