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Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:00 pm 
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I broke the little knob on my light switch on my EL fairmont, called ford up and they said it was $26 for a little bit on plastic! I know it will be cheaper at the wreckers but then I'll be buying one thats just as old an brittle as mine, just wonted to b**ch and also ask if anyone else has broken theres is it a common problem??
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Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:24 pm 
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always goto wreckers for stuff like that like in perth we have a place called Pick a Part i just pocket very small stuff like factory tape player volume knob

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:35 pm 
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I paid $7 for mine lol. Trade price ordered through coventry's or what ever their name is in adelaide.
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Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:39 pm 
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don't steal things from wreckers mate, my parts cost more to cover your dishonesty.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:45 pm 
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relax mate i've only done it once becuase they wanted 10bucks for the knob but never been there since

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:02 pm 
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sometimes they want heaps for tiny things, from mem they wanted $36 for the rubber stop that holds the clutch cable into the clutch fork.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:14 pm 
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$26 is a bit rude! I know they aint cheap! Around 16 or so bucks i would expect at the most
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Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:59 pm 
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Yeah was goin to go to wreckers but figured id probably break it trying to get it off, lol
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Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:02 pm 
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dc_todd wrote:
don't steal things from wreckers mate, my parts cost more to cover your dishonesty.


hahaha your seriously think that a wrecker will charge less if people didnt steal a part or 2? their there to screw you out of as much money as possible lol
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Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:30 pm 
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what i hate more is private sellers asking wrecker prices for their stuff, but they dont have to pay their workers wages or rent or tax etc...

eg

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Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:40 pm 
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gogetta wrote:


hmm.... doesnt even have a flywheel
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Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:59 pm 
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on the is this common thing, i have a mate who borrowed another mates EF, and he broke thats cars headlight switch

so when he was with another guy who had an EF as well, he asked to borrow his switch to turn on the first cars headlights (yeah i know) and broke that cars one as well!!

i dont allow him near my car!! :lol:

and on the nicking s**t from the wreckers, they are in business to make a living. and yeah sure they charge too much for some bits, but that doesnt give you the right to steal things.

if you are after a really little bit and are nice to them quite often they'll give it to for nothing or next too

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:26 pm 
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I payed $10 for mine last week

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:27 pm 
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Falcon96kickass wrote:
... in perth we have a place called Pick a Part...


Where? The one in kenwick closed down last year. Is there another one about?

I hate having to go through the quokka and phone around just to find some simple part (not to mention driving out to the middle of nowhere only to find that people don't know what they have. "No that's an EA, not an XF thanks for wasting an hour or my time"). I would happily pay wrecker prices to be able to just rock up and get what I need.
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Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:54 pm 
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BigCav wrote:
dc_todd wrote:
don't steal things from wreckers mate, my parts cost more to cover your dishonesty.


hahaha your seriously think that a wrecker will charge less if people didnt steal a part or 2? their there to screw you out of as much money as possible lol


I know, I was trying to be ethical.

 

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