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Mclaren 720s With NOVITEC Kit Serviced At Dodson

We recently serviced a special Mclaren 720s at Dodson Motorsport. The car came in for new front brake pads and a post track checkover.

Mclaren 720s NOVITEC Kit

Mclaren 720s NOVITEC Kit

Mclaren 720s NOVITEC Kit

What’s special about this car is it has a full NOVITEC kit with full carbon bonnet. NOVITEC offers these special kits for the 720s along with suspension, wheel, power and exhaust upgrades.

It certainly looks stunning especially in white, which contrasts beautifully with the carbon fibre.

If you need your supercar serviced, be sure to contact us today by calling 09 441 3635.

2700HP “King Kong” Nissan GTR

Recently, ST Hitech’s 2700HP King Kong Nissan GTR was back at Dodson Motorsport.

King Kong Nissan GTR

We originally built this car, and it includes our entire catalogue in the gearbox, along with many of our custom-made parts.

It has a complete carbon fibre body, with a hand-build 4130 chromoly tube chassis, weighing 500kg less than factory.

The front suspension geometry is the same as factory, but the rear has Ohlins TTX twin-tube dampers mounted horizontally to custom bell cranks. These Ohlins dampers are the same ones that come in the Nismo GT3 R35, however the spring rates in King Kong are much lower to achieve the squat needed for grip in drag racing.

For drag racing purposes, it has a lightweight brake kit with solid rotors and five-stud hubs, which get replaced for big brakes and centrelock hubs when it’s doing circuit racing.

The drag spec wheels it runs are Belak beadlocks with titanium hardware – 17×10 on the front and 15×10 on the rear.

Under the bonnet, the parts include a Diamond pistons, a billet crankshaft, billet alloy rods, CNC ported heads with custom cams with a duration higher than 300 degrees, and a custom billet 3.8L block, designed by us at Dodson and milled from a solid block of billet alloy. It also runs an enormous Precision turbo.

The engine block doesn’t actually have any water galleries. Instead, the engine is cooled by an electric water pump which sends water only to the heads and cools them through a small radiator which is under the side of the bumper. Most of the cooling comes from the methanol passing through the custom-made billet fuel rails with 1700cc and 5750cc injectors mounted in the custom billet and carbon fibre inlet manifold.

It certainly is a beast, and we are happy to see it back in our shop and still going strong.

We Service Nissan Skylines in Auckland

Dodson Motorsport has long been associated with Nissan Skylines and GTRs in New Zealand (and worldwide). We have an extensive history building performance Nissans which have set numerous records around the world. So naturally, we are able to service your Nissan Skyline right here in Auckland.

Whether you have an R32

Nissan Skyline R32 Service in Auckland

R33

Nissan Skyline R33 Service in Auckland

Or R34

Nissan Skyline R34 Service in Auckland

We offer complete servicing options for both engine and transmission. We have been working on these cars for a long time so are able to make truly expert recommendations as to which is the best oil to go for depending on what you intend to use the car for, and any other things that we might recommend which will help to increase performance and durability.

After years of working on these cars, we took what we learnt and now use the best oils we have found which perform better and offer better protection in New Zealand conditions, especially for cars which are used for racing or performance driving.

If your Nissan Skyline is due for a service speak to us today by calling 09 441 3635 or emailing service@dodsonmotorsport.com and we will make sure it’s done better than anyone else.

Also, if you are looking to improve the performance of your Nissan Skyline, we are also able to help you there, by both making recommendations and supplying the parts. Give us a call to discuss that today!

 

We Offer Skoda DSG Oil Changes in Auckland

Do you have a Skoda with a DSG transmission and you need to get it serviced? We at Dodson Motorsport  offer DSG servicing for all Skoda models.

Skoda DSG Transmission Service Auckland

DSG transmissions are very complex and their life expectancy depends on how they were serviced. Regular service intervals for DSGs are crucial to keep them in optimal condition.

How often you need to do this depends on the car and how it’s driven. A car that is driven in a more spirited manner or raced will need to have it serviced more often than one that is just being driven on the road.

The recommended service interval for most DSG equipped cars that are being driven normally is 60,000 kms or 6 years. If you drive your car hard, you’ll want to service it more often.

When we service your DSG transmission, we provide a complete service that ensures your transmission is operating as it should, and with the new oil is like new.

What this means is that before doing the fluid change we will scan the car for any fault codes to ensure the DSG is working properly and that all sensors and pressures are correct.

