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andyps

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5,657 posts

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
Can anyone recommend an independent motor engineer, preferably in West Yorkshire. I am battling my insurance company following a non fault accident (rear end shunt whilst stopped at traffic lights) since when my car has been difficult to start and the diagnostics check shows a failed catalytic converter with fracture as a possible cause.

Essentially my insurer (Admiral, I'll never go near them again after this experience) are saying it is not related to the accident and have paid an independent engineer to look at the car. He came along and didn't even look under the car but decided it was not accident related. I have a letter from a garage who have experienced similar failures explaining why this happens on the particular car (Jaguar XK8) but because the person who wrote the letter doesn't have letters to put after his name this apparently does not count. So what I need is someone who has letters after their name which match or trump something I discovered to be A level equivalent in engineering to give their opinion.

Any recommendations would be much appreciated as I currently feel somewhat powerless and am likely to be very out of pocket for stopping at a red traffic light.

andyps

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5,657 posts

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
A quick nudge to get this back on the first page, still looking for a recommendation!

500dread

195 posts

23 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
Malcolm Reed 07779 781458. The first page of his reports are like an A4 sized list of letters after his name!

Don't be put off by his age, appearance or chain smoking!

And great luck. Anyone fighting the power of dirty tricks insurance companies deserves help.

andyps

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
Thanks for that, I've spoken to Malcolm and hopefully can get something sorted with him, will have to wait a week or two though as I am busy when he is free!

500dread

195 posts

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
Hope it works out for you. Glad to be of help.

He's old school and a man of his time - and people in his line of business are not so easily found these days.
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andyps

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Friday 19th October 2012 quote quote all
I met up with Malcolm this morning, seems a very genuine bloke and best of all he agreed with my opinion about the issue I have. Hopefully the insurance company will change their view when they get his report.

Thanks for the recommendation.

andyps

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Thursday 20th December 2012 quote quote all
Quick update, I finally got a cheque from the insurers as they couldn't say the damage was not accident related. Malcolm's report really helped.

benjj

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43 months

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Friday 21st December 2012 quote quote all
Excellent, glad you got sorted and a good lesson to us all to ram the point home to the insurers when neccessary.
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