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joneh

posted on 10/3/22 at 05:48 PM Reply With Quote
Award winning P. Take from Mazda

I've got a CX5 2.2d that's developed a leak on the inlet manifold O ring. Slight splatter of oil coming through so should be replaced at some point. Mazda don't sell just the O ring, fair enough they only have the pipe running from the inlet manifold down to the intercooler.

498 + VAT!!!!! Apparently it's not made of gold.

It's lubed with grease for now until eBay comes through.

Anyone got a better main stealer price mickey take that beats that?

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SteveWalker

posted on 10/3/22 at 06:26 PM Reply With Quote
A few years ago I had a Focus 1.8 TDCI and it looked like the potentiometer that feeds back the EGR valve position might have failed - a basic potentiometer worth about 30p. Ford did not sell the potentiometer, only the assembly of the motor, reduction gear drive, potentiometer, valve and intake manifold ... at nearly 900!

These are matters that we should really be raising with our MPs, under right to repair rules - pointing out that companies make repair uneconomic by not selling individual spare parts, but only assemblies at massive mark-ups.

[Edited on 10/3/22 by SteveWalker]

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joneh

posted on 10/3/22 at 06:44 PM Reply With Quote
I had similar with Ford. I needed a filter for some sort of exhaust feedback system on a CFI engine. They'd only sell the whole thing, so I just cut a sponge up and poked it in.
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obfripper

posted on 10/3/22 at 07:05 PM Reply With Quote
Vw eos roof drain tube repair spigot set



126.83+vat !!!

I have fitted quite a few to customers cars as there was no other choice at that point in time, but can now print a replacement for a fraction of the price.

If you look at repairing a w12 bentley/phaeton engine, vw/audi/bentley do not produce any replacement main or big end bearings, but they say there is no problem as they sell a replacement short engine at 20k+vat.


Dave

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perksy

posted on 10/3/22 at 10:52 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by obfripper


If you look at repairing a w12 bentley/phaeton engine, vw/audi/bentley do not produce any replacement main or big end bearings, but they say there is no problem as they sell a replacement short engine at 20k+vat.


Dave




I remember reading an article about how the W12 engine is tested, IIRC they're started from cold and given max rev's immediately for a number of times,
Their also left running for hours on end stuck on the rev limiter, the engine is then stripped and everything checked

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roadrunner

posted on 11/3/22 at 07:03 AM Reply With Quote
Audi exhaust flexi pipe split. 1500 just for the part.
The weakest part of the hole exhaust attached to the most expensive part.
20 for the part off Ebay and a bit of welding later.

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Simon

posted on 11/3/22 at 03:59 PM Reply With Quote
When I did the twin turbo conversion on toy car in 2009, I went to Audi for oil/water feed pipes for the turbos. The number escapes me for now but I'm sure it was around 900. Went to a local hydraulic specialist and got the fixings for about 20 and made my own.
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coyoteboy

posted on 11/3/22 at 05:12 PM Reply With Quote
Broke the bonnet release handle on my Nissan. Only comes as part of a whole lower dash, which was hundreds.

Doesn't matter how many breakers I phone, no-one will separate it from the lower dash piece (about 1/4 of the dash area).





Report your local potholes, it actually works!

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Dingz

posted on 11/3/22 at 10:36 PM Reply With Quote
Can you not measure the original O ring for a replacement? Its I
The id x cross section. You may need to take an educated guess at the section as it will be distorted.
Back in the 90s I worked for a company making OE parts for some car manufacturers, their standard mark up on spares was 10 times, but looks like it is more these days.





Phoned the local ramblers club today, but the bloke who answered just
went on and on.

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joneh

posted on 12/3/22 at 07:41 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dingz
Can you not measure the original O ring for a replacement? Its I
The id x cross section. You may need to take an educated guess at the section as it will be distorted.
Back in the 90s I worked for a company making OE parts for some car manufacturers, their standard mark up on spares was 10 times, but looks like it is more these days.


It's built into the pipe fitting with squared edges to the ring and a tooth sticking out of it. I've seen it from Australia with a ridiculous lead time, or the whole part from Lithuania which may take 2 months...

Someone is bound to be breaking one in the UK soon...

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Mike Wood

posted on 12/3/22 at 08:15 AM Reply With Quote
I am blocking out painful old memories of price gouging for power steering bits for 1.9 diesel Mk1 Renault Clio (yes I know WTF was I thinking). Subaru parts and service makes me weep for a grandad slow but very useful non-turbo 1.6 hatchback Impreza.

I did once, and only once, have a surprising result about 15 years ago at a fancy Landrover dealer when looking for a replacement rear door window for my Series III after an inept but destructive car thief had broken into it using a scaffold pole (they could not start it as the battery was off and I was doing some wiring and ignition repairs). Hey presto the part number I quoted to the dealers was the same as for a Defender and it was not too painful a price (somewhere between 25 - 40 IIRC) - saved an expensive courier cost for glass and I could not get over to a specialist breaker. I had expected crazy expensive - I think they were more surprised than me (not sure the parts guy knew what a Series III was and I bet would have fobbed me off without a part number with we do not sell parts for old models/computer says no) particularly as my scruffy boiler suit did not go well with their plush white tiled SUV showroom!

I also find that parts price gouging exists in the classic car world, if the part you want is also used on a more prestigious marque as well as the lowly BMC/BLMC/BL model I often seek; if electrical or brake bits the use of Lucas and Lockheed parts numbers is handy.

Cheers
Mike

[Edited on 12/3/22 by Mike Wood]

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