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  1. Hi Heliosuk Thanks again for your input. The quote is for a fully reconditioned engine with all the work done by the MG Rover specialist & with a guarantee.I think a "new" engine would be impossible in this instance due to MG Rover no longer being in existence. So this is a like for like repair so to speak.
  2. Ok, So this is what i need to find out. Despite my attempts to contact the seller between 24th Dec & 2nd Jan i could not do so. So because i obviously needed the car to actually use it & time was going on i had the car inspected at my expense of £125. The inspection revealed k-seal in the water system (Highlighting that somebody must have been aware of the issues prior to my buying the car) & confirmed Head Gasket was gone. I was strongly advised by the Specialist to check for damage to the engine liners as this was often the cause of Head Gasket failure in the K-Series engi
  3. Thanks Connif & everybody else who has helped with this.. Very much appreciated... as & when it all gets sorted i will pledge a donation to the site. One more quick question. In the Recorded delivery letter i sent i asked for a refund of the purchase cost & for him to collect the vehicle once he had repaid me the money. So am i still ok to now change that to asking whether he is prepared to pay for or contribute for repairs?
  4. Other signs which became evident on inspection having driven the car home were, odd browny deposits in the water header tank (now been identified by the specialist as K-Seal), the water level had dropped & there was now some cream on the oil cap.
  5. Faults started to appear as soon as the engine warmed up properly which is apparently usually the case according to the specialist & this is also why the faults were not apparent when i was, as a layman, checking the car over prior to buying even though the engine was running. Firstly after driving around 5 to 6 miles i noticed it seemed to get abnormally smokey from the exhaust, then that the heater was cold, then when fully warmed up i noticed the temp gauge was going higher then i thought it should to be normal & would go up even higher to around 3/4 if i went up even the slig
  6. So is there no issue crem that i got the car inspected? Just he seems to think his solicitor has told him that because i didn't give him fair chance to rectify the issue first then i would lose. Even though i sent 2 messages via the Ebay messaging system saying item not as described etc... which i have copies of of course.. but he says these are irrelevant because i didn't phone him?
  7. Thank you so much everyone for your help with this . Was not very pleased when he rang & on my home number too which i think was an attempt to unnerve me as i have never given him my home number & considering his confrontational manner i can only taking it as being somewhat of a veiled threat.
  8. Hi Conniff & thanks for getting back to me... I have been quoted £650 to get the car roadworthy again. This is for a fully recon engine. It would have been £295 if it was ok to simply repair the head gasket but because this would be pointless as it would simply just blow again very quickly according to the specialist then that is the cost. I have asked a couple of other places & the £650 price is actually very good. (This job with the specialist is normally £700 but is reduced by £50 because i have already paid £125 to get the fault identified)
  9. Also lets say i went & i lost the case.. would i have to pay his solicitors fees like he says?
  10. Hi all, To update again. I sent a recorded delivery letter requesting full refund & collection of the car (as will not drive due to head being removed as part of the inpection todetermine the extent of issues) The seller rang me day after with quite aggressive tone & in a threatening manner told me it would end up costing me a fortune. He said it would cost £185 to take him to court, then said the first thing he would do is get it moved to his local court which would cost me a further £85. Then when i lost i would have to cover his very expensive solicitors bill most likely at a c
  11. Hi Surfer, Should i add something to the letter regarding the misrepresentations act? I was a bit unclear that if it goes to court, which it looks as though it may do, how does that work? I.E if i prosecute under the "Sale of goods Act 1979" & this for whatever reason falls through due to him being classed as a private seller despite the evidence showing otherwise, can i then switch my attentions to the "Misrepresentation Act" that you mention? Was just unsure how that works etc?
  12. Hi, No i havn't done that.. I have spoken with them & i have a case no however.
  13. To whom it may concern. With Reference to the Sale of goods act 1979. On XXXX I purchased an MG Rover XXXXfrom you, Reg no. XXXXXX I paid £XXXX for the vehicle which was paid for with cash on collection. The car was advertised as follows: ““Hi, welcome to the sale of this lovely MG ZS+. Being the Plus model it has all the extras, the car is in very good condition for the year with only the driver seat showing signs of wear. The body work is in very good condition with only the odd little mark, which I am sure with a bit of polish will come out. Engine and gearb
  14. I should also add that the original MG specialist who said the engine liners had dropped, i have since had an in depth conversation with. I asked how come another cylinder head specialist had said they would have no problem just fitting a new gasket. They said that they may well say that but as a specialist with over 16 years of engine rebuilding experience & being a specialist in MG engines they knew that whilst it was possible to fit a new gasket it would be a pointless exercise as it would simply go again due to the issue with the engine liners... They are doing a detailed full report
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