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Member Since 03 Mar 2012
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In Topic: Interference Engine Or Not (Belt Snapped)

19 October 2014 - 12:56 PM

Cheers for the reply's
well i stripped it this morning and we have atleast 6 bent valves on the inlet side, the other cam has free movement on it as well so not good,
looks like 3 of the pistons have been damaged in the process too so it may be going to the car park in the sky if i cant source another engine fairly quickly

In Topic: Accident Damage= Total Loss

09 March 2014 - 01:03 AM

my mondeo (2004  2.0 tdci 130) was written off just before christmas, they started by offering me £850, so i refused it and did some research of my own and within about a fortnight of me sending them all the info the offer had shot up to just under £1400. so its definitely worth persuing them for a better offer

In Topic: Write Off Value

07 January 2014 - 04:08 PM

well their first offer is £1200,  have told them that i am in the process of getting independent quotes so will see how it pan's out,

by the time the excess and final premium have been deducted it leaves me with £ 875 (solicitors will be claiming excess back though)

In Topic: Write Off Value

03 January 2014 - 10:48 PM



well the car was inspected on the 27th of december nd i rell am not happy atall,   it has been clssed as a cat C  with damage to:  front bumper, o/s front wing, both headlights, bonnet, front grille, o/s front wheel


they have valued the repairs at £1650


what has annoyed me the most is that the "engineer" has stated that it was in below average pre accident condition,  all was imculate apart from the gearstick gaiter being worn. and that there are dents on the front n/s door (luckily i took pictures of every panel about 15 minutes before collection,


i have requested that another inspection be carried out (in my presence) and that thes issues are sorted very soon,



will keep you all posted on the progress


(on a lighter note i have seen a 52plate 2.0 tdci 130 ghia x for jst under £1100 with 115k on the clock) 

In Topic: Write Off Value

19 December 2013 - 05:44 PM

well so far it's looking like i won't get an answer this side of xmas so will keep you updated


btw if anybody is selling a tidy diesel in the south/west wales/somerset/hereford or gloucester area i may be interested quite soon