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Post  jonny54 on Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:45 pm

My polo is ruining my life!

I have had my polo for about 4-5 months, during this time i have had about 2 weeks worth of driving out of it..
Most recently me gearbox chewwed itself on the M6 which cost me £300 to tow back to lincoln, then £741 for the gearbox re-furb, today i got it back for the garage and the ABS and Brake warning lights are on, and the engine is not ticking over properly (it keeps dropping revs and then shaking lots) , also my exhaust sounds really meaty. I had a word with the garage and they got it on diagnostics which said it was running rich, and came up with some fault codes about the brakes, which they reset but the lights remained on.. I have recently had new discs pads and ABS pump and the car was working fine before i sent it in to them. They said they are going to have a word with an electrics guy they know and see what he thinks.

Im just so pissed off, ive now spent £3200 on this car (which i bought for £1100) and only driven it for 2weeks.
Can anyone help, give me suggestions of things to check, etc etc?
Should i blame the garage for the faults as the whole front end of the cars been off?

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Post  lemski on Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:12 am

Xu know my view mate. Did the put new downpipegasket on co that would explain exhaust. Smile
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Post  Si_CoupeGT on Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:58 am

If the new problems have been as a result of this garage doing work on your car then they should repair them free of charge. If they start trying to charge you for it then give Consumer Direct or Trading Standards a ring, they'll be able to give you all the advice you'll need.
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Post  jonny54 on Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:59 pm

Yes liam, Thanks for your advice. The downpipe gasket should be on, I suplied it with the car, and gave him verbal and written instructions about it too haha

The garage are deneying all responsibility due to the face the car wasnt in one peice when it arrived there and so they say i cannot prove it was their wrong doing, Which if im honest is what i would say in their position.

I have since kagarooo'ed it down to MG Raw Vw specialist in lincoln who can fix anything, and asked them to sort it out, Which means it will be sorted. Just at a high cost. I dont care now though, i just want the thing on the road.

Thanks Si, but i dont think i have a leg to stand on against them..
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Post  jonny54 on Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:20 am

I knew MG Raw would come through.

The Gearbox place had plugged my ABS in poorly, And had streched wires so much that there wasnt a connection to the lambda sensor, As well as a brake hose needing replacing the bill came to £100 which im chuffed with as im now on the road again! Smile

Thanks for listening to my sob story guys! Hopefully there wont be any more problems and i can get on with my plans for the car!
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Post  Lowlifedubber on Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:04 am

Glad you got it sorted mate!You will have to pop it down so i can have a butchers next week.
Cheers for dropping me spanner back btw Cool

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Post  jonny54 on Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:32 pm

Its all good! And i will drop down soon man, Want to get my wheels furbed first and some other bits, then i shall be ready to show off Smile
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Post  Lowlifedubber on Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:49 pm

You got any decent 5x100 rims kicking about? Very Happy

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Post  lewis1641 on Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:35 am

gaz i have a set of standard mk4 15" wheels, reasonable condition, 2 good tyres looking for £100. also got a set of 16" alfa teledials if you are after something different. currently bare alloy after being blasted. you'll need wobble bolts for these but i have a set i could throw in. £150 with the bolts

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Post  Lowlifedubber on Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:41 am

Ayup Dave i was after something a bit bigger tbh mate17" preferably.Id seen the Alfas you had for sale but a bit small.
I was bidding on your Monza's on ebay but they went for a bit more than i wanted to pay as its only for the missus car and she will no doubt kerb the crap out of them Laughing
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Post  lewis1641 on Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:48 am

the alfa wheels on ebay are only 15 and the horrid design. the ones i got last night are the far cooler ones with 5 rings in them, think they are cloverleaf if you google that. they are only 16" though.

have some 17" oz but they are poor condition.

also got a set of 18" new style rs4 in 5x100

out of interest, what did you bid on the monza's? i sold them last night outside ebay for £220

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Post  Lowlifedubber on Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:57 am

I put £200 in but i thought they sold for well over £300?Was i bidding on the wrong set?lol Laughing

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Post  lewis1641 on Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:57 am

no i agreed 220 at the hull show but left them on ebay incase the buyer let me down. ebay bidding was at 310. the buyer wanted to see what they would sell for, he stuck in a 2000 bid and they went to 1500 so assume the previous high bidder was a scammer. or they REALLY wanted them!

you should have let me know - would have gladly let you have them for 200 bud

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