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#556036 - 26/01/19 03:01 PM Dealer Damages the AMG
Peter J Offline
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And I'm cross!

In December we had new AMG wheels and winter tyres fitted.
22nd January I took it in for a scheduled service and some warranty work to be done.
25th the dealer called.
First, the good news: the B2 service has been completed, no additional expenses.

Then, the bad news: we have tried to fix the fault, and failed. Further investigation is needed. Oh, yes, the technician has damaged a wheel rim on a kerb.

Today I went to take a look. The damage extends 20% of the way round and is into the alloy. They want to have the wheel re-finished.
I said that as the wheel is less than 2 months old I wanted a new wheel.

I'm also unhappy that they can't find the fault causing the DAB Radio reception to cut out when the heated rear screen is switched on. They have updated a load of control software: all the switching is digital through a Canbus network. The next stage is to replace the rear screen and change the FM/DAB active splitter.

How long is this going to take?

We still have the E 350D Cabriolet, but it is a big bloated barge with zero driver appeal. It also only does 12mpg on shirt cold runs!!

So i'm grumpy.
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#556040 - 26/01/19 03:21 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Peter J]
Alistair Offline
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Peter sorry to hear the news, that was your favourite dealer (previously). Are you certain about that 12mpg number, even my lead heavy right foot cannot sustain a number that (good) low on the ML!
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#556041 - 26/01/19 03:23 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Peter J]
nick w Offline

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Bad luck Peter. This was a common problem a few years ago and mostly caused by a damaged "thread" in the heated screen. Most common with internal aerials. An external aerial solves the prob normally. Good news is that a new heated window solves the prob usually ( until one of the threads fail again..which is very common - how much of your Mog heated screen works, for example?).
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#556042 - 26/01/19 03:25 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Peter J]
MDS61 Offline
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Peter, I work for a vehicle manufacture...and a repair to any Alloy Wheel is NOT a recognised repair method.

MB have been one of the most aggressive exponents of this - telling customers that: grinding or diamond cutting an alloy wheel is in fact a DANGEROUS practice.

Insist on a new wheel (a refinished one never lasts as long as a re-furbed one either!!).

This is not your fault...it is theirs mad2

Mark
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#556043 - 26/01/19 03:44 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: MDS61]
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Originally Posted By MDS61
MB have been one of the most aggressive exponents of this - telling customers that: grinding or diamond cutting an alloy wheel is in fact a DANGEROUS practice.


Mark

That's interesting, when I bought my latest Merc they tried to sell me wheel damage insurance saying that if an alloy was damaged they'd repair it.

12 MPG sounds terrible Peter, even my GL350 (an AMG built 3 litre diesel engine) gets 21-23 MPG, and it's HUGE, and permanent 4 wheel drive.
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#556047 - 26/01/19 03:50 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Peter J]
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Sad to hear Peter, insist on a new wheel, a refinish is not acceptable, and it's their fault. Don't they can instal an apart shark-fin shaped aerial on the rear roof? I sometimes see Mercs with those fins! Our Tesla also has FM/DAB reception through window threads. The quality of the DAB is quite variable. I was told by technicians that an extra antenna should improve things, but on a Tesla I dare not change anything in the electronics...!😰

I wish you good luck in your battle with the dealership, but as you are a long-lived customer they should by stupid in annoying you too much!!
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#556053 - 26/01/19 04:01 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Peter J]
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They would have insurance to cover this sort of thing so there really is no excuse. They are probably trying to avoid an insurance claim.
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#556055 - 26/01/19 04:05 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Peter J]
milligoon Offline
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Where is the DAB aerial mounted? I had similar issue in my smart Roadster, when I placed inductive aerial on the car, so replaced it with a diplexed aerial.

You don't have heated screens all around do you on the AMG?
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#556057 - 26/01/19 04:08 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Peter J]
Graham, G4FUJ Offline
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I can imagine your ire Peter.
I'd insist on a new wheel too.
You don't seem to have much luck with the last few MBs.
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#556061 - 26/01/19 04:20 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Peter J]
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Look on the bright side. All problems can be solved , If it cannot be solved its not a problem .

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#556068 - 26/01/19 04:40 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Peter J]
Alistair Offline
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I had a challenge with the RS6PE I owned similar to this. It went into Reading Audi with strong wheel vibrations. It turned out that three of the Alloys had become eccentric with less than 5000 miles on the clock.

