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Tech Chat => Turbo Tech Chat => Topic started by: Viking on November 22, 2012, 10:36:42 AM

Title: 100k Service, where?
Post by: Viking on November 22, 2012, 10:36:42 AM
My XT is now on 88000. But there is a noisy pulley/ idler on startup. So to play it save I am thinking of doing the 100k service now. Along with the service I'd also like to decat the exhaust and then have the car mapped. Also toying with the idea to have an external venting bov fitted.

So being in Kimberley where do I take my car? I am prepared to travel, so recommendations in JHB will also work.
Title: 100k Service, where?
Post by: Dash on November 22, 2012, 01:12:34 PM
Especially for Auto Foresters go to WRC Tuning (in JoBurg). Make sure Hylton does your car himself, he's fine tuned many auto Foresters one of which I've driven. The speed that he gets the auto box to change gears and the responsiveness of the vehicle is incredible. He's a difficult buggar to pin down though which is annoying when you live out of JoBurg which is why I ended up not taking my Forester to him for the big upgrade. Maybe he's better now though, give him a try.

Just be warned though, once setup your auto Foz is going to guzzle a whole lot more juice.

Oh, and I'd vote no to the noisy venting things for Foresters, it just doesn't suite them.
Title: 100k Service, where?
Post by: Viking on November 22, 2012, 04:10:09 PM
Dash

Thanks. 3rd recommendation for Hylton. Scooby probably can't go worse on fuel than it is now. Average is around 14l/100km at the moment.

As for the external venting - it is still a turbo scooby :)  Just without the gold rims. But being an auto you won't get it to dump as often as a manual anyways.
Title: 100k Service, where?
Post by: Manfred on November 23, 2012, 06:46:07 AM
Thanks Dash, I was wondering about the gear changes.

Nothing worse than having a car with more oomph and the auto gearbox takes it's time deciding which gear it needs to be in.
Title: 100k Service, where?
Post by: Wynandd on December 03, 2012, 11:37:02 AM
Quote from: Viking;8132
My XT is now on 88000. But there is a noisy pulley/ idler on startup. So to play it save I am thinking of doing the 100k service now. Along with the service I'd also like to decat the exhaust and then have the car mapped. Also toying with the idea to have an external venting bov fitted.

So being in Kimberley where do I take my car? I am prepared to travel, so recommendations in JHB will also work.


Is there still a service agent in Bloem? Just asking. They'll probably rip you a new one, for 100K service
Title: 100k Service, where?
Post by: h22sean on December 03, 2012, 12:59:55 PM
Just for information WRC tuning has closed down. Not sure why but I spoke to Hylton on Friday coz I was planning on taking my car to him.
Title: 100k Service, where?
Post by: Manfred on December 03, 2012, 03:03:25 PM
Bummer, thats just sux.
Title: 100k Service, where?
Post by: Jacques on December 04, 2012, 07:03:59 AM
Maybe we can start a list of Subaru specific workshops/tuners?  The ones I know of:

Gauteng:
WRC (closed from previous posts??)
TRB Performance: http://www.trbperformance.co.za/
NXGen: http://www.nxgen.co.za/
Subaru Racing Developments: http://srdracing.co.za/
Scooby Worx: http://www.scoobyworx.co.za/
RSI Autobody / Subi Used-Spares, 61 Rudolph Str, Sunderland Ridge, 012 6667316 or 0834685214 - Rinus Plomp
Kyoto Racing: http://www.kyotoracing.co.za/
Dean Widdop Racing: 6 Romeo Street, Johannesburg, Olive: 083-417-6075, Dean: 083-522-8023
Auto Sound Engineering, Eland str Koedoespoort/Queenswood Pretoria, 012 3339588

Western Cape:
Pyro Performance: http://www.pyroperformance.co.za

Eastern Cape:
Hudson & Spence , Port Elizabeth, 041-453 3430. Speak to Robin or Lester.

Feel free to add to the list.
Title: 100k Service, where?
Post by: Wynandd on December 04, 2012, 11:52:29 AM
Quote from: Jacques;8358
Maybe we can start a list of Subaru specific workshops/tuners?  The ones I know of:

Gauteng:
WRC (closed from previous posts??)
TRB Performance: http://www.trbperformance.co.za/
NXGen: http://www.nxgen.co.za/
Subaru Racing Developments: http://srdracing.co.za/
Scooby Worx: http://www.scoobyworx.co.za/

Western Cape:
Pyro Performance: http://www.pyroperformance.co.za

Feel free to add to the list.


