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Old 02-10-2016, 10:34 PM
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GMWK2: Time to Sell. Time to sell.
Nothing worse than spending money on your trade-in.

Our family had Ford wagons, which due to the rubbish build quality and mechanical unsuitability for heavy towing they were abandoned for a LandCruiser 60 Series. Whilst waiting for the Cruiser to land, the Ford dropped a lower radiator hose at warp nine. It didn't look good at the mechanics... the "all new" alloy head wasn't so flat any more. A full rebuild was deemed necessary.

The head was machined well past spec and the car ran... just. It didn't go so good when it warmed up though, and would hiccup quite steadily. I think part of the problem was that the compression ratio was too high.

On the day the Cruiser was ready to pick up, the Ford was coasted down the hill to the dealership.

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Old 02-10-2016, 10:46 PM
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My new car is literally sitting in the dealer waiting to be registered and sorted with the lease company Alan. I carnt believe I've got another drama with my current car.




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Old 02-10-2016, 10:51 PM
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Is the dealer your current car is at for repairs the same as the one you're purchasing from?
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:12 PM
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Nope. But I'm thinking how I can use the new dealer to pressure via FCA if I threaten to delay the new car. The servicing dealer has submitted a "goodwill" warranty claim with FCA on my behalf - so we will see.

There is a local air con guy I'm going to drop into and get a second opinion.


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My new car is literally sitting in the dealer waiting to be registered and sorted with the lease company Alan. I carnt believe I've got another drama with my current car.




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Old 02-11-2016, 01:22 AM
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Have a look in "member rides showoff".

And no, I haven't learnt my lesson.

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Old 02-11-2016, 05:10 AM
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ACCC complaint lodged regarding the air con. I'm a bit of an expert at that little caper.

I think my jeep knows it is being replaced and is going to go kicking and screaming - "I'll show you....I'll break down and you'll neeeeeveeeerr be able to sell me".


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ACCC complaint lodged regarding the air con. I'm a bit of an expert at that little caper.

I think my jeep knows it is being replaced and is going to go kicking and screaming - "I'll show you....I'll break down and you'll neeeeeveeeerr be able to sell me".


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Not to be superstitious, but every car we've had - we always run into break downs to near misses the days to pickup of a new car.
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Old 02-11-2016, 03:30 PM
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Just picked up my car - it is actually the condenser that is leaking. Dealer is waiting to hear from FCA regarding a goodwill repair.


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Old 02-11-2016, 04:25 PM
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[QUOTE=GMWK2;1262791]Just picked up my car - it is actually the condenser that is leaking. Dealer is waiting to hear from FCA regarding a goodwill repair.


Another one. Had mine replaced last month as well. Split at the base somewhere. As these are showing a relatively high fault occurrence I sincerely hope that they are being replaced with a more robust model.

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Old 02-12-2016, 09:09 PM
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Back to dealer today. The air con has crapped itself - sounds like an asthmatic is dying in my dashboard and not cold - think it needs a regas. And I've got a creak in the front suspension....

Had its 80k service 2 weeks ago.


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The creak turned out to be the Chief bash plate moving against the transmission plate. Tightened up the bolts and all good.

The local air con guy quoted me $1200 to supply and fit a new condenser. Ill wait to hear from FCA about a warranty claim till early next week but otherwise I'll get the air con guy to do it. I'm a bit over it.

My plates went into storage today at the RMS ready for my new car so I just want to get rid of the old one ASAP now.

Anyone wanna buy it? I think it is the most serviced GC in Australia ...

Actually, it has been a great car - just all the little things have driven me nuts.

We went looking for a new car for my wife today - a nice reliable Mazda I think.....


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