I got the line "audi will authorise us to get the wheels worked on by the local specialist but not replace them unless this is insufficient". During this work (8 days) it managed to get a puncture. Since the tyre was 60% worn they could not replace it due to differences in tread depth on the 4WD system. So they had to replace all four at their cost. To give them their due they did not shirk this. I gave them a contribution and got them to fit Michelins.

I was told that should the wheels have been replaced it would be from a parts pool and not necessarily new as well. You don't pay £xx,xxx pounds on a NEW car to have secondhand parts fitted.
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#556074 - 26/01/19 05:33 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: N22MOG]
MDS61 Offline
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Originally Posted By N22MOG
Originally Posted By MDS61
MB have been one of the most aggressive exponents of this - telling customers that: grinding or diamond cutting an alloy wheel is in fact a DANGEROUS practice.


Mark

That's interesting, when I bought my latest Merc they tried to sell me wheel damage insurance saying that if an alloy was damaged they'd repair it.



Hi Steve, the wheel insurance product is sold by the Dealer and is not a MB product...big difference!

Mark
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#556077 - 26/01/19 05:41 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: MDS61]
N22MOG Offline

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Thanks for clarifying that Mark, glad I didn't take it up.
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#556092 - 26/01/19 06:41 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Peter J]
Northernmorgan Offline
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With a cold engine and winter temperatures 12mpg for the first mile or so is probably to be expected especially if it’s stop start motoring. I’d worry if that was the consumption once warmed up 😳
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#556102 - 26/01/19 07:25 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Peter J]
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They don't have a leg to stand on , new wheel and fix the DAB fault under warranty ! Whats the point of warranty if it doesn't cover faults and dealer damage ! And you are a valued customer !
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#556106 - 26/01/19 08:14 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Peter J]
Craig Jezz Offline

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The Bmw will be fixed

Peters cross because the E 350D has zero driver appeal i 😂


Edited by Craig Jezz (26/01/19 08:16 PM)
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#556113 - 26/01/19 09:01 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Peter J]
howard Offline
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The failure to fix the DAB issue doesnt surprise me. The "technicians" are grease monkeys not electronic engineers so they will simply try replacing things in turn and maybe with help from MB UK. If the computer doesnt show a fault code , the modern mechanic is stuffed.

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#556118 - 26/01/19 09:23 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Peter J]
Alistair Offline
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Peter if it makes you feel any better my luck with loan cars is a lot worse.

CL600 bought from MB Macclesfield (real MB not franchise) needed work 2 days after I collected it. C220d saloon, nice enough car but not a CL!

E63s Estate in for a recall and given a Smart 4:2.

Audi RS6 in for three weeks for said wheels, A4, base model 2.0L D, again a good car but not an RS6. MAybe I need to strop a bit more.
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#556122 - 26/01/19 09:47 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: howard]
MDS61 Offline
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Originally Posted By howard
The failure to fix the DAB issue doesnt surprise me. The "technicians" are grease monkeys not electronic engineers so they will simply try replacing things in turn and maybe with help from MB UK. If the computer doesnt show a fault code , the modern mechanic is stuffed.


I think you are out of touch here Howard...all VM's put their Tech's through many manufacturer courses each year. They have to pass too!

Mark
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#556126 - 26/01/19 10:08 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Peter J]
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few years ago I had a Renault as a commuter box. one day on the way into work and about 1/4 mile to go I heard a rumbling. Renault garage was opposite work so dropped it in. New drive shaft needed. Next day repair. Used a pool car to get home and in next day. Picked the Renault up and the steering wheel was way off centre and indicators not cancelling. Turned round and went back in to garage.
Pointed out the misalignment and commented about the tech certificates adorning the walls. Jokingly asked if they had been trained to check alignment.
Car sorted within 30 mins and big apologies and discount on next service.
so....just because the techs are certified (!) doesn't mean they do a good job.
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#556132 - 26/01/19 10:42 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: sospan]
MDS61 Offline
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Originally Posted By sospan
few years ago I had a Renault as a commuter box. one day on the way into work and about 1/4 mile to go I heard a rumbling. Renault garage was opposite work so dropped it in. New drive shaft needed. Next day repair. Used a pool car to get home and in next day. Picked the Renault up and the steering wheel was way off centre and indicators not cancelling. Turned round and went back in to garage.
Pointed out the misalignment and commented about the tech certificates adorning the walls. Jokingly asked if they had been trained to check alignment.


