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The dreaded MOT

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
Well I took my car in for its MOT today, and it failed dismally. Basically the chassis has more holes than a swiss cheese.
So, I've decided to sell it and buy something made from aluminium, Like an Audi or a Land-Rover.

If anyone wants to buy a pile of parts stuck together with rust, give me a shout.

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Take it to your local scrappy, you might get 50p for it :lol:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: The dreaded MOT
    Originally posted by Captain Slog
    So, I've decided to sell it and buy something made from aluminium, Like an Audi or a Land-Rover.

    How about a nice green metro? lol I have one for sale :p

    What do you mean 'no'? ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    just had an mot last month on my 4yr old vw cruiser. so only it's second mot. tiny split in exhaust ....£175. break vaccum faulty, £350. expensive mot for a motor i thought was imac!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: The dreaded MOT
    Originally posted by Captain Slog
    I've decided to sell it and buy something made from aluminium, Like an Audi or a Land-Rover.
    .
    It's only a Land-Rover's body that's made of aluminium, the chassis is still steel, which still rusts and rots out. However, they're basicaly box steel sections, which are easier to replace than an ordinary car. :)

    Mr_Wobble ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by morrocan roll
    just had an mot last month on my 4yr old vw cruiser. so only it's second mot. tiny split in exhaust ....£175. break vaccum faulty, £350. expensive mot for a motor i thought was imac!
    Ouch! That's the problem with VW's, the parts are so bloody expensive. I've always had a Volkswagen, and they're bloody expensive if you get parts from the dealers. There are other suppliers who import VW parts made in Brazil, etc, or by reputable aftermarket suppliers.
    A recent exampe are the prices of radiator hoses. VW wanted over £20 each for the things! Whereas I got a Brazilian VW part for £6.50, and the second unbranded one also for £6.50.
    Have a look here for good prices on VW parts...
    www.gsfcarparts.co.uk
    www.eurocarparts.co.uk
    www.germancarcompany.co.uk
    and there are others out there too. www.volkszone.co.uk (or is it .com?) have a list of UK suppliers of parts.

    Mr_Wobble ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    our little fiesta failed its MOT badly the other day too, so i know how you feel. needs several hundred pounds worth of welding, its giving off 2 and a half times more emissions than it should, plus the door handles got broken off the other night by someone trying to break into it!
    were scrapping it - weve only had it 5 mths :(
    weve got our eye on a lovely red Rover400 that weve seen for sale down the road.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Mr_Wobble
    Ouch! That's the problem with VW's, the parts are so bloody expensive. I've always had a Volkswagen, and they're bloody expensive if you get parts from the dealers. There are other suppliers who import VW parts made in Brazil, etc, or by reputable aftermarket suppliers.
    A recent exampe are the prices of radiator hoses. VW wanted over £20 each for the things! Whereas I got a Brazilian VW part for £6.50, and the second unbranded one also for £6.50.
    Have a look here for good prices on VW parts...
    www.gsfcarparts.co.uk
    www.eurocarparts.co.uk
    www.germancarcompany.co.uk
    and there are others out there too. www.volkszone.co.uk (or is it .com?) have a list of UK suppliers of parts.

    Mr_Wobble ;)
    thankyou very much mr wobble for your time and effort for little old me. i can assure you though that i go nowhere near vw dealerships! i cannot change the oil filter myself, simply cos there is no way i can reach the bloody thing. oil change and new filter at a vw shop ...over a 100quid! local garage ...27 quid. i phoned the guy back at vw and told him he should wear a mask and carry a pistol ...huh? highway robbery you moron! yes wobble, vw can be seriously heavy on the pocket.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by morrocan roll
    thankyou very much mr wobble for your time and effort for little old me. i can assure you though that i go nowhere near vw dealerships! i cannot change the oil filter myself, simply cos there is no way i can reach the bloody thing. oil change and new filter at a vw shop ...over a 100quid! local garage ...27 quid. i phoned the guy back at vw and told him he should wear a mask and carry a pistol ...huh? highway robbery you moron! yes wobble, vw can be seriously heavy on the pocket.
    Hey i can believe that as well my mate got a brand new ford mondio (posh git) and he lifted the bonnet and i said wheres the engine gone it was all covered in like a plastic case thingy all the new cars are making it so you cant do owt ya self and so they expect you to pay stupid prices to have daft little things done. All they do is plug the thing in to a pc and it tells them whats up and costs you bout £100. Ill stick to my k reg mk 5 escort theres prenty of them in the scrap yard so theres always a bit when you need one and nothing costs over £20 job sorted if you ask me lol .I wouldnt buy a new car if i had the money you loose to much just by starting the thing up to go home narrah noy for me .
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by BeckyBoo
    Take it to your local scrappy, you might get 50p for it :lol:


    As laughable as it sounds the going rate for a scrap car is about £5 around here :eek2:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by wappy
    Hey i can believe that as well my mate got a brand new ford mondio (posh git) and he lifted the bonnet and i said wheres the engine gone it was all covered in like a plastic case thingy all the new cars are making it so you cant do owt ya self and so they expect you to pay stupid prices to have daft little things done. All they do is plug the thing in to a pc and it tells them whats up and costs you bout £100.

