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chris willy

196 posts

171 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Sorry to read that...
If you buy a used car from a dealer, you have 12 months warranty and if it's new you have 24 months warranty. That's european law.
I had something similar, when I bought my TVR 2007 from a TVR Main dealer in the UK. It takes nearly 3 years and a lot of patience to get some money back...
HTH

Regards chris

Edited by chris willy on Saturday 6th October 17:21

natben

2,540 posts

118 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Latty666 said:
Takes some believing the car has only done 900 miles and the followers are worn! Are they made of lead or has the mileage been tampered with? Rather than spend on the s6 I'd have been tempted to go the whole hog and go down the route of a 4.7ajp making a very special brand new cerbera
Or he could bring it right up to date with a SP6 4.5L supersport, or get a SP6 FFF from Racing Green.



Edited by natben on Saturday 6th October 18:23

Englishman

1,127 posts

97 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
DonkeyApple said:
Assuming it is the original engine and not a buggered one that was swapped in at some point so that the original, mint one could be sold separately for a tidy profit.
There is some evidence this is indeed what may have happened!

Here's the rebuilt one though. Wanted to keep to standard spec.


Mr Tank

5,410 posts

162 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
Englishman said:
DonkeyApple said:
Assuming it is the original engine and not a buggered one that was swapped in at some point so that the original, mint one could be sold separately for a tidy profit.
There is some evidence this is indeed what may have happened!

Here's the rebuilt one though. Wanted to keep to standard spec.

David

If this is the case then the engine numbers would be different from the original documents and id plates!

Andy

LukeSi

5,319 posts

48 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
Mr Tank said:
Englishman said:
DonkeyApple said:
Assuming it is the original engine and not a buggered one that was swapped in at some point so that the original, mint one could be sold separately for a tidy profit.
There is some evidence this is indeed what may have happened!

Here's the rebuilt one though. Wanted to keep to standard spec.

David

If this is the case then the engine numbers would be different from the original documents and id plates!

Andy
Depends on how much effort they went to hiding it. I imagine it is possible to completely swap the identity of two engines. Shame about the engine though when the rest of the car seems so good. You should have no more issues now though.
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Brummmie

4,760 posts

108 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
chris willy said:
Sorry to read that...
If you buy a used car from a dealer, you have 12 months warranty and if it's new you have 24 months warranty. That's european law.
I had something similar, when I bought my TVR 2007 from a TVR Main dealer in the UK. It takes nearly 3 years and a lot of patience to get some money back...
HTH

Regards chris

Edited by chris willy on Saturday 6th October 17:21
I doubt it...

You buy a £200 car and get 1 yrs care free motoring???


Englishman

1,127 posts

97 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
LukeSi said:
Depends on how much effort they went to hiding it. I imagine it is possible to completely swap the identity of two engines. Shame about the engine though when the rest of the car seems so good. You should have no more issues now though.
Yep, as I say there is some evidence, can't say any more until the evidence is tested in court. Dom did say the engine had been out at least once, dismantled to some extent and put back together badly (gaskets and bolts non standard) which again would be 'unexpected' for a 970 mile engine.

chris willy

196 posts

171 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
Brummmie said:
I doubt it...

You buy a £200 car and get 1 yrs care free motoring???
Hi Paul,
this is the reason why the dealers/companies sell the cheap cars only for export outside the EU and you never had a chance to buy a car really cheap.
In germany it's different if you buy as a company/businessman a car from a dealer/company, than you can exclude the warranty in the contract.

But as a private person, the dealer/company must give you by EU law 12 months warranty for a used and 24 months warranty for a new vehicle.
For you as a customer it's regardless if the dealer give you the warranty on his own or if he make a contract with an insurance company.

If you buy as a private person a car from a private owner, then you have no warranty...
Sorry for my english...

Regards
chris willy

alphaone

696 posts

60 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
Englishman said:
Yep, as I say there is some evidence, can't say any more until the evidence is tested in court. Dom did say the engine had been out at least once, dismantled to some extent and put back together badly (gaskets and bolts non standard) which again would be 'unexpected' for a 970 mile engine.

Thats shocking. Hope you get what you want out of it at the end.

Englishman

1,127 posts

97 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
One thing I could do with is some help decoding and/or records of engine numbers recorded against VIN numbers.(I have the decoding of VIN's but not engine numbers.) Thanks!

C3BER

4,665 posts

110 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
I think "nemesis" is the man you want

natben

2,540 posts

118 months

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Tuesday 12th November 2013 quote quote all
It looks like the car discussed is for sale again!

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/t...

How did the story end up.

Did Mr Tank get his deposit back?.

Did Englishman get his engine rebuild payed for by the seller.


simoncrowe

118 posts

63 months

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Tuesday 12th November 2013 quote quote all
Surely that can't be the same car? It says it's done 25000 miles?

Englishman

1,127 posts

97 months

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Tuesday 12th November 2013 quote quote all
It looks similar and has been for sale a while, but the subject of this thread is still with me. BTW, the company we both bought from went out of business so I (and I suspect Andy) didn't get any money back.

morebeanz

3,132 posts

123 months

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Thursday 14th November 2013 quote quote all
Terrible shame that you weren't able to get some sort of justice.

Did you get the car sorted and running, etc?

Englishman

1,127 posts

97 months

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Thursday 14th November 2013 quote quote all
Yep, the car is now really like the 'new' S6 Cerb I thought I was buying and cost about as much to get it there! Only offers over £35K please. smile

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