Mackay Mechanical Solutions

Mackay Mechanical Solutions We are a locally owned workshop specializing in mechanical repairs, air-conditioning repairs, Holden / HSV performance modifications and tuning.

At Mackay Mechanical Solutions we take great pride in offering our clients personalised and friendly service at all times. With over 19 years of experience we have a wealth of knowledge in servicing and repairs on all makes and models

Specialist Services

-General Servicing
-Log Book / Warranty Services
-Air conditioning
-Wheel Alignment
-Efi
-Diesel Repairs
-Dyno Tuning
-Wheel Balancing

At Mackay Mechanical Solutions we take great pride in offering our clients personalised and friendly service at all times. With over 19 years of experience we have a wealth of knowledge in servicing and repairs on all makes and models

Specialist Services

-General Servicing
-Log Book / Warranty Services
-Air conditioning
-Wheel Alignment
-Efi
-Diesel Repairs
-Dyno Tuning
-Wheel Balancing

Operating as usual

This Patrol had just arrived back in Mackay after a 10-hour trip from down south, and swung by the workshop to check out...
21/09/2021

This Patrol had just arrived back in Mackay after a 10-hour trip from down south, and swung by the workshop to check out 'a strange squealing noise'. After a careful inspection and other mechanicy thingies, we did manage to find that the compressor drive belt was juuuuust a touch worn...

This everyday car was in the workshop for an air-con check due to poor performance, but after degassing and a dye we fou...
14/09/2021

This everyday car was in the workshop for an air-con check due to poor performance, but after degassing and a dye we found a leak in the evaporator - which unfortunately resides under the dash in an '05 Mazda3.

And so it goes that some are easy and some are tough. But no matter the challenges, the team are always up for it and are very happy to get this car back on the road in great nick!

What a year it has been. Thank you so much to all our incredible customers over this very trying year, you make it all w...
22/12/2020

What a year it has been. Thank you so much to all our incredible customers over this very trying year, you make it all worthwhile and we appreciate you trusting us with your rides. We're off for a well-earned break, but will be back in the new year fresh-eyed and ready to rock once more. Have a great break!

Deemed as an Essential Service provider in Mackay, MMS will continue to operate as usual during this trying time, whilst...
25/03/2020

Deemed as an Essential Service provider in Mackay, MMS will continue to operate as usual during this trying time, whilst adjusting our processes to minimise social interactions to help combat the spread of COVID-19.

In these uncertain times, we thought it would be prudent to let our amazing customer base know that our techs will continue to use the best hygiene practices possible with additional sanitisation of relevant surfaces prior to every vehicle being handed over.

Feel free to reach out either via phone or DM us here on Facebook, and as always we'll be happy to quote you on any automotive work you need to keep moving. Speak soon ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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09/12/2019

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๐—˜๐—ป๐—ท๐—ผ๐˜† ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—”๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ธ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—น. ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ท๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ $๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿต!!!

๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐Ÿ™Œ

26/11/2019
8 second VZ Clubsport

Say hi to one of the fastest street cars in Mackay. It was a great result over the weekend from the first test session with the new computer in Matt's VZ Clubsport. Full factory interior still intact, weighing in at a hefty 4,200lbs on the scales and running a 275 radial rather than a full slick.

This 406ci LS with a massive Garrett GTX55 and TH400 transmission made ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฏ๐—ต๐—ฝ / ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐—ฝ๐˜€๐—ถ on the dyno after our custom tune - even with the wheel spin...

There's more to come as we're planning on pushing the boost and launching at a higher RPM among a number of other adjustments learned from the weekend.

And hey, if you're looking for a custom tune for your LS, reach out and give the team at MMS call today. Whether it's daily driven or an 8 second demon, we love them all.

14/11/2019
Zip Now Available @ MMS! Buy Now, Pay Later

If you're looking to get your car serviced before Xmas or treat yourself to some go-fast bits or custom tuning that you can easily pay off over time - Zip is the perfect payment option! BUY NOW, PAY LATER. Give the team a call on 4957 8844 for a quote today!

