Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Stephen Tinker

Looking after a 996 GT3 in Brisbane??

Recommended Posts

Over the last 10 or 11 years, I have had OPC Brisbane look after my Porsche's, apart from having T&D Automotive replace my Boxster S IMS bearing back in 2010 (I think I was one of the first in Australia). 

Since then a lot has changed - Don Munro left T&D and I believe T&D have new owners too. There are other Porsche specific workshops that crop up, like Comet Automotive, Promotive and DHM (Don Munro), but I know nothing of their capabilities regarding servicing a GT3 - only what's on their websites and that doesn't mean they are any good . My 996 will soon be due for its 4 yearly Major Service so I'm looking for the best workshop / service provider in South East Qld. Its not just a service I require but also a couple of niggles I need ironing out like a cold start stumble on startup, so a good diagnostic capability is a must have. 

I'm not unhappy with OPC Brisbane, but I am open to alternative workshops.  I'm on the Sunshine Coast and there is nobody here I would use in a fit !!

From the Brisbane crew, who in your opinion is the best  ???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DHM or Flat Six is who I would recommend. I know Brett has Porsche scanning tools and I suspect Don would have also. 

Don’s new workshop is head and shoulders above the old one. Brett is owner operator and very cleaver guy. He has worked on my GT3 - but he is booked out a few weeks in advance usually.

No affiliation with either, but I have known both for a very long time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rencal motors in coopers plains. Small workshop, meticulous head mechanic and team. They have a excellent reputation and many regular watercooled Porsche’s get maintained and modified there

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Flat Six told me very 'flatly' that they have absolutely no interest in looking at more water cooled cars - he's is far to busy with what he's got and won't take on any more work; to the point of being rude.  Pfft.

Might just save you a trip.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
46 minutes ago, WOKA said:

Flat Six told me very 'flatly' that they have absolutely no interest in looking at more water cooled cars - he's is far to busy with what he's got and won't take on any more work; to the point of being rude.  Pfft.

Might just save you a trip.

That's just the kind of information I need - many thanks WOKA... 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don @ DHM has been good to me, I live in Sydney, but have called on his services a few times... my old 996 GT3 was maintained by him (ex brissy car), and he had done some work on my old 968 Clubsport too. Based on my interactions/transactions with him, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him (and often do) to others. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MR Tuning at Yatala are worth a look.  Did the coilovers in my boxster - DHM cocked it up.  I experienced excellent service. 

On the plus side they run Carrera Cup cars so would be across your GT3 needs - this is the retail arm for McElrea Racing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, flamingporsche said:

MR Tuning at Yatala are worth a look.  Did the coilovers in my boxster - DHM cocked it up.  I experienced excellent service. 

On the plus side they run Carrera Cup cars so would be across your GT3 needs - this is the retail arm for McElrea Racing.

Yes, I've seen them advertised on the Porsche Club website - I'll give them a call and see what they have to offer above and beyond OPC Brisbane.

Many thanks for the heads up everyone !!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

PFA [Porsche Forum Australia]

This is an online platform for like-minded Porsche fans/fanatics/tragics to come together to read, chat and share.

It is also a platform to arrange and participate in off-line social meet-ups, events and drives.

×
×
  • Create New...