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Old 11th January 2012, 15:02   #21
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Ring citizens advice tell them what happened and ask for a advice query number. If the garage continue to blame the parts. Say to them the parts were not a issue when you agreed to fit them for £----- amount.

Then from there citizens advice will tell you the direction to claim from the garage's public liability if they have it. If not then you will have to try and go through there insurance (very complicated).

A mechanic at my work fucked up a focus rs engine (about 6 months ago) when fitting a stainless manifold and cams from puma speed. He set the timing up wrong and started it up instead of rotating the crank by hand. Because he did this its his fault so we had to pay up for a new engine re- build.
Was he sacked for that?
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Old 11th January 2012, 15:13   #22
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That's a nasty fuckup! Suppose they will deny liability if they do Consumer Direct are pretty handy and you can file for court action online. That usually makes them shit and co-operate

Good luck pal!
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Old 11th January 2012, 15:37   #23
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Oo paul these vts's are spose to be quick with cams want to take it for a drive to see what its like? Alright dave BARRRPP... Cambelt "I dont like being here" snap. I reakon its something like that.
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A lot of companys will try to pass the buck saying its not there fault as the parts supplied didnt come threw them.

The guy who does my MOT's wont fit parts he dosent suply.
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Old 11th January 2012, 15:39   #25
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Oo paul these vts's are spose to be quick with cams want to take it for a drive to see what its like? Alright dave BARRRPP... Cambelt "I dont like being here" snap. I reakon its something like that.
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A lot of companys will try to pass the buck saying its not there fault as the parts supplied didnt come threw them.

The guy who does my MOT's wont fit parts he dosent suply.
Surely they can't get away with it seeing as they agreed to do the necessary work knowing this before starting it.
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Lolz of course there not going to blame themselves now are they.

Timing was wrong and incorrectly set.

Its their fault go down there and kick up a major fuss, tell them its their fault they got the timing wrong you want the engine rebuilt fully and supplied all by them. If not you will be contacting citizens advice bureau and your solicitor.

I know i wouldn't be taking any excuses.

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Old 11th January 2012, 16:26   #28
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Surely they can't get away with it seeing as they agreed to do the necessary work knowing this before starting it.
They can play the card of "labour only" though.. i agree it sounds like there fault 100%. hopfully theyll take the blame but you never know.
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Old 11th January 2012, 16:35   #29
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I'd be returning the favour by blowing up the garage.

Do not go back to them in a rage, be calm, be friendly, but be firm. They, not you, they made a mistake. Of course you need them to explain, what happened and then start probing why such an event happened. If you enquire properly and don't give up they'll probably start to blurt out about the timing when they realise they're not going to mug you off.

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Old 11th January 2012, 16:41   #30
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i can't see how they could possibly deny it, i assume the car drove into their garage under its own power, thus proving it was fine before they begun messing around with it.

sounds to me like they have forgotten to adjust the timing for the new cams, and i know f all about engines!
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Old 11th January 2012, 17:10   #31
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A lot of companys will try to pass the buck saying its not there fault as the parts supplied didnt come threw them.

The guy who does my MOT's wont fit parts he dosent suply.
same here, fitted a customers own clutch last year that lasted 100 miles (techniclutch lol) and he tried the pass the blame shit, also fitted gearbox supplied by a customer that was worse then the old one. Still sounds like the clowns who fitted the cams were taking on jobs beyond their capabilities!
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My mate bought a bargain VTR a while back, had a few bits wrong with it, he was just going to MOT it and punt it on.

The lads at the MOT place decided to take it for a run, but hadn't shut the bonnet properly..... you can see what happened there!
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Judging by my experience ( tensioner snapped at around 2,500 - 3000 rpm only bent valves no piston damage )
Timing an engine wrong and it "blowing up" causing all that damage means:
1. Either somebody took it for a joy ride
2. or when they started the engine they literally revved it to bits.

Their fault in my opinion
Good luck with this!!
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same here, fitted a customers own clutch last year that lasted 100 miles (techniclutch lol) and he tried the pass the blame shit, also fitted gearbox supplied by a customer that was worse then the old one. Still sounds like the clowns who fitted the cams were taking on jobs beyond their capabilities!
See, its example like this which is why they do it.

OP is just very unlucky and i genuinely hope it gets sorted by those in fault.
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Bit awkward that, as said you need to know exactly whats wrong with it. Can't really do much wrong when fitting it asside from the timing. They defiantly change the followers?

They will have insurance etc anyways it's there for a reason.
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Old 13th January 2012, 15:52   #36
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If your vavles are damaged then the dosy gits obviously didnt time the new cams up properly, in which case the expense is theirs
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savage.

i wont fit parts that i didnt supply, if a mate wants to supply their own parts then i tell them i dont give a guarantee or warrentee on anything and if i find anything stopping me doing it during the process, then ill stop and put it back as standard or charge them for anything i had to get as extra.
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