Expensive couple of days

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  1. rangitira

    rangitira Funster

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    Wheel bearings, Cam belt, water pump, tensioner, yesterday £680:doh:
    MOT today- - - - - - - ------------------------------------------------£40

    Passed, no advisories:hi5:


    Rego in a couple of weeks too:crying:
     
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  2. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

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    One of the joys of motorhoming.

    Our first MOT for our van is due next month. Hope it passes.
     
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    Seems expensive at the time - as with our recent new tyres and fridge service - but when you reckon it's a once every 5 year item then it isn't so bad.
     
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    not too bad and everything passed
    our expense horror story
    in Luxembourg 2 yrs ago broke down on sunday called out for jump start E150. drove away and 30mins later all the dash started flashing on and off and then the van died - recovery to fiat dealer about E250 - E300. burnt out alternator, no replacement so they had it rebuilt E400 ish. holiday money spent time to go home early so had to buy a new tunnel ticket to add to the cost - all in all around E900 - E1000.
    still not sure about Luxembourg !!!!!!!
     
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    It's just cost us over five hundred quid on brakes and tyres this week and that's just parts, I fitted them myself! :cry:
     
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    £700 to sort out a glowplug error light... :eek:

    ...glowplug relay replaced due to intermittent failure
    ...failed glowplugs....stuck...had to be drilled out by specialists... :(
    ...by which time the front of my van had been removed, so at least I got to see a view of the engine I hopefully won't have again for a while!

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    Oh...and that was on top of a service + MOT :cry:

    FIAT is definitely a 4 letter word around here at the moment :mad:

    On the positive side, it passed the MOT and I now have the cleanest engine bay in the whole of South Wales :LOL:
     
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    FIAT - Fix It Again Tomorrow

    FORD - Fix Or Repair Daily

    BMW - Barely Moving Wreck

    CHEVROLET -Cheap, Hardly Efficient, Virtually Runs On Luck Every Time

    I'm sure there are a lot more.......
     
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    JEEP.
    Jeep Empties Every Pocket
     
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