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Old 14th September 2004, 11:48 PM
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Vitesse Developments (Mechanic) - Malvern, Victoria

Highly recommend this mechanic,

Vitesse Developments Pty Ltd
109 Station St,
Malvern
3144
+61 (3) 9500-1911
M-F 8am-5.30pm
s 8am-12.30pm
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Old 30th March 2006, 09:26 PM
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Vitesse

Vitesse put in a $6500 4.2 litre V8 into my County a few years back immediately after I bought it. The mechanic was a guy called Sammy- nice bloke but he is actually a panel beater, not a mechanic.
When I picked the vehicle up, Sammy said ( he recommended I get the Carby's overhauled- $500.00) said that it was running a bit lean on petrol.
I said, you did tell Mulla & Jacka- the carby people- that it was for a 4.2??
not a 3.5? Well, the stupid look on his face gave me the answer I did not want to hear.
After that episode I checked over his work- as best I could- not happy Jan.
The Air Filter was a unifilter and it had started to rot, and degenerate.
Fancy putting in a whole new motor and never even checking the air filter.
There were other problems too
If Sammy is still there, stay away.
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Old 31st March 2006, 08:31 AM
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I totally agree DeeJay. I too have had same problems with dodgee work on bebuild. Can't even put a radiator back in correctly, totally missed the mounting pin on one side and gettin the carbies to run nice is an absolute
nightmare for them to handle they just don't get it right and left off vaccume hoses.
Yeah their not the mob to go and see.
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Old 21st April 2008, 03:13 PM
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I've had nothing but great service from there, especially after the expensive and unsatisfactory work done at another larger workshop.

John the owner really knows his stuff
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Old 21st April 2008, 03:28 PM
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I have heard some stories so I have stayed clear....

I wont repeat what I have heard, but I think you get the idea.

I would like to point out though, you will hear bad reports a lot more than good and like what I have posted I havnt had any dealing with them personally and the people I spoke to about them only 1 of them had had recent dealings with them so the rest of them were "Ive heard about them" so they may not be as bad as they sound.

Im happy with where I go so Im not going to give them a go but even with bad reports, they could have been problems caused by a bad apprentice and not the main mechanic.
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Old 21st April 2008, 04:16 PM
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Im happy with where I go .
Your a mechanic and you pay?
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Old 21st April 2008, 04:32 PM
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Your a mechanic and you pay?
Only for parts lol

I have had Jamie to do stuff on it if I got to busy but havnt for about 2 years now.

There are some things that I dont want to do at work on my own car.....like stuff that isnt going be able to be finished in a few hours as the boss frowns on having cars in the workshop where machines should be.

I have only a garden shed at home and hate working in the driveway when I have a hoist and everything at work so if it is a big job or is going to take a while to sort then yes it would off site.
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Old 21st April 2008, 04:44 PM
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Only for parts lol

I have had Jamie to do stuff on it if I got to busy but havnt for about 2 years now.

There are some things that I dont want to do at work on my own car.....like stuff that isnt going be able to be finished in a few hours as the boss frowns on having cars in the workshop where machines should be.

I have only a garden shed at home and hate working in the driveway when I have a hoist and everything at work so if it is a big job or is going to take a while to sort then yes it would off site.
surely in situations like that a carton of whatever would hire the use of a local woprkshop for an arvo?
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Old 21st April 2008, 04:56 PM
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surely in situations like that a carton of whatever would hire the use of a local woprkshop for an arvo?
Possibly but I get reasonable rates from Jamie and I can trust his work.

It's more major stuff that is a problem, I could use the workshop at work all night if I wanted to but the boss might get a bit pieved when I call in sick the next day due to being tired lol

And the boss drinks (discusting) Southern Comfort and I couldnt bring myself to buy it even if I did have to.
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Funny old buggers.

They're funny fellows at Vitesse, they seem to know their stuff, but seem to be waiting for someone to buy them out.

Had the LT85 gearbox overhauled in my 110. They did a great job except the thing now jumps out of 3rd when off the throttle (was fine before the rebuild).

But it's probably just indent spring which I'll do myself when I get around to it.
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