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Topic # 239857 8-Aug-2018 11:45
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Hey guys, can anybody recommend a good place for car servicing in Auckland please?

 

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  Reply # 2069753 8-Aug-2018 12:07
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How old is the Commodore? Why not use a main dealer?

 

Otherwise, if you are an AA member, you could use an AA Service Centre

 

https://www.aa.co.nz/cars/owning-a-car/maintenance/service-your-car-with-aa-auto-centre/

 

I used the Wellington one once on a Holden Cruze hatch (1.4 iTi), and they used the right grade of oil during the change as per the manufacturers recommendations.




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  Reply # 2069794 8-Aug-2018 12:25
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WyleECoyoteNZ:

 

How old is the Commodore? Why not use a main dealer?

 

Otherwise, if you are an AA member, you could use an AA Service Centre

 

https://www.aa.co.nz/cars/owning-a-car/maintenance/service-your-car-with-aa-auto-centre/

 

I used the Wellington one once on a Holden Cruze hatch (1.4 iTi), and they used the right grade of oil during the change as per the manufacturers recommendations.

 

 

2013. Too expensive. I went there recently and they had to replace the EVAP Solenoid Valve and it costed me over $500!





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2069822 8-Aug-2018 12:55
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Where in AKL are you located?

 

 




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  Reply # 2069862 8-Aug-2018 13:16
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hsvhel:

 

Where in AKL are you located?

 

 

 

 

West Auckland, but usually go all over the place, so location doesn't really matter in Auckland for me.







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  Reply # 2070151 8-Aug-2018 16:50
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WyleECoyoteNZ:

How old is the Commodore? Why not use a main dealer?


Otherwise, if you are an AA member, you could use an AA Service Centre


https://www.aa.co.nz/cars/owning-a-car/maintenance/service-your-car-with-aa-auto-centre/


I used the Wellington one once on a Holden Cruze hatch (1.4 iTi), and they used the right grade of oil during the change as per the manufacturers recommendations.



Sorry, I had meant the dealer was too expensive.

Yes I guess I could go to the AA, completely forgot about them lol.




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  Reply # 2070200 8-Aug-2018 20:17
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Maaate, do it yourself; commodores are straightforward to service.




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  Reply # 2070293 8-Aug-2018 21:09
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BlinkyBill: Maaate, do it yourself; commodores are straightforward to service.


I would, but I am also having a slight issue with it. Rough Idling, especially when engine is cold. Once warmed up, rough Idling becomes very hard to notice. The other day the car jerked very roughly three times while stopped at the lights, and lights on dashboard dimmed simultaneously...




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  Reply # 2070367 9-Aug-2018 07:44
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sonyxperiageek:
BlinkyBill: Maaate, do it yourself; commodores are straightforward to service.


I would, but I am also having a slight issue with it. Rough Idling, especially when engine is cold. Once warmed up, rough Idling becomes very hard to notice. The other day the car jerked very roughly three times while stopped at the lights, and lights on dashboard dimmed simultaneously...

 

 

 

You might want to let whoever you decide to use before you drop it off, that it is just not just a simple service you require.

 

The faults you describe might/maybe take a while to diagnose and repair. 


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  Reply # 2070382 9-Aug-2018 08:07
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sonyxperiageek: I would, but I am also having a slight issue with it. Rough Idling, especially when engine is cold. Once warmed up, rough Idling becomes very hard to notice. The other day the car jerked very roughly three times while stopped at the lights, and lights on dashboard dimmed simultaneously...


Just throwing "commodore rough idle" into Google pops up some cases of leaking evap hoses on throttle body. It may be that your $500 repair was not the answer to a related problem.



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  Reply # 2070742 9-Aug-2018 15:01
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So did the AA service today and they found a loose pipe but don't think it would be the cause of rough Idling. However, after the service the car hasn't seen any rough idling so far. I will have to try again when the engine is cold to see if it's stopped. Fingers crossed!




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  Reply # 2070749 9-Aug-2018 15:08
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I'm assuming the EVAP solenoid replacement was to try and cure the rough idle? Or was that something unrelated?

 

If what AA have done has fixed it, the previous location may have been guilty of firing the parts cannon a little early. If it has been fixed, I'd find out exactly what AA did, query them on the solenoid and perhaps go back to the previous location and ask nicely about it...

Seems a lot of places these days run a scan tool then fire the parts cannon without properly diagnosing things. 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2070757 9-Aug-2018 15:27
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A loose vacuum hose/pipe will cause a rough idle - it lets in unmetered air, so the air/fuel ratio is wrong and the engine runs roughly. Really could have been that simple.




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  Reply # 2070773 9-Aug-2018 15:35
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wratterus:

I'm assuming the EVAP solenoid replacement was to try and cure the rough idle? Or was that something unrelated?


If what AA have done has fixed it, the previous location may have been guilty of firing the parts cannon a little early. If it has been fixed, I'd find out exactly what AA did, query them on the solenoid and perhaps go back to the previous location and ask nicely about it...

Seems a lot of places these days run a scan tool then fire the parts cannon without properly diagnosing things. 


 


 



EVAP solenoid valve was to cure a check engine light p071/074, which has since been gone, which I hoped would cure rough idling too, but I didn't mention it to the dealer then. I really should have went somewhere else to get it replaced as apparently the part isn't expensive, but just wanted to get it over and done with at the time.






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  Reply # 2070775 9-Aug-2018 15:37
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A loose vacuum hose/pipe will cause a rough idle - it lets in unmetered air, so the air/fuel ratio is wrong and the engine runs roughly. Really could have been that simple.



Yes that's what I thought too.




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  Reply # 2070787 9-Aug-2018 15:41
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sonyxperiageek:

 

EVAP solenoid valve was to cure a check engine light p071/074, which has since been gone, which I hoped would cure rough idling too, but I didn't mention it to the dealer then. I really should have went somewhere else to get it replaced as apparently the part isn't expensive, but just wanted to get it over and done with at the time.

 

 

 

From my limited knowledge I'd say a vacuum leak could cause that code. I'd give it a couple of days and if it's been idling mint, find out if it was a vacuum hose that AA sorted out. If it was, I'd say there is a reasonable chance there was no issue with the purge solenoid in the first place. 


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