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paul26982

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3,809 posts

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sturobturbo said:
I like it now, and think it will look good with the exterior styling you have in mind for it.
many thanks. getting really impatiant now. just trying to find free time to get it done

paul26982

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Tuesday 3rd July 2012 quote quote all
Long story short. woke up to a flat tyre this morning' When i got to the garage whipped the wheel off squirted with soap to find the leak and it was where the rim had been sealed when built back up.

Plan was to take it to the place that orignaly fitted the tyres as they never made on mark' Take the tyre off' I'd nip the bolts up and put some more seal where the dish meets and should do the trick.

Instead of paying the inlaw contacted some one who he knows in Phillidelphia and he said he would do it for a favour. he was explained to what they where etc and he said yeah!

Took it there young lad and the fella who he spoke to was there. said i wanted the tyre off so i can sort the rim and then back on. He insisted take the tyre off strip the bolts and dismantle the wheel re'seal and build back up. Told him i didnt want that and didnt want the rims damaged' Either dishes. Bolts or paint work. but he insisted so said they are an expensive set of rims dont want them messed up in any way and he still insisted so said right aslong as they dont end up damaged.

Later this after noon MRS went to pick it up' i said if its damaged one way or another dont accept it back. she came back with the wheel. looked at it and really not happy :@

1 - They used white sealer as you can see in the pictures and sticks out like a sore thumb

2 - When redoing the bolts they have manage to lift the paint' which i didnt manage this on any of the 4 when building up and god knows how they did.

3 - around some bolts the paint is now missing and most likely to lift at some point causing more to peel







any advise on how i can some sort of tidy them up or repair this. Gutted as felt like i was getting somewhere. frown

Edited by Bill on Wednesday 4th July 21:46

sturobturbo

2,942 posts

32 months

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Tuesday 3rd July 2012 quote quote all
You'd have to re-do them wouldn't you mate?

paul26982

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So now it needs to be split for defo. so the paint work is going to get worse for sure and going to need repainting. The inlaw has big contract with haulage companies etc and usually deals with this company for tyres etc he says he wont be using them again and speaking to friends of the haulage company and other and neither will they out of principle. so looks like im just going to bite my tongue and sort it myself. What a ball ache for nothing frown

sturobturbo

2,942 posts

32 months

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Tuesday 3rd July 2012 quote quote all
Well, with any luck, they've just cost themselves a considerable amount of business by the sounds of it! So every cloud, and all that! Lol.
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paul26982

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3,809 posts

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just not happy at all to be honest.

carinaman

8,180 posts

58 months

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Tuesday 3rd July 2012 quote quote all
How juicy do you find it?

paul26982

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3,809 posts

104 months

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Tuesday 3rd July 2012 quote quote all
not bad. previously had a 240BHP Leon cupra. say its the same as that around the doors and better on a long run. stick £20 and get around 83 miles until the petrol light comes on

carinaman

8,180 posts

58 months

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Tuesday 3rd July 2012 quote quote all
I borrowed one in 2007, I brimmed at the local petrol station a few yards around the corner replacing the fuel I'd used and that was £27 for 90 miles of normal driving with about 2/3rds of it being NS dual carriageway in 5th and 6th. It wasn't mine so I wasn't driving quickly or pushing it.

I've helped put some brighter bulbs in a V6 TDi and that induction plumbing on the left had to come out, but the illumination after dark was worth the faff. smile

paul26982

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3,809 posts

104 months

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Wednesday 4th July 2012 quote quote all
really enjoy it. strange as its converted me from hatches to barges. is is that now because of my age.

Update

Been on the phone to them this morning. long story short. not accepting the blame. willing to sort out the wheel wobble. tried to tell me the wheels have been painted with the bolts masked off thats why they like that. what a fking idiot.

Mod note: Please don't name and shame on PH.

Edited by Bill on Wednesday 4th July 21:45

sturobturbo

2,942 posts

32 months

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Thursday 5th July 2012 quote quote all
Surely he has to name and shame so no one else on here, potentially, gets stung by them?

paul26982

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Thursday 5th July 2012 quote quote all
to be honest i think thats rediclious to edit the post and remove the company

sturobturbo

2,942 posts

32 months

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Thursday 5th July 2012 quote quote all
As do I.
Even if said company were to throw the teddy out the pram, how could PH be held liable?

AnnuityAdviser

355 posts

80 months

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Thursday 5th July 2012 quote quote all
Looks smart, what's the performance like, is it on par with an E46 330ci or Mondeo ST220?

paul26982

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3,809 posts

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Friday 6th July 2012 quote quote all
unsure as ive never driven the mondeo' its been remapped which made a hell of a difference especially mid range and to the torque which was un expected as i have never had a n/a mapped car before. was very suprised

paul26982

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Saturday 14th July 2012 quote quote all
Not a great update but Put the car in for M.O.T on Thursday' passed without a single advisory. Also gave it a quick service yesterday, New........

Fuel Filter
Pollen Filter
Oil Filter
Oil change
Spark Plugs


paul26982

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3,809 posts

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Wednesday 18th July 2012 quote quote all
Well some thing i didnt expect to do' The car is currently back on the RS4's. Sold the RH 3.6 Speedlines and now have some.................

BBS CH's
18"
8.5J all around.

Always wanted some and there one of my favourite wheels even though they quite common now due to the amount of Replica's floating around

















Plans are' Red centre caps and BBS Valves and caps.

warwick hunt

26 posts

77 months

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Wednesday 18th July 2012 quote quote all
didnt realise remapping a petrol non turbo would make much difference,what has the remapping altered any idea?

billybob69

672 posts

31 months

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warwick hunt said:
didnt realise remapping a petrol non turbo would make much difference,
The placebo effect. People will always say smoothly engine revs, remap power band but for the money an electric supercharger.

I would say add octane booster.



paul26982

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to be fair it has made alot more difference. and mostly noticably in the mid rev range. not getting into a classic piston heads argument' trust me theres alot of difference
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