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#16 GSM

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:13 AM

£200 for a SERVICE :|.

I've never paid for a service, but clearly I'm saving a LOT of money doing it myself!

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:28 AM

The parts used were exactly the same as Ford would use, the only difference is they aren't sent to Ford so they can stamp on their own logos and put them in a Fomoco box thus adding their mark up.
I'm pretty sure Ford charge a fair bit more than 200 for a major service.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:36 AM

Labour charge for the service was £108 + VAT, I would rather do a few hours overtime or swap my shift to earn £108 than spend time laying under the car in the rain. Each to his or her own, I know what I prefer. :)

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:40 AM

Totally agree.
I don't dig out my Black & Decker every time I get a toothache.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 02:25 PM

Labour charge for the service was £108 + VAT, I would rather do a few hours overtime or swap my shift to earn £108 than spend time laying under the car in the rain. Each to his or her own, I know what I prefer. :)


Fair enough. I don't really have overtime as an option, and I do enjoy lying under cards getting covered in manky oil :). So if I can do that whilst saving a ton, I will!

Plus at least I know it's getting done right if I do it myself. The amount of stories you hear about dealerships and garages not topping the oil up enough or over-filling, or bleeding the brakes and ending up with air in the system.

I always assume incompetence!

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 02:34 PM

I can see your point, I used to do all the servicing when I had a Granada, but when I changed to the Mondeo it was a pig to get under and ramps threw the oil to the back of the sump, so that and now the Focus gets done at my local independent that I can trust to do it right.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 05:25 PM

I'll wait and see what the Wynns does.
Hopefully it's just crudded up injectors, if not then a Delphi engineer may be getting a booking.
Turning out costly for the car this month, 2 new tyres going on the front on saturday as they're to the limit, decided on Avon ZZ3's as i've had them on my work wagon and tjhey felt pretty grippy. (159.88 fitting inc.)
Anyway, that's what the overtime cash is for i suppose. :D


160 each or for both?

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 05:31 PM

Even i'm not mad enough to pay that for each tyre. :P
Update on the fault message, it's gone off again.
I'm seeing a pattern forming - it comes when wet and goes when dry so i'm thinking water has got to the fuel pressure sensor or cables.
At least i seem to be getting to the root of it slowly.
The injectors will still get a bottle of Wynns though, it can't hurt them. :D

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 06:10 PM

in these cases if the cleaner doesnt solve it then it is worth paying for the live diagnostics that way you dont pay for expensive parts that dont solve the problem

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

Hi Lads,

I have just got the same fault coming on my car. The mechanic plugged it into his handheld diagnostics and no codes came up but when I did the dashboard test I got DTC #1 9601.

Clive I have the same problems as you as in no limp mod but if im crusing along it would give a tiny boost. What did you find was the problem with it?

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

Fuel filter.

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