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#382569 - 23rd Jan 2010 4:57pm Had the car serviced.....OUCH!
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Wednesday:

I thought I'd give the car a final dealer service before moving to a local garage I trust or sell the car. 06 plate CDTI SRI Pre-Facelift. Service 220 quid....OUCH (major service) then I gets the call.....

2 rear tyres
discs all round
Rear Pads
Rear road Springs.......
Oh and wiper blades that i only replaced 3 weeks ago!

I meant to do this before the warranty expired, but never got round to it.I think she said another 600 quid for the repairs.....I said I'll be in touch. I need to shop around for a better price...

So yesterday I collected the car...Put the key in the ignition...SPANNER Light! Not happy....They looked the car over and didn't find the cause. The fault has gone away.

Advise notes say:

Wiper Blades Smearing
Rear Pads Low Discs Lipped
Front Discs Heavily Lipped Pads 40% remaining
OSR Road Spring Snapped
Both rear tyres 2mm, OSR Nailed.

Quote reads:

Wipers: 17.25 for parts, 20.27 Fitted
Discs: 145.50 for Parts, 217.96 Fitted
Springs: 140 For Parts, 287.88 Fitted (Pair)
+ Tyres

I had a look at the discs and they don't seam that bad. Less than a 1mm Lip on the front. I would be curious to put a vernier on it. Tyres do need doing, I jacked the car up and yes the spring has gone:



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#382575 - 23rd Jan 2010 5:48pm Re: Had the car serviced.....OUCH! [Re: Brocks]
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ouch gutted mate, I am surprised for such a new car.

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#382581 - 23rd Jan 2010 6:22pm Re: Had the car serviced.....OUCH! [Re: Wheels]
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no way!
if you look in a haynes manual if should say minimum disk thickness, see if there having you off!

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#382582 - 23rd Jan 2010 6:37pm Re: Had the car serviced.....OUCH! [Re: chris_gilly]
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I cant believe the springs have snapped on a 3yr old car omg

...and to cap it, they want 150 labour to change them!!!

Whats the milage, Id expect 40-60k for the disks to need replacing, either way, 3 years is fairly acceptable before its needing new ones think
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#382650 - 24th Jan 2010 1:13am Re: Had the car serviced.....OUCH! [Re: StuyMac]
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defect surely?

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#382654 - 24th Jan 2010 1:54am Re: Had the car serviced.....OUCH! [Re: dave_g]
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I said if they changed anything on my last service, I need to see the parts. It's obvious they like changing it when it doesn't really need it, I had them saying the clutch is going, when it absolutely wasn't at all. I hate main dealers for that, but it's a stamp in the book. frown
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#382665 - 24th Jan 2010 9:46am Re: Had the car serviced.....OUCH! [Re: DavidB]
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Originally Posted By: Wheels
ouch gutted mate, I am surprised for such a new car.


My thoughts....and none would have been covered by the warranty!

Originally Posted By: chris_gilly
no way!
if you look in a haynes manual if should say minimum disk thickness, see if there having you off!


There is no Haynes Manual for the car.

Originally Posted By: Beaker
I cant believe the springs have snapped on a 3yr old car omg

...and to cap it, they want 150 labour to change them!!!

Whats the milage, Id expect 40-60k for the disks to need replacing, either way, 3 years is fairly acceptable before its needing new ones think


Originally Posted By: dave_g
defect surely?


65k. All motorway....well 90% anyway. Looking at the owners club site, I've realised the springs are quite common. Even on a 2 year old.

Originally Posted By: Violet
I said if they changed anything on my last service, I need to see the parts. It's obvious they like changing it when it doesn't really need it, I had them saying the clutch is going, when it absolutely wasn't at all. I hate main dealers for that, but it's a stamp in the book. frown


Thats why I didn't authorise the work. Having looked myself, I can see the spring has gove. I'm still not convinced about the discs though. I may DIY them.
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#382670 - 24th Jan 2010 10:31am Re: Had the car serviced.....OUCH! [Re: Brocks]
Brocks Offline
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Originally Posted By: Brocks


Originally Posted By: chris_gilly
no way!
if you look in a haynes manual if should say minimum disk thickness, see if there having you off!


There is no Haynes Manual for the car.



Oops I'll take that back....Just found one on Amazon. We did a campaign on the owners club to get Haynes to produce one, but nothing came of it....Or so we thought!
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#382672 - 24th Jan 2010 10:50am Re: Had the car serviced.....OUCH! [Re: Brocks]
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what car is it? i could get all the info for you up on autodata smile

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#382674 - 24th Jan 2010 11:24am Re: Had the car serviced.....OUCH! [Re: chris_gilly]
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2006 1.9cdti Sri (120ps) pre-facelift
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#382679 - 24th Jan 2010 11:52am Re: Had the car serviced.....OUCH! [Re: Brocks]
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make and model?! vaux i asume smile

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#382779 - 24th Jan 2010 6:47pm Re: Had the car serviced.....OUCH! [Re: chris_gilly]
Brocks Offline
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Sorry, yeah A vectra C
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#382787 - 24th Jan 2010 7:17pm Re: Had the car serviced.....OUCH! [Re: Brocks]
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minimum thickness vented - front 22mm
minimum thickness - rear 10mm

minimum pad thickness - front 9mm(including the backplate)
minimum pad thickness - rear 8mm(including the backplate)

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#382788 - 24th Jan 2010 7:19pm Re: Had the car serviced.....OUCH! [Re: chris_gilly]
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remember to exclude the lip when measuring wink i tend to grind this lip down smile

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#382936 - 25th Jan 2010 10:02am Re: Had the car serviced.....OUCH! [Re: chris_gilly]
Brocks Offline
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Cheers Chris.

BTW, The name Chris Gilly rings a bell. Any ideas how I might know ya? IIRC Gilly was a nickname/shortened name.
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