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DJ_Andy_M

Member Since 01 May 2012
Offline Last Active Aug 19 2014 09:59 PM
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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!


In Topic: Break It Or Fix It?

18 August 2014 - 12:03 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.


In Topic: Mk2 Mondeo Estate!

08 May 2014 - 04:40 PM

Bargain price of £475.

 

I'm more inclined to say it was probably a psychological thing turning the traction control off making the clutch better.

 

It has a very high biting point, but in the last couple of days it's just got worse. Then again it has had to move a fridge, and today a washing machine a fair few miles!

 

Can the clutch be adjusted? I want to try that first as oddly last night going round a quite high angled bend seemed to make the clutch bite better for a few seconds. Otherwise its a new clutch job I guess (and its an rse hole from what've been reading)

 

Dual mass or single mass fly wheel on these things?


In Topic: Extended Warranty Issues

24 April 2014 - 07:41 PM

Looks like they are not going to pay out. Therefore I am now going to investigate taking them to court over mis-selling of the warranty as quite frankly its not worth the paper is written on.

 

All mechanical parts are supposed to be covered until they see "Carbon deposit" and automatically they will decline it no questions asked, no further investigations as they have written this as an exclusion "failures caused by carbon deposit build up (including burnt valves)".

 

Yet to find out the bill I have to pay to the garage for borrowing their courtesy car and labour to remove the turbo and then deliver the car back to me.

 

Anyone want some bits off it? I got doors, alloys, ford dab radio with bluetooth/ipod upgrade, head lights, tail lights, you name it!