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right folk as you know car gone to garage for inlet doing ,he just rang ,saying 1 effing glow plug broke ,as in he broke it ..so he says he needs £600+ to sort ,as in you know what .timing belt ,water pump ,etc .10 hrs labour ....is he right .what do we do :confused:
 

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Well I got my done from a garage! For £150 plus bought the inlet manifold of eBay! But I did get the labour done very cheap :D I wouldn't pay £600+ no chance.... I paid a total of £300 inc manifold!
 

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Well I got my done from a garage! For £150 plus bought the inlet manifold of eBay! But I did get the labour done very cheap :D I wouldn't pay £600+ no chance
no chance as in ...amount lol......to press spent just short £500,now wants £600 + ........inlets done .......just pigging glow plud broke ,jesus christ cant be 10 hours to replace
 

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Why should you pay for his mistake , and 10 hours to change a inlet mani is a joke took my guy less then half the time,
 

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in that case he will have to send it off to get drilled out new gaskets etc so yeah that prob sounds about right
what about timing belt ,aint been done so is he just making money ,and do you have to strip top half of engine and replace said bits.
 

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inlet been done ,this is xtra cost.......600 + so......what would you do
Well they have you now tbh as the car is in bits so you either pay them, or get the car picked up and taken somewhere else to be told the same :(
 

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Well they have you now tbh as the car is in bits so you either pay them, or get the car picked up and taken somewhere else to be told the same :(
soz for not been around to reply ,just got off stretcher ,paramedic told me im ok now :lol:....rang mechanic back and explained ,noway is he getting £600+ as he broke it on his premises,so i told him , meet him halfway..to which ,he said he would be working for nothing....so i left him to decide what he will do to be fair.....as in reduced costings .....he will ring me tomoz ,so earlier thread this week ,saying saving money ,,..not the case...:swear: glow plug......but at least out of all this ,one thing will be good......engine should be bloody decent for a long time ....
 

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Just FYI, this happened to my old Corsa (although it was spark plug and not glow plug), tell him to tape a very strong magnet to the end of a long 1/4" extension and put it in the hole in top of cylinder where the plug would be, this will grab it and as long as the engine hasn't been started with the plug inside, it will be ok.

Mine broke when I started the engine one day and I had a bit of a rattle while engine was cold after I removed it but once warm it went away.
 

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Why should you pay for his mistake
See im thinking this too..Gonna sound harsh but its his trade and he is the mechanic who took the job on along with your trust. Whatever goes wrong during the process shouldn't be your fault. Yea we know plugs can snap, and so do a lot of mechanics (some who maybe would not take the job on because of this) but he is the one taking your money.

Im struggling for a good example here but :- Im a spray painter, so you come along to get your car resprayed by me. I do my job as normal but the paint reacts somehow and i'm going to have to spray it again.

So if i tell you the bad news "ah well sometimes that happens, now cross my palms with silver before i carry on"

Lets face it you would go ape excrement on a scale that is yet unheard of.. I expect everyone would expect me to sort it out as it was me doing the job. Why is mechanics different?

Am now prepared for the backlash from the mechanics, bring it on sisters. I will hide in the wardrobe till you leave.:'(
 

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I totally agree with you. It went in for a job with glow plugs intact, if he's then snapped one that is his issue imo.

I think you've been very fair tbh offering to meet him halfway, I'd be telling him he isn't working for nothing, he's actually getting paid to replace bits he broke
 

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I totally agree with you. It went in for a job with glow plugs intact, if he's then snapped one that is his issue imo.

I think you've been very fair tbh offering to meet him halfway, I'd be telling him he isn't working for nothing, he's actually getting paid to replace bits he broke
Hear hear. And if he fails to do a stand up job at a fair price, then make sure everybody online knows exactly who he is and what to expect if they entrust him with their car.
 

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I don't understand why he was taking glow plugs out - no need to do this to get the manifold off. Nothing about doing this in the Vx work instruction for changing the manifold....
 
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