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Servicing - going the extra mile?

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by GazHyde, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. GazHyde

    GazHyde The Gaz Monkey
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    Hi,

    Had my car serviced last week by Emtec in Salisbury who I've used for about 3 years now. It was booked in for an Inspection II with brake fluid change.

    Got out of the car today and noticed something which made me scratch my head for a bit. When I bought Rosie, one of the things I put on my list was to change discs and pads all round as they looked really grotty.

    It appears that when Emtec were doing the service, they rubbed down the disc hubs and calipers and gave them a quick spray over with silver paint and a liberal dose of copper slip... :cool: No mention was made of this extra on the paperwork.

    How cool is that!

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  2. badman gee

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  3. hard top

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    Yes Gaz, as I wrote at the time, my old man and his old boys club are spot on with that establishment..
     
  4. GazHyde

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    I forgot that you were one of the the recommenders of this fine establishment!
     
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    Good to something extra without having to ask for it:scorecard:

    You just need some new wheel bolts now Gary;)
     
  6. GazHyde

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    Oh, the shame. The shame! :bag:

    It's on my list along with some decent centre caps...:writing:
     
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    What do they say about people in glass houses....just looked at mine - they are worse than yours:sorry:
     
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  8. zedonist

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    I may have some OEM bolts knocking about, fairly new febi bilstein items too, will have a look later for you
     
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  9. badman gee

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    Plenty of cheap bolts on eBay. And covers too!
     
  10. zedonist

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    Cheap bolts snap
     
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  11. badman gee

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    Only if you over tighten them big boy
     
  12. zedonist

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    oooo no, if they are electroplated, they can just break without warning, you have been warned, oem bolts are organically coated, i.e no acid used in the process, so much better, which is why i am offering my oem ones to Gaz (must check i have them)
     
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  13. badman gee

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    What about the bolts in your neck.
     
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  14. zedonist

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    Are these any good to you Gaz?

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    There self colour as they need to be conductive, but i tend to get some rust
     
  16. Brian H

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    That's great service Gary, small things like that carry a lot of good will. Nice offer from zedonist too.
     
  17. GazHyde

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    Quite right too Brian!

    Zedonist you will have a message in a minute...
     

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