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I suppose 40k is major - in terms of brake fluid and diff oil being changed in addition oil & filter - add another $40 to that 'cos I supplied my own oil.
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Wow, im almost at 40K, bummer guess im gonna end up forking out something similiar
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Wow, im almost at 40K, bummer guess im gonna end up forking out something similiar
You can probably do better at small independent, but be weary:

I see services done by the previous owner costing $160-200, because the car didn&#39;t travel many kms it had actually already had 40k kms scheduled service done at 17k on the odo (due to months not kms) - and the the cost was still <$200. However, on that old invoice the costs don&#39;t reflect nor do invoice show new brake, fluid, diff oil etc so the invoice claims "performed 40k service as per manufacturer&#39;s handbook" but it was BS - seems they did oil, filter & air filter that was it.
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You can probably do better at small independent, but be weary:

I see services done by the previous owner costing $160-200, because the car didn&#39;t travel many kms it had actually already had 40k kms scheduled service done at 17k on the odo (due to months not kms) - and the the cost was still <$200. However, on that old invoice the costs don&#39;t reflect nor do invoice show new brake, fluid, diff oil etc so the invoice claims "performed 40k service as per manufacturer&#39;s handbook" but it was BS - seems they did oil, filter & air filter that was it.
I had my 40k service done at Rockdale Nissan for $350. That&#39;s their standard price and it&#39;s the cheapest I can find.

However they tried to rip me off by lying to me about the level of brake pad wear (telling me that my rear pads have 2mm left when I have 50% left) and then tried to charge me $6xx for a set of 2 front pads (yes, pads only) and $7xx for set of rear pads. Quoted $1500 for replacing 4 pads.

I bought set of 4 Ferodo DS2500 pads from VSport for $400 and had the front ones fitted by a local mecahnic for $66. Rear ones still have 50% left so are fine.

Just be careful.

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Yeah that sounds like typical dealership bulls*@t, my 30k service i got quoted $1500 for "cheap" hancook tyres and $1600 for front rotors, i told them were to stick it and bought toyo proxies for $1200 and am still running fine with the brakes
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You can do a lot of the "recommended" service yourself and save a lot of money:

recent discussion I know this is for a different mileage but it still applies...





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You can do a lot of the "recommended" service yourself and save a lot of money:

recent discussion I know this is for a different mileage but it still applies...
oh for sure - however I look for log book stamped services inspecting 2nd hand car -as I did for this Z, despite the best intentions and assurances from a seller it turns me off if there&#39;s no to little stamps in the book and they claim to have done themselves. Maybe not an issue for run-of-mill Ford/GMH but sports or performance cars, potentially driven harder...and if they&#39;re too cheap to pay for services maybe they were too cheap to replace all the consumables when they shoud&#39;ve?
So reluctantly I will shell out to have a &#39;log book&#39; history at least while the car has lower mileage on it. Of course do the interim oil&filter changes myself.
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I had my 40k service done at Rockdale Nissan for $350. That&#39;s their standard price and it&#39;s the cheapest I can find.

However they tried to rip me off by lying to me about the level of brake pad wear (telling me that my rear pads have 2mm left when I have 50% left) and then tried to charge me $6xx for a set of 2 front pads (yes, pads only) and $7xx for set of rear pads. Quoted $1500 for replacing 4 pads.

I bought set of 4 Ferodo DS2500 pads from VSport for $400 and had the front ones fitted by a local mecahnic for $66. Rear ones still have 50% left so are fine.

Just be careful.
Shita they did change mine saying the same thing... damn!!!
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40k services

So, what does the 40k services consist of? I know I need an oil change, but is there more that's needed?
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