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Old 2nd April 2017, 06:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Litchfield or severn valley ?

Guys very new to the GTR family just looking for some recommendations Litchfield is closer for me but also hear some great reports about seven valley, need to book the car in for a horrible noise from n/s/f wheel between 5 to 20 mph sounds really bad
also clutch relearn?,full service.. thank in advance .
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Old 2nd April 2017, 06:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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where do you live?
as litcho is closer its a no-brainer plus your cars would be in very safe hands
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Old 2nd April 2017, 06:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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AC Speedtech

IMHO Litchfield got too expensive and SVM come across as pushy salesmen. Andy @ AC Speedtech has the right balance of know-how and realistic prices.

Just to add.... If it's a clicking sound from the wheels then do a search on here and you will learn how to fix it yourself in 30 mins.
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Old 2nd April 2017, 07:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 2nd April 2017, 07:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have used Andy at AC speedtech and been fairly satisfied.

Also had the pleasure of meeting Amar at SVM recently and he helped me know end with tracing all the service history and paperwork for one of my cars.

He also toured us around there workshop and let us see some old school Ford RS cars there restoring.

Never used Litchfields so would'nt re
ally want to comment other than I have bought ecu tek and dodson products from them.
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Old 2nd April 2017, 08:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 2nd April 2017, 09:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
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When SVM quoted this....

Brakes - £312.00 inc vat (Based on 4hrs) - Additional time maybe required - will advise


Yup, thats right, they quoted 4 hours with more time possibly needed to fit some alcon discs. (Re using bells).

How to instantly lose a customer right there.

Litchfield did them for, 90 minutes labor or thereabouts (it got merged into a service and some other things, so probably worked out less)
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Old 3rd April 2017, 08:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
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+1 Litchfields.

After going there for first service and Stage 1 I have had no reason to look elsewhere as I'm very impressed with the service, knowledge, professionalism and advice. Will be using them for 4th time in May.
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Old 3rd April 2017, 08:33 AM   #10 (permalink)
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+1 Litchfields.

After going there for first service and Stage 1 I have had no reason to look elsewhere as I'm very impressed with the service, knowledge, professionalism and advice. Will be using them for 4th time in May.
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Old 3rd April 2017, 09:17 AM   #11 (permalink)
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If it's small stuff location is important.
I rate Litchfields but I am not going to drive for 3+ hours for a job that takes an hour or two.

SVM may do good work but the way they have come across on this forum previously means I just wouldn't take my car there.
No matter how good they are. They aren't the only trader I feel like that about though, so it's not a personal thing against just SVM.

I'm just glad we have Kaizer Motor in the South East.
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Old 3rd April 2017, 09:39 AM   #12 (permalink)
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+1 for AC, always great work, great advice and friendly..... everything you want when you get your car looked after
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Old 3rd April 2017, 10:43 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Both good, Severn Valley on average slightly cheaper.

Again, I would just go on who's more local. I live 20 miles from SVM so would be a no brainer to take to Litchfield's.

Make sure you get a good relationship with the garage you use and they will help you out where possible and also get to know the car and its history.
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I do most work on the car myself inc engine and box removal, turbo fitting etc, I have used Litchfields and found them very professional however Im a firm AC Speedtech fan for anything I cant do on the car myself even though its 500 mile round trip, cars there now having a forged motor and clutches uprated.
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Old 3rd April 2017, 12:39 PM   #15 (permalink)
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To answer the question out of the 2 - Litchfields, had very bad experiences with SVM. Litchfield's are a great bunch and although I'm not a proper customer, have a good relationship with them.

The other two to consider:
1. JM Imports (Look after my car).
2. Acspeedtech (Great bunch of guys).
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Old 3rd April 2017, 01:41 PM   #16 (permalink)
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ac speed tech , fantastic set of lads , every one and i mean everyone knows what they are taking about, ( brewing up is shite though ......) litchifield had no experince with them but i have just spent a lot of money with them and upto now the process has been good and very well handled. lots of positive comments on this forum.
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I've only ever used Lichfields in fact I bought my last GTR off them ,I've always had great service from everyone their, so I have no reason to take my car anywhere else
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Thanks all for your honest opinions great advise much appreciated, anyone got a link for a tidy diagnostics
Machine that I could possibly perform a clutch learn on ?

Thanks again

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