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    Eye watering car repair

    Ok, so I had a problem with the EGR valve on my Rav4 & got a warning on the dashboard.

    Took it the dealer & they said that the particular fault code indicated that I need 4 new fuel injectors, among other things. All to the tune of £2250. They arrived at this by following some diagnostic flow chart & took them 4 hours to reach that conclusion.

    What are you supposed to do when these sorts of things happen? Take their word for it? Go elsewhere to get it done?

    The simple solution would be to buy a new car but I'm moving house & that's the last thing I want to be doing at the moment. I'll just probably keep driving and face the music if it happens again.

    #2
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    Brexit is having a wee in the middle of the room at a house party because nobody is talking to you, and then complaining about the smell.

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      #3
      FTFY

      They arrived at this by following some diagnostic flow chart & took them 4 hours, of sharp intakes of air, to reach that conclusion.
      For that price, I would get a 2nd opinion.
      The Chunt of Chunts.

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        #4
        You've nothing to lose by taking it to a decent indy for a second opinion.

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          #5
          How old is it? How many miles etc? Is it worth fixing?
          Rule Number 1 - Assuming that you have a valid contract in place always try to get your poo onto your timesheet, provided that the timesheet is valid for your current contract and covers the period of time that you are billing for.

          I preferred version 1!

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            #6
            Originally posted by Gumbo Robot View Post
            Ok, so I had a problem with the EGR valve on my Rav4 & got a warning on the dashboard.

            Took it the dealer & they said that the particular fault code indicated that I need 4 new fuel injectors, among other things. All to the tune of £2250. They arrived at this by following some diagnostic flow chart & took them 4 hours to reach that conclusion.

            What are you supposed to do when these sorts of things happen? Take their word for it? Go elsewhere to get it done?

            The simple solution would be to buy a new car but I'm moving house & that's the last thing I want to be doing at the moment. I'll just probably keep driving and face the music if it happens again.
            I took my old Alfa 166 I had a few year back to the local MOT station round the corner because they were the only ones open and I hoping for a quick turn around.

            Went round to pick it up, failed. Guy was almost laughing at me pricing up the cost to fix it. Came to £2800 or so, I'd had car for 3/4 years and only paid £2000 for it so I told him politely to foxtrot uniform and took it away. Got it all sorted for just over £300, and car lasted a good few more years before I just fancied a change.

            Was ridiculous, apparently it needed a new steering rack, new upper and lower front suspension wishbones, that was bulk of it plus loads of other 'bits'.

            Needles to say, I had the last laugh.....

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              #7
              I would definitely seek a second opinion. And even if you Do need new injectors a "non-dealership" garage may be able to source second hand ones if you deem it acceptable.

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                #8
                On my trusty 19 year old 4x4 the EGR valve stuck - read up on the owners club forums and the common thread was to blank it off - which I did and its been fine for 4+ years now
                How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by I just need to test it View Post
                  I would definitely seek a second opinion. And even if you Do need new injectors a "non-dealership" garage may be able to source second hand ones if you deem it acceptable.
                  My current carriage needed an injector (on the LPG system) and it cost £64 to get it replaced.

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                    #10
                    That's cheap. My BMW ones were WAY more[/PREDICTABLE]

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