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About Mozambezi

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  1. I bought car 3 months ago for 1250 from 3bay. Car has service history for last 2 days in local garage Formula 1 - Enfield
  2. Well.... Looks like VX garage found underlying problem - Air Mass Flow sensor /I've been told previously, that sensor was OK/ When fixing this fault, car developed ANOTHER problem - radiator fan control unit blew up... Car still in the garage... Total bill raises £1500 Also few days ago VX Customer Services contacted me - car is ready. When I arrived in the garage... I've been told car was not ready. I'm almost 1 month out of the road. Insurance losses - £90, car tax £20, commuting - £80 extra.... No paperwork, no faulty spares no nothing...
  3. Well mate, I have similar problem with the car, brought to VX. I would suggest to take car to independent or another Audi centre and ask them to replace this valve. If this thing helps to resolve problem, then make photocopy of reciep , attach it to &-days registered letter and ask Audi to give you Full refund in terms of inconvinadinience and non proffessional job. Otherwise, go to local Council Trading Standards, Take free solicitor and sue Audi for serious ammount of money. U cn mention them, that u will print articles in local press and it will harm their business.
  4. weeks passed as car in the VX garage. Engineer found, what 3 glow plugs were replaced before... recently. What about broken one? Also guys have problem to establish compression.... Because for 3 days manometer to check ratio isn't working. Car is travelling now in another garage to check ratio /VX dealing, not me/.
  5. Day N. The Car developed Cooling problem now, after glow plug was replaced. Still smoking with new Air intake manifold fitted. No paperwork from garage yet.
  6. Yep, you are right all around. I hope to get all bills on Monday. If it possible, I would like to email them personaly. If you don't mind, could you live me your email in PM box, please.
  7. When engine on idle, ticking over on lights... everything is OK. Any changes in engine revs causing black smoke /not enough air in/. Dealer told me, what here is no black smoke, as soon they replaced Airintake manifold and cleaned EGR.... Anyway Airintakes could be cleaned to it wasn't necessary put new £500 part in.
  8. Car is Astra Vauxhall 2.0 Di 1999 reg. plate engine Nr. X20DTL This engine has turbine, what pushes air through air intake manifold. In this manifold fresh air is getting mixed with particialy burned fuel from exhaust part. If burning process in engine isn't going well and here is lack of air in engine, then black smoke goes from eshaust. Because part of exhaust gases pases Eghaust Recirculation Valve /EGR/ diesel burning products are setteling down on EGR valve itself and on air intake manifold valves too. If car hasn't been cleaned properly on periodical service time, black particles could block EGR and Air intake manifold swirl flaps. In result of it black smoke comes out. I've been told, that fresh air starving in engine is because turbo unit not working right. Engineer guessed, that oil pump, that supplyes turbine bearings is not good enough, his description - pump was weak, but working. After replaceing pump problem still existing. Then another engineer had look on engine and found, that air flow restriction is in Air intake sized manifold flaps. Their excuse was, that first time here was no fault on fault detection computer. Another engineer, from Vauxhall, wrote me The smoking could well have been the swirl flaps, it's a pretty common issue with those lumps and to be honest any mechanic could have checked the problem in less than 5 minutes. Typical of dealserships with "technicians" who rely on Tech2 to diagnose faults when 2 minutes looking under the bonnet would have shown the fault. Tech2 - is a computer program, helping detect electronical faults. Problem was, that technician relyed on program only and haven't had a look on part. In result I had to pay twice for same job. In fixing process, Dealer found, that engine glow blug needs replacing. And told me that they can try to replace, but sometimes Glow plugs snapping off... and here is no guarantee that this tink wouldn't happend. So engineer broke glow plug on the car and charged me TWICE a. for replacement costs by himself - £44 per one + b. £138 for broken plug extraction... when agreed price was only £44. Today, they rang to me to ask if I could TEST THE CAR ON MOTORWAY on high miles????? Does it mean that Dealer isn't sure about did he fixed fault??? Each MOT sttio has particle meter.. So dealer could use it before and after manifold replacement to check is it better now or not. I thought that engineering is about mesuaring, but not guessing.!!
