Welcome to All Drive Subaroo, Sydney’s pre-eminent Subaru service center and engine repair and replacement specialists, located in Peakhurst, Australia. All Drive Subaroo evolved from Metro Mechanical, run by Niazi Helou, to become the biggest and most respected independent Subaru service center, parts supplier and gearbox and engine remanufacturer in Australia, with an international reputation for quality work and products.
ADS works hand in hand with Subaru Australia to provide specialist services and products. The company has gone from strength to strength, forming alliances with premium auto engineering companies such as Cosworth and PPG to provide products for motorsport and other specialist applications.
Many hours have gone into research to identify inherent engine and gearbox weaknesses and to produce solutions. This led to the division of ADS into four specialist divisions and the development of many refinements in products and configurations. The team at ADS continuously moves with the times keeping up with all the latest industry developments.
All Drive Subaroo offers a complete range of services including: servicing, problem solving, engine and transmission reconditioning, performance tuning of engines and suspensions and Subaru spare parts. So whether you need to keep a trusty old family wagon running sweetly, or you want to be King of the Hill at motorsport events, All Drive Subaroo has what you need.
All Drive Subaroo customers also benefit from our extensive trade contacts. We supply products to major players in the industry, with trade sales accounting for 40% of our business and 6% consisting of insurance subcontract work. This lower cost model flows on to our retail customers.
All Drive Subaroo has an ongoing commitment to research and development. We have conducted extensive research and development into Subaru issues and have developed methods for strengthening gearboxes and improving engine durability and efficiency.
The heart of ADS is the team, each member of which is specialist Subaru trained in his or her area. Between them they have 60 years of experience in Subaru sales service and manufacturing. That makes ADS a one-stop shop for all your Subaru needs.
Director at All Drive, Niazi has had a lifelong passion for cars, starting with Mazda, then moving into Subaru. He has a mechanical engineering diploma, and specializes in engine and gearbox repairs and rebuilding. He also has a passion for business management, and wants to make All Drive the most efficient and most customer-oriented workshop in the business. Niazi especially enjoys the public relations role at All Drive, working with customers to plan the best solutions for their Subaru needs. Niazi is also a family man, active in his church, and has four kids. He loves fishing and gardening in his limited spare time.
Rob has 27 years’ experience as a motor mechanic, and is an automotive transmission specialist. Rob was an automotive teacher at Tafe NSW, teaching Automatic transmissions and is very good at communicating technical ideas to lay people. Rob mans the phones at ADS along with Chris and is one of the bright cheerful voices you first encounter when you call us. There isn’t much Rob doesn’t know about transmissions.
Felicity is some might say the financial brains of the outfit. She has done the accounts for All Drive since 2002, and she loves the work, the buzz of the workshop, and chatting to the customers. Felicity is very creative, and actively participates in planning sessions.
Marie has extensive experience in bookkeeping, with several years in the building industry, and her own successful business before coming to us. Marie is our bookkeeper, and keeps track of all account paperwork. Without her we’d sink in a sea of paper. Marie is unfailingly efficient and cheerful and keeps us all on our toes.
Adam is our point man for parts, picking and shipping and logistics in general. Before coming to ADS Adam spent four years with Toll Priority, working in Transport Operations Management, KPI reporting, and internal stakeholder reporting. Adam is a great organizer, able to keep track of multiple tasks, which makes him ideal as our logistics and marketing manager. Adam makes sure all shipments go out in a timely fashion.
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Chris is a fully trained and experienced mechanic with specialist experience in high end European vehicles. Since coming to ADS Chris has moved over to the administrative side where he now works the difficult job of being a service advisor and workshop controller. He mans the phones along with the redoubtable Robert, also an experienced mechanic. Between them they make a very knowledgeable point of contact, and are able to answer all your questions whether technical or general.
Gabriel is 100 percent All Drive Subaroo trained, starting his career with us as a casual on a school program, and then taking up an apprenticeship with us in 2010. He got his certificate 3 from TAFE, then did further post graduate training in diagnostics, certificate 4, and dyno tuning, in which he hopes to specialize. He works in our performance and high end servicing area, and is of course mad about all kinds of motor sport, especially turbo class drag racing. He aims to make a career at All Drive, working though senior tech level, to management.
Nick joined All Drive Subaroo after leaving Artarmon Subaru where he held the position of head mechanic. With over 16 years’ experience in the motor trade, he brings extensive knowledge of all Subaru systems and repairs. He is currently the master engine builder at All Drive Subaroo and he uses his knowledge to build the best remanufactured Subaru engines in the industry.
