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Hi all,

Four months ago my car had its 48 month service by a GT-R specialist which included replacing the air filters with OEM ones. My car is currently at my local HPC for something else and they have advised me that the air filters are dirty and need replacing.

Is it possible for the air filters to get blocked in four months / 2000 miles of normal driving? If they need replacing already is it possible that they weren't changed four months ago when they were said to have been?

There are a few other indicators which make me question whether or not the service was actually carried out...

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Alex
 

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I might have a look myself when I get the car back - I'm not sure whether I'll be able to tell though.

Other things are adding up to make me a bit suspicious about the service though:

1) They didn't stamp the service book.
2) They didn't use the oil I provided.
3) They didn't fix something I asked them to.

Hmmm.
 

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Filters would not even be dirty in 2000 miles there aving you over mate. Are you the one I keep seeing around Hartcliffe Way? I have the DMG one, would like to meet up one day mate.

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Filters would not even be dirty in 2000 miles there aving you over mate.
Yeah someone is - trouble is I'm not sure who. I don't know whether they weren't replaced at the last service as they should have been, or whether the HPC is over exaggerating.

Are you the one I keep seeing around Hartcliffe Way? I have the DMG one, would like to meet up one day mate.
No that's not me actually - I haven't seen any other GT-Rs in Bristol for over a year! Up for a meet though.
 

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Only way to tell is to check them yourself mate. If they look good the hpc is trying to bend you over for a few extra quid. If they're looking nasty then it'll be your independent who has pulled the wool over your eyes. There's no way in 2000 miles that they should be looking anything approaching dirty IMO.
 

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Only way to tell is to check them yourself mate. If they look good the hpc is trying to bend you over for a few extra quid. If they're looking nasty then it'll be your independent who has pulled the wool over your eyes. There's no way in 2000 miles that they should be looking anything approaching dirty IMO.
Yes you're absolutely right. Looks like the HPC are going to have my car for another couple of weeks so I'll check as soon as I have it back.
 

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Alex I would get some K&N panel filters in there and clean them yourself than pay for the ones the HPC put in.
If you don't mine me asking what is it you need doing that requires leaving your car with them for so long? and which branch? Sorry for being so nosey, just that a mate of mine had a terrible experience with one in Bristol recently and basically they were taking the piss big time
 

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If you don't mine me asking what is it you need doing that requires leaving your car with them for so long? and which branch? Sorry for being so nosey, just that a mate of mine had a terrible experience with one in Bristol recently and basically they were taking the piss big time
Not at all - here's the long version:

http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/225561-been-hit-lorry.html

http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/236946-tpms-receivers-wiring-loom-madness.html#post2468450

And the short version is that my car is with the Bristol HPC (Wessex Garages) for accident damage and they say they need to replace the entire TPMS wiring loom throughout the car because the plug which one of the receivers connects to has been crushed. They need authorisation from the other party's insurers (a couple of days) before they can order the part from Amsterdam (about 5 days) and then another couple of days to fit.

Actually I've generally had pretty good service from them during the last couple of years (maybe because I bought the car from them), and Wes the tech seems to know his stuff. But I do servicing elsewhere now that my service pack as run out.
 

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So, I've just got my car back and checked the air filters:



These look pretty dirty to me, so presumably they couldn't have become this dirty in 2000 miles of normal driving over 4 months?

The manufacturing date is 2011 which doesn't really confirm anything, but if they were changed at the end of 2013 it's unlikely anyone would be using stock from 2011?

I'll be needing to have words with the specialist the serviced it if that's the case. What else haven't they done?
 
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