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3 hours ago, RoverFolkUs said:

I'll be perfectly honest I don't think I'd be doing an engine swap that includes retrieving one from a scrap car in a yard for a £480 profit! 

Plus they have to split it,so £240.

But,they kept and old car on the road,recycled parts from a dead one,and somebody got a bargain* motor.

 

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I asked about the condition of the injectors/ cylinder head on a merc cdi from 2002 the other day. He kindly whipped off the acoustic engine cover and took a pic for me where one injector is totally caked in some sort of white building adhesive / sealant where it meets the head with loads of black tar there too. I explained what I thought that was (a bodge of a repair where the injector seal was leaking- a notorious fault these have) maybe they knew, maybe they didn’t.

Anyway the car was still advertised a week on with no reference to this. I mean- i’m no expert but presumably they are happy for any prospective buyer to discover this, or not.

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1 minute ago, HMC said:

I asked about the condition of the injectors/ cylinder head on a merc cdi from 2002 the other day. He kindly whipped off the acoustic engine cover and took a pic for me where one injector is totally caked in some sort of white building adhesive / sealant where it meets the head with loads of black tar there too. I explained what I thought that was (a bodge of a repair where the injector seal was leaking- a notorious fault these have) maybe they knew, maybe they didn’t.

Anyway the car was still advertised a week on with no reference to this. 

Similar thing happened with a MK2 Focus I viewed. No mention of any major issues on the advert nor when I specifically asked him. Got there and there was what seemed like an oil leak, (a huge stain in the allocated parking space), so it definitely came from the Focus. Started the engine and it was making the most horrendous racket imaginable (basically a PAS pump running dry) but the pump was leaking and spraying fluid everywhere under the bonnet. 

I switched the engine off, shut the bonnet and looked at him. Asked him didn't he notice such a major noise...? "Nah its always been fine mate and just passed the MOT, never looked into it"

Even if you don't know what the problem is, when I specifically ask if there's anything untoward, why not tell me there's a weird noise from under the bonnet instead of telling me a barefaced lie to get me over there and waste a journey looking at it!?

Exactly the same happened as you describe, even though I told him what the problem was he didn't update the advert to mention anything about it. Although he did take the time to update the advert with the phrase "re-listed due to timewaster"

I was fucking livid being branded as the timewaster even though it was me that wasted a journey as a result of his lies. I really despise some people!

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14 hours ago, RoverFolkUs said:

Even if you don't know what the problem is, when I specifically ask if there's anything untoward, why not tell me there's a weird noise from under the bonnet instead of telling me a barefaced lie

Here’s another approach I’ve just come across (the shouty bit):

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Don’t ask and I won’t tell 😉

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I once went to test drive a (new) 4x4, arranged for the weekend as the demonstrator was at the dealer’s other site 40 miles away.

When I got there, the salesman said sorry, didn’t want to bring the car over in the snow.  It had snowed a bit, but not blocked roads or anything and needless to say I went elsewhere.

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15 hours ago, HMC said:

I asked about the condition of the injectors/ cylinder head on a merc cdi from 2002 the other day. He kindly whipped off the acoustic engine cover and took a pic for me where one injector is totally caked in some sort of white building adhesive / sealant where it meets the head with loads of black tar there too. I explained what I thought that was (a bodge of a repair where the injector seal was leaking- a notorious fault these have) maybe they knew, maybe they didn’t.

Anyway the car was still advertised a week on with no reference to this. I mean- i’m no expert but presumably they are happy for any prospective buyer to discover this, or not.

Plenty do that, hope you won’t see, I was charged with getting shut of an Astra diesel a while back, the injector seals had gone on that, looked obvious to anyone what was up but they seemed more concerned about whether the radio worked. 

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17 minutes ago, sierraman said:

Plenty do that, hope you won’t see, I was charged with getting shut of an Astra diesel a while back, the injector seals had gone on that, looked obvious to anyone what was up but they seemed more concerned about whether the radio worked. 

Well how else are they going to listen to music when they've been left at the side of the road?

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This is a good* one:

https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1437184

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My classic cars are motoring antiques. Please do not confuse them with your one-year-old Range Rover

Thanks for highlighting that, could have been caught out there...

