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post #61 of 69 (permalink) Old 09-12-2015, 19:55
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Had a bad experience with this company. They quoted one price then said this was a mistake and quoted twice as much. They described the (interior) good as being in "excellent" condition - they were not - in fact they were unusable and then gave me the runaround. Best avoided.
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well hull appears to be the ****e hole when it comes to mg spares i paid 200 for an engine and 60 for the upgrade plus 50 postage came with a 2 month warrenty, unfortunatly due to work it was 65 days befor i fitted it, 14 miles the engine did befor the gasket blew, after taking the head off it was the original gasket not a replacement that i was supposed to have had.

well ****ed all they could say was its out of warrenty
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I would take this up with trading standards. If they charged for the upgraded gasket but not fitted it, you have a good case
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well hull appears to be the ****e hole when it comes to mg spares i paid 200 for an engine and 60 for the upgrade plus 50 postage came with a 2 month warrenty, unfortunatly due to work it was 65 days befor i fitted it, 14 miles the engine did befor the gasket blew, after taking the head off it was the original gasket not a replacement that i was supposed to have had.

well ****ed all they could say was its out of warranty
Stories like this are far from rare. Did you see the engine running? I avoid these negative possibilities in a relatively simple way. I buy a complete car, ideally so I can see the engine running. Buy MoT failure, accident terminal damaged etc, and remove the good bits from it I need and dispose of the rest. Because of falling scrap metal values, very low for a few years now, such running donor cars can be picked up for that 200 or less. OK extra work removing the parts you require but, time well spent usually with much reduced aggro possibilities.

Also, always consider those shorter warranty periods. Two months soon fly by when something else crops up. If the seller is confident in their product, longer periods should apply for more expensive items. as the saying goes, T and C apply. Always read 'em.

I do not care how long and experienced some folks in all aspects of the Motor Trade are, none know it all and the only way you or they can be certain an engine for sale is good is by driving the car for a few days, not just a spin round the block. Starting it up in a breaker yard is all very well, but, even a few minutes running will not reveal the true condition of the engine.

That's all some do and some do not even do that before selling the things. No way can they be sure of the true condition of the engine. You need to drive and better still, live with the car for at least a few days to allow time for any deep rooted faults to reveal themselves.

There are some good folks out there though. I bought a complete MG6 Engine and Turbocharger assembly from an MG and Rover enthusiast outfit just over the Glos-Oxfds border along the A40. Cost a lot more than you paid but, by pure coincidence I knew the engine having driven the donor car the year before. That's rare but, life can throw the occasional curve ball ... good or bad. Delighted with that engine and sold the turbocharger which helped reduce the cost I paid. Kept the MG 6 Exhaust Manifold which has an additional stud fastener to clamp it to the cylinder head compared to the K-Series it was based on. Lots of other real improvements made by the Chinese. Nothing special but, they have the financial backing to sort things whereas Longbridge under both foreign ownership and the asset stripped remnant company known as MG-Rover for whatever reasons were not allowed to do.

Bad luck for you. Hope you can sort it for a more positive outcome.

Now that MG6s have been around for a few years now, accident damaged cars are turning up as spares or repair. I will source another MG6 engine in the near future.

Finally, I take the time to post all this so that anyone searching for information on this subject may find it helpful.
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I would take this up with trading standards. If they charged for the upgraded gasket but not fitted it, you have a good case

He might be struggling on the basis that he has stripped the engine down himself though - sadly...

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He might be struggling on the basis that he has stripped the engine down himself though - sadly...
Yes, sadly that could be the case here.

That's why for numerous reasons, wise to take pictures as the work progresses not least as supporting evidence. Now where does that bit go...

I have known several so called "repeat" failures soon after expensive professional work. One within eight miles of collecting the car after the pro-repair. This was a dead giveaway ... total oil-coolant mix. A head-block interface dowel had not been fitted. That dowel does a lot more than simply locate the engine parts. Try proving it though. The owner simply parked her poor car up for a month or so with the message "They all do that" in mind.





Car was fixed by me properly and ran on to clock 120,000 miles.

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if any of your purchase was made using a credit card you can ask the card company for a section 75 chargeback, you will need proof of the fault and your statements to prove the date, warrentys are not worth the paper they are written on i found out that i had up to 6 years to lodge a refund complaint, i did this and was rewarded with the FULL cost of the supplied engin and the interest it would hve earned in the time since i paid for it... remember you dont have to have paid for the full item with your card i only paid a 50 deposit but got the lot back through my card company
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