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    rang landrover dealer asked the price for a new fuel sensor....(float in the fuel tank) as mine was not working proper...low fuel waring light not coming on...or not coming on at the right time...............

     

     

    ....................£123.00............

     

     

    rang JSF.............£18.71p

     

    some people do try it on.....and the sensor was made by the same company......its like last year i ordered up some new valves for the engine rebuild...the valves were goodens ..Bearmarc (german ?)

     

    £3.71 each.............................landrover dealer....£28.00 quid each.........same with new clutch i put in..Borg-warner...landrover..nearly £400.00 ..."jesus".....Jsf  same clutch...plate..driven plate...thrust bearing...tow bush.......inc VAT £90.00 the lot...

     

    must be havin a laugh

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    8 minutes ago, oldypigeonpopper said:

    hello, who is JSF ditchman? i need a new rear lambda unit for my dihatsu terios

    Think he means GSF Car Parts

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    Bearmach are uk (I think) they don’t make parts but supply oem and pattern like britpart.

    if you want a laugh, go to lrdirect and have a look at the prices as they list pattern, oem and genuine under the part number. There were some bsf bolts I needed for the gearbox, genuine was £70 and pattern was £3.

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    38 minutes ago, oldypigeonpopper said:

    hello, who is JSF ditchman? i need a new rear lambda unit for my dihatsu terios

    No i mean...JSF...they are the landrover 4x4 lads in Norwich....they have a website ..........(its my 2nd home...i have a bed there :lol:)

    23 minutes ago, SpringDon said:

    Bearmach are uk (I think) they don’t make parts but supply oem and pattern like britpart.

    if you want a laugh, go to lrdirect and have a look at the prices as they list pattern, oem and genuine under the part number. There were some bsf bolts I needed for the gearbox, genuine was £70 and pattern was £3.

    its terrible aint it.............my daughter had a broken front spring replaced on her little car a couple of years ago..........£600.00 bloody quid....

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    Was just going to say it’s an independent garage in Norwich- been there donkies

    But Ditchie beat me to it- one thing Ditchie, why eve waste a phone call to that lovely flash place on Cromer Road- they lots of nice flooring and coffee machines to pay for so that always going to cost 

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    9 minutes ago, Jaymo said:

    Was just going to say it’s an independent garage in Norwich- been there donkies

    But Ditchie beat me to it- one thing Ditchie, why eve waste a phone call to that lovely flash place on Cromer Road- they lots of nice flooring and coffee machines to pay for so that always going to cost 

    i do it out of playfulness........................i did know the lads there when i had a couple of new discos one after the other from there........they are a bunch of rotters all of them..:lol:

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    33 minutes ago, ditchman said:

    No i mean...JSF...they are the landrover 4x4 lads in Norwich....they have a website ..........(its my 2nd home...i have a bed there :lol:)

    So that's where you've been!

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    26 minutes ago, TIGHTCHOKE said:

    So that's where you've been!

    actually i havnt been there of recent.............the last time was when my fuel solonoid "blew up".....which i posted up before i went away for a rest :lol:.............just really waiting for the weather to brighten up and get warm ...so i can fettle the old landy wot i shud have dun last year........................then i can get orn a buildin knives and stuff.........

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    A good friend of mine queried a very expensive service bill for his disco and asked for an itemised list of parts and labour . One of the things the main stealer listed was £9-50 to stamp the service book . He never went back to them again and used JSF instead .

     

    harnser

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    1 minute ago, Harnser said:

    A good friend of mine queried a very expensive service bill for his disco and asked for an itemised list of parts and labour . One of the things the main stealer listed was £9-50 to stamp the service book . He never went back to them again and used JSF instead .

     

    harnser

     

    that is appal;ling.....................................the first new disco i had the flexi coupling vibrated and made a noise...so i took it in under warranty....they changed it ..it was fine and sent me a bill for £600.00 odd quid...saying as it wasnt part of the engine train and part of the exhaust system it wasnt covered by warranty....................i had words with them...no charge

     

    the flexi coupling was 5" long and joined the manifold to the exhaust....£483 quid !!!!!.....yeah right.......