Mackay Mechanical Solutions's cover photo
14/11/2019

Mackay Mechanical Solutions's cover photo

If you've noticed your mileage and/or performance isn't what it once was, don't stress. A Carbon Clean may be exactly wh...
06/02/2019

If you've noticed your mileage and/or performance isn't what it once was, don't stress. A Carbon Clean may be exactly what you need to bring the life back to your ride. Only $220 for both petrol and diesel vehicles. Give the team a call on 4957 8844 today to book in!

To do a job right, sometimes it takes only 2 hours but sometimes 2 days...This customer came in for an air conditioning ...
24/08/2018

To do a job right, sometimes it takes only 2 hours but sometimes 2 days...

This customer came in for an air conditioning check as the A/C was not performing nearly as well as it should. After diagnosing a leaking evaporator as one of the culprits, we called to let the customer know the extent of the job.

On most vehicles its a pretty straightforward job to replace this component - but some cars require removing the entire dash to get that damn evaporator out!!

Discounted servicing for all bookings until the end of September @ MMS!!Simply mention this post when booking in to get ...
17/08/2018

Discounted servicing for all bookings until the end of September @ MMS!!

Simply mention this post when booking in to get 10% off the cost of any minor or major service.

Even though we're mostly known for our performance modifications and dyno tuning, did you know that we also service any make and model? Both diesel and petrol variants are welcome for our authorised logbook servicing which maintains your warranty.

Give the team a call on 4957 8844 to get a price and make a booking today ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Had a great time yesterday Palmyra Drag Racing Club Inc!!! Was a great turnout with a bunch of our customer's cars on sh...
30/07/2018

Had a great time yesterday Palmyra Drag Racing Club Inc!!! Was a great turnout with a bunch of our customer's cars on show, and the MMS dyno ran up nearly a tonne of cars which was great to see. Good times!

Nick's L98 powered Patrol was in for a set of King Offroad Racing shock absorbers, a diff gear swap along with a new fue...
26/06/2018

Nick's L98 powered Patrol was in for a set of King Offroad Racing shock absorbers, a diff gear swap along with a new fuel system. This consisted of new fuel rails, fuel lines, fuel pumps and a fuel pressure regulator.

We also fitted our MMS LS Patrol a/c compressor and mounting kit before putting it on the dyno for a custom tune. Happy days!

14/06/2018
MMS9M camshaft note at idle

Our MMS9M camshaft is specifically aimed at Manual 6.0L setups with standard diff gears.

We designed it for those who are looking for a stick that won't sacrifice driveability, and yet sounds super tough at idle whilst making awesome power. Perfect for those who not only want to have fun at the drags occasionally but also use their Holden as their daily driver.

Do you know anyone who would want a Holden that sounds like this, makes this sort of power but is still very pleasant to drive around town and on the highway?

28/05/2018
624 hp / 465 kW LSA conversion!

Kyle and Simone were amazing to work with. They made it clear from the get-go that they were looking to do something a little different, and we were all on board with it.

Their VE's powerplant wasn't in the best of shape, so rather than rebuild and then turbo or charge, they opted instead to transplant a brand spanking new engine, namely an LSA 6.2L Supercharged V8 instead.

Along with our MMS14SC camshaft, new clutch, fuel system to suit and a little extra boost along with a custom built airbox, we managed to get this VE sounding the way they always wanted it to. Hope you enjoy it guys!

17/05/2018
Harrop Engineering

Now thatโ€™s teasing done well! Looking forward to seeing what these packages can do!

Harrop 4x4 Enhanced - Coming Soon

Jamie brought in his VE work ute to us this week for a retune. It already had solid power due to a cam/exhaust/OTR that ...
03/05/2018

Jamie brought in his VE work ute to us this week for a retune. It already had solid power due to a cam/exhaust/OTR that was done elsewhere, but unfortunately he was never quite happy with the tune and thought it may be worthwhile getting someone else to have a look at it.

He took a chance and brought it to us to do fresh from stock custom tune on our dyno, and now all is right with the world. Thanks Jamie, it was a pleasure!

