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#863893 - 11th Mar 2014 7:04pm Advice on work on my car
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Bad News, put my car in for a service and MOT at Fords and they rang me before doing any work after a quick health check with the following MOT failures and advisories. I have included the price they quoted and was wondering if anyone thought if it was worth doing else where and how much I would be looking at paying. I am coming to the conclusion that i might be better scrapping/trading.

Make: Ford
Model: Focus
Variant: 1.6 TDCI 90BHP Non DPF Estate
Year: 2006/2007 56
Mileage: 115,000

1. Bonnet Latch and bowden cable - 245.96 MOT failure
2. White smoke from engine, requires further investigation 94
3. nsf headlight bult and both front indicators white - 62.34 MOT Failure
4. rear wiper bent - 16.54
5 - rear number plate weathered - 31.07
6- oil leaks requires further investigation - 46.800
7- injector conpression seal leaking, price with leakoff pipes and clips 287 ,PT Failure
8 - turbo pipe leaking and induction pipe split - 288 MOT Failure
9 - Front exhaust flexy leaking and rear exhaust box corroded - 338 MOT Failure
10 - N/S/F shock absorber leaking 238 MOT Failure
11- Both rear trailing arm bushes starting to split - 411

Would be interested to see what people in the know think of the prices quoted, how much cheaper it might be independantly and if it is worth doing. They have offered me 2k trade in on a fiesta zetec s at 10k
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#863898 - 11th Mar 2014 7:18pm Re: Advice on work on my car [Re: AX_125]
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The prices are rather high. For just the MOT fails (1,3,7,8,9 and 10) to be nearly 1000 is a fair wack. Without checking prices I could probably sort them all for 400-500. The rear wiper and reg plate would cost maybe 20. It all depend on if you want a new car really.

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#863913 - 11th Mar 2014 8:15pm Re: Advice on work on my car [Re: AX_125]
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That's disgusting
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#863914 - 11th Mar 2014 8:16pm Re: Advice on work on my car [Re: AX_125]
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If your goin to pay that to them you may aswell trade it in
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#863918 - 11th Mar 2014 8:22pm Re: Advice on work on my car [Re: AX_125]
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I have the car back, they have not carried out any work.

I would be interested in getting a better idea of prices as i really like the car, i guess I am just reluctant in paying alot of money to get it passed its mot this year, then next year have the advisories need doing for a similar price.

If anyone is interested in doing the work, if you could give me a quote to get it passed its MOT and then also give me a price to fix the advisories, obviously I am aware that investigation into oil leaks and white smoke may uncover bigger issues. Also, all 4 tyres are approaching the legal limit. they are 215,55,16

thanks
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#863921 - 11th Mar 2014 8:30pm Re: Advice on work on my car [Re: AX_125]
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If you pm me the reg I'll get full prices tomorrow and sort you a quote smile

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#863923 - 11th Mar 2014 8:34pm Re: Advice on work on my car [Re: AX_125]
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Originally Posted By: AX_125

7- injector compression seal leaking, price with leakoff pipes and clips 287 ,PT Failure

Why are they replacing all the leak off pipes and clips after pulling out an injector
Ive never had one fail yet after clipping back together, we do these all the time

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#863932 - 11th Mar 2014 8:42pm Re: Advice on work on my car [Re: AX_125]
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I should mention that the bonnet does not currently open so would need breaking into before it is all replaced/repaired
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#863945 - 11th Mar 2014 9:00pm Re: Advice on work on my car [Re: AX_125]
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Assuming they didn't break into the bonnet realease, how do they know the injector seals are leaking ?

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#863947 - 11th Mar 2014 9:02pm Re: Advice on work on my car [Re: AX_125]
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they got the bonnet open. not sure how.
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#863963 - 11th Mar 2014 9:44pm Re: Advice on work on my car [Re: AX_125]
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my reg plate failed so ordered one off ebay. cost under 10 inc post and packing, white indicators can be sorted by buying orange covered indicator bulbs or getting orange sticky stuff to put over the lens, wiper arm --just bend it back!

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#863969 - 11th Mar 2014 9:49pm Re: Advice on work on my car [Re: AX_125]
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bin car or go to another mot station where there are no highway men

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#863983 - 11th Mar 2014 10:17pm Re: Advice on work on my car [Re: AX_125]
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I would say get the investigation work carried out first, the rest you know the cost for. The findings may only be a few quid to fix, or it may be big bucks, not worth deciding on if it is worth doing until you get a full total of works required for MOT minimum.

May be worth getting a Ford specialist (not necessarily a main dealer) mechanic to give the whole car a look at and go on their advice as to whether it is worth proceeding.

After all, MOT checks are only what is required to keep it roadworthy and other legal requirements (emissions, etc), no guarantees there are not bigger gremlins lurking that are nothing to do with road safety that just haven't been found yet.

Just my two cents anyway.

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#863985 - 11th Mar 2014 10:21pm Re: Advice on work on my car [Re: AX_125]
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Investigation done, the list was their findings
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#863987 - 11th Mar 2014 10:24pm Re: Advice on work on my car [Re: AX_125]
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Investigation done, the list was their findings


These were done?

2. White smoke from engine, requires further investigation 94
6- oil leaks requires further investigation - 46.800

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