90K Service Beware

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Re: 90K Service Beware

Postby L200Shogun on Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:22 pm

Read above $2900 is too much. It looks like they are double dipping on the labour. If the manifolds are already off for valve clearances you don't need to pay again to remove them for cleaning.

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Re: 90K Service Beware

Postby TheSheepKed on Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:44 pm

I agree. $2900 sounds far too much. Local mechanic I've used for over a decade quoted me $1100.
The dealer themselves quoted me $1500.
Can anyone advice whether it would be worth sticking with Mitsu whilst I'm still under warranty? Or does it not matter whether I go to a 3rd party mechanic?
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Re: 90K Service Beware

Postby ag9111 on Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:00 pm

Doesnt matter as long as the service book is filled out and all recommended valve adjustments are done.
I even use genuine filters to make sure.
Once warranty runs out that will change.
Dealers are overpriced and underskilled if you ask me, speaking from experience
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Re: 90K Service Beware

Postby TheSheepKed on Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:11 pm

ag9111 wrote:Doesnt matter as long as the service book is filled out and all recommended valve adjustments are done.
I even use genuine filters to make sure.
Once warranty runs out that will change.
Dealers are overpriced and underskilled if you ask me, speaking from experience


They gave me a full list of all the things they would do for the price. Valve clearances was listed as audible check only.
Seems like my mechanic could do that too. Owns his own Triton.

The only thing is that they did mention that if the engine failed after warranty due to the infamous overheating issue, Mitsubishi Australia Head Office might be more likely to replace it under 'good will' if they saw that most of my services were with a Mitsu dealer.

So you recommend going with the cheaper option?
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Re: 90K Service Beware

Postby TheSheepKed on Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:30 pm

I would recommend anyone looking to do their 90K service to call multiple dealers (if they are in an area that has a couple within driving range). I've been quoted anywhere from $1300 - $1600.
Could save you a heap of money.
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Re: 90K Service Beware

Postby ag9111 on Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:19 pm

I recommend going with a better option if you can find one.

As for the goodwill crap.
Vehicle has a known issue and not fit for purpose if it fails.
Its not goodwill, its there statuary requirement by law to remedy it.
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Re: 90K Service Beware

Postby rdw14 on Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:16 am

Had an independent mechanic quote me $1,500 when presented with the list of what is included in the dealer's 90,000km service, and dealers ranged from $1,200 to $1,595. Went with the $1,200 from a Mitsubishi dealer
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Re: 90K Service Beware

Postby Geralt of Rivia on Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:25 am

Mongrel wrote:My Dealer quoted me $1400 for my Petrol 90K service - so I traded it in on my new 2011 GLX-R! :)


I'm a newbie to this site and only just got my Triton 2013 MN GLX.
I got mine from a whole fleet company about 1-month ago and I rung a 4WD mechanic to look at it to make sure everything is in order before i go away.

Just been told by the 4WD mechanic that the service book looks like it was all stamped on the same day. Highly unlikely that the full proper 90,000km service was carried out at all and the same for 35,000km. My Triton has 93,000km on and i believe it's still under warranty till Nov 2018 but hoping once he works on it he doesn't find any other surprises. But he mentioned it may be close to $1600 .
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Re: 90K Service Beware

Postby Maxiy on Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:14 pm

Recently had my 90k done by an independent mechanic (one i trust)

$1800 for the service, but they also fixed up a few other things. I thought it was a bit high at the time, but after reading this seems fine to me.
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Re: 90K Service Beware

Postby Geralt of Rivia on Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:50 pm

Maxiy wrote:Recently had my 90k done by an independent mechanic (one i trust)

$1800 for the service, but they also fixed up a few other things. I thought it was a bit high at the time, but after reading this seems fine to me.



Yeah agree (price wise), I’m taking mine to this mechanic because he knows his stuff and will do a good job.
I wouldn’t be surprised if he finds some other things that may need to be replaced to get it up to where it needs to be.
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Re: 90K Service Beware

Postby moses on Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:03 pm

Mine just came in at a smidge under $1300. Not including diff oils as I didn’t want them touching my lockers.
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Re: 90K Service Beware

Postby Glock40sw on Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:22 pm

G'day All.
My 2012 MN GLX only has 57,000 Klms on it.
Last November the Dealer did the 75,000 book service.
This November they want to do the 90,000Klm service for $1400.

They say because it will be 6 years old, they go by age rather than Klms.

It is out of Warranty.
Am I being Butt Raped by them for a service that is 30,000 further down the track?
I only do around 10,000 Klms per year.
Am I better off finding a local wrench slinger to do the job?
The Triton is running sweet.
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Re: 90K Service Beware

Postby RHKTriton on Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:17 pm

At that rate of piling up the kms, I'd simply just do he oil/filter changes every 12months and timing belt when actually due.
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Re: 90K Service Beware

Postby SLIMaxPower on Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:17 pm

My stealer quoted $1500 which includes timing belt/chain.
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Re: 90K Service Beware

Postby RHKTriton on Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:33 pm

Don't know why they don't round out the drivetrain to 50k intervals and align that with the timing belt service, the fluids can easily do the extra 5k.

