PistonHeads.com Forum

Independent Motor Engineer recommendation

Independent Motor Engineer recommendation

Author
Discussion

andyps

Original Poster:

7,723 posts

207 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
quotequote 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

Original Poster:

7,723 posts

207 months

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

500dread

195 posts

68 months

Monday 1st October 2012
quotequote 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

Original Poster:

7,723 posts

207 months

Monday 1st October 2012
quotequote 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

68 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
quotequote 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.
Advertisement

andyps

Original Poster:

7,723 posts

207 months

Friday 19th October 2012
quotequote 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

Original Poster:

7,723 posts

207 months

Thursday 20th December 2012
quotequote 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

6,725 posts

88 months

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

Kezza333

1 posts

5 months

Friday 18th August 2017
quotequote all
Hey, I realise this thread is really old but for the chaps who recommended and used Malcom, was he based in Hull? And if so where?
Only I need a report for court and would like to use him but having trouble getting in touch. Many thanks

andyps

Original Poster:

7,723 posts

207 months

Wednesday 23rd August 2017
quotequote all
It could well be that he is now retired, the alternative number I have for him from the report he sent to me is 01482 634713 - hope it helps.

Autosdirect

61 posts

71 months

Thursday 5th October 2017
quotequote all
Unfortunatly malcolme passed away recently as said above he knew his stuff and was working up untill a few weeks prior to his death.

andyps

Original Poster:

7,723 posts

207 months

Friday 13th October 2017
quotequote all
Sad to hear that, I only met him the once but he seemed a very genuine bloke.