  9. a. Oil vacuum pump been changed b. Tracking and balancing check were on garage job list /I asked to do/ c. Air intake manifold do has swirl flap air supply valves. Usually they gone, when EGR /exhaust return valve/ broken d. I contacted garage on 16.07.09 and 17.07.09 when job should be completed and didn't get an ansewer where is my vehicle and what is happening with it. e. In first time, receptionis told me that all jobs are completed and here are no problems with the car. In time being he changed versions of events. Later I went with graduate mechanic to talk with dealer. Kind Regards, Zaza
  10. a. Oil vacuum pump been changed b. Tracking and balancing check were on garage job list /I asked to do/ c. Air intake manifold do has swirl flap air supply valves. Usually they gone, when EGR /exhaust return valve/ broken d. I contacted garage on 16.07.09 and 17.07.09 when job should be completed and didn't get an ansewer where is my vehicle and what is happening with it. Kind Regards, Zaza
  11. Hi guys, I'm looking for advice how to deal with Vauxhall Dealership. No names to dispute yet. Fault Description. 1. Car has thick black smoke coming out. 2. Steering wheel jumps and car feels unstable on speeds over 60 mph. Now interesting part: Day 1 Fault 1. Engineer found /computer code/ fault on oil pump - pump is weak and needs replacing Engineer advised to do premium service /pervious was done 1000 miles ago/ I approved jobs for £480 Day 2 On collection day by the phone I've been told - here is EML on and investigation required. Car to be collected on next day Day 3 Service said - job completed, car has significantly reduced smoke I collected car at 17.00 / end of the day/. Car kept smoking same - my wife saw that, but I was told - it is because engine is cold. I left service Day 4 /next day/ I had a 200 miles job trip. On the motorway I found Fault 2 dangerously affecting drive, so had to travel 50 mph to Kwik Fit where guys found no balances on front wheels and tracking wasn't right. So KwikFit engineers done the job and driving was OK. In same time, on my way to KwikFit the car was badly blowing black smoke, so Highway Police stopped me /I had a passenger/. After short chat about - I'm going to the service, they let me go. On 60 -th mile from Dealership EML light went on. Day 5 I returned car to Vauxhall. Now I was told - here is a fault code with Manifold Swirl Flaps /sized/ and it was like that for ages!!! All glow plugs needs replacing, because one of them isn't working. And here is no guarantee, that service wouldn't damage engine block. It means I can ended up with engine replacement Both faults are affecting black smoke And MAYBE after NEW manifold replacement engine will work fine.... agreed price £780 Scheduled for Day 6 Day 6 Service rang to ask about am I going ahead with £780 job... Parts weren’t ordered. I went to dealer and find out a. Wheels weren't looked after b. No messages about EML and why collection was rescheduled from Day 2 to Day 3 c. Oil vacuum pump had leaking seal /it means it was possible to replace seal/ d. Manifold was sized before and it is possible to make swirl flaps moving, but not recommended and dealer wouldn't do this. 5. Manifold replacement wouldn't guarantee, that smoke gone 6. They checked EGR and Air flow mass sensor - OK 7. Here were NO error codes on TECH2 on Day 3 - /looks like somebody cleared flash/ Now questions. a. I believe, that fault 2 caused damage to Steering column - Dealership says everything is fine... car is old. b. Premium service wasn't necessary thing to do offered refund £116 c. Glow plugs are not affecting smoke problem and one plug could be replaced for £45 d. Car of the road for 2 weeks now and here is no courtesy car for me... so I’m losing time/ money on travel. Questions: What actions can I do against dealership? Is it worth to claim full refund through small claims court? Does somebody know solicitor? Kind Regards,
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