Car sorted within 30 mins and big apologies and discount on next service.
so....just because the techs are certified (!) doesn't mean they do a good job.



So are you saying don't train them...if so whats the alternative?

crazy2


Edited by MDS61 (26/01/19 10:42 PM)
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#556150 - 27/01/19 09:22 AM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: MDS61]
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Originally Posted By MDS61
So are you saying don't train them...if so whats the alternative?

crazy2

Training takes a back-burner when times are hard.
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#556157 - 27/01/19 10:34 AM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: BobtheTrain]
MDS61 Offline
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Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
Originally Posted By MDS61
So are you saying don't train them...if so whats the alternative?

crazy2

Training takes a back-burner when times are hard.


Bob, totally true and several Companies have taken that appraoch in the past...and some are not here now!

I will say however, technology driven or not, most vehicle manufacturers are spending huge amounts of money to get Tech's AND non Tech's to meet current demands.

Mark
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#556166 - 27/01/19 11:11 AM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: MDS61]
sospan Offline
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Originally Posted By MDS61
Originally Posted By sospan
few years ago I had a Renault as a commuter box. one day on the way into work and about 1/4 mile to go I heard a rumbling. Renault garage was opposite work so dropped it in. New drive shaft needed. Next day repair. Used a pool car to get home and in next day. Picked the Renault up and the steering wheel was way off centre and indicators not cancelling. Turned round and went back in to garage.
Pointed out the misalignment and commented about the tech certificates adorning the walls. Jokingly asked if they had been trained to check alignment.


Car sorted within 30 mins and big apologies and discount on next service.
so....just because the techs are certified (!) doesn't mean they do a good job.



So are you saying don't train them...if so whats the alternative?

crazy2

No I amnot saying that. My views are that there is a tendency to undertrain, often left at very basic levels just geta certificate and “ off you go . You are now trained”.
In my case told above surely the tech should check steering alignment as a final check. After all, the dismantling needed and reassembly was a significant job.
It made me think about wheelnut torque too. If he missed the alignment did he check the wheelnuts properly?
Slapdash and less than professional in my view.
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#556170 - 27/01/19 11:39 AM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: sospan]
Alistair Offline
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Originally Posted By sospan
Jokingly asked if they had been trained to check alignment.
Car sorted within 30 mins and big apologies and discount on next service.
so....just because the techs are certified (!) doesn't mean they do a good job.


Could not agree more. Audi Reading handed the car back with three wheels which were not round after doing the warped discs. Signed off the road test etc. The senior workshop manager had not even got to the M4 junction before he said it was undrivable. It's all down to the hours that Audi allocate to a job and making a profit? Cutting corners. The tech's are on a bonus to bill hours. That's just wrong.
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#556172 - 27/01/19 12:00 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Peter J]
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The trouble with motor cars is there workings changed dramatically in the naughties, E.C.U arrived that required computers to reset them and in the main they were sealed units if they broke, .......someone did discover how to open them and repair the boards, but you could never know how long the repair would last.

As Mechanical parts disappeared so have Mechanics and one of the reasons i put down my tools and shut up shop.

I was independent and there was no one to teach me how every single electronic worked on every different manufacturered car.

So Mechanics are no longer required; IT Technicians are, however the set up of the system is way beyond me, for instance, the GL developed a fault just out of warrenty, the key had to be no more than 20mm from the front door to open the vehicle, i am lucky here in Sunderland we have to MB Techs that set up on their own @ 4yrs since and are Wizards,they only work on MB's, the problem, the main locking brain is fitted inside the O/S "C" post next to the tail hatch, the door receiver is behind the door skin, but the wiring runs around the near-side of the vehicle to the N/S "A" post and has a joint connector, the fault was at the joint, just a simple clean up of the contacts and fixed. £40 for his time.

As an X Mechanic i doubt i would ever of found that fault.
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#556178 - 27/01/19 12:20 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Craig Jezz]
Peter J Offline
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Originally Posted By Craig Jezz

Peters cross because the E 350D has zero driver appeal i 😂


Yes.. it is vaguely interesting if put in "Sports + Mode, about the same as the C43 in Eco mode.....

