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DJ_Andy_M

Member Since 01 May 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 02 2014 10:09 PM
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In Topic: 1.6 Tdci - Technical Service Bulletins For Turbo Failure?

27 November 2014 - 10:31 PM

Here's part of the TSB. Can't post the rest for obvious copyright reasons.


In Topic: 1.6 Tdci - Technical Service Bulletins For Turbo Failure?

27 November 2014 - 10:25 PM

How long ago did you buy the car?

 

I'm sure that anything that goes seriously wrong in the first 6 months is taken as having been present when the car was sold.

 

Almost 3 years ago now. Its been sat dormant since May.

 

Section 75 will apply for the entire duration of the agreement from what I've been told, and even after that the Sales Of Goods Act will protect me apparently.


In Topic: 1.6 Tdci - Technical Service Bulletins For Turbo Failure?

27 November 2014 - 10:22 PM

Well I've submitted a load of stuff to them as they requested :)

 

As regards evidence that the problem was inherent at time of purchase, after talking with a friend in the know he is pretty sure that the technical service bulletin that was reissued 5 months after I got the car is evidence enough.

 

Not only that, the number of posts regarding these engines and turbo failures is phenomenal. There was also a presentation done by APi that demonstrates how, and why it happens, and that just replacing the turbo will not fix it (they're part of the "HDi family").

 

http://www.webalice....ted6-carbon.pdf

 

What ever the outcome, if it gets fixed or not I've been absolutely mugged off by the dealer, and warranty company, and i'm selling it one way or another.


In Topic: Break It Or Fix It?

18 August 2014 - 12:19 PM

I don't want the car any more. Its been a curse.

 

  • EGR Valve failure 12 months after I get it. - £600
  • Less than 24 hours after getting the car back (after not having it for 2 weeks due to EGR valve) a deer runs right out in front of me resulting in a new bumper, headlights and windscreen. £400 excess
  • Half the heated windscreen fails to work due to bad installation, new windscreen fitted
  • DPF becomes blocked even though I do long journeys to London and back every week - So I get it Terracleaned - £200
  • New windscreen gets a stone chip, and then gets repaired.
  • New windscreen repair cracks
  • Turbo seal goes, engine runs away just before I move house - £££
  • New windscreen never gets replaced again due to turbo failure.
  • Warranty company fail to pay out - resulting in £200 of car hire and towing fees.

So yeah, I want to either fix it and get rid or break it and scrap it now.

And to add to the bottom of this list:

  • Hired car has to go back - Had to buy a car - Got a W Reg Mondeo MK2 2.0L Petrol for £500
  • Mondeo needs a new clutch - £400
  • Now needs a bearing and rear brake discs and pads - £150ish

In Topic: Break It Or Fix It?

18 August 2014 - 12:17 PM

Is it on hire purchase? If so and you have paid half of the total payable under the agreement, you could give it back to the finance company with nothing more to pay and cut your losses. Just a thought.

 

Sadly not :( If it was hire purchase, I wouldn't be in this mess in the first place. They would have gone absolutely nuts!

 

Well it certainly has been an expensive car, I can see why you want rid of it now.

 

Yeah exactly. And I can use some of the cash to fix up my W reg Mondeo instead!