Lamborghini Murcielago Pre Purchase Inspection

Another vehicle here for a pre purchase inspection was a Lamborghini Murcielago. This was a general vehicle inspection which involved looking over the engine, underbody damage, body, suspension, electrics, tyres and brakes. We have performed the checks to determine if there were any fault codes stored, damage on the vehicle and various wear and tear.

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Porsche 911 Turbo S Pre Purchase Inspection

There was a Porsche 911 Turbo S in our workshop recently that was here for a pre purchase inspection. This was a general vehicle inspection which involved looking over the engine, underbody damage, body, suspension, electrics, tyres and brakes. We have performed the checks to determine if there were any fault codes stored, damage on the vehicle and various wear and tear.

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Mini Cooper S Coolant Leak and CV Boot Replacement

A Mini Cooper S was brought into our workshop to get some work done including a service, replacing brakes, looking into a coolant leak and replacing the CV boot.

Mini-Cooper-Wheels-Engine-RamSpeed-1When we checked over the vehicle we pressure tested the cooling system and found the coolant leak was coming from the thermostat housing and waterpump. Both these items were replaced in order to rectify the leaks including some system hoses. The cooling system was then bled and filled as required. Once all the parts were refitted the engine was degreased and the vehicle road tested.

Mini-Cooper-Wheels-Bumper-RamSpeed-1We then removed the drivers side front drive shaft to carry out the CV boot replacement but upon attempting to remove the shaft we found the CV shaft seized into the hub and was unable to be removed. Our next option was to remove the complete hub assembly and try to press out the shaft but this still did not work.

Mini-Cooper-Engine-RamSpeed-2The front right drive shaft and complete hub assemply had to be replaced as a result. We then inspected the boot on the passenger front which was ok. The hub nut was removed and we found the thread and associated area was covered in corrosion, no other parts were attempted to be removed as the boot was ok.

A major service was done while the vehicle was on the hoist and involved replacing the oil, air and pollution filters. This was done according to the log book schedule and the current km on the vehicle. Other repairs done while the vehicle was in the shop included replacing the rocker cover and sump gaskets to fix some oil leaks, the drive belt tensioner and pulleys were replaced and the rear brake pads.

Aston Martin Rapide Minor Service

An Aston Martin Rapide was brought into our workshop to get a minor service completed. This service was done according to the log book schedule and the current km on the vehicle. It involved replacing the oil and oil filter as required.

Aston-Martin-Rapide-S-Wheels-Bonnet-RamSpeed-1When we checked over the vehicle, we noted that there was impact damage inside of the rear light which also ingests water. Also noted was that the front right brake calliper had brake fluid damage. All of this was relayed to the customer in order to organise what they would want to do next.

Alfa Romeo 159 PCV Valve and Transmission Not Shifting

We had an Alfa Romeo 159 in our workshop last week that was going to get the PCV valve replaced, and to look into a transmission shifting issue.

Alfa-Romeo-159-Bonnet-Bumper-RamSpeed-1When the vehicle was hot, the transmission wouldn’t shift over the third gear and reverse cannot be selected. The vehicle was scanned for fault codes stored for the gear selector sensor which was showing that gears 1-3 were ok, but 4-5 and reverse were gone. We replaced the PCV valve and gear selector sensor as required and test drove the car.