Hudson & Spence , Port Elizabeth, 041-453 3430. Speak to Robin or Lester.
Title: 100k Service, where?
Post by: Dries48 on December 04, 2012, 01:23:58 PM
Gauteng
RSI Autobody / Subi Used-Spares, 61 Rudolph Str, Sunderland Ridge
012 6667316 or 0834685214  -  Rinus Plomp
Title: 100k Service, where?
Post by: Reiniervd on December 05, 2012, 07:12:34 PM
Auto Sound Engineering
Eland str Koedoespoort/Queenswood Pretoria
012 3339588
Title: 100k Service, where?
Post by: westcoaster on December 08, 2012, 05:20:01 AM
shot for the info, guys!

moderator, I think this thread deserves "Sticky" status!
Title: 100k Service, where?
Post by: JPC on December 08, 2012, 09:02:09 AM
Quote from: westcoaster;8414
shot for the info, guys!
 
moderator, I think this thread deserves "Sticky" status!

no problem, DONE.;)
Title: 100k Service, where?
Post by: botswanboy on January 07, 2013, 02:13:22 PM
Hi Guys.

Great post.

I'm from botswana and am visiting jhb this weekend. While i'm in Gauteng i really need my 100000km service done. i had previously opted to use TRB but they seem to have gone cold. no telephone e-mail or website.

who else does good for for the above job. i've thought about nxgen but they seem mainly performance upgrade orientated.

am starting to stress as it's less than a week away and i now have no where to get the service done..

any help??
Title: 100k Service, where?
Post by: PaulC on January 07, 2013, 02:20:55 PM
Quote from: botswanboy;8698
Hi Guys.

Great post.

I'm from botswana and am visiting jhb this weekend. While i'm in Gauteng i really need my 100000km service done. i had previously opted to use TRB but they seem to have gone cold. no telephone e-mail or website.

who else does good for for the above job. i've thought about nxgen but they seem mainly performance upgrade orientated.

am starting to stress as it's less than a week away and i now have no where to get the service done..

any help??


PM westcoaster, as he is up ther, and I know that he's shifted from Bryanston to Bruma.
Title: 100k Service, where?
Post by: botswanboy on January 07, 2013, 02:35:33 PM
Thanks Paul!

Is weastcoaster Tim from TRB? or does weastcoaster actually do the serviceing??

Also more FYI. kotoracing e-mail address non responsive/valid!
Title: 100k Service, where?
Post by: PaulC on January 07, 2013, 03:53:55 PM
Quote from: botswanboy;8701
Thanks Paul!

Is weastcoaster Tim from TRB? or does weastcoaster actually do the serviceing??

Also more FYI. kotoracing e-mail address non responsive/valid!


No it's Chris from SAB, and he's an owner in JHB, who has tried both dealerships. :D
Title: 100k Service, where?
Post by: botswanboy on January 07, 2013, 04:01:27 PM
Chris from a brewery??? i like him better already!! hahaah thanks paul will contact him.

More FYI: i have contacted almost every subaru specialist workshop in guateng. so far the only reply is from Subaru raceing developments. Quick freindly efficent service is what i'm after, if it turns out they will replace all the correct bits and use good replacements i think i may deffinatly go with them!!
Title: 100k Service, where?
Post by: botswanboy on January 18, 2013, 10:51:46 AM
Had the veichle serviced At Subaru Racing Developments- SRD. They did amazing work and were very friendly and helpful. also removed a pesky cat for not much extra.

I can deffintley recommend them to anyone in the guateng area who wants quick friendly service.!
Title: 100k Service, where?
Post by: Jacques on January 18, 2013, 11:02:35 AM
Quote from: botswanboy;8998
Had the veichle serviced At Subaru Racing Developments- SRD. They did amazing work and were very friendly and helpful. also removed a pesky cat for not much extra.

I can deffintley recommend them to anyone in the guateng area who wants quick friendly service.!


