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 Post subject: raw deal
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:42 am 
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ok so i have a problem, ill start from the start.

So my brother moved from Bundaberg to Sydney and he needed a car, after alot of shopping around he found one, and I agreed it was ok. So i bought it for him, it was an XH 5sp. Dont know too much about it other than that.

Anyways its all ok for about 3 weeks, then there was a problem with the engine, he took it to a mechanic who went for a drive with my brother to diagnose the problem, on the drive it broke down, dizzy gear stripped.

So the engine is buggered. We have tried every possible way to get the car yard to pay for it or take it back, but they wont, even the department of fair trading cant help.

So were probably going to get a reconditioned engine and put it in. I would like to get the car back here to bundy but it would be too expensive and impractical. Where would be best to get one in Sydney and who would be best to do the work?

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

 

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 Post subject: Re: raw deal
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:06 am 
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blackman wrote:
ok so i have a problem, ill start from the start.

So my brother moved from Bundaberg to Sydney and he needed a car, after alot of shopping around he found one, and I agreed it was ok. So i bought it for him, it was an XH 5sp. Dont know too much about it other than that.

Anyways its all ok for about 3 weeks, then there was a problem with the engine, he took it to a mechanic who went for a drive with my brother to diagnose the problem, on the drive it broke down, dizzy gear stripped.

So the engine is buggered. We have tried every possible way to get the car yard to pay for it or take it back, but they wont, even the department of fair trading cant help.

So were probably going to get a reconditioned engine and put it in. I would like to get the car back here to bundy but it would be too expensive and impractical. Where would be best to get one in Sydney and who would be best to do the work?

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.


that is almost EXACTLY what happened to me when i bought my EL.

not 2 weeks after i bought it, auxillary shaft went. the car dealer was a C***, and cos it had done 208,000km it had no warranty, fair trading basically told me what to get.

i ended up just replacing the auxillary shaft.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:36 am 
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in QLD, any vehicle bought from a liscensed used car dealer comes with a standard 30 day warranty to protect people from buying lemons that blow up down the road from the dealrship lol.

Im sure you guys will have something similar there?
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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:39 am 
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not in SA we dont. if the car is under $8,000 or has over 200,000km, then no warranty. unless the car dealer is a nice guy and negotiates one with you...

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:41 am 
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alfy wrote:
not in SA we dont. if the car is under $8,000 or has over 200,000km, then no warranty. unless the car dealer is a nice guy and negotiates one with you...


the politicians in your state need a kick in the head.... thats some f**k up logic!!!
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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:21 pm 
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Try these guys located in blacktown, sorry you didn't really state where in Syd you were so I though you should start here.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:24 pm 
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I would recommend giving Joe from CMS a call. He is based here in Sydney, and should be able to source and install a replacement engine as well as suggest some other options.

His PM address is AUXR8 2

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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:49 pm 
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thanks for all the replys guys, its alot of help. he is over in cronulla but im not sure where he has the car at the moment. if you know of anything else that can help please let me know, thanks again.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:40 pm 
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If he is at Cronulla, Kirawee pick a part can help him out, I know they have a couple of falcons in teh yard, I am pretty sure they can help withthe install too.

 

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