This would cut the extra visit.

Re the Stealer's rates; your probably getting charged retail rates for the fluids and timing belt components along with A-grade mechanic's rate to supervise the apprenti. :lol:
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Re: 90K Service Beware

Postby whipcrack on Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:56 pm

So I join the list of pi$$ed off owners that have been skewered through the ribs and wallet.
My 30 thou service was called in even though I had done only 20 thou (time of course) $450 and they MAY have changed the oil lol.They did tell me that the tyre treads were 10mm too..wow!
Of course they then wanted another $80 something for an air filter and another $70 something for a pollen filter so I told them to stick it for now.

After the $450 rip off I wasnt happy so its over to you blokes to advise whats the go with air filters for an MQ 2017 4 cyl turb diesel? I have heard conflicting reports as to quality etc..do I go to Mitsi spare parts or is there an as good from the usual stores?
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Re: 90K Service Beware

Postby whipcrack on Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:03 pm

.I got my catch can from this mob.
I see a couple of air filters on this site on this site but wouldnt have a clue as to whats what...I have a snorkel fitted btw....

https://www.westernfilters.net.au/2-4l-4n15-mq-mr-1/
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Re: 90K Service Beware

Postby SLIMaxPower on Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:15 pm

My stealer called up the other day asking why I have stopped servicing with them. I said I am using someone else. Then they promised to beat quotes blah blah blah.
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Re: 90K Service Beware

Postby WUNSIE on Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:42 pm

SLIMaxPower wrote:My stealer called up the other day asking why I have stopped servicing with them. I said I am using someone else. Then they promised to beat quotes blah blah blah.


Why wouldn't they promise to beat the quote; afterall how else is the apprentice going to learn
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Re: 90K Service Beware

Postby RHKTriton on Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:49 pm

Don't know why there are Stealers out there? Supposedly there's no money in the auto trade.

Just don't know how they find their multi-million dollar showrooms and still have change to give the apprentices some crumbs. :lol:
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Re: 90K Service Beware

Postby Icky on Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:57 pm

Quoted $1,798 today by Tynan Mitsi in Sutherland Shire for the 90k service on my 2014 MN diesel 4WD, delivered May 2015.

When I asked what I got for that price, the reply: " check lights, wiper/washers, horn & electrical system, parkbrake operation, brake & clutch pedal travel, engine idle speed, aircon operation, check for outstanding recall or service campaigns, small injection quantity learning using MUT III tool, check all electronic control system diagnosis output using manufacturer specified special tools, road test and report any defects. Almost a 5 hour service". Quote.

I had specified no need to rotate tyres or check brakes as I take care of these separately on a km schedule.

No mention of replace timing belt, or check valve clearances.

FMD. I suppose I should be grateful that they would commit "almost 5 hours" of an apprentice's valuable time on my vehicle. Any mechanic who took 5 hours to carry out that work would be working from his iron lung, surely.
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Re: 90K Service Beware

Postby DibbyDibbyDJ on Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:12 am

90k on a 2014 MN isnt valve clearances. On that MY they were done at 30,75,105,135,165 etc.

But somebody there forgot to change the service times. You would still be doing Diff oils and trans oil at that interval though. But that wouldnt be 5 hrs LOL

Bad work Tynan :-(
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Re: 90K Service Beware

Postby Icky on Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:20 am

DibbyDibbyDJ wrote:90k on a 2014 MN isnt valve clearances. On that MY they were done at 30,75,105,135,165 etc.

But somebody there forgot to change the service times. You would still be doing Diff oils and trans oil at that interval though. But that wouldnt be 5 hrs LOL

Bad work Tynan :-(


thanks for that Dibby.
sounds like the quoted "almost 5 hours work" is even further into BS territory than I first thought.

can you tell me where I find what out work is scheduled to be done at each service interval?
The information in the service book is pitifully basic, designed no doubt for numpties like moi. :roll:
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Re: 90K Service Beware

Postby Longranger1 on Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:30 am

Nearly $360/hr for 5hrs to do stuff all...

I would pass on that, too!
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Re: 90K Service Beware

Postby pete10 on Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:50 pm

i wouldnt bother with the valve clearancesHad my done at a mits dealer at 60000 because they lied to me before on the 30000k service so they did it as goodwill Didnt need adjusting ,spoke with the shop foreman ,he said they rarely need adjusting .And they definitely did it because they took photos to prove it was my vechile and for the 90000 service they wanted 1600
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