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Post by scarletporker on Thu 23 May 2013, 02:36

Just rang the garage and that's what they want to charge. Even Porscheshop are £42 including Vat. They are only charging for 2 hrs labour which I was expecting to be longer but still £56 + vat for a rear wheel bearing! Curse_zpsea2a8706

Off down there now. Hopefully it's passed the MOT too £56 + vat for a rear wheel bearing! 1448440921
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Post by tux on Thu 23 May 2013, 04:01

And all they did was order a bearing from Porscheshop and put there bit on top.
At least it's another years ticket.

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Post by PompeySteve on Thu 23 May 2013, 18:45

Yep sometimes you just have to bite the bullet to get the ticket. Every year mine was reported as have uneven brake balance ... how could I argue! £50 later it had a ticket!
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Post by tux on Thu 23 May 2013, 19:15

Rear brake balance was the only thing mine ever failed on, but that was only once. Other than that it flew through the test every year.
As you say, you can't really argue, so you just have to play the game. Still cheap motoring in the grand scheme of things.

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Post by PompeySteve on Thu 23 May 2013, 23:59

Sore subject at the moment .... Picasso has a broken dual mass flywheel, goosed air conditioning pump and while the flywheel is being fitted might as well have a new clutch fitted. £1,100 and that is at £35 per hour local mechanic rates Shocked Zafira is with a diesel specialist as it won't start.

Only reliable cars in the house are 20 and 25 years old respectively!
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Post by tux on Fri 24 May 2013, 00:16

It's a Citroen, that's the problem!!! Laughing

On a serious note, that really sucks. £1100 on a very nearly new car is a crime in anyones book.

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Post by PompeySteve on Fri 24 May 2013, 02:43

Well not nearly new at all ... 05 plate with 70,000 on it. We paid £4,500 for it so I guess a big bill now and again is better than depreciation on a new car!
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Post by Monkeymagic on Fri 24 May 2013, 02:51

the dual mass fly wheels seem to be a problem on alot of the cars in that age range?

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Post by scarletporker on Fri 24 May 2013, 05:13

That's some bill, gutter £56 + vat for a rear wheel bearing! Readit_zpsd9cca521

I'll stop winging about my £56 then. £56 + vat for a rear wheel bearing! Getmecoat_zps5f91c25d
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Post by tux on Fri 24 May 2013, 09:47

Why did I think it was new? Embarassed
I guess when you look at it like that, then it isn't so bad. Still a bit painfull when you look at your bank balance though.

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