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Discussion Starter #1
Hi guys,

had my grey Evo VI a few weeks now and its coming up due for a 4500 mile service. I am unsure whether to take it to a Mitsubishi garage for servicing or to a specialist performance garage such as Power Engineering. The specialists seem to have the upper hand when it comes to experience with this type of car, but at the end of the day it is a Mitsubishi so maybe I should get it serviced at a dealer. Who is likely to do a better job and at the end of the day, who can I trust the most with my baby. I've heard some scare stories about main dealers abusing their reputation and cutting corners.

What do you advise guys?

MS.
 
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Discussion Starter #2
Make sure that if you do use a main dealership, they have a Ralliart-trained technician there and have other VI owners on their books. Not all will have the MUT II diagnostic computer for a start. If I had a grey and lived close to PE I'd go for them as they've done a shedload of development work on VIs and know a thing or two about high performance Jap cars. Better the devil you know....
 
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Discussion Starter #3
Martin.

I would say who ever is closest to for a service.
Any thing more specialised go to a specialist as you mentioned they deal more in this sort of car than a main dealer.
make sure if its a main dealer or specialist that the AYC oil is changed.
And with main dealer check the MILEAGE ,when you drop it off ,as there are a lot of young dick heads that want to drive one to look cool to there mates,it has been known for them to clock up a few miles doing this.Or wrap it around a tree.

cheers

Paul s
 
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1)Find your nearest local rally/performance specialist with expertise. Coordsport website has a few links to Ralliart approved guys. Dragon Autosport and Power Engineering also seem to come highly recommended dahn sarf. I use BTR in Castleford.

2)Take time off work when you go to Mitsi garage for AYC change. Wait whilst it's done. It should take 1.5 hours max. Don't trust them and leave your car. You will regret it.

3) Enjoy the pain, worry and expense of owning the world's fastest streetmachine!
 
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Discussion Starter #5
Ref your service martin.which part of the contry are you from as i may know a good mitsubishi dealer to recomend.
 
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Discussion Starter #6
I am in Leeds and have a Ralliart sourced EVO and would like to keep the warranty for the first year at least.

Where is the best place for me, any ideas? (It has the Stage 1 conversion)

Thanks in advance.
 
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Discussion Starter #7
Hi Mitsman,

I'm in Surrey, just near Staines in Middx. In theory I would have thought that for a Mitsu dealer to service the car would be the best idea, as they make the car, but I have had a lot of bad run ins with dealers in the past not doing what they said they have done. Just got the idea that working on the Evo is a different kettle of fish to your average Carisma or Shogun. As the car will be relatively rare for a main dealer, are they likely to have the required level of experience to deal with it properly? The reason I thought of going to a specialist is 'cause, as the name suggests, they specialise in high performance cars and have often many years of experience in this area.

I think I've answered my own question here..

MS.
 
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Discussion Starter #8
My E6 is serviced at the local mitsi dealer. they have one trained senior technician who is the only person allowed to work on the car. (Ralliart training course). I've had no probs so far although a lot of fuel was used last time for relativly low millage test drive. The car has to be booked in in advance though as they do not stock Castrol RS or AYC fluid. Also they are only a mile down the road, and I suppose if DP motorsport were that close I would prob. take it there.
Adrian
 
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Discussion Starter #11
Adrian
I think I might know where you got your service done because exactly the same happened to me on first service (800) miler.
23 miles on the clock and one empty fuel tank.
Talk to you on Friday.
Ian
 
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Discussion Starter #12
Just what I said about dick heads taking it out.
Thats some hard driving.Track days 6 mile a gallon is poss.
Take the car with nearly no fuel in it to them.
Most specialist motor sport companies are usually sick of driving high performance cars s they know what it will do.

Its motor sport specialist for me .

cheers

Paul s
 
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Discussion Starter #13
I agree, don't waste your time with a main dealer unless you're convinced that the guy know his onions. A specialist will know the ins and outs of a car like an Evo much better than a common spanner monkey who has been to Dudley for a day.

If possible get someone who also prepares race or rally cars, they really know which bits break and what to look for to identify any trouble.
 
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Discussion Starter #14
Thanks guys,

I think I'll take it to Power Engineering then. Only thing is, they have a menu price list for servicing and the 4500 miler was £200|PLS| . Seems a lot to me, is this right?

MS.
 
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Discussion Starter #15
Martin

Ask for a breakdown,this should include an AYC fluid change.
The 1st service,should change all oils ,right through the car.
Is your service book in japanese?
Unless you are bi-ligual,who knows what it says .
So a break down would be ,as it is on a mitsi GT3000 English spec car or a GTO jap import.

Paul s
 
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Discussion Starter #17
Just to update
Had 9k (more in depth than 4.5k) service today at Walker Farrimond Mitsi in Nelson (Lancs).
£215 and everything done in a morning. only 3 miles were put on the car and no vis. fuel used. Car went in filthy and came back spotless inside and out. Also heartening to see evo 5 leaving after a service whilst I was there. Their service was excelent and offered me a courtesy car (not needed). I would recomend them to anyone who lives near enough.
Adrian
 
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Discussion Starter #18
Hi 1st Evo

Which Evo are you in Leeds? I'm black 6, V 863 EVM.

Take your car to BTR in Castleford. They are Ralliart approved and so your warranty will be intact. They treat your car with care and do not drive it without your permission. And they're £30 an hour labour.

Don't go to Harrats - they were shite, filled my boot with AYC oil, and despite having booked in car a week earlier, didn't have oil in stock and never bothered to phone and tell me. Good thing BTR supplied me with some!

My last AYC change was in York, can't remember the dealer name. They were clean, courteous and fast. But NEVER leave your car with a mitsi dealer. Always wait for AYC change - it only takes 1 1/2 hours.
 
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Discussion Starter #20
STill running my X reg icelle blue GSR in as well but would like to know in time were to get my car serviced but i am in the essex area. any help greatly appreciated
GARY
 
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