Dimitar worked in auto electrics from 2001 to 2015, first with Toyota Bulgaria, then Fiat Bulgaria, Subaru Bulgaria and Kia Bulgaria before coming to Australia in August last year. After checking out the ADS website Dimitar decided he wanted to work with us and presented himself as a keen and talented worker. He is currently working in our factory area preparing engines and gearboxes for rebuilding and remanufacturing. He aims to learn the trade inside and out and work his way up at ADS
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Isaac has had a lifelong passion for Subaru. To follow this passion he walked away from a high paid job in the financial industry to join ADS as a mature age apprentice. After completing his training with us he started his own Subaru performance workshop where he built a number of highly competitive vehicles for motorsport applications. Since his return to ADS he has been one of our senior mechanics, specializing in high level diagnosis and performance mods. He maintains his interest in Subaru performance and specialises in this area.
Engine & Transmission installer
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Biggest independent Subaru parts dealer in Aus with suppliers worldwide. Best on price & availability.
Our specialist transmission team offers standard to motorsport transmissions, conversions & rebuilds.
Subaru Engines Australia is a specialist arm of ADS, building Subaru engines configured to your needs. We deliver Australia wide.
Our Subaru specialists will take care of your Subie from routine services & diagnosis to major repairs.
Subaru WRX 2015 EJ2.5 Standard Engine “Anyone can change your oil but what you should be looking for is someone that properly services your car. The guys at ADS know and love Subarus and that’s why I trust ADS to look after my car.”
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This is a 99 Subaru STI Coupe from Orange Subaru. We built a Cosworth engine and a 6 Speed STI Transmission for it, along with a fair few adaptations, including modified manifolds and custom Haltech tuned ECU. When it left our shop it was making 300kw at the wheels and...
“Upgrading my Subaru with a forged Cosworth engine was not a decision I took on lightly and am happy to say my experience with All Drive Subaroo has exceeded my expectations. Not only was I impressed by the amount of technical knowledge/experience Niazi and the team provided but what really...
Hi Niazi – just thought I’d give you some updates on what I assume is the only dual-range FXT in Canada 🙂 Car is running great – I have about 25,000 kms on the gearbox without any issues (there is a rattle at idle that goes away when I depress...
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I would like to extend my gratitude with your professionalism relating to my recent purchase. The guys (Peter and Gavin) at Meng were also extremely helpful and I would recommend their business for any future clients of yours in Mackay. Thank you all once again, it is refreshing to see...
Hey guys Just wanted to say a huge thankyou for the service you provided me today. Was dealing with Nazi and what an easy bloke to communicate with. Ordered my turbo, gaskets and hose for a wrx and it is all in transit. That’s fast service in my eyes. Just...
Having bought a MY00 WRX (bugeye) without sufficient knowledge of the vehicle’s history and lack of maintenance routines that had been carried out on it over the years and several owners, I was in a sticky situation. Luckily, I stumbled across the details for All Drive Subaroo – the team...
My engine had issues with Cylinder 3 and lack of compression. So I did some research and found “All Drive Subaroo” online after searching for someone local to me in Melbourne. So I called up All Drive Subaroo and Niazi answered with a firm understanding and knowledge of Subaru’s and...
Hi Niazi, Just wanted to take a minute to thank you for the work done on my Forester. I’ll be forwarding your workshop details to anybody and everybody I know who has a Subaru. My work contact details are listed in the signature of this email. If you ever need...
Hi ADS guys! Thanks for getting me back on the road so fast. I’ve had this car for three years, and it’s never gone as well as it does now–can’t hear it running in traffic, and it just eats hills. Getting your reconditioned 2.5 liter engine was the best decision...
Hi guys, Just spoke to Adam about my sister in-law’s, (Leanne Gordon), WRX that now holds the lap record at the Marulan Driver Training Centre. Home The previous track record was held by her husband Roger Gordon with a time of 47.863 in the same car, as shown in the...
If you own a Subaru in Sydney and don’t take it to these guys you are missing out. Unparalleled professionalism, Excellent workmanship, and all work done well within the given time frame. Have a few more planned mods for the future and i wouldn’t go anywhere else!
I recently had my02 wrx engine replaced, with an sti 03 remanefactured engine. I’m extremely impressed with all aspects of ADS peakhurst, they have gone above & beyond in high quality genuine subaru components & are extremely thorough with all aspects including customer service that comes with a smile. All...
I had my WRX inspected here before I purchased it from a Subaru dealer. They managed to squeeze me in even though they had a busy schedule and found out a few things that I got the dealer to fix before the purchase. They couldn’t have been more helpful and...
I recently had my Engine fail, and was looking for somewhere to build me a new engine. Upon looking around on the net, I found All Drive Subaroo, I saw they had engine packages available using Cosworth parts, a name that comes to mind when you think of motorsport. I...