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Emmamx
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« on: 04 October, 2018, 20:51:15 PM »

So after spending nearly £3k on works folowing a slipped cambelt 18 months ago and 9000 miles my truck has failed yet again.
After the garage that did the original repairs refused to even look at the truck I sent it to another garage who found the balance belt stripped of teeth knocking out the timing. Head off and itís touched a couple of valves. Repair bill up over £1500 again already. The garage have now called and said one of the balance shafts has play and itís £1000 in parts and labour to replace. My question is do the balance shafts suddenly develop play or would this be as a result of original repair or should of been picked up during the original repair 9000 miles ago? The original repair so say replaced both balance shaft sprockets so I would of thought they should of noticed play in the shaft? Any advice greatfully received 😊
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« Reply #1 on: 05 October, 2018, 17:17:27 PM »

I can't really offer any advice except to say that the average garage nowadays does not have the skills to do serious work on engines - today's "technicians" don't seem to be taught how strip and rebuild an engine properly, or how to measure parts for wear, make decisions on what to replace and how to do it.
I know that doesn't help you, but that's how it is.
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I'm not over the hill. I'm still trying to get up it!
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« Reply #2 on: 06 October, 2018, 12:50:39 PM »

Thanks for the reply.  I think I should be sorted now as itís been stripped by another garage and has been confirmed that the original garage did not replace parts I was charged for.   I had a feeling I had been ripped off but without stripping the engine was impossible to prove. Now it has came to light that certain parts that are on my invoice are still the original factory parts and still have the factory sealant in place and intact.
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« Reply #3 on: 06 October, 2018, 17:00:17 PM »

Sorry to hear that - you now have a decision to make as to whether to start a small claims court claim against the original garage - or just put it down to experience.
I hate this sort of deception and fraud, because that's what it is - fraud.
Having been in a business that involved constant engine rebuilds, we always used to present customers with all their replaced parts, they always had the choice whether to have them back or we chucked them in the scrap bin.
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« Reply #4 on: 26 October, 2018, 22:13:13 PM »

and this is why garages get a bad name, your better off getting your hands on a competent independant mechanic in your area than going to a garage,

you will know if they are good because they will talk about the engine all day long but take much longer to actually work out a price for their work, which will almost always be less than a garage,
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