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 This car, for example, is 54-years-old and so will have quirks and faults in there somewhere.  These are not always apparent when buying and selling classics which is what I do

And even less apparent when you won't even bother to find out what they are...

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The majority of them go out as they came in, and I continue to enjoy finding more - a skill which is becoming increasingly difficult as many of you will be aware.

In that case why am I not in high demand?

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 They deserve to be taken on as "family pets" and cared for through thick and then...

...what?

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They don't make them any more and demand now out-strips supply

If it had a blue oval stuck to the front then yes

 

 

Shame, as when I first saw it I thought maybe he wasn't that bad...

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On 3/23/2022 at 4:00 PM, St.Jude said:

So this appeared on my Faceache.

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So it's breaking for spares and repairs. Fair enough...

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Starts and drives perfectly.

How? When it's got no clutch and the cats have been taken off of it?!

He said starts and runs. I assume he's referring to the engine, not the car.

In fairness he is showing it as spares and repairs. 

The cats gone would basically remove the repair option but it seems fair enough to me.

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2 hours ago, MisterH said:

This is a good* one:

https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1437184

Thanks for highlighting that, could have been caught out there...

And even less apparent when you won't even bother to find out what they are...

In that case why am I not in high demand?

...what?

If it had a blue oval stuck to the front then yes

 

 

Shame, as when I first saw it I thought maybe he wasn't that bad...

TLDR; seller is a complete obnoxious twat who thinks they're sitting on a goldmine 😅

24 minutes ago, Agila said:

He said starts and runs. I assume he's referring to the engine, not the car.

In fairness he is showing it as spares and repairs. 

The cats gone would basically remove the repair option but it seems fair enough to me.

Point is, it's scrap. £1000 is quite rich. Can't imagine parts are in hot demand either

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25 minutes ago, RoverFolkUs said:

Point is, it's scrap. £1000 is quite rich. Can't imagine parts are in hot demand either

No I can't imagine there will be massive demand but that is only equalled by low supply (find another etc)

Plus it's about the size of 2 or 3 cars bumper to bumper.

I'd imagine somebody with a fleet of 2 or 3 might get some worth from it before weighing the rest in.

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21 minutes ago, Agila said:

No I can't imagine there will be massive demand but that is only equalled by low supply (find another etc)

Plus it's about the size of 2 or 3 cars bumper to bumper.

I'd imagine somebody with a fleet of 2 or 3 might get some worth from it before weighing the rest in.

Yes that is true, I hear what you're saying

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32 minutes ago, anonymous user said:

I bought a car off him years ago and thought he was OK. Yes he's a dealer in it to make money, but did answer my questions honestly.

Fair enough :D

It was said in jest, but it kind of goes without saying you can't expect to jump in a 50 odd year old car and expect it work perfectly every time. Any sort of question or hiccup post sale, even if very minor, usually gets a very defensive "old car m8" response from that sort of seller (based on the tone of the advert) which isn't exactly helpful!

Since he's a trader, despite them being 'old cars m8', he still needs to be careful selling to the public on those sorts of terms 

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13 minutes ago, neil1971 said:

'Future proof Investment'

Must admit I was delighted to see this, as I have a very similar Note (but without the stains on the seat) and while it's a good car, I never realised it was a 'future proof investment'. I'll be cancelling my pension contributions in the morning.

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Some people really do talk any old shite to coin a sale. That's the biggest stretch I've heard!

Investment... Nissan Note... Ha!

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27 minutes ago, neil1971 said:

Don't forget, it's "Advertised significantly cheaper then the market to beat the competition" and absolutely not because it's a total dog they just want off their forecourt as fast as possible (which, in a Note, isn't that fast).

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2 hours ago, neil1971 said:

Have to admire this guy's optimism!

'Has got an engine management light on which was due to the EGR valve but now had that replaced just need like turning off' Ok mate.

'There is a crack in the screen shown in last picture but it’s not in driver’s view' 😄

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Ahhh yes, replacing the EGR valve is a piece of piss, but switching off the EML - requires a specialist set of skills m9 😂

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