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PostSubject: mot discovery   Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:01 am

here I go again, saga of mot on our G610WAC,
I took it down to garage to have them do some work I was unable to do, get screen washers working, get handbrake working gave them a new cable,also to fix passenger door has it would not open from the outside, that was 8pm Wedensday morning, said please do the work then a MOT, they phoned at 2pm Friday morning to say work was done asked about MOT they had not done it so asked them to do it that said no time would do it first thing Monday morning, heard nothing so phoned at 2pm Tuesday only to be told it failed on no hazzard light switch not working and headlights would not adjust because the were not LR lights they could not fix, they asked me to get adjuster screws, went on line unable to get till next week, so phoned the garage and had a go as to why they could not have told me earlyer, so told them to buy new LR ones and fit, today againe wating for them to phone, not heard by 3pm so gave them a call, they said just got lights in and would fit them after they had charged the battary, and by the way I had no fan belt, if the had said that yesderday they could have ordered a new one with lights, so going to collect at 4.45 this evening, see what they say about the fan belt, getting nowhere fast getting nowhere fast Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: mot discovery   Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:07 am

Make you wanna spit eh mate? It really makes you wonder how these numpties (and plenty like them), actually manage to scratch a living.

At least down my way, Bert (you know who I mean) may be an animal, but he'll swing a hammer at it and return it on time ... fixed! If he can't do it in the time frame you say, he'll tell you straightaway so then at least you can consider your options to ...

a) Fix it yourself

b) Contact another garage so see if they can do it

Also, as you say, if only they would communicate with you, then you would have known about ordering additional parts all in one go ... thus reducing postage and receiving them in time.

Prize idiots!!!

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PostSubject: Re: mot discovery   Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:57 am

Bloody hell, don't people know how to make things anymore, they should be called partsswapexperts and not mechanics as they are a disgrace to the engineering profession.
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PostSubject: Re: mot discovery   Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:42 am

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Bloody hell, don't people know how to make things anymore, they should be called partsswapexperts and not mechanics as they are a disgrace to the engineering profession.
This! angry

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PostSubject: Re: mot discovery   Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:50 am

Right picked up motor, they had no fan belt to put on, maged to get it taxed, got home and found out they did not put my new headlights inside so have to get new belt then go and demand my headlights back, relly relly relly relly pisxxxxxxt off now, Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: mot discovery   Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:16 pm

Glad to hear the truck has passed the MOT Kevin...even with all the hassle. Hopefully it will provide less mechanical headaches than Sasha did last year.

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PostSubject: Re: mot discovery   Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:32 am

well set of this afternoon to pick up alternator belt, and guess what





































































smoke comming out behind dash, getting nowhere fast getting nowhere fast
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PostSubject: Re: mot discovery   Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:36 am

Hope you get it sorted and its not a major problem
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PostSubject: Re: mot discovery   Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:51 am

You couldn't write the script! No

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PostSubject: Re: mot discovery   Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:06 pm

Well....still three months to get it sorted for Morocco, so hopefully you can work through these challenges Kevin. More important that you and Dilys are safe, so keep that fire extinguisher handy! I always advise humanitarian workers driving off to remote places to keep a 'run bag' handy. Basically, a small bag with all the most important items...passport, medications, money, emergency numbers etc. handy in case of an emergency and they have to bail out. Would definitely ruin your day to be standing on the side of the road watching a vehicle burn with all your important stuff still inside.

Anyway, good luck with it and let us know how things develop!

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PostSubject: Re: mot discovery   Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:30 pm

Thanks for the info James, will do that, clinking teacups
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PostSubject: Re: mot discovery   Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:01 am

Just get a Shogun instead.
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PostSubject: Re: mot discovery   Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:15 pm

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Just get a Shogun instead.
Oooo yer bitch!!!

Could always ask Kieran to sort out your wiring. Then again maybe not, he's like you as his vehicle's tend to to have smoke appearing from the dash. Ain't good, a "run bag" makes good sense.

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PostSubject: Re: mot discovery   Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:04 pm

Its Mitsubishi wiring and doesn't go wrong, or get crossed wires.
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PostSubject: Re: mot discovery   Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:25 pm

Thanks for the advice about a shogun, nearly bought one way back in the mist of time, but was put of by being told spear parts were a foutune,
so the garage but it back together and did not connect the wires to the heater motor, so the say the motor is brock nothing to do with wires, now have a moter to to fit just waiting for one of our sons to come and help tack out the dash, lucky I bought some heated seat covers, so have a warm back and bum but cold legs, Dilys ok with a blaket, not good for me to have one, so 2 pair of trousers, the joys
of driving a Land Rover, scratching chin
Takes me back to driveing down to Italy in one of the first Scania Varbis engine in cab, but no heater very very cold in winter, wraped up with layers of clothes, but in the summer was like a sauna, driving in shorts only, Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: mot discovery   Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:18 am

No, just propaganda, spares are cheap and you don't use many anyway.

I love having two heaters, one front and one rear, really warms her up quickly and as both front and rear are also part of the climate control you switch it on, set it, and leave it.

You can get the 12V heaters, the ceramic type are best, plug in and instant heat.
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PostSubject: Re: mot discovery   Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:06 am

Thanks for the advice about a plug in heater, will start a serch, have tryed chepo ones before, doh
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