The most exciting feature is watching the fabric hood go up and down.... !!
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#556232 - 27/01/19 04:45 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Peter J]
BertR Offline

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Peter,
Mistakes are made, defects occur, it is the way how the are being corrected that makes the difference.
When you pick up your then hopefully fixed car, insist on seeing the damaged alloy...
Cheers,
Bert
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#556245 - 27/01/19 05:54 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Peter J]
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The damaged wheel is your property Peter, insist on having it back, you may even need it one day.

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#556248 - 27/01/19 06:08 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Taffmog]
Peter J Offline
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Originally Posted By Taffmog
The damaged wheel is your property Peter, insist on having it back, you may even need it one day.


I could put a tyre on it and keep int in the boot as a spare!
Actually, it would just about fill the boot!
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#556267 - 27/01/19 08:10 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Peter J]
milligoon Offline
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If you damaged a wheel on a demonstrator or a lease car, they'd bill you for a new wheel not the refurb cost, so how come it doesn't work the other way around?
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#556294 - 27/01/19 11:39 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Peter J]
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I have a GLE with the 43 petrol engine and have averaged 23 mpg over 20 k miles. First couple of miles fuel consumption is poor.
By the way saw your C63 question last week. I have had one for a day and done the AMG half day in one. Fun car to drive and awesome sound.
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#556306 - 28/01/19 08:48 AM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Peter J]
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All this talk of technician training , who trains Morgan dealer technicians? I know my local BMW dealer sends off their guys to BMW. Hogworts?
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#556308 - 28/01/19 08:50 AM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Northernmorgan]
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Originally Posted By Northernmorgan
All this talk of technician training , who trains Morgan dealer technicians? I know my local BMW dealer sends off their guys to BMW. Hogworts?


rofl
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#556335 - 28/01/19 11:36 AM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: milligoon]
Peter J Offline
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Originally Posted By milligoon
If you damaged a wheel on a demonstrator or a lease car, they'd bill you for a new wheel not the refurb cost, so how come it doesn't work the other way around?


It does...they have agreed to change the wheel for a new on!
Excellent reaction to my complaint.
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#556366 - 28/01/19 03:21 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Peter J]
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Originally Posted By Peter J
It does...they have agreed to change the wheel for a new on!
Excellent reaction to my complaint.

Good. Proper reaction.
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#556367 - 28/01/19 03:21 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Peter J]
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My local dealer's mechanic has spent time in Malvern and is very knowledgable on any aspect of Mogs. Helps that he is a real car "Nut"


Edited by Robbie (28/01/19 05:57 PM)
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#556376 - 28/01/19 03:57 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: BobtheTrain]
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Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
Originally Posted By Peter J
It does...they have agreed to change the wheel for a new on!
Excellent reaction to my complaint.

Good. Proper reaction.

Quite agree!
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#556418 - 28/01/19 06:00 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Peter J]
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My dad was a coachbuilder. If a car came in for bodywork there were two options.
Insurance....new parts BUT some assessors tried to offer second hand panels from scrapped cars (usually bonnet, boot lid, doors.).
Pay yourself....asked for preference after discussion. This sometimes kept costs down.
He always pointed out the pros/cons of either re fitting and prep so they were fully aware.
With new parts then pattern versus manufacturer was an option, patterns often needing “adjustments”!
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#556436 - 28/01/19 07:26 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: Peter J]
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I assume you will ask for the damaged rim, so you can keep it as a spare Peter? It'll probably get slung otherwise. You might as well get something out of this.

BTW, just a thought, you should have the wheel alignment checked, if it was hit badly enough to damage the rim it is quite likely to have damaged or misaligned a suspension component.
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#556445 - 28/01/19 08:05 PM Re: Dealer Damages the AMG [Re: PaulJ]
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Years ago I dinged the front Campagnolo alloy wheel on my Ducati a pothole in the Cromwell road. For once, the excellent Bernie's Spares and Repairs in Collier's Wood didn't have a spare in stock, and with the summer factory shutdown in Italy, no chance of e new one before mid-September.

I got the rim straightened by Alf Hagon up in Leyton, and then one of the guys in the Ducati Owners Club who worked as an engineer down at Heathrow took it and got it crack tested at work (for free).
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Giles. Mogless in Paris.

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