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    At the moment there is not much fun for me with the new car. Is in the garage since 2 weeks now ...........turbo was complete gone. But a new one wassn't available, 1 week to wait. Thuesday it was delevered and replaced. But stil not okay.
    Lost of compression in cilinder one.
    They think now that the engine gets a overhaul to make it 100%.........But it needs a week more, maybe more. It's just what s come out. A new engine head, a overhauled head, it' own head and let that one overhauled.
    This quote is from the "Any Model Vehicle Collectors" thread to avoid being too OT!
    I don't get this, Thijs. The car was bought from a garage, not directly from a private individual, wasn' it? What sort of checks did the garage make, or am I being naïve? Was there any guarantee or was it sold "as is" i.e.Buyer beware ? It is incredible that such major faults exist - no wonder the previous owner got rid of it.



    Ivy

    "To thine own self be true.......
    Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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      The privious owner had bought there a new/ other car .
      and as a good seller ,he did not told what is wrong woth it.
      it is a real opel garage, and they did some test drives and a check up and gave it a service check and oil change.
      i told them after a test drive that the car vibrite, the they check the wheels and balance them.
      When i picked it up it still vibretes, but i have a 6 months guarantee, so time enough to see what will come for mistakes in the car.
      they have done a historycheck on the cars maintenance ,and it was brought every time to a opel garage for maintenance ,so thats was alright.
      bit things can broke down, in this case the turbo.
      many points of the 11 faults list came trough the turbo.
      so they could just start when the turbo was in. After repair of the turbo many other problems where gone also.

      but Wesleys car came from the same garage, and every fault that came up was repaired withiut costs.
      but garages make a testdrive of a few kilometers, so they cant find everything.

      so i don't know if the privious owner had sold her for this or not, but it's always a gamble when you buy secondhand.
      best regards Thijs

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        At least you have 6 months during which they will have to get it sorted without cost to you! Thank goodness. My first car - the Morris Minor - was second hand. I bought it before I'd even passed my driving test (there's confidence for you ). But only after I asked the chap across the road, who owned a garage, if he'd check it out for me when the Fakenham garage brought it over for me to see. It had quite a big fault - the king pin was cracked. The car was only three years old, so goodness knows how that had happened.
        But let's hope you don't have to wait too long to get the Opel back.
        Ivy

        "To thine own self be true.......
        Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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        • janihudi
          janihudi commented
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          End of next week .

        Buying and owning a car is such a bottomless pit.

        I had my front window replaced last Thursday, after it started leaking at the edge during rain. When they removed the glass, they found out that the front window had been replaced before (not factory mounted), and that the entire side of the glass on the driver's side had "come loose".

        As there are no records ANYWHERE (and I checked every single car-glass company in Norway), I had to bring it up with insurance company. Sadly, as the glass was not damaged, the insurance would not cover the leak or replacement of the glass.

        And replacing a front window is expensive on any car. When I think of it, it was like throwing thousands of NOK's towards the car because a window-seal had not been fastened correctly. ARGH.

        Another interesting things I learned at the glass-company was that the back window was TWICE as expensive as the front window.... (?) Why(?).
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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        • Tommi
          Tommi commented
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          A friend of mine once said, "a Jaguar is never fully functional, but neither broken"...

        • pakarang
          pakarang commented
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          HAHAHAHAHA.... Jaguar's pre-2009 was plagued with electrical faults.

          Luckily mine is a 2011, and while there are "occasional" electrical strange behaviours, it's generally all working as expected.

        • janihudi
          janihudi commented
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          Insurance companies only want to cash, never pay.
          I had it too once, just one simple solution for that.
          Smash your window. Then they have to pay.

        This reminds me at a story they tell about the former Morgan importer in Germany.

        He answered to the question of a customer, if it will leak into the car while heavy rain: "The Morgan is the world's only car in which it will snow during snowfall!"

        British car engineering. At least better than a lot of unhappy Opel stories. We had also trouble with the old Kadett of my son and sold it again...
        Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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        • Clipper
          Clipper commented
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          Ralf, talking of Morgan, do you get to see "Wheeler Dealers" in Germany - one classic restoration per episode? The Morgan episode is one of the very best.

        • janihudi
          janihudi commented
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          Don't have any problems with my opels thusfar , but always something can break down at any car.
          This is my 5th opel, and the first one with a major fault

        Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
        This reminds me at a story they tell about the former Morgan importer in Germany.

        He answered to the question of a customer, if it will leak into the car while heavy rain: "The Morgan is the world's only car in which it will snow during snowfall!"

        British car engineering. At least better than a lot of unhappy Opel stories. We had also trouble with the old Kadett of my son and sold it again...
        Yeah... there are always some "Monday cars" ... but despite some setbacks and some faults, I'm generally extremely happy with the car.

        Annoying that things occasionally breaks down but what can we do.

        I would have sold the car, or seriously considered it, if there was a proper bus-service to Flakk... but with only a handful buses going to Flakk every day, I can't rely on taking a bus.

        And since I have the car, I have done a few drive-for-hire to support myself.
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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          Yesterday i called the garage how it is at this moment.
          the engine get a complete overhaul.
          the engine head is to a specialized company for a overhaul, the garage do the engine block there self meaning a new piston , mew piston springs at every piston , etcetcetc.
          they hope i get him back end of next week.

          there was a fault in the engine, that destroyed the turbo what even moore destroyed the engine, by overflooding the engine with oil.
          best regards Thijs

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            Hope and pray that the final bill won't be too high. I think we all know by now, that owning a car is an incredible unknown expense.
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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            • Clipper
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              Thijs, your comment reminds me of English author Evelyn Waugh who, in about 1950, gave his son Auberon (who later became an author in his own right) just one lesson on the subject of the "birds-and-the-bees". Fortunately, the lesson was given in written form and has survived to this day.

              He wrote, "the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable".

            • wherrygirl
              wherrygirl commented
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              Oh, I just love that.

            • janihudi
              janihudi commented
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              a good lesson,that may no one forget
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