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Everything posted by Hammy1962

  1. Absolutely no help but..................... Hamster is far too old for Acne. Hamster has Anxiety and panic attacks. Hamster has Asthma. Hamster has a chest infection right now. Hamster has had Covid - Yes, thats right, at one time recently Hamster had Asthma, Chest Infection and Covid all at same time. Hamster still has cough. Hamster spends max 1Hr on big weekly shop. 1Hr a week. Hamster wears a mask. There are medical exemptions of course but most people caught maskless think they are special, exempt or invincibl
  2. So is that it then, massive panic and plea for help then nothing............................................. Disappointing. H
  3. Continuous is not the same as forever. D&G DD's can be cancelled at any time. Online, by phone or by post. It does help though if you know already that you have one. You win. I'm out. H
  4. DX. I have no wish to disagree, but, on this particular point, the renewal documents are clear and the DD mandate is continuous until cancelled by either party. It is not necessary to 'sign' a new one each year. H
  5. Much to the disgust of many on here, I have one of these policies. It is described as 'D&G Appliance Care'. I don't think that is ambiguous. H
  6. Hang on, I'll get into trouble for this but really! 12 years paying a DD you nothing about.................... and then you blame D&G. They would have notified you at your last known address or email at each renewal, every year, with ample opportunity to cancel each year. 12 Years!! Bad things happen in the world of CAG but you really must bear some of the responsibility here. H
  7. Google locally advertised 'Mileage Adjustment Services'. It is not illegal to adjust a mileage only to gain money from lowering a high mileage. It might cost you but it can be easily sorted out. H
  8. I hate it when threads are not 'finished'. So here is how it all ended. Step Mum went into Care Home 23rd of December. Had a Good Christmas. Care home rang 8.30am New Years Day to say come in to us quickly. Step Sister had time for a train from Surrey. We were both with Step Mum when she passed. It was as good as it could possibly have been. RIP H
  9. How are we doing with this. Do you have windows or is it really cold? H
  10. My Step-Mother, bless her is very close to the end in a Care Home in my home town where I currently live. My Sister is in and lives in Surrey, currently in Tier 4. Can she travel to Tier 2 for the impending funeral? Most people say, Just do it! H
  11. I'm always surprised by the number of people who don't open their post. I love post. It is better though if you don't dismiss it as irrelevant until you have read it. How big is your pile of post, or is it a static size and you just open the oldest first and put new irrelevant post at the bottom to open in three months time. H
  12. Whoa BF. Be careful. You could be heading for sympathy. H
  13. The University of life........... Sadly, most students don't make it to Graduation. H
  14. Why not take it as a compliment and use the experience to push for promotion. H
  15. Hi Fuu. My technical analysis is I'm afraid not going to be very helpful. Unlike the High Pressure Fuel Pump failing, high mileage BMW Engines are well known for these type of failures. Both Petrol and Diesel. I know it's no help now but I wouldn't advise anyone to buy a high mileage BMW, even with a full Service History. Even for £4,000. They are just not reliable. The Warranty, Guarantee, Insurance, whatever they call it is really a Mechanical Breakdown Insurance which covers most mechanical parts but only from sudden mechanical failure. For instance, the rotor snaps in the alter
  16. It is usual that a Motor Factor wanted your details. They were already doing you a favour in two ways. Firstly, they are a trade outlet and wouldn't normally do a buyers remorse refund, after all they are a Motor Factor and not Marks & Spencer. Secondly, they extended an arbitrary return period to accommodate you. The least you could do in return was give them your name and address. They would not use this for marketing. Rather it is good accounting practice because if anything suspicions was to occur they could trace the refund to you. For example employee theft, if refunds we
  17. Well, those above are my thoughts. The 9 posts on a BMW forum on a different Continent may give you some comfort. Luckily post No.5 from N1DAS cites the same poor fuel quality explanation as I state. I think you have to separate the 'accusation' that 'you' have mis-fuelled the car with the fact that your fuel is contaminated. No-one is saying you or husband did it. Only that it has happened. If you can get BMW to contribute all well and good. H
  18. Further to my previous answer. Fuel contamination is not uncommon. It can be caused by many things. Usually it is noted as a mistake by the owner at, or shortly after. fill up. The AA has commissioned a number of vans just for this eventually as it is so common. The contamination can also be caused by the filling station letting the tanks run low or letting them get dirty or water contaminated. The water causes corrosion in the very finely machined parts of the fuel injection system causing wear and swarf. It can also be caused maliciously, if the Diesel Tank level is low, only 5L
  19. If the fuel system is indeed contaminated with swarf, how is this Stoneacre or BMW's fault? If it is swarf then the actual or probable cause of the failure is almost certainly a breaking down of the case hardening of the pump rotor caused by a lack of lubricant. Lubricant which is present in Diesel and not Petrol. We may never know how the Petrol got in. H Oh, and for the avoidance of doubt, yes I am suitably qualified to give an expert opinion and I have in the past appeared before a Judge to give evidence as an 'Expert'.
  20. It would have been better if it had been mis-fuelled or that this was admitted, as some, maybe most, insurance companies will payout for the first mis-fuelling mistake. It happens a lot and at a stretch could be called an accident. There are three stages. 1. Mis-fuel, realise and don't start the car, drain and re-fill. The AA have a specialist vehicle for this. 2. Mis-fuel, start but stop shortly afterwards, drain and change fuel and fuel filters. 3. Mis-fuel, drive until engine stops. Expensive. Swarf is almost always caused by mis-fuelling. Diesel is an
  21. Insure your £600 excess with an annual payment of about £45. That way, you should not be concerned if you do have to use the usual insurance as you will get your £600 back. Save the SMART (It's an acronym!) insurance for when you scuff an alloy wheel or two. H
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