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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!

In Topic: Extended Warranty Issues

23 April 2014 - 08:26 PM

Hmm yes, that would be interesting to see.


I've just had a read of the terms and conditions for the bazillianth time since signing my life away, and right now going by what it says they shouldn't even be questioning service history until the repairs have been carried out anyway.


"If you suspect a failure...

  • Do not continue to use the vehicle. This may aggravate the problem and cause greater damage for which we will not be liable
  • if you consider the fault to be covered by warranty DO NOT proceed with repairs until they have been authorised by the Administrator
  1. Take your vehicle to an authorised repairer. You must report any mechanical breakdown to us within 7 days of the incident occuring
  2. The authorised repairer will be required to telephone the Administrator and gain the relevant authority number. At that time the following information will be required:
  • Your schedule with attached Terms & Conditions (Well they certainly haven't asked me for it, and the repairer doesn't have a copy from me)
  • Current vehicle milage
  • Maintenance details
  • Cost of repairs

3. The administrator may authorise repairs immediately or investigate the claim further and/or appoint an independent assessor to inspect the vehicle (Which is why the turbo was removed from the car and sent to Universal Turbos)


4. When the repairs are authorised, a repair authority number will be given. However acceptance of liability is conditional on the terms and conditions of this warranty being adhered to e.g servicing of the vehicle in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations. (My car has been serviced according to this, in fact sooner due to the amount of driving I do)


5. On completion of the repairs, the repairer will send the following documents to the administrator to the address above

  • A fully itemised invoice to The Car Shop c/o TWG Services Limited
  • Evidence of service history including invoices from the start date of the warranty"

So based on that, they are breaking their half of the contract anyway, and nowhere does it say within my paper work that the terms and conditions are subject to change.

In Topic: Extended Warranty Issues

23 April 2014 - 04:48 PM

The report states that it is oil carbonisation though, not regular exhaust carbon build ups.


I assume the RAC is denying your claim, saying it is not covered?


At the moment, the gist of the conversation I had earlier today with them is that the engineer is highly likely to refuse a repair based on this yes. But I have to get past the service history hurdle first for them to even contemplate giving me an actual answer to if they are going to repair it.


Also I'm assuming the "possible blocked cat/DPF back pressure build up" is just speculation and not a valid diagnosis and cannot be considered as a contribution to the failure.

In Topic: Turbo Failed.

02 April 2014 - 08:10 PM

Cheers Stoney


It's in the garage now, hopefully the 3 year "Plan A" warranty that is supposed to cover ALL mechanical failures will cover the cost of it. If not I'm selling it and jumping ship to something else, possibly a Skoda Octavia VRS!

I've had nothing but bad luck with that car!