at Local Areas, Wodonga , 3690
Servicing and maintenance of most car makes and models, heavy vehicles, air tools, 4x4 and accessories.
ABN # 52694 955705 Arual Mechanical is a new business on the Border and it was set up to fill a very specific niche. We bring old-fashioned service and care to everything we do and we are aiming to build a very small client list that we intend to turn into loyal customers by offering a flexible, genuine, no-nonsense service that you can trust not to try selling you indicator fluid or exhaust bearings. We're not looking to get rich quick by treating you as just another number as we rush jobs through the workshop. We focus on the details and ensuring the job is done properly. We don't have much in the way of overheads so we can offer our customers a great price. We offer pre-purchase inspections and can give you an honest, unbiased opinion. We offer discounts to Defence and Emergency Services Personnel. - Doctors, Politicians and Lawyers pay double. If you've had negative experiences with Mechanics before, we can run you through everything we do to your car, step by step. We can even teach you how to complete your own basic inspections and show you what to look for. We don't accept walk-ins, we are strictly by appointment only and we can pick up and drop off your vehicle at your home or work. We Service and Repair - Air Tools - Particularly Hitachi and Paslode nail guns. Heavy Vehicles - Late model Mack and Volvo 4x4 Servicing and Accessory Fitting - UHF, LED Light bars, Work lights etc Cars - Most makes and models. Light or Heavy Trailer Maintenance and Repairs - Electrical, Brakes, Wheel Bearings etc.
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Bit of work to do on the first night of the Patrolapart Winch Challenge in Noogee. There's a great community spirit and a wealth of knowledge here, people from several race teams are pitching in to make sure Team Border Carpentry has a kick arse second day of racing.
Basic service at a customers shed this morning on a very tidy Volvo FH16. Customer wanted to supply genuine oil and filters but he got a much better price by buying in Wagga rather than locally. Servicing on a weekend means no downtime for him and my low overheads and extensive Volvo training and experience translates into significant cost savings. Access to Volvo Tech Tool means that I can check fault codes, run tests and diagnostics and do some minor programming.
2002 Subaru Impreza. Worn belts are trouble waiting to happen. Check your belts people! Or call me, and I'll come do it for you :)
Building a camper trailer from a PX Ranger Supercab tub. Trying to use second hand parts where possible just for fun and to see whether it's possible to make something work without spending big $$$.
Construction of the budget built 'Poor Man's Camper Trailer' has begun! Cost breakdown so far; PX Super cab XLT tub - $100. Dual cab ARB fiberglass canopy - $100. Brand new front and rear springs and shocks from a 2015 PX - case of beer. Steel - $136.
Fitting a Redarc BCDC1225LV with an AGM Kick Ass 120AH Slimline battery to the Arual Mechanical mascot Jack. Didn't want to lose tub space but also needed to be able to carry my essentials behind the rear seat. I don't leave home without my jack, jumper cables, socket set, tyre repair kit and comprehensive first aid kit in the Snap-On bag. This setup will comfortably run my 60L ARB fridge/freezer for 4-5 days without running the car. Solar input from a decent size panel will allow it to run indefinitely. While I had everything pulled apart, I figured it was a great time to fit an ARB Air Compressor that I picked up second hand. There's still heaps of room in that storage space for more stuff.
Photo journey of Old Yella's adventure to the Patrolapart 4x4 Challenge. A huge thanks to the other teams who helped us rebuild the winch on the first night and change the clutch on the second.
Another huge day at the Patrolapart 4x4 Challenge. Today saw a burnt-out clutch deliver us a couple DNF's in the afternoon. A mad dash to Warragul was unsuccessful but we managed to find someone out here who had one. Working into the night, we managed to get the new clutch fitted by about 0100. Next time we will be sure to leave lots of room between the transfer case and the support bars.
Car won't start, you hear a click noise from the engine area and the battery is ok? Busted solenoid on the starter motor. Changed it out in this fellas driveway. He wanted to supply his own parts too, no problem whatsoever.
This afternoon's efforts were aimed at making Aural HQ a little more comfortable. It's a little ridiculous. But so very fun.
Got a bit of work done on Arual's Mascot this morning, Jack. 12V socket and hold-down clamps for the 60L ARB fridge/freezer in the tub. Rear clamps are flush so any loads carried while fridge isn't in there won't catch on anything. Also a few secure anchor points in case anyone gets a little light-fingered and tries to rip off my fridge.
Trailers need regular servicing too! A little preventative maintenance can save a lot of trouble later on.
This fella was tired of using adapters when towing different trailers with round and flat plugs so I told him he could have both! Then he wanted an electric trailer brake controller so I fitted this neat little unit which hides the main control box under the dash. It even has an emergency override whereby pushing the dial will activate the trailer brakes, regardless of whether the brake pedal is depressed.
Finished fitting the panel. Wiring is a different battle, for now it's beer time.
Its natural environment.
There's nowhere to fit conventional UHF radios in a PX Ranger that looks neat while still being easily accessible. The GME3540 is a full function remote that lets you control all the features of the radio while being able to hide the main unit away under the dash. I'm not a fan of putting screws into center consoles so 3M picture hanging tape was used to attach the retaining bracket. Two months later and it's doing well, the remote can be hidden from view if the car is parked in a dodgy area and the cord doesn't get in the way when changing gears. Coupled with a PX specific bonnet mount antenna, I'm pretty happy with the setup.