The Audi A4 and A6 platforms have common repairs that need to be performed as they approach 100,000 miles: valve cover gasket, camshaft plugs, and camshaft chain tensioner gaskets. Front suspension upper and lower control arms, tie rod assemblies, the Allroad’s front air bag springs.
Timing belts on the TT need to be changed at every 60K interval or earlier. We have seen several unfortunate customers’ cars where the timing belt had failed and destroyed the cylinder head.
On the 1.8 Turbo and 2.0L Turbo engines, changing the oil every 5000 miles is recommended.
- Timing Belts on A3, A4, A5, A6
- Oil Services, 20K, 40K, 60K, 80K, 100K services
- Brake systems, ABS Diagnosis, Safety Restraint Systems, Drive Train
- Four Wheel Alignment
BMWs have two different service programs. The early e30, e36, e46 3 series use the Inspection 1 and 2 service schedules. Every 15K = Inspection 1, Every 30K = Inspection 2. The BMWs and Minis now go by Conditional Based Service (CBS), where the vehicle monitors parameter and time and reminds the driver when the service is needed. We recommend changing the engine oil every 7500 miles.
The most common EAS problems are leaking and dry rotted air bags, and damaged height sensors. The bags begin to leak at 100,000 miles or 6 years of age in most climates. The sensors get damaged by winter salt intrusion in snow country, and by being pulled beyond their travel limits when the wheels are dangled.
Lifting the car on service lifts that dangle the axles can damage the air bags. When lifting a Rover on such a lift pay attention that the air bags do not pull away from the end caps and deflate. If they do, you will have to carefully guide them back together and hope the system re-inflates on startup. Otherwise, you’ll need a Testbook reset.
Spark Plug recommendations: All pre-1999 Rovers can use the Champion RN12YC spark plug. It’s widely available at auto parts stores. We prefer the 12 to the 11 heat range the factory recommends. In other countries these plugs may be offered as N12YC or N12. They are OK also, but we suggest changing them every 15,000 miles. Newer Rovers with the Bosch engine management use a special platinum Champion plug. RN12YC can be fitted in a pinch. We suggest you change the regular plugs every 30,000 miles and the platinum plugs every 60,000 miles.
Climate Control Problems on the New Range Rover: One common problem you can check yourself is the relays. Look in the relay box under the hood. In par- ticular, look at the relays in the front for evidence of burning or brown spots on the case. Those relays power the fans, and they are prone to burn out and produce erratic operation.
Another common problem is servo failure. Your Rover uses servo motors to mix hot and cold air to regulate temperature. A symptom of servo failure is one side of the car staying hot or cold while the other side regulates normally. Servo replacement is costly — near $900.
- Mercedes Benz Issues and Common Repairs
- Routine, Normal, and Severe Service Schedules
- Complete Repair Facility using Factory & OEM Components
- Diagnostics, including engine management, anti-lock braking, safety restraint systems, drive train & more.
Whether you drive an XF, XJ, XK, or F-Type model, our team has the knowledge and skills to service your Jaguar and get you back on the road as quickly as possible. Put our experience to the test, and keep your Jaguar performing at its best with service from mechanics you trust.
The MINI Cooper S and MINIs now go by Conditional Based Service (CBS), where the vehicle monitors pa rameter and time, reminding the driver when the service is needed. We recommend changing the engine oil every 7500 miles.
911, Carrera, Boxster, Cayenne, Cayman
We specialize in Porsche service, from the early air-cooled 911s, including the 911, 964, 993 to the later water-cooled 996, 997 Boxster, and Cayenne. We not only service these high-performance vehicles, but we tune, rebuild, and im- prove these vehicles too.
Intermediate oil service @ 10K to protect your investment.
20K, 40K, 60K, 80K factory-scheduled services using exclusively Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) components. All work performed to Factory Standards and covered by our 24-month X 24,000 miles warranty. ABS Sys- tem Brake Fluid Flush. Recommended by Porsche every two years: four-wheel alignments using Hunter Engineering Alignment system.
Porsche Performance Upgrades
Complete rebuilds on engines. Normally aspirated or Turbo engine displace- ment upgrades. Supercharger or Turbo Kits available. Suspension upgrades: Springs, shocks, Coil Over Kits, sway Bars, Lightweight flywheel and clutch replacements and upgrades. Rear Main Seal (RMS) and intermediate shaft re- placements using the latest procedures and factory parts.
20K, 40K, 60K, 80K, & 100K Service Intervals. Timing belt replacement using OEM components. Transmission service. Replacement of PCV hoses (a com- mon fail point). Anti-lock brake diagnostics check. Engine light diagnostics.