VW Golf R32 Service and Repairs

One of the many Volkswagens in our workshop is the R32 Golf, in for a service and to look at some repairs.

We performed the minor service according to the log book schedule which included replacing the oil and oil filter. Also noticed during the service was that the tyre tread wear was uneven due to excessive tyre pressure.

We also had to repair a puncture in the rear right tyre as required, polishing out a mark on the passenger front door and tensioning the lock and adjusting the rear passenger door as it was not closing properly.

VW-Golf-R32-Service-Exhaust-Rear-Spoiler-RamSpeed-1RamSpeed Automotive is Australia’s No 1, privately owned European car specialist with focus on European vehicle repairs and servicing including performance upgrades for all VW models (see our VW Performance work here) including Volkswagen Golf R32. Our business is known for comprehensive diagnostics expertise and our ability to address complex mechanical and electronic issues found in a wide range of increasingly sophisticated European models. RamSpeed is well known complex fault finding within all VW electronic components including ABS, brakes, suspension, exhaust, gearbox and the electronic computer units (ECU). We are able to repair all VW electronic modules and retune or re-flash original ECU units with German performance tuning maps. RamSpeed Automotive is able to perform aftermarket module scanning and repairs of many exotic and luxury cars. At RamSpeed your VW maintenance and ownership costs can be greatly reduced with regular scheduled and logbook services.

Porsche 911 997 Minor Service

One of the vehicles in our workshop this week is a Porsche 911 997 which is here for a minor service. We replaced the oil and filter as required and checked over the vehicle for any other issues such as brake wear percentage and tyre thread.

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RamSpeed Automotive is Australia’s No 1, privately owned European car specialist with focus on European vehicle repairs and servicing including performance upgrades for all Porsche models (see our Porsche Performance work here) including Porsche 911 997. Our business is known for comprehensive diagnostics expertise and our ability to address complex mechanical and electronic issues found in a wide range of increasingly sophisticated European models. RamSpeed is well known complex fault finding within all Porsche electronic components including ABS, brakes, suspension, exhaust, gearbox and the electronic computer units (ECU). We are able to repair all Porsche electronic modules and retune or re-flash original ECU units with German performance tuning maps. RamSpeed Automotive is able to perform aftermarket module scanning and repairs of many exotic and luxury cars. At RamSpeed your Porsche maintenance and ownership costs can be greatly reduced with regular scheduled and logbook services.

Mercedes Benz CLK280 Major Service

Another busy week at RamSpeed with a Mercedes Benz CLK280 in our workshop for a major service.

We performed the major service according to the log book requirements and checked over the vehicle for any additional items that may be worn out or need replacing. The filters that were replaced included the oil, air and pollution filters. We also topped up the brake fluid and changed the engine oil.

Mercedes-Benz-CLK280-Service-Exhaust-RamSpeed-1 Mercedes-Benz-CLK280-Service-Engine-RamSpeed-2RamSpeed Automotive is Australia’s No 1, privately owned European car specialist with focus on European vehicle repairs and servicing including performance upgrades for all Mercedes Benz models (see our Mercedes Benz Performance work here) including Mercedes Benz CLK280. Our business is known for comprehensive diagnostics expertise and our ability to address complex mechanical and electronic issues found in a wide range of increasingly sophisticated European models. RamSpeed is well known complex fault finding within all Mercedes Benz electronic components including ABS, brakes, suspension, exhaust, gearbox and the electronic computer units (ECU). We are able to repair all Mercedes Benz electronic modules and retune or re-flash original ECU units with German performance tuning maps. RamSpeed Automotive is able to perform aftermarket module scanning and repairs of many exotic and luxury cars. At RamSpeed your Mercedes Benz maintenance and ownership costs can be greatly reduced with regular scheduled and logbook services.

Mercedes Benz S430 AC Diagnosis and Leaks

A Mercedes S430 was in our workshop to look at the air conditioning compressor which was not working, and a number of oil leaks.

We tested the air conditioning and verified the compressor was not cutting in and was not able to be activated from the interior switch. The fuses were checked and the relays were all ok. We tested the system gas pressures and found it was very low on gas so we regassed the system with the correct amount and advised the client about the electrical issues with the compressor.

With the oil leaks we raised the vehicle on the hoist and inspected the numerous leaks. We found the oil leaks to be coming from the automatic pan seal, gearbox electrical plug harness seal, selector shaft seal, reverse switch seal, bank 1 and 2 rocker cover gaskets, bank 1 and 2 timing cover seals and the rear main seal. We advised the customer of the leaks from the various areas of the Mercedes.

Mercedes-Benz-S430-AC-Diagnosis-Wheels-RamSpeed-1RamSpeed Automotive is Australia’s No 1, privately owned European car specialist with focus on European vehicle repairs and servicing including performance upgrades for all Mercedes Benz models (see our Mercedes Benz Performance work here) including Mercedes Benz S430. Our business is known for comprehensive diagnostics expertise and our ability to address complex mechanical and electronic issues found in a wide range of increasingly sophisticated European models. RamSpeed is well known complex fault finding within all Mercedes Benz electronic components including ABS, brakes, suspension, exhaust, gearbox and the electronic computer units (ECU). We are able to repair all Mercedes Benz electronic modules and retune or re-flash original ECU units with German performance tuning maps. RamSpeed Automotive is able to perform aftermarket module scanning and repairs of many exotic and luxury cars. At RamSpeed your Mercedes Benz maintenance and ownership costs can be greatly reduced with regular scheduled and logbook services.

Mercedes E320 Repairs and AC Diagnostics

One of the Mercedes that came into our workshop last week was a E320 which was here to fix the sunroof and the air con which was blowing hot air.

We cleaned and lubricated the sunroof slides and mechanism as required but the sunroof was still not functioning properly. When opening, the sunroof needed assistance as there was corrosion on the slides causing the blind to jam, though closing was no problem.

The other issue with the vehicle was blowing hot air through the air con. We tested the system operation and found the air conditioning compressor was not coming on when activated. After checking all the fuses and the electrical plug they were all ok. We powered up the AC compressor externally and found it worked fine, but after testing the wiring there was no signal from the control panel. We then advised the customer and replaced the control panel as required. Then we carried out a system evacuation and recharging as required.

Mercedes-Benz-E320-Service-AC-Diagnostics-Rear-Bumper-RamSpeed-2 Mercedes-Benz-E320-Service-AC-Diagnostics-Exhaust-RamSpeed-1RamSpeed Automotive is Australia’s No 1, privately owned European car specialist with focus on European vehicle repairs and servicing including performance upgrades for all Mercedes Benz models (see our Mercedes Benz Performance work here) including Mercedes Benz E320. Our business is known for comprehensive diagnostics expertise and our ability to address complex mechanical and electronic issues found in a wide range of increasingly sophisticated European models. RamSpeed is well known complex fault finding within all Mercedes Benz electronic components including ABS, brakes, suspension, exhaust, gearbox and the electronic computer units (ECU). We are able to repair all Mercedes Benz electronic modules and retune or re-flash original ECU units with German performance tuning maps. RamSpeed Automotive is able to perform aftermarket module scanning and repairs of many exotic and luxury cars. At RamSpeed your Mercedes Benz maintenance and ownership costs can be greatly reduced with regular scheduled and logbook services.