Sometimes it's the simple things in life that are the best. Mick's VZ 5.7L ute doesn't have a built engine. It doesn't h...
26/04/2018

Sometimes it's the simple things in life that are the best.

Mick's VZ 5.7L ute doesn't have a built engine. It doesn't have a twin turbo set up and it's not on the bottle.

This here is the perfect example of a well thought-out and fastidiously maintained Aussie V8. It's a tough, N/A LS1 with an aftermarket exhaust system, a large-mouth OTR intake and a precision custom tune that has it making 333 hp at the rear wheels. Some things just never get old :D

We had a go at the new-gen GM Motorsport "Ramjet 3" OTR on Jason's VF SS, and the results were pretty solid!Jason wasn't...
13/04/2018

We had a go at the new-gen GM Motorsport "Ramjet 3" OTR on Jason's VF SS, and the results were pretty solid!

Jason wasn't looking for an over-the-top exhaust note so he went with an Xforce 2.5" cat-back, the OTR and a custom tune to tie the package together.

His VF ended up making a tidy 382 hp at the wheels, so it seems that this intake can safely stand right next to the usual suspects of Harrop and VCM. Very interesting!

05/04/2018
389 rwkW Blown LS1 GU Patrol at the dirt drags

Torque on tap. Ben's Nissan GU Patrol Ute is brutal. We replaced his engine with a 5.7L LS1, to which we fitted our MMS14SC supercharger specific cam package along with adjusted rocker geometry, fitted a modified oil pump and upgraded his fuel system to cope and finished it up on our dyno on both 98 and E85. Go you good thing.

Ben's Nissan GU Patrol Ute is brutal.We replaced his engine with a 5.7L LS1, to which we fitted our MMS14SC supercharger...
05/04/2018

Ben's Nissan GU Patrol Ute is brutal.

We replaced his engine with a 5.7L LS1, to which we fitted our MMS14SC supercharger specific cam package along adjusted rocker geometry, fitted a modified oil pump and upgraded his fuel system to cope and finished it up on our dyno on both 98 and E85.

He had some fun at the dirt drags recently so check the post above for the video! The shot in-cabin shows the torque this thing has. A lot of fun to work on and a great result.

Haydenโ€™s VY Clubsport is a thing of beauty. Featuring a MMS modified 6.2L engine with ported heads along with some relat...
29/03/2018

Haydenโ€™s VY Clubsport is a thing of beauty.

Featuring a MMS modified 6.2L engine with ported heads along with some relatively basic mods, our MMS13T turbo camshaft package and a single Garrett turbo, this Clubbie made 700 hp after the custom tune on our dyno and now runs like a dream, sounds mint and goes very, very hard. Keep an eye out for this one!

20/03/2018
10.5 @ 135 mph

Matt had a good run on the weekend, best being a 10.5 pass @ 135 mph on a soft launch.

His turbocharged standard LS engine featuring our MMS13T
turbo camshaft, MMS hand-ported heads and a custom tune on our in-house dyno. Was a lot of fun to work on.

Looking to use a transbrake at the next Test n' Tune to look for some even better numbers. Lots of fun and a good outing Matt, well done!

Patrick was looking for a package for his VE Ute that not only sounds tough but also maintains street manners and we wer...
19/03/2018

Patrick was looking for a package for his VE Ute that not only sounds tough but also maintains street manners and we were more than happy to oblige.

Along with the OTR and upgraded clutch package, Patrick also went for an underdrive balancer to compliment our MMS9M Camshaft kit, and the results speak for themselves.

A very tidy setup that not only sounds mint at idle but also manages to be very torquey at mid-range RPM. This cam is quickly becoming a fave around here.

We will be closed from 21st December until 15th January for the Christmas break. From all of us here at MMS we hope you ...
18/12/2017

We will be closed from 21st December until 15th January for the Christmas break.

From all of us here at MMS we hope you have a safe and relaxing Xmas surrounded by friends and family, and we look forward to seeing you again in the new year. We have some very exciting builds in store, and can't wait to share them with you all!

Cheers.

