*** UPDATED 23/07/13 – New Invoices and Toyota 86 Periodic Maintenance Check-Sheet are Now Uploaded ***
Several 86 owners are getting billed excessively and differently for the same type servicing interval. The Maintenance costs of the 86, by far, seem to exceed that of certain German cars which kills the purpose of it being an entry level sports car.
As a courtesy for 86 owners of the UAE, our members provide you with this compilation of personal experiences and data. We hope the following helps you figure out what you are paying for when your 86 goes to servicing, what oil grade to use and what you should replace during every service interval.
Arguments and disputes between the owners and the service centers about why should such an amount of money be paid without providing any clarifications have taken place already and it seems to be only way to get them to slightly push the price down to an acceptable level is by using some evidence.
Below is a compilation of some of the servicing bills from our members. The lack of a proper servicing schedule coupled with the lack of competent staff who fail to manage to explain the excessive pricing and poor servicing pushed 86 owners to go this far in expressing their disdain with Al Futtaim Motors.
Kindly check the below invoice copies. Click on the images below for a clearer view:
Invoice(s) for the previous 5000 Km interval (before the service intervals were shifted to 7500 Km):
Invoice(s) for a 7500 Km interval:
Invoice(s) for a 22500 Km interval:
On the other hand, Al Futtaim Motors seem to fail to provide a clear explanation when it comes to the nature of the unspecified and randomly fluctuating servicing costs.
Then comes another topic, a vital question being asked by several 86 owners about what the Proper oil grade for the Toyota 86 should be and whether the 5w-30 grade oil, which was occasionally used on some 86 models, is actually appropriate for lifetime usage?
The fact is that the owners manual specifies that 0w-20 is the correct oil grade (1 liter bottle pictured below) and that the 5w-30 is only to be temporarily used in emergencies, when 0w-20 is not available.
Currently, the 0w-20 is being sold for a pricey ‘AED 70’ per liter. Following are photos of the 1 liter oil bottle (click on images for a clearer view):
Several of our members are already taking action and are gathering more evidence and data about the issue. We need to ensure their cars are being provided with the appropriate service and care, for an appropriate and realistic price.
Plus, regarding the servicing and maintenance procedures, below is the maintenance check sheet schedule, provided by one of our members, that tells what is inspected or replaced during each interval (Note that the air conditioning filter, an item typically replaced on an annual basis, is replaced on every service, whether major or minor):
Well, that’s about it. What you wish to do next is up to you. We shared our experiences and hopefully this guide is valuable.