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Just got quoted £392 from Gatwick Honda for the 50,000 mile service is that right? :facepalm:

when asked what was involved for it to cost so much I was told that amongst the standard filter changes there is a valve clearance check which takes time?

Correct me if I'm wrong but the diesel doesn't need that checked, thats for petrol vtec engines unless I'm mistaken, can anyone comment?
 

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thats cheaper than all the quotes i had from honda garages i then went to tdi north who quoted £300 i would like to recommend them but i was there 4 hours and they didnt manage to change the fuel filter then because they were too incompetent to do it in the time quoted they charged me £320
 

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thats cheaper than all the quotes i had from honda garages i then went to tdi north who quoted £300 i would like to recommend them but i was there 4 hours and they didnt manage to change the fuel filter then because they were too incompetent to do it in the time quoted they charged me £320
:shock: thats bad, I thought TDI would be on the ball?

I still think £392 is extortionate though. I'm interested to hear what others make of the valve clearance thing.
 

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I've been quoted similar/ some higher for my upcoming 75,000 service...

Rediculous In my opinion as I used to pay £125 for a service in my petty golf...

Honda Unhappiness plan?
 

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Not going to TDI North for my 4th year service then :(

No valve clearance checks on the diesel - but it is classed as a major service - I would have thought £300 is about right for a Honda - For £395 I would expect the MOT and full valet thrown in as well a full tank of fuel
 

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Not going to TDI North for my 4th year service then :(

No valve clearance checks on the diesel - but it is classed as a major service - I would have thought £300 is about right for a Honda - For £395 I would expect the MOT and full valet thrown in as well a full tank of fuel
That's what I thought, there isn't a valve clearance check on our diesel. I was just annoyed as the person I was speaking to didn't seem to know what they were talking about. They went from almost £400 to £275 when I questioned the valve check. I'm gonna haggle for that tank of fuel now ;)
 

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Do some people actually get a tank of fuel as part of their service? I've not heard of that one before.

The 4th year diesel service is a pig. 5th is ok though. I've signed up to a two service and MOT plan at my dealers. £399 for next two services (the next of which is major), two MOT's and a air con service. It spreads the cost out with monthly payments and actually works out cheaper to boot.
 

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Whats so special about the 4th year service? Dont they just change oil, and filter? Im getting worried as mines is gonna be going in a week :(
 

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The fuel filter is a horrible job as it is located on the rear bulkhead, I think you have to remove the battery and airbox to gain access, I often wonder if dealers actually change it as it not visible without removal of battery etc
 

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Whats so special about the 4th year service? Dont they just change oil, and filter? Im getting worried as mines is gonna be going in a week :(
Change all the filters, fuel, pollen, oil, but apparently, as i was quoted,an expensive valve clearance check also that doesn't need doing on the diesel afaik.
 

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The fuel filter is a horrible job as it is located on the rear bulkhead, I think you have to remove the battery and airbox to gain access, I often wonder if dealers actually change it as it not visible without removal of battery etc
Its not that bad actually, easy to get battery and airbox out, 10min job. A skilled mechanic would do it blindfold, change the filter & prime the system using the hand pump back there.
 

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my local garage charged 200 quid all in with 0w 30 oil and a litre of top up thrown in. totally recommend getting the fuel filter done my car was so much livlier after it!
Which garage is that, i need mine servicing and not at Honda !! ??:cool:
 

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Im buying all the parts for the service, opie oils comes with oil + filter, where would be the best place for fuel filter and pollen filter?
 

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Im buying all the parts for the service, opie oils comes with oil + filter, where would be the best place for fuel filter and pollen filter?
Get them from Honda mate.

I bought a service kit from cox Honda when I had my derv.

Cheapest price i could find at the time. Better price than any dealer up here could do.
 

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Im buying all the parts for the service, opie oils comes with oil + filter, where would be the best place for fuel filter and pollen filter?
Have seen a honda genuine service kit on the bay for about £70 iirc, has all the filters etc.
 
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