MMS will be closing over the Easter break this weekend for some much needed R&R. Our EASTER Trading Hours are as follows...
12/04/2017

MMS will be closing over the Easter break this weekend for some much needed R&R. Our EASTER Trading Hours are as follows:

Friday 14th April CLOSED
Saturday 15th April CLOSED
Sunday 16th April CLOSED
Monday 17th April CLOSED
Tuesday 18th normal trading hours

From the whole team here at Mackay Mechanical Solutions, we hope everyone has a safe and happy Easter!!

29/03/2017

We've been fortunate here at MMS suffering no real damage at the workshop. Understanding that not everyone in town can say the same. We're still here and are back on board so if you need assistance feel free to drop in.

27/03/2017

Scrambling to get the last few cars out the door before Debbie makes landfall. Best of luck everyone, stay safe.

Looking for a quality Roadworthy, or perhaps a Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection? We handle certificates for vehicles sent...
16/03/2017

Looking for a quality Roadworthy, or perhaps a Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection? We handle certificates for vehicles sent to us from all across Australia, so if you want a thorough going over of your current or next potential vehicle, give us call!

Got some killer projects on the go at the moment, and we cannot wait to share the results once they're all buttoned up! ...
03/03/2017

Got some killer projects on the go at the moment, and we cannot wait to share the results once they're all buttoned up! Got anything you need a hand with? Need some direction? Give the team at MMS a yell on 4957 8844.

Interest Free Finance now available for purchases up to $5k @ MMS! Want more - a Magnuson supercharger perhaps? Sorted. ...
01/02/2017

Interest Free Finance now available for purchases up to $5k @ MMS! Want more - a Magnuson supercharger perhaps? Sorted. Super competitive finance options also available for purchases over $5k.

Things are heating up. Is your air con up to it? We handle all manner of car repairs - including air con regassing. Give...
16/01/2017

Things are heating up. Is your air con up to it? We handle all manner of car repairs - including air con regassing. Give us a call to book in and beat the heat this summer!

Good times were had at Summernats this year. Dave's LX Torana took out Outstanding Car in the Show N Shine which we were...
11/01/2017

Good times were had at Summernats this year. Dave's LX Torana took out Outstanding Car in the Show N Shine which we were thrilled with, and we saw some absolutely incredible cars from all across the country. The aftermarket is alive and well! Makes us all very proud to be a part of it.

Geez that year went quick! I reckon we've earned a break. So MMS will be closed from 22nd December, and we will be back ...
20/12/2016

Geez that year went quick! I reckon we've earned a break. So MMS will be closed from 22nd December, and we will be back on board 10th January. Thank you so much to our amazing customers - you're what keeps this crazy game fun. Stay safe out there!

Look out for this beaut on the cruise at SUMMERNATS in a few weeks' time. Dave's 1976 LX Torana with a 671 blower on top...
20/12/2016

Look out for this beaut on the cruise at SUMMERNATS in a few weeks' time. Dave's 1976 LX Torana with a 671 blower on top of a 350 small block Chev, TH400 manualised trans, 9" diff, 2" primaries going into a dual 3" exhaust, all wrapped up in a half cage. Too. Much. Fun.

Address

115 Shakespeare Street
Mackay, QLD
4740

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 12pm

Telephone

0749578844

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Huge thanks to Gary and the team for a killer tune up for the weekend. With the install of a small 1900 PWR supercharger and a new fuel injectors and pump my stock as a rock cv8 LS1 Monaro ran 11.86 on et street tyres. Thatโ€™s right stock cam, stock computer, stock auto gearbox and diff gears. (Stock 3.04) so if you want to go fast and still be able to jump in and drive to Brisbane MMS are the guys to see.
Big shout out to Gary, installed my cam and now got into my first finals at Palmyra and some new pbโ€™s
Tried ringing a number of times between 4-5pm Tues 29th - no answer, rang out. Closed early? Problem with phone? Need to book a car in - it has to be towed by RACQ. Just need to know when you are able to receive so I can organise RACQ to collect.
Sharing for a local lady whose car was vandalized. Kristie has leukaemia and this car is her only means of transport to get to her hospital appointments. Hoping you can help. Thank you.