What's the most you've paid for an engine service?

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  1. Scattycat

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    Running on from the problem we've had with our Citroen 2.2 engine seizing up.
    Although, according to our local Citroen dealer, it was caused by a known problem and that somehow our van had slipped through their notification system, Citroen France are denying any liability, so we have had to pay full price for a new engine.
    Our last 2 services were carried out privately by a friend who is a qualified mechanic and therefore, although he had filled in and signed the servie book there was no company rubber stamp and would be unable to supply the equivelant of a vat receipt,
    In their terms not a registered company.
    So, instead of saving a few quid it has turned out that the last 2 services have cost just over 5,000€ each.
    A hard lesson learnt
     
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    I suppose there are loads of others done the same and got away with it and saved money hindsight is a wonderful thing don't dwell too much on it if you can at least it was only money not health.
     
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    It must have been one hell of a minor fault to cause it to seize up. forget to put oil in for one or leaving the oil filter off???
    Maybe the sump off? No engine should ever seize if it was working alright before.
    If it is a known fault there is still a comeback on it, Try harder. You should be contacted directly of any recalls. Manufacturing faults are the fault of the maker. See a Lawyer the conditions are just that, conditions , They do not hold in Law, if there is a fault there is a fault.
     
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    I think it was the recall for a new software update on the engine mapping makes you realise what the risk of re-mapping to improve performance is in the worst case!!
     
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    The suggestion isn't that it seized just after or because of a service but rather that it could be attributed to a "known problem" that should have been highlighted by Citroen. But if they can get out of it with clause in the servicing small print I am sure they will.

    Martin
     
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    An advantage of going to a garage is they should be aware of any recalls and can then carry out the work. The main dealers will have this information but so should independents, though you would need to get them to confirm this.
     
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    There are problems with remapping at the mo. with VW.

    You will recall (no pun intended) that they had their pants pulled down with their jiggery pokery on emissions.
    It transpires that their 'cure' to reverting the engines to run normally, is causing some cars to start 'clanking' and losing power.
    They are then claiming that they cannot put the vehicles back to where they were before.
    It seems to me that manufacturers have an inbuilt "Deny Everything" philosophy.

    Please pray for me, just bought a Passat, and, if they say it needs a recall I just might have a sudden attack of amnesia. Who said that?
     
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  8. Clickem

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    I think that this Citroen is the same engine as is used in the Transit. We have had two recalls, one for software changes to prevent piston damage and the other to replace the engine oil pump. Either of which could have been fatal

    Our servicing had been done by the MH supplying dealer who was not aware of the recalls. Definately using Ford agent for the next service
     
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    What makes you think the independents or even Mo Ho dealerships, are made aware or have access to recall info or the technology to re map any software, or to replace recalled parts and the bill the Manufacturer instead of you
     
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    Our 2014 Peugeot Auto Sleeper also has the Ford transit 2.2 engine fitted, I have emailed Peugeot in the past about these recalls, and there answer was that there is none. That was when our van had done 3,000 miles, it is now coming up to 17,500 miles and a trip next week to Benidorm so another 3,000 on top, I will have to keep my fingers crossed.
    By the way I saved the email that Peugeot sent me.

    John.
     
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    Also if you use a ford dealer they extend the european breakdown cover for another year foc :)
     
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    I would check again they keep extending the recall period
     
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    What year is your van clickem.

    John.
     
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    Well, when we bought a Renault from a small dealer in the UK and then brought it over to France and re-registered it we got a call 3 years later from our local Renault dealer here in Mayenne to advise us of an urgent recall.
    So my point is, if Renault France can track down where we are to advise us of a potential problem then it should have been no problem for Citroen to do the same.
     
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    I've just checked my Citroen Relay van out here

    http://www.citroenrecalls.co.uk/

    Luckily there are no outstanding recalls even though it's not been to a main dealer for servicing for years. So, hopefully, anything which caused the problem with the OP's van has already been undertaken on mine. Fingers crossed. ((I purchased the van new and in the first year or so of ownership it was back at the supplying dealers about every three months to have recall work done. Must have about 5 times. More updates than Microsoft :) ))
     
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    Your Renault Dealer has legal and justified access to DVLA records to trace all registered keepers.As do all main dealers?
    Your little dealers and independants do not simples
     
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    We had to ask the ford dealer to put ours on the uk system for recalls the chassis was originally from france (despite being rh drive)
     
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    This sounds like the Ford recall that they put out and you should be covered for the repair. How old is the van? In cases of major trouble like that the liability is still there nothing to do with servicing. Citroen are the maker Ford just supplies the engine. Citroen UK are the agents for Citroen and the UK motorhome dealer should have heard from them.. Ask Ford as well for a sympathetic hearing.
    Do not just let it lie and pay out there is a liability and it is not yours.
     
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