Once we make sure that everything is all right we will drain the old fluid and remove the old filter. Then we fill it with our specially mixed DMS high performance transmission fluid which has been specifically designed for DSG gearboxes and clean all components before putting it back together. Finally we install the new filter and a new drain plug gasket.

Once that is done, we will take the car for a test drive to ensure everything is operating correctly, that the gears are shifting smooth and that there are no other issues and will make any necessary adjustments. We can also perform an optional clutch and gear change calibration and adaption drive to solve any shifting problems.

To book your Skoda in for a DSG service give us a call on 09 441 3635 or email us on service@dodsonmotorsport.com.

Getting Your BMW Serviced In Auckland

If you need to get your BMW serviced in Auckland, no doubt you want it done by someone that will do the job correctly, using the right parts and components and ensuring that all procedures are done correctly.

This is especially true if you need your BMW DCT transmission serviced, as it must be done with the right oils and procedure to make sure that it will operate correctly and be protected against wear.

BMW Service in Auckland

We at Dodson Motorsport offer BMW Service in Auckland that includes complete engine and DCT transmission service packages.

What’s Included?

Just like all cars we service, all BMWs are serviced using high quality brands such as Mobil, AP Racing oils and fluids. DCT transmissions are scanned to make sure that everything is right before it gets serviced.

We also have team of vehicle technicians and R&D engineers that can make quality components here in New Zealand that coupled with the support of our ISTA service tool, help us to repair or upgrade the BMW DCT transmissions.

This ensures that your BMW is serviced in the best possible way and that we pick up any potential faults before they become issues. As a result your car will be running smoothly even in high performance driving sessions like track days.

Which BMWs Do We Service?

We service all late M performance models including:

  • BMW M2
  • BMW M3
  • BMW M4
  • BMW M5

If you are ready to get your BMW serviced book it in today by calling us on 09 441 3635 or emailing service@dodsonmotorsport.com.

Get Your Audi R8 Serviced At Dodson

Looking to get your Audi R8 serviced by the best? We at Dodson offer premium engine and transmission servicing for Audi R8s from our workshop in North Shore.

Get Your Audi R8 Serviced at Dodson

We know how much these cars are valued by our customers. That is why our specialists will service your Audi R8 to the absolute highest standard using the best oils and components for the Audi R8, including Castrol and AP Racing fluids and parts. All without the dealership pricetag.

Our Audi R8 engine service includes:

  • Replacing the engine oil & filter with premium components
  • Installing new sealing washer on sump plugs
  • Check and top-up of any other possibly low fluids
  • Inspection of engine air filters and replacement if necessary
  • Full vehicle safety check
  • Quality test drive

Our Audi R8 Transmission Service includes:

  • Scanning the vehicle for any fault codes to ensure the sensors and pressures are working correctly
  • Draining the transmission oil and removing the oil filter
  • Replacing the filter and cleaning all components
  • Filling the transmission with DMS high performance transmission fluid specifically designed for the Audi R8
  • Quality test drive
  • Optional clutch/gear calibration & adaption drive

If you are looking to make your R8 faster we’re also able to help you with increasing the performance of your car.

Book in your R8 for a service now by calling 09 441 3635 or email us on service@dodsonmotorsport.com.

Why a Transmission Service Is Just as Important as an Engine Service

When it comes to servicing a car, most drivers immediately think of engine oil. However, changing the transmission oil is equally important to ensure your car is maintained properly. Here’s why.

Transmissiobn Servicing Auckland

It’s commonly thought that a transmission service is really only required for cars that are used in very high demand conditions like performance and racecars. Some even think that it is an unnecessary expense, especially since some OEMs claim that their transmissions have “lifetime oil”.

However, transmission oil is very important not only for lubrication of gears and parts and reducing friction, but it also helps to keep the unit cool and makes gear changes smoother. Good oil also keeps everything clean, reduces vibrations, protects against corrosion and increases the lifespan of your transmission.

It is better to change oil in your transmission sooner rather than later. It will help to keep your transmission in optimal condition, extend its life and reduce the odds of failure or damage occurring.

When transmission oil loses its pressure you can experience delayed shifting. Residue in the transmission oil can make shifting more difficult, potentially resulting in crunching or grinding. You also risk the transmission overheating which can lead to serious damage to many parts of the transmission. This can all happen if the transmission oil is not in good shape or is low (usually due to a leak) and hasn’t been replaced.

