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Anyone used MDZ Italtec? #1646177
16/11/2020 11:20
16/11/2020 11:20
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Morning

Just wanted to see if anyone had used these folks to service/maintain their cars?

https://www.mdzitaltec.co.uk

MDZ Italtec
Unit 6 Betchworth Works
Ifield Road
Charlwood, Surrey
RH6 0DX

Thanks,

DS


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Re: Anyone used MDZ Italtec? [Re: darthstinky] #1646275
18/11/2020 18:41
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Re: Anyone used MDZ Italtec? [Re: darthstinky] #1646454
24/11/2020 10:55
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So I've decided to use these folks just to give the car a once over (Wife won't get into a second hand car till its been 'professionally' inspected!?!)

Fingers crossed,

DS


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Re: Anyone used MDZ Italtec? [Re: darthstinky] #1646485
25/11/2020 12:35
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Originally Posted by darthstinky
(Wife won't get into a second hand car till its been 'professionally' inspected!?!)

DS



....well there are an awful lot of people happy to tell you they are professional...hopefully that keeps your wife happy wink

Hope the coupe is ok.

Regards

MM

Re: Anyone used MDZ Italtec? [Re: darthstinky] #1646514
25/11/2020 20:37
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Thanks MM! Me too. smile

DS


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Re: Anyone used MDZ Italtec? [Re: darthstinky] #1646528
25/11/2020 23:00
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I'm sure you don't need to get it professionally inspected, the wife doesn't need to drive it after all wink


1996 Portofino 20vt & 2000 Pearl White Plus
1985½ & 2016 2017 Fiat 124 Spider + XF Sportbrake
Re: Anyone used MDZ Italtec? [Re: darthstinky] #1646967
08/12/2020 00:01
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Just collected the car...

On my gosh, what nice people! They looked over the car, put it on the diagnostic and ended up confirming my suspicious of a leaky exhaust manifold is the cause of my engine bay start up smoke....and only charged me for the replacement coolant reservoir cap!

I'll be going back there for a belt change next year!

On and there was a 20V sprint blue (on a T plate) and a pale (moon?) blue 20vt on a W plate in for a battery change as I collected.

DS



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Re: Anyone used MDZ Italtec? [Re: darthstinky] #1646968
08/12/2020 00:09
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Good result smile

Ask them if they remove the engine when doing the belts.....


BumbleBee back:)
Re: Anyone used MDZ Italtec? [Re: darthstinky] #1646977
08/12/2020 11:11
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Originally Posted by darthstinky
On and there was a 20V sprint blue (on a T plate) and a pale (moon?) blue 20vt on a W plate in for a battery change as I collected.


I bet that increased your confidence in MDZ Italtec by at least 60%. laugh

Re: Anyone used MDZ Italtec? [Re: Edinburgh] #1647014
08/12/2020 23:53
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Originally Posted by Edinburgh
Good result smile

Ask them if they remove the engine when doing the belts.....


They don’t, already asked!

The remove the drive shafts and shuffle the engine block in the bay...

DS


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Re: Anyone used MDZ Italtec? [Re: darthstinky] #1647016
09/12/2020 00:21
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Re: Anyone used MDZ Italtec? [Re: darthstinky] #1651129
28/05/2021 13:51
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Just to update this thread.

Finally pulled my finger out and got the coupe booked in for a belt change with MDZ and I was really, really impressed with them.

Top job, they identifed the timing was out (previous belt change was done by mariking up the pullies, not with the 'cam locking blocks' even showed me pics he'd take during the change, along with the old parts). Also picked up the rocket cover was weaping oil (and the source of my ever growing oil 'foot print' on the drive!).

Runs soooooo much better now, and the final smile was the price, very, very reasonable - not your typicaly Surrey prices!

I will be going back to tghem for the MOT and a few other bits that are outstanding!

PS - they also do non-italian cars, there was a rather tasty Mk.2 Escort having an engine rebuild in when I collected the coupe!

DS

@ Mod - you can close this thread now if you like wink


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