Problem with pre-starters & collection box

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Re: Problem with pre-starters & collection box

Post by Maxwell » 02 Dec 2014, 10:34

chrislux wrote:
Maxwell4321 wrote:my guess would also be the DPF based on price and mileage however if the DPF was blocked because it cannot regenerate if you have duff glowplugs and controller they could have just replaced those and used the software to force a regeneration.

That's the problem of Main Stealers, they're no longer mechanics, purely fitters, so it's much easier to replace and
charge a small fortune, rather than take a little bit more time and 'renovate' if possible.

My thoughts exactly and the main reason I wont use them

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Re: Problem with pre-starters & collection box

Post by chrislux » 04 Dec 2014, 10:10

OK, so quick update on the X5.

Spent 2 1/2 hrs yesterday afternoon at the garage with Technician and the head of Customer Service.
We went over the bill together. It appears I misunderstood the fone call, they were calling to ask permission!!

As the car has 220k, when one Glowplug (€30 each) goes they replace all as they expect the others to expire shortly afterwards.
The DME is a dedicated black-box just for the cold start, and they automatically change that at same time. (€110)
It's underneath the Collection Box.

The Collection Box they were talking about is not replaced, he was just explaining it takes nearly 3 hrs to remove
and refit, hence another reason to change everything whilst it's off. It's basically their name for what is I suppose
the Inlet Manifold with the Butterflies inside it, and the MAF attached to it.

A big portion of the bill was Brakes, front discs & pads (€325 + €180) rear pads (€165) and handbrake shoes (Can't
remember price)

Fluids, oil was €150, brake and coolant too, plus Full Inspection, wiper blades front & rear, 2 washer jets, door
mirror surround, and small assorted sundries.

At the end of going through the bill I could see where it had all mounted up to €2385 (labour is €95 per hour) but I
said due to all the messing me around previously I was expecting a 'nice discount' (it's a word not recognized in
Lux coz usually Custy Service is SH1T) and they eventually offered me 10% off, so not too bad.
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Re: Problem with pre-starters & collection box

Post by M60NJP » 04 Dec 2014, 10:15

Still a big 'Ouch' though............

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Re: Problem with pre-starters & collection box

Post by chrislux » 04 Dec 2014, 10:43

M60NJP wrote:Still a big 'Ouch' though............

Yup :sick:
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'02 E39 ACS5 3.0d Touring, Individual Velvet Blau - sold

'05 E53 X5 3.0d , Sapphire Schwartz, re-mapped

'07 R56 Mini Cooper S, Astro Schwartz

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Re: Problem with pre-starters & collection box

Post by cockneyrebel » 04 Dec 2014, 11:39

Blimey Chris, would've been cheaper to drive back to Blighty & stick her in an Indy !!
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Re: Problem with pre-starters & collection box

Post by chrislux » 04 Dec 2014, 16:27

cockneyrebel wrote:Blimey Chris, would've been cheaper to drive back to Blighty & stick her in an Indy !!
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Yes Si, I know, and normally I do, but as the car was in the Main Stealer to be repaired after the accident, I left it with them for a 'simple' Inspection!!
Little did I know :evil:
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'02 E39 ACS5 3.0d Touring, Individual Velvet Blau - sold

'05 E53 X5 3.0d , Sapphire Schwartz, re-mapped

'07 R56 Mini Cooper S, Astro Schwartz

Freude am Fahren - Sheer Driving Pleasure

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