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512 TR Service

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by bazzis, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. bazzis

    bazzis Karting

    Nov 5, 2003
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    Just had my 512 TR's belts and tensioners changed at Verdis, I would like to say how happy I am with their work, I've known Karl for many years and his care and attention are much appreciated, car is also cleaner than its ever been!! many thanks to everyone there.
     
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  3. noony

    noony F1 Veteran

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    May I ask how much it was...
     
  4. Robertb

    Robertb Formula 3

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    Look on their website- it's got a "menu pricing" section in service.
     
  5. noony

    noony F1 Veteran

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    I know, but often these things need extra stuff doing. In General discussion you often hear of people spending $10k+ on a major service. If it really was ''£1395+£400'' that is a good deal.
     
  6. Robertb

    Robertb Formula 3

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    Quite. I once got a bill for £4,200 for the first major service on my 328 from a specialist. No monkey business, just a lot needed doing. After that, costs stayed pretty much as expected.

    Ferraris do have a way of costing a lot from time to time, e.g. 2 new manifolds on a 355 will set you back £3k.

    I'd be interested to know, in peoples' experience, how this compares to Porsches?
     
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  8. bazzis

    bazzis Karting

    Nov 5, 2003
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    Verdis prices are very reasonable, phone for details...........
     
  9. andrewg

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    Took my 911 into my local specialist last November for a leaking steering rack (£750) the car came out in January with a £7.5k engine rebuild, I don’t notice a great deal of difference in the maintenance costs of a 15 year old Ferrari compared to a 12 year old 911 (admittedly I do use the 911 every day
     
  10. noony

    noony F1 Veteran

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    Our P-reg merc E200 is more expensive to run than our 996 C4...
     
  11. bazzis

    bazzis Karting

    Nov 5, 2003
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    Sarratt, Herts
    What I found in Verdis favour was the fact that he did exactly what he said, no more no less. I had the belts changed (4 1/2 years, 5500 miles), the tensioners were changed, although Karl told me they appeared OK,but as it would mean an engine out, I decided to fit new ones. Everything else was checked but found to be OK, even the plugs! I did consider valve clearance checks but on advice from various people decided to leave this for another time. It wouldnt be fair to give details of my costs,however I was very pleased with the work and the final cost was just as I had been told by Karl to expect.
     
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