Garage advice

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  1. BAN5HEE

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    Hey guys. I just need some advice what to do.

    My brother is in construction and has a 3.0 Turbo diesel Toyota KZTE pickup. Now 3 months ago the pickup started playing up. Loss of power no speed anything. He took it to the garage and they said that a gasket blew. They had it for 4 weeks! Replaced the Gasket and give the pickup back to him. He drove less the 400 miles with it when it blew again. SO they towed him back and then had it for 2 months and managed to find a minute crack in the block they missed the first time round. SO they replaced the whole block. He got it back last week drove for 30 miles and it blew again. The garage has now taken it back and told him that they will replace the engine at a cost of £3000 and oh yeah the bill for their previous work come to £4500. Totalling £9500! He has almost paid the pickup off! WHat can he do? He is refusing to pay the bill. They said they are going to sell his truck and take the money he owes them from that if he doesnt! Any ideas?
     
  2. scarty16

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    torch the pickup in the garages yard:devil:
     
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    Phone Trading Standards straight away and make sure he keeps all communications particularly bills!
     
  4. Solomon Grundy

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    definitely one for Trading Standards...
     
  5. BAN5HEE

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    Ok thanks guys I thought he may have to go that way. It's just crazy.
     
  6. SeanT

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    You'll have to get an independent expert to inspect the car. If the garage will not return the car for the inspection, then they are making a rod for their own back. It sounds an awful lot like they replaced the head gasket without first skimming the head, and this may have subsequently caused the block to crack the next time it overheated - they didn't "miss" a crack the first time around, it wasn't there... You can and should sue them, and if you end up having to pay them any money, you should put it on a credit card, and then it becomes the credit card company's problem rather than yours ;)
     

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