Contact us at Dodson if it’s time to change your transmission oil. We will be able to determine when the right service interval for your car is and what type of transmission oil is best to use, whether you have a manual gearbox, DCT or automatic.

What Is The Best Service Interval For Your DSG?

DSG transmissions are complex and how long they last is very dependent on how they were serviced. Regular service intervals for DSGs are crucial to keep them in optimal condition. But how often is regular?

DSG Service Interval

How the car is driven will greatly determine the interval of servicing the DSG. A car that is driven in a more “spirited” manner, or raced, will need to have it serviced more often than a car than is just being driven on the road. The recommended service interval for a DSG that isn’t seeing a lot of hard driving is 60,000 kms or 6 years. If you drive your car hard, you’ll want to service it more often.

What’s involved in the DSG service?

When we at Dodson carry out a DSG service, we first scan the car for any fault codes to ensure the DSG is working properly and that all sensors and pressures are correct. We then drain the old oil and remove the old filter, replacing the filter with new parts and cleaning all components before putting it back together. Then we fill it our specially mixed DMS high performance transmission fluid which has been specifically designed for DSG gearboxes.

Once that is all done we will take the car for a test drive to ensure everything is operating correctly, the gears are shifting smooth and that there are no other issues. If necessary, we will perform a clutch/gear calibration & adaption drive to solve any shifting problems.

If it’s time for your Audi or VW to get a DSG service, speak to us today to book your car in!

Servicing Your Audi in Auckland

If you are looking to get your Audi serviced in Auckland, no doubt you want it done by someone who’s going to do the job right, with quality materials and procedures that ensure it’s been serviced correctly.

Especially if you have a DSG transmission, the service needs to be done with the right fluids and procedures to ensure that the transmission will operate as it should and be protected against wear.

Audi Servicing Auckland

We at Dodson Motorsport specialise in servicing Audis in Auckland. We offer complete engine, DSG transmission and Haldex service packages.

What’s included?

Like with all of our services, all Audis get serviced with all new high quality parts, Castrol & AP Racing oils and fluids, and with the full procedure such as computer scans on the DSG to ensure everything is right before it gets serviced.

This ensures that the service is completed to the highest standard possible and that if there are any faults, they are picked up before they become an issue. As a result, your car will last longer and perform better, with quality components to protect it against wear even in high stress situations such as performance driving or track days.

Which Audis Can We Service?

We are able to service the following Audi models:

  • Audi TT
  • Audi A1
  • Audi A3
  • Audi S3  (including RS)
  • Audi A4
  • Audi S4  (including RS)
  • Audi S5  (including RS)
  • Audi A5
  • Audi A6
  • Audi S6  (including RS)
  • Audi A7
  • Audi A8
  • Audi Q2  (including RS)
  • Audi Q3  (including RS)
  • Audi Q5 (including RS)
  • Audi R8

Ready to get your Audi serviced? Book in your Audi today by calling us on 09 441 3635 or emailing service@dodsonmotorsport.com.

Why We Use Our Own Oils & Fluids for Some Cars

At Dodson we service a wide variety of high performance cars which are used in many different applications, from simple daily drivers to dedicated race cars. This has given us the opportunity to see how various oils work under many different circumstances, and has given us the ability to provide improvements in certain areas.

This is why, depending on the application, we use our specifically blended Dodson oils and fluids when the circumstances require.

Dodson Oils & Fluids

Many times OEM oil is the best option for the car. After all, the guys who made the car usually know what’s best for it. But there are a few instances where it is possible to improve on it, such as with cars that are heavily used in racing rather than on the road. Different climates can also affect what oil needs to be used, and sometimes the manufacturer’s recommended oil isn’t the best that’s available.

In some applications, the manufacturer recommended oils are made quite thin, which helps driveability on the clutches and makes them appear to drive smoother (which can give the driver the impression that the oil is better than what was previously in there). But this usually means less gear protection during extreme conditions such as racing or ‘spirited’ driving.

For this reason we have a wide variety of specially crafted oils made to our specification as well as OEM supplied oils to best suit the vehicle we are working on. This ensures we are able to offer the maximum protection to the transmission components whilst maintaining maximum performance.

One example of where we use our Dodson oil is the Nissan GTR, as it offers better gear protection over some of the other oils on the market whilst not being so thick that it interferes with clutch operation. We also manufacture different oils for the GTR based on climates or applications (such as drag racing).

We are here to ensure you get the best oil for your car depending on how you plan to use it. Speak to us today and we will be able to recommend which oils you should go with when getting your car serviced by us!