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Offline Newportnobby

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5685 on: April 06, 2018, 10:11:37 am »
Itís a main dealership, NPN. All they want is your money.

This I know, but approached them as the car is still under warranty to me :)

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5686 on: April 06, 2018, 10:12:44 am »
Had to have a window winder motor replaced on my ancient VW polo, cost an arm and a leg.   :(

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5687 on: April 06, 2018, 10:15:40 am »
Aw come on Caz, Mick is already in a bad mood - stop making it worse.

Mick, definitely worth a complaint to EH, with a copy to Ford Customer Relations?
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5688 on: April 06, 2018, 10:18:30 am »
Aw come on Caz, Mick is already in a bad mood - stop making it worse.

Mick, definitely worth a complaint to EH, with a copy to Ford Customer Relations?

At least I cheered him up with a spelling mistake elsewhere.    ::)

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5689 on: April 06, 2018, 10:51:19 am »
@Newportnobby

Do you have another Ford dealership near you?  I see there is a Perrys in the NW. Worth a try.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5690 on: April 06, 2018, 10:57:15 am »
I don't know which branch of Evans Halshaw NPN went to, but I've nothing but praise for the one in Ashton-U-Lyne.
My daughters '64 reg Fiesta went into limp-home mode a few weeks ago, and although she hadn't bought it from them (but had a Ford used car warranty), they fixed it with no problems.
After plugging their diagnostic equipment in, they found 14 different faults - needed a new throttle pedal, new throttle solenoid on the engine side, and they found a chaffed cable that they think was the cause of all the problems. She says it now drives better than it did when she first got it.
Total cost, including courtesy car with full insurance for most of the 2 weeks they had it, £0.00. 

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5691 on: April 06, 2018, 11:33:03 am »
@Newportnobby

Do you have another Ford dealership near you?  I see there is a Perrys in the NW. Worth a try.


Thanks, Mike.
I've decided to go to Evans Halshaw on Monday in person and ask to see the Manager so he can tell what I have been doing wrong to knacker the window motor as it may not be a warranty issue. I will come away with an address for complaints to Head Orifice. Looking at the Perrys in the local area they seem to be used Ford only so may not take on my 'warranty' claim.

I don't know which branch of Evans Halshaw NPN went to....


Happy to name and shame..............Preston.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5692 on: April 06, 2018, 11:48:44 am »
Remember to take your keys along with you Mick, instead of that adapted coat hanger you've been using. ;) :D
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5693 on: April 06, 2018, 01:07:30 pm »
Itís worth asking for a courtesy car if they want yours all day. That way you donít need to scrounge lifts.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5694 on: April 07, 2018, 12:33:00 am »
ParcelForce are a bunch of something nasty!  Probably not ALL of them, OK.  I've heard that some of them can be quite nice to their old Mums.

I had a package delivered today.  Having seen the tracking site report that it had been collected from the sender (Gatwick area), nothing then happened for over 24 hours.  It never appeared at the sorting hub if we are to believe the tracking website.  It skipped over that to appear in Edinburgh, then onto the van for delivery.  Good?  Well, time wise, I guess so.  Inside the 48 hours anyhow.

Then, this morning, knock on door, I happened to be right there in the hall way!  I opened the door in around 5 seconds of the knock.  I then saw the driver standing there by the recycle bin, with my package in the snow at his feet, in the process of signing the received thingie on his electric machine.  After 5 seconds!!!  He jumped like a frightened jumping thing, grabbed up the wet parcel, shoved it in my hands and scarpered.  I shouted after him, 'I say my good fellow, don't you require a signature of receipt for this package?'.  To which he replied, 'Ummm, eh, well... Actually, eh, don't worry, I'll see to it for you!'  Into the van, Le Mans start - gone!
My package was well soggy.  Fortunately for him (and me I guess), the contents were plastic and well wrapped inside, so no harm done.  I needed the parts in there so I wasn't able to keep the package whole to make a complaint.

I silently wished him the fleas/1000 camels/nether-regions treatment and let things go.  However, the woman who called me just a few minutes later to see if I had enough insurance did catch a little more than I would otherwise have given out in her direction.

All in all, a 'fun' day.....
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5695 on: April 07, 2018, 11:52:40 am »
I sympathise, Allan. I ordered some kit and was watching the tracking log on line to suddenly see that it had been delivered. We were in and listening for the door bell, but didnít hear anything. The delivery instructions say that if we are out to leave in the porch. No sign of anything. Chased them up and about an hour later the courier turns up. It turns out that they get 20 mins to do a drop and his previous drop was on the other side of the city at rush hour. So he posted my parcel as delivered to give himself some wriggle room.
I'm not sure if life is passing me by, or trying to run me over.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5696 on: April 07, 2018, 12:58:50 pm »
Life can be full of little tribulations (no - not the tribbles from Star Trek :no:) and I let them build until I have a good head of steam and then when someone really deserves it they cop for the lot thus ensuring I am back in equilibrium. Little does the workshop manager at Evans Halshaw know what's coming his way Monday >:D

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5697 on: April 07, 2018, 02:32:38 pm »
Life can be full of little tribulations (no - not the tribbles from Star Trek :no:) and I let them build until I have a good head of steam and then when someone really deserves it they cop for the lot thus ensuring I am back in equilibrium. Little does the workshop manager at Evans Halshaw know what's coming his way Monday >:D

Oh eck, storm warning!  :worried:

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5698 on: April 07, 2018, 02:53:21 pm »
Life can be full of little tribulations (no - not the tribbles from Star Trek :no:) and I let them build until I have a good head of steam and then when someone really deserves it they cop for the lot thus ensuring I am back in equilibrium. Little does the workshop manager at Evans Halshaw know what's coming his way Monday >:D

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5699 on: April 08, 2018, 12:54:38 am »
 It all my plywood and bracing to size, gave myself a big pat on the back for not cutting off any arms, legs or fingers, all the rip cuts were nice and straight, got the drill with a spade bit to drill holes for the underboard wiring to run through, went to make the first hole and a lot of sparks and smoke out of the drill stopped anymore progress.

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