Leg lifting time MOT

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  1. oscardaisy

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    Just had mot done and advisory info engine sump cover is heavily corroded among other bits.cost for cover 200.00 e bay £28 FIAT says £305 that's on a 2.8 fiat d t total cost for mot £800. that's without a hab or vehicle service on a 53 plate.
     
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    Where does the £800 come from?
     
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    HE says front cross member/radiator support corroded and coil springs. haven't done 40k in it yet. good this motorhoming lark . just not got to weeken. ha...ha...
     
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    Front cross member no big deal , they are always corroded
     
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    Look at it another way, had you set off somewhere and something collapsed it would ruin the trip and could cost a fortune to get recovered and then mended, better to avoid, even though the bill is a shock

    You could try somewhere else to be sure, or just get it done and hope you have caught it rather than having to deal with it :)(y)
     
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    Have a look at David's bill in another thread, that will make you feel better (y):(
     
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    I thought it was a Masonic thread!
     
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    Sump rusting out is a common fault with Ducattos.
    I give mine a sand and a couple of coats a decent Auto u/coat annually, using a spray bomb it only takes 10 mins or so.


    Hardest part for me is getting up from the floor again:doh::laughing::rofl:
     
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    I've never heard of the coil springs rusting - going weak maybe but never rusting. Is the front of the van very low compared to the back? Probably cheaper to take it somewhere else to get it MOT'd. And if they are only advisories I know some people who have had advisories for the same thing for 5 years and still not had a problem.

    Joe
     
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    And suddenly disappear(y):)(n)
     
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    Don't you get a heavy duty thick plastic front end undercover with Fiats anymore?? Our 1992 2.5 has one, and the sump plus other bits are still like new.
     
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    no covers on this one, will have a word with my son he can get under there and blast all of it I am past all that now
     
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    That sounds like a money making exercise to me. Rusted springs? They will have surface rust on them, sump, rub down and paint. Cross member, check with small toffee hammer, if ok rub down and paint.
    Next MOT, go somewhere else! (y)
     
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    No leg lifting in the Masons, are you sure you didn't mean puppy training classes. ;):LOL:
     
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    Rusty sumps are a known problem even on X250's, worth changing as it is lightly to develop pin holes.
     
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    My 2005 didn't when I bought it - it has now. I suspect they get 'lost' during servicing because no-one can be bothered to refit them.
     
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    Oh!!!!!!!!!!!!! Play another tune Pleeeeeeaaassssseeeeeeee
     
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