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Old 03-06-2020, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yesterday, I took my Karma to Naples Motorsport for an annual inspection. They performed an oil change and a brake line flush (which I realized afterwards was unnecessary as it was also done last year!), replaced the cabin air filter and squirted some Frigi-Fresh A/C cleaner into the system (presumably to keep it fresh...). For this, I was charged the princely sum of $700... Not feeling particularly good about that given we have a bog standard GM Ecotec engine in the car for which an oil change could probably be done for $75 at my local Jiffi-Lube...

Anyway, one thing they mentioned to me during the inspection was that there was indication of an oil leak around the "turbo intake". What could they be talking about? Any ideas?

I have been told that it's nothing to worry about but "maybe next year"...

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Its normal to see some oil there. Pretty standard on all turbo engines. The rule there is if it isn't reaching the ground its ok
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Its normal to see some oil there. Pretty standard on all turbo engines. The rule there is if it isn't reaching the ground its ok
Thank you for the comforting guidance!

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I agree a pricey sum indeed. I use the correct General Motors oil filter which costs me $10.00 and I use my own Mobil1 oil I bring into my local Nissan Dealer where they have an EV technician. They charge me $30.00 for the labor to do my oil change. Something to consider. On general maintenance items, always consider doing them yourself there is a feeling of pride when you can accomplish something yourself I have found. The in cabin filter is under the cowl but can be handled with little or no guidance. Can of frigi fresh by BG is about $15.00. Brake flush, i think you are still ok having done it twice in a year... just think that all the residual gunk that was left over from last time that was stuck to stuff that the new fluid broke loose last year was now removed this time. You now have one squeaky clean brake system. If they used BG products you have also initiated their extended warranty, which can be priceless. I had my coolant system flushed with BG about 2 years ago and last summer the coolant pump for the battery pack went bad and it was covered, parts & labor through BG. BG will cover your brake calipers, cylinders anything their brake fluid comes in contact with. If they used BG products which is what "frigi-fresh" is I believe. Enjoy the day Simon, I hope to keep my Fisker forever as well. If you need a copy of the BG warranties page, let me know and I'll email it to you or put a link here to their website.
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Dear Shrowell, It seems Naples Motorsport is taking you for a ride, no pun intended. I take my car to West Palm Beach Lamborghini for a full tune up, including the oil change and they only charge me around $350. You might want to ditch Naples Motorsport and find a Lamborghini dealership near you which is also probably selling Revero's like mine does. The manager at mine is great, he's even recommended that I should take the car to Minute Lube or Jiffi Lube for an oil change if that's all I need done. Good Luck.
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..... If they used BG products which is what "frigi-fresh" is I believe. Enjoy the day Simon, I hope to keep my Fisker forever as well. If you need a copy of the BG warranties page, let me know and I'll email it to you or put a link here to their website.
Thank you for that - first of all, I am going to look for cheaper ways to get my oil changed moving forward (would even do it myself - used to do it for my earlier cars, so would want to know what would make this one any different).

Very interesting about BG - will look into that as well.

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...I take my car to West Palm Beach Lamborghini for a full tune up, including the oil change and they only charge me around $350. You might want to ditch Naples Motorsport and find a Lamborghini dealership near you which is also probably selling Revero's like mine does. The manager at mine is great, he's even recommended that I should take the car to Minute Lube or Jiffi Lube for an oil change if that's all I need done. Good Luck.
For the last two years, I had been driving the 3.5 hours each way to Prestige in Miami but had hoped that my more local Karma service center would be price competitive like Prestige, as well as doing a good job like Prestige - the work done at Naples Motorsport seems to be fine, I was just shocked by the cost of labor (which made up the bulk of the bill).

Maybe it's down to the local Jiffi for me as well next time (after I have vetted that they do a good job beforehand).

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I own a Fisker and I am a mechanic and but unable to find any good and specific information on service recommendations and location diagrams. Do you have a resource suggestion?
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For the last two years, I had been driving the 3.5 hours each way to Prestige in Miami but had hoped that my more local Karma service center would be price competitive like Prestige, as well as doing a good job like Prestige - the work done at Naples Motorsport seems to be fine, I was just shocked by the cost of labor (which made up the bulk of the bill).

Maybe it's down to the local Jiffi for me as well next time (after I have vetted that they do a good job beforehand).

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I also take my car to Fisker Palm Beach that's also a Lamborghini dealership. I usually do oil change together with the inspection and of course it's not a Jiffy Lube price but also nothing unreasonable
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I used to charge a half hour of labor plus parts for a minor service. Oil was the expensive part but not that bad for a dealership.
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