    :eek:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by chaos_insomniac
    As laughable as it sounds the going rate for a scrap car is about £5 around here :eek2:

    Where I used to live you had to pay them to take it!!!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Where I used to live the scrappies used to pay about £25 if you delivered the car, or they would take the car away for free. I used to remove useful parts, then get them to take it away. It's sad seeing an old car that you've come to know well going off to the scrapyard. It's worse seeing it in the scrapyard a week or so later once people have been ripping parts off of it. :(

    Mr_Wobble ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Miffy
    Where I used to live you had to pay them to take it!!!

    Yep that's the same round where I live. My mate's dad owns a scrapyard and he charges to take in cars!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: Re: The dreaded MOT
    Originally posted by Mr_Wobble
    It's only a Land-Rover's body that's made of aluminium, the chassis is still steel, which still rusts and rots out. However, they're basicaly box steel sections, which are easier to replace than an ordinary car. :)

    Mr_Wobble ;)

    Its also a seperate chassis, so if things get too bad you can just take the body off and replace it. The ITAL is a monocoque, so you can't do that. Its a case of either getting the welder out and replacing the rotten bits or getting a whole new body (which is expensive).
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by BeckyBoo
    Take it to your local scrappy, you might get 50p for it :lol:

    I'd get more by selling it to an enthusiast for spares or as a restoration project. Or I could take it banger racing!:naughty:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Mr_Wobble
    Ouch! That's the problem with VW's, the parts are so bloody expensive. I've always had a Volkswagen, and they're bloody expensive if you get parts from the dealers. There are other suppliers who import VW parts made in Brazil, etc, or by reputable aftermarket suppliers.
    A recent exampe are the prices of radiator hoses. VW wanted over £20 each for the things! Whereas I got a Brazilian VW part for £6.50, and the second unbranded one also for £6.50.
    Have a look here for good prices on VW parts...
    www.gsfcarparts.co.uk
    www.eurocarparts.co.uk
    www.germancarcompany.co.uk
    and there are others out there too. www.volkszone.co.uk (or is it .com?) have a list of UK suppliers of parts.

    Mr_Wobble ;)

    aah u seem to know of good companys man! i replaced my head gasket on thursday and all went well but my thermostat housing cracked when putting the coolant pipes back on :( it is a common problem i heard, where would i get one quick as i need to drop somone off at heathrow on tuesday morning!!!!!!!!!!!

    i mite try gsf
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by morrocan roll
    thankyou very much mr wobble for your time and effort for little old me. i can assure you though that i go nowhere near vw dealerships! i cannot change the oil filter myself, simply cos there is no way i can reach the bloody thing. oil change and new filter at a vw shop ...over a 100quid! local garage ...27 quid. i phoned the guy back at vw and told him he should wear a mask and carry a pistol ...huh? highway robbery you moron! yes wobble, vw can be seriously heavy on the pocket.

    Vw charge somthing like £92 a hour labour which is why i do EVERYTHING myself!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thermostat housings, for a VW. Hmmm, I don't know if it'a part they would do. gsf are a good bet, if not, try URO, or perhaps Volkspares, I think they all have London based outlets, and I think gsf is based in the Heathrow area.
    If it's the part I'm thinking of, then it's made of plastic. I was worried about breaking the housing while replacing my thermostat recently. Probably a breakers yard may be a good bet if you can't get a new one.

    Mr_Wobble ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Mr_Wobble
    Thermostat housings, for a VW. Hmmm, I don't know if it'a part they would do. gsf are a good bet, if not, try URO, or perhaps Volkspares, I think they all have London based outlets, and I think gsf is based in the Heathrow area.
    If it's the part I'm thinking of, then it's made of plastic. I was worried about breaking the housing while replacing my thermostat recently. Probably a breakers yard may be a good bet if you can't get a new one.

    Mr_Wobble ;)

    thanks for the reply man! i found it in my local GSF store phew! so should be able to get to france on wed afterall :)

    Fab
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