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In Topic: What Would You Do?

05 March 2015 - 07:17 PM

Skyman: You're in Surrey. It wasn't Think Ford in Guildford was it...? (There's a reason for me asking that, btw.)

nope, SMC sittingbourne.

In Topic: What Would You Do?

02 March 2015 - 11:13 AM

Ok final update:


I use the car for work and have been off the road since Friday. 


Told them i was not going to pay £202 for a repair that they may or may not have caused. Settled on £167.00 and get it back today.


Not ideal, but better than getting the car back and having to order a part that will take a further day to arrive and the hassle of fitting it myself or finding an independent to fit for me.


Thanks all for the advice.

In Topic: What Would You Do?

02 March 2015 - 09:29 AM

A little update >


Spoke to main dealers this morning and the car has refused to start this morning until it was primed.

I told the dealer i was unhappy as i had brought a working car to them and they had handed me back a car that now does not work after they had worked on it.

I told them i was not prepared to pay the full cost of the part and labour and was holding them responsible for causing the issue.

I informed them of the cost of the O/E part.

The service manager said he has asked the tech and it is a common problem? Why then did they let me leave on the day if it was a common issue with this engine? They also said that at no point does the fuel primer need to be moved to access the CAM belt for replacement.


Any further thoughts?

In Topic: What Would You Do?

02 March 2015 - 12:13 AM

Thanks all, i will call them in the morning and see what they have to say.


iantt do you have a link for the part in question pls?

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01 March 2015 - 09:07 PM

Does £202 sound expensive for some pipe work and a valve ? or is that the going rate?