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Recommend a Reliable Mechanic, Eastern Suburbs Melb?

Posted: March 23rd, 2014, 9:58 am
by camelpromo
I've had a quick search and couldn't find anything, and I think this is the right spot but please move if it isn't.

My father has had perpetually s--thouse luck with bad and dodgy mechanics (out of pocket well over 10 grand, unfortunately my dad is very polite and won't fight back when faults happen for blatant poor workmanship), so I am hoping someone can recommend a decent mechanic in the mt waverley/chadstone/oakleigh/camberwell and surrounding suburbs areas.

The car is a 1st gen Ranger, so probably a dedicated 4x4 mechanic would be the best place to find, but we want someone that will actually check the book and follow what has to be done, but also use common sense and grease uni's, adjust handbrake, check diff oil level, etc. Stuff that isn't in the book but should be checked/done anyway.

Thanks in advance!

Re: Recommend a Reliable Mechanic, Eastern Suburbs Melb?

Posted: March 29th, 2014, 9:54 am
by CurtGQ
Gday mate, i may be a bit biast in what im a bout to suggest because of where i live, and i appreciate it may be out of the way, but bayswater, and coolstore rd croydon has a pleathera of specialised 4by services,anything that can be done and thought of will be found up here, be it that we are so much closer to tracks out here and theres a higher demand im not sure?? but there are some real talented mechanics out this way. Hope that helps mate,all the best.

Recommend a workshop for clutch replacement in Melbourne?

Posted: April 10th, 2014, 12:24 am
by airman08
Hi all,

Any good place to recommend for my HZJ105 clutch replacement?

Thanks

Diesel mechanic

Posted: April 14th, 2014, 12:44 pm
by xgrumpig
Gday guys just recently moved to Dungog nsw
and I need to find a diesel mechanic to get the old girl fixd can anyone suggest one cheers

Recommend anyone in Western Melb for custom fabrications?

Posted: April 15th, 2014, 4:10 pm
by jacnden
hi all
I have used creative offroad fabrications in hoppers crossing for lots of mods to front and rear bars, sliders, dual batteries, suspension and lots of other stuff. found luke and bec great to deal with.
only problem is they have moved to queensland !
does anyone know of someone in western Melbourne that does custom work , welding, and just 4wd mods?

Re: Recommend anyone in Western Melb for custom fabrications

Posted: April 16th, 2014, 5:15 pm
by chris_stoffa
Try having a chat with the guys down at Western 4WD opposite the Hoppers shopping centre

They are always very helpful and may know a custom fabricator

Re: Recommend anyone in Western Melb for custom fabrications

Posted: April 16th, 2014, 8:56 pm
by jacnden
they used to do a bit of work themselves but are now a ARB store and dont do any custom stuff, but they may know someone, i will keep them in mind

Re: Recommend anyone in Western Melb for custom fabrications

Posted: April 17th, 2014, 11:12 am
by Symster
Mate a couple places come to mind:

- 4x4 Obsession in Melton (http://4x4obsession.com.au/)
- Extreme 4x4 in Hoppers crossing (http://www.extreme-4x4.com.au/)

You can also try Werribee Exhausts - they do a lot of work on 4wds - I've used them before and they were pretty good and a mate of mine got some rock sliders fabbed up for his GU by them. (http://www.werribeeexhausts.com.au/)

Hope that helps.

Re: Recommend anyone in Western Melb for custom fabrications

Posted: April 17th, 2014, 12:35 pm
by jacnden
thanks for that, I know both the hoppers places ,I will make some enquiries.
I did think extreme was just a mechanic and the other just exhausts. while I was searching I did find that melton website but it doesn't say much
It will give me somewhere to start :)

Servicing in Perth

Posted: April 18th, 2014, 11:35 pm
by malex
hey guys

about to buy another 80 series diesel… its got around 300 000kms on it so wouldn't mind getting it serviced by a mechanic…

usually do oil and filters myself but yeah just want her to mickey mouse from the get go!

where do you guys get your car serviced in north suburbs perth?

Re: Servicing in Perth

Posted: April 18th, 2014, 11:39 pm
by malex
any mechanics out there- what does a major service include apart from oil and filters?

Re: Servicing in Perth

Posted: April 19th, 2014, 12:05 am
by Rogers Cruiser
Oil and filters is a minor service, A major service could include anything from transmission fluid, transfercase fluid, diff oils, front and rear bearings, unijoints, timing chain ect.

New car for me means, all new filters, all new fluids, check all bearings, unis ect. assuming the bearings ect pass then it will cost you a few hundred $$$$.

Re: Servicing in Perth

Posted: April 19th, 2014, 11:18 am
by evaredy
I get my Dmax serviced by Robson Brothers in Welshpool.
http://www.robsonbros4wd.com.au/

They aren't the cheapest but they are very good.

Re: Recommend anyone in Western Melb for custom fabrications

Posted: May 2nd, 2014, 4:48 pm
by jacnden
well it turns out Werribee exhausts does do some of the work I want, thanks for that
taking the car in tomorrow to see how it turns out

Re: Recommend anyone in Western Melb for custom fabrications

Posted: May 2nd, 2014, 5:06 pm
by Symster
No worries - let us know how it goes.