Anyone near Wigan who could check a car?

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Krusty, Jan 14, 2010.

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    Krusty Guest

    Ashton-in-Makerfield to be precise.
    Krusty, Jan 14, 2010
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    Nige Guest

    What sort of car?
    Nige, Jan 14, 2010
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    Krusty Guest

    Grand Cherokee.
    Krusty, Jan 14, 2010
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    Nige Guest

    I'm over that way now, go to my RR auction, my mobile number is on it,
    give me a call before 3pm (after that i cant answer for a few hours)

    Nige, Jan 14, 2010
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    Krusty Guest

    Thanks, but it's off the list now. 2000 registered but it's the old
    pre-99 model, so not the bargain it first appeared.
    Krusty, Jan 14, 2010
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    Nige Guest

    Ney bother.
    Nige, Jan 14, 2010
  7. Don't do it. Whenever I see one on the side of the road with the bonnet up I
    think "It's a Jeep thing".

    Fraser Johnston, Jan 15, 2010
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    Krusty Guest

    No, it's "a Jeep service centre" thing. I've had my current Jeep for 10
    years & 70k miles, & it's only gone wrong once, which was a direct
    result of letting a Jeep main dealer touch it (they put the front brake
    pads in the wrong sides which caused them to seize on).

    The GC does have a couple of issues - front rotors warp as the calipers
    are slightly off centre (easily sorted with new calipers - about
    $300/pair) & the electrics can go on the fritz due to the loom rubbing
    on a bolt in the engine bay near the firewall - also easily sorted once
    you know what the problem is. Compare that with the cracked engine
    blocks on Range Rovers & Nissans, or blown head gaskets, warped heads &
    rattling throttle bodies on Freelanders, & it doesn't seem too bad.

    Of course there's always a chance of getting a lemon with any car, but
    avoid the ones that have had a new owner every year & that's unlikely
    to happen.
    Krusty, Jan 15, 2010
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    Nige Guest

    That cracked block issue isn't that, it slipped cylinder liners. It's
    nowhere near as prevalent as made out either.
    Nige, Jan 15, 2010
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    Krusty Guest

    Seems to be both. When I was Googling RRs a few days ago, there were an
    awful lot of people with cracked blocks on the 4.6.
    These things rarely are ime, with a few notable exceptions.
    Krusty, Jan 15, 2010
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    simes Guest

    I've had a lot of 4.6's and never had the problem. What is common is an
    expensive misdiagnosis of a partially blocked radiator core very common.
    simes, Jan 15, 2010
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    Jimac Guest

    Krusty wrote in
    God, I miss my Jeep. I had a 2006 Grand Cherokee (CRD LTD) for 3 years
    but it went back at the end of September (it was leased). I loved that
    car, but good sense dictated I should get something a little cheaper to
    run. And the problem I had with it was a mysteriously flat battery
    after not using it for a week. It was sorted by the dealer with a mod
    involving the alarm circuit (I think).
    Jimac, Jan 18, 2010
  13. Why are alarms such pains in the arse?
    The Older Gentleman, Jan 19, 2010
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