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    Default Oh No!! Slid on the ice in to a d**n kerb

    Popped out on Wednesday morning and coming back home turning left on a 90 degree bend doing 5mph because the road was like a sheet of ice, she just went sideways and BANG went the offside front wheel, while I went fcku.

    Apart from a gouge about 4 inches right on the edge of the rim the tyre is ok but the wheel either needs replacing or re-furbing as the corner has gone.

    Went out later and as it gets up to 50 you can hear a grinding/grating noise and it is at it's optimum at this speed, no pulling but you can hear and feel it in the steering wheel and gas pedal and thought OMFG this sounds feels expensive thinking I may have damaged the strut or bent a wishbone so booked it in to the dealers today.

    Went to pick her up and sat down and asked the dreaded question, whats the damage.

    Well sir we've loked extensively and can only find damage to the ofside alloy. But the grinding, Oh that they said, there's play on both sides, you need the track rod ends and wheel bearings replaced on both wheels, we've ordered the parts should be in Monday.

    Hang on, shouldn't you call me before you order the parts. Don't worry it's been ordered under warranty, phew only 2k of warranty left.

    So did the whack trigger it or was it a pure coincidence. How lucky can one get, expecting a £500 bill to £0 and they changed the sidelights as well as they were playing up and didn't charge me. What a pleasure it is to find a dealer that wants to take money from Vx not a punter and is very honest with it.

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    A spot on missfortune turned into good fortune (for a change) nice one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willc01 View Post
    Popped out on Wednesday morning and coming back home turning left on a 90 degree bend doing 5mph because the road was like a sheet of ice, she just went sideways and BANG went the offside front wheel, while I went fcku.

    Apart from a gouge about 4 inches right on the edge of the rim the tyre is ok but the wheel either needs replacing or re-furbing as the corner has gone.

    Went out later and as it gets up to 50 you can hear a grinding/grating noise and it is at it's optimum at this speed, no pulling but you can hear and feel it in the steering wheel and gas pedal and thought OMFG this sounds feels expensive thinking I may have damaged the strut or bent a wishbone so booked it in to the dealers today.

    Went to pick her up and sat down and asked the dreaded question, whats the damage.

    Well sir we've loked extensively and can only find damage to the ofside alloy. But the grinding, Oh that they said, there's play on both sides, you need the track rod ends and wheel bearings replaced on both wheels, we've ordered the parts should be in Monday.

    Hang on, shouldn't you call me before you order the parts. Don't worry it's been ordered under warranty, phew only 2k of warranty left.

    So did the whack trigger it or was it a pure coincidence. How lucky can one get, expecting a £500 bill to £0 and they changed the sidelights as well as they were playing up and didn't charge me. What a pleasure it is to find a dealer that wants to take money from Vx not a punter and is very honest with it.
    glad it all worked out well, no one can handle that sort of trouble before crimbo.

    hope you and the family have a great christmas matey.

    Russ

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegoldenbullet View Post
    glad it all worked out well, no one can handle that sort of trouble before crimbo.

    hope you and the family have a great christmas matey.

    Russ
    Thanks Russ. With what you supplied we will have a fantastic time this year. I tried it out, plugged it around 8 and played some Tennis, looked at the clock cos i was feeling tired and it was midnight. Felt sore the next day not used to all that exercise.

    For any one guessing what it was, it's a ?































    Oh, I'll tell you soon.

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    Eek

    I must stop drinking this strongbow cos at a glance i thought your title said you had hit a donner kebab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gr4eme View Post
    I must stop drinking this strongbow cos at a glance i thought your title said you had hit a donner kebab.

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    Wii - gives u a good exercise workout

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    Quote Originally Posted by willc01 View Post
    Thanks Russ. With what you supplied we will have a fantastic time this year. I tried it out, plugged it around 8 and played some Tennis, looked at the clock cos i was feeling tired and it was midnight. Felt sore the next day not used to all that exercise.

    For any one guessing what it was, it's a ?


































    Oh, I'll tell you soon.
    just hope your kids like it mate!!!

    from the one time i tried it, it will stop hurting in about 3 days lol

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    Oooh! Feel for you m8! Been there, done that - exactly the same circumstances but in my last car (Astra G). Crawling along on an icy estate road, just started to turn for a right corner and it just went straight ahead. I can't have been doing more than just over 5mph. Car slid, the wheel smacked the kerb - new wheel as well as tie rod, suspension arm, shock, bearing! and steering knuckle!

    I did a proper job!! lol had to claim on insurance as it was around £800 I think all in!

    Glad yours was relatively easily sorted, plus the other bits to boot.

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