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    they're all at it, vw wanted £1200, yes you read right that's one thousand two hundred pounds just to supply me a caddy fuel pump, injectors were a snip at a shade over £400 each, I haven't found a local supplier for pattern parts so i'm relying on ebay, managed to get the same pump for £400 and rebuilt injectors for £90 each, still a bloody fortune though. if it goes wrong again i'll have to resort to a shop bike

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    I worked for Volvo a long time ago, a supplier came into the market selling Bosch starter motors which were the same as Volvo ones, simply because Bosch made them for Volvo. 

    There was a big meeting about this as they were going to do us a huge amount of damage, I asked why our starter motors were so expensive. The answer was that, in Sweden they buy Bosch starter motors, they sell them to the European distribution centre  with a mark up to pay for the running costs of the Swedish global distribution centre. The European distribution centre sold the starter motor to the UK distribution centre but they needed a mark up to pay for the European distribution centre. The UK distribution centre then sold it to us, but they needed a mark up to pay for the UK distribution centre.  Then I sold it to the customer and we made a mark up! 

    This gives you an idea why a vehicle manufacturer part is more expensive! 

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    In the process of changing the blower motor on my x trail, my local Nissan dealer wanted £460 for the part and I paid £31 online.  The dealerships must be missing out on a lot of part sales through greed.

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    23 minutes ago, hambone said:

    In the process of changing the blower motor on my x trail, my local Nissan dealer wanted £460 for the part and I paid £31 online.  The dealerships must be missing out on a lot of part sales through greed.

    agreed ....but the trouble is most of the driving public dont know any differant.........and so they accept it..............

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    2 hours ago, ditchman said:

    agreed ....but the trouble is most of the driving public dont know any differant.........and so they accept it..............

    Until they complain to a small independent garage who turns around and says we could have done it for a 3rd of that :lol: some colourful words follow 

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    4 hours ago, hambone said:

    In the process of changing the blower motor on my x trail, my local Nissan dealer wanted £460 for the part and I paid £31 online.  The dealerships must be missing out on a lot of part sales through greed.

    a month ago i got in me xtrail heater blower came o full despite being switched off. Rang dealer who said bring it in and would need diagnostic at £90, sounds like blwer motor failure. done a bit more googling, and decided to order a blower motor resistor for £7 of fleabay, took 5 minutes to fit, all fixed, fantastic!

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    My local Volvo garage (Volvo approved, not a main dealer) wanted two hours at £150 per hour just to diagnose a slight central locking problem. Don't know how much it would have been to fix the problem.

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    My daughter took her Hyundai Getz to a main dealer within its 5 year warranty as it had a warning light on. They said It was a sensor fault and was an engine out under warranty job. The next day they phoned and said the clutch was gone and it would cost £600. I went with her to the dealer and demanded to to see the worn out 35000 mile clutch. At first they said it had been disposed of, but demanding the service managers attention soon found it (not even slightly worn out) I phoned the importer and it transpired that the dealer was charging them for the engine out job and trying to charge my daughter also for the engine out job. Needless to say we eventually got an apology and a brand new clutch as compensation. That dealer is no longer a Hyundai main dealer.

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    I have a couple of landrover specialists near me, they are only good for if I'm really desperate as their prices are a rip off.

    Paddocks in Matlock if I want loads of stuff I go there, I once needed a set of big end shells, local specialist (Huddersfield) £30, Paddocks £6 same make'

    at the time I drove down to Matlock in my car and even with petrol I still saved over £15 plus I bought some other stuff while I was there.

    Recently I went to the same local place for small selection of bits, Paddocks would have been £6 their total came to £15.

    When he told me the price I said WHAT!!!!, then he started messing in computer and came back with £9.50.

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