That is great news.  Thanks for the feedback.  Did they do a re-tune after removing the cat as well?
Title: 100k Service, where?
Post by: Manfred on January 18, 2013, 11:07:39 AM
Where about are they botswanboy
Title: Bloem service agent
Post by: mauritsvw on January 18, 2013, 09:45:59 PM
Quote from: Wynandd;8337
Is there still a service agent in Bloem? Just asking. They'll probably rip you a new one, for 100K service
Just for the record, there still is a service agent in Bloem.
Title: 100k Service, where?
Post by: Manfred on January 24, 2013, 12:08:50 PM
I just got the following email:

   Dear Subaru Fanatic
 
Unfortunately due to WRC closing down the Subaru community lost a Great supplier of Subaru know how,   fortunately “Scooby Tech” will be able to step in and provide the technical expertise your Subaru deserves.Please contact me for any Subaru related queries or Quotes
I offer Minor and Major service, As well as Performance Build as part of my services.
 
Regards
 
Andre Fourie
0824597411
Scoobyboy.af@gmail.com
Scooby Tech


Not sure if the guy got the email addy's from Hylton.

Anyone heard of Scooby Tech..?
Title: 100k Service, where?
Post by: aardvark on January 24, 2013, 01:14:05 PM
After a recent trip to Mozambique, while following a Pajero down a soft beach sand track, it became obvious from the flattened middleman behind me that I need to increase the Foresters clearance.

Looking for info brought me to this happy place on the web for Forester owners.

I called HI-Q in Hatfield to check on the availability of the tires that Steve suggested in a post, and asked if they could recommend somebody around Pretoria that works on Subarus. He suggested Tino Gouws, a former Subaru mechanic that has opened a shop called TG Motorsport in Villeria. Searching on Google for Tino's details brought me straight back here to  foresterforum.co.za where he was recommended.

So it seems that all Subbie roads lead back here.

They are also mentioned in an article on rallyworld.net:

"I am very impressed with TG MOTORSPORT, for the enthusiasm and professionalism in the way they prepare and service my vehicle .... "

http://www.rallyworld.net/index.php/northern-regions/scc-er-dekmas-rally/811-words-of-a-winner-coplast-team-delmas-rally-review

I called them and found them to be very friendly and knowledgeable. Between Tino and his brother Gert they own 5 Subarus.
I'll take the Machine around tomorrow to get advice and a quote.

Their contact details are:

TG Motorsport (aka "The Twins")

Title: 100k Service, where?
Post by: Houtkat on January 25, 2013, 09:40:33 AM
Also received the same e-mail as Manfred. My 2006X due for 100K services within the next 4 weeks. WRC did the previous service, where to now?
Title: 100k Service, where?
Post by: Manfred on January 25, 2013, 09:58:24 AM
I sms'ed Hylton asking if he knows the guy, but no response.
Title: 100k Service, where?
Post by: Manfred on January 25, 2013, 10:17:52 AM
I phoned Andre now.

He got a list of customers from Hylton.

He is based in Northgate.
Works from home, but has a day job.
Does services, hardware and software upgrades, the usual stuff.
He only works on scoobies after hours and weekends, so he usually takes one car at a time.

WRC has closed down due to Hylton having health problems.

Hope all works out well for you Hylton.

So we now have another contact  :)
Title: Re: 100k Service, where?
Post by: Groenie on July 03, 2015, 08:40:14 PM
Update.
I had my 200k service done this week at Wayne Hay Performance.  He is in Randburg working from home. Only subarus in his yard.  He did a great job, this us the second time he worked on my car. The service worked out R13k
Title: Re: 100k Service, where?
Post by: Nokeyman on July 17, 2015, 01:09:37 PM
Why would the 200k service be so expensive privately?
Title: Re: 100k Service, where?
Post by: Otterjasie on September 17, 2015, 03:12:43 PM
+1 for Tino Gouws.

As for the cost at Wayne Hay, these guys are cheaper than SSA, but they do not run charities (Wayne also has a staff member to pay) and even the aftermarket parts are not cheap when compared to aftermarket parts for Toyota, VW etc..

The only cheap way is DIY if you have such inclinations. Manuals are available at http://ken-gilbert.com/impreza-manuals.  Just be VERY careful with rotating the camshafts on a DOHC engine, you may damage valves if you are not.

Up to now I've ordered my spares from www.rockauto.com or Subaru, depending on the prices.