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Member Since 14 Jan 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 26 2012 10:21 AM

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In Topic: Tdci Won't Start!

19 February 2012 - 10:20 AM

sould like a duff battery to me

Alternator was dead according to the A chap, so the battery wouldn't charge :angry:

In Topic: Tdci Won't Start!

18 February 2012 - 09:13 PM

sould like a duff battery to me

I hope you're right mate, its been one thing after the other. Just before the turbo died it was making this strange kind of hairdryer sound and I've only just got it back and can hear it still doing it a bit around 2,000 revs..Aargh!!!

In Topic: My Steering Just Got Really Stiff!

18 February 2012 - 07:22 PM

newer mk2.5 is electric mk2 is hydraulic unless the car when bought new was ordered with the adjustable steering set up ie sport mode etc

No idea how it went from being near impossible to move to as it always is

In Topic: My Steering Just Got Really Stiff!

18 February 2012 - 10:38 AM

I thought the power steering on mk2 TDCI's was electric? (it is on mine) The only issue i had (just the once) was when i parked up at the kerbside with the wheels on lock, as i tried to pull away the car rolled back so the front tyre was wedged against the kerb... as i tried to turn away from the kerb A red warning light flashed up on my dash, and a warning saying "power steering failure"... Steering went dead heavy! :blink:

I switched off the engine, got out, pushed the car away from the kerb, re-started the car, and all was well... It's never happened since.

It seemed fine afterwards but it was really tough to move, is there anywhere I could check to see if there's a problem? I don't get how it went from being completely stiff to absolutely fine in the space of two minutes? Cheers for your help guys, Having just experienced the turbo blow and being stranded, I really don't want that all over again :unsure:

In Topic: Turbo Legal Advice Please Asap

11 February 2012 - 07:59 PM

have you contacted the peeps i post a link to????
as said when i had problems,the supplying dealer was OBLIGED TO GIVE ME A HIGHER CAR,1st time was for 2 days,the 2nd time was for 2 weeks :D i didnt even put down a deposit etc,because i refused to,like you i had already paid out in good faith for a car,i didnt have any more.
i would certainly get confirmation(legal)of my consumer rights,then hit the dealer with them.

Hi Gregers, yeah I contacted them cheers, the general consensus was give the dealer at least one chance to redeem themselves which in all fairness is what I am doing, that said, they have organised a courtesy car but I am paying the insurance, plus I paid the towing charges so I think the best way is get my car back then bang in a claim through the small claims and claim as much as I can online.