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    Default Dealers annoy me lol

    Ok, took the car in at 0800 this morning, with a possible thermostat problem. Car warms up, blows warm air although not as hot as usual and the temo guage hasnt been off zero for over a week.

    Just been to pick it up, "No problems sir, its working fine. All is as it should"

    It is now anyway, think its sods-law its started to work?

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    Default sticking thermostat

    It took me two visits to convince my local dealer that I had a thermostat problem - first time they took the car round town and said it was fine. That was after I told them I only saw the temperature drop on motorway runs. I ended up filming the temperature guage so they could then see what happened when the thermostat stuck open.

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    Not really the dealers fault.

    If you haven't had it changed in recent years - just do it anyway to eliminate it.

    Check out the How To section for tips - very easy and cheap to do.

    When you have a nice warm heater you will be glad you did it.

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    Default Warranty

    They'd happily change it if you paid but I find if it's warranty work they need convincing there is a fault and can't be bothered to thoroughly investigate themselves

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    Ah yes - my mistake...

    .......never had a car with a warranty before so never thought of this.

    I never trust the dealers unless I absolutely have to (say for larger/colder jobs like clutch or cam belt) and then I get them to parcel up all the components they removed up in the boxes that the new parts came in.

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    Good idea that.

    Ill see how it goes when i drive it next. At the mo, 7 inches of snow lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mxt View Post
    Ah yes - my mistake...

    .......never had a car with a warranty before so never thought of this.

    I never trust the dealers unless I absolutely have to (say for larger/colder jobs like clutch or cam belt) and then I get them to parcel up all the components they removed up in the boxes that the new parts came in.
    And then sell them on ebay as new parts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1-8clusive View Post
    They'd happily change it if you paid but I find if it's warranty work they need convincing there is a fault and can't be bothered to thoroughly investigate themselves
    Talking to a relative who works for a VW dealer and he said that with fault codes on warranty work that their Tech section @ Milton Keynes checks the cars on line and say if the warranty work is authorised, they also send the agreed warranty parts down as a kit for the car that work is being carried out on. So big brother watches over our cars.

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