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    I'm working flat out just now trying to get some dough together to take the wife and kids away for a week, next week. What happens? Bloody van breaks down this morning, outside Ayr, and its the injection pump thats gone so the garage say 900!!!!!!!Typical! I'm working for f**k all now then eh?
    Thought about scrapping it so had to hire a van 1st though and went down to pick up my tools etc and the guy had already fitted the new pump so I'm stuck with a 900 bill when I was dreaming of a shiny new van
    So now I have 2 jobs to finish for friday to get some money, to hand most of it over to some mechanic in Ayr
    RAGING (and the Mrs aint too pleased either)

    On the plus side, I hired a Renault Kangoo for 25 a day and they upgraded me to a VW Transporter(Hi TonyM!!!) for no extra charge.
    Doesnt make me feel any happier tough

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    Lease a new van mate. Peace of mind for at least 3 years.

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    Maybe in the future, Tony. For now I have to shell out the best part of a grand to get it back on the road.
    Do you lease yours,Tony? Does that mean you still have to pay for repairs or do they take care of that? I'm intrigued to know the script with leased vans

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    You said the guy had already fitted the new pump? Shouldn't a garage have the courtesy and take the time to let you know a fixed price before any work gets done? Mine always do allowing me the choice to go elsewhere or sell it on. I reckon they took a liberty and would let them keep the van if it was due for scrap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E.K Taper View Post
    I'm working flat out just now trying to get some dough together to take the wife and kids away for a week, next week. What happens? Bloody van breaks down this morning, outside Ayr, and its the injection pump thats gone so the garage say 900!!!!!!!Typical! I'm working for f**k all now then eh?
    Thought about scrapping it so had to hire a van 1st though and went down to pick up my tools etc and the guy had already fitted the new pump so I'm stuck with a 900 bill when I was dreaming of a shiny new van
    So now I have 2 jobs to finish for friday to get some money, to hand most of it over to some mechanic in Ayr
    RAGING (and the Mrs aint too pleased either)

    On the plus side, I hired a Renault Kangoo for 25 a day and they upgraded me to a VW Transporter(Hi TonyM!!!) for no extra charge.
    Doesnt make me feel any happier tough
    Its always the same EK! Just when things r not so bad along comes the sh*t 2 slap u in the face again!
    I am thinking of getting a new van as my transporter is 06 plate and its time for a change! But just the other week some W*NKER runs in the side of it and takes off So in it goes 2 the paint shop tomorrow night 2 get sorted with a price tag of about 800!!!!!
    I could kill some days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.K Taper View Post
    Maybe in the future, Tony. For now I have to shell out the best part of a grand to get it back on the road.
    Do you lease yours,Tony? Does that mean you still have to pay for repairs or do they take care of that? I'm intrigued to know the script with leased vans
    unlucky bud,same as you ek,about leased vans,i thought you had to be vat reg,and your restricted to a certain amount of miles per year

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.K Taper View Post
    Maybe in the future, Tony. For now I have to shell out the best part of a grand to get it back on the road.
    Do you lease yours,Tony? Does that mean you still have to pay for repairs or do they take care of that? I'm intrigued to know the script with leased vans
    Lease purchase mate. Pay my own servicing etc.

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    Sorry to hear your troubles mate always the same when you get some money behind you for the good things in life something always pops up to ruin it.
    My van was written off last week for what I thought was a simple fender bender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post
    You said the guy had already fitted the new pump? Shouldn't a garage have the courtesy and take the time to let you know a fixed price before any work gets done? Mine always do allowing me the choice to go elsewhere or sell it on. I reckon they took a liberty and would let them keep the van if it was due for scrap.
    He did phone with the quote, Alex, and I told him OK. He said it probably wouldnt be done "this side of the weekend", so I thought I had some time to make other arrangements!
    Anyhow, its done now and I'm very much lighter in the pocket..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beermonster View Post
    Its always the same EK! Just when things r not so bad along comes the sh*t 2 slap u in the face again!
    I am thinking of getting a new van as my transporter is 06 plate and its time for a change! But just the other week some W*NKER runs in the side of it and takes off So in it goes 2 the paint shop tomorrow night 2 get sorted with a price tag of about 800!!!!!
    I could kill some days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thats bad luck Beermonster too. I agree about some days you could kill!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crack filler View Post
    Sorry to hear your troubles mate always the same when you get some money behind you for the good things in life something always pops up to ruin it.
    My van was written off last week for what I thought was a simple fender bender.
    Thats a sore one, Crackfiller. How ya managing to work, are ya getting the wife's car all dusty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.K Taper View Post
    Thats bad luck Beermonster too. I agree about some days you could kill!!
    I could've killed yesterday, the stupid f*cker never tightened one of the injectors when fitting the pump , which led to diesel all over the place, smoke belting out the engine, power steering all to pot and the punjent smell of diesel in the van since. AAAARRRRGGGH

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.K Taper View Post
    Thats a sore one, Crackfiller. How ya managing to work, are ya getting the wife's car all dusty?
    Hiya mate not as bad as thought was written off but only cat C so as long as I'm not worried what it looks like I can buy it off insurance. It's only a Peugeot partner it's not flash but really good engine and low mileage so keeping the workhorse.
    sorry to hear of more frustrations mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.K Taper View Post
    I could've killed yesterday, the stupid f*cker never tightened one of the injectors when fitting the pump , which led to diesel all over the place, smoke belting out the engine, power steering all to pot and the punjent smell of diesel in the van since. AAAARRRRGGGH
    E.K this is ur perfect time 2 say u want a refund as they have done a botch job on the thing!!! Or even a few back! Its worth a try or just lay him out

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    This whole f*ck up with the van led to me getting my marching orders from the site! All cos I never finished the house before my weeks holiday.
    "Finish the house, get your tools, and dont come f*cking back!" I got told!
    Lol I think he actually did me a favour, joiner work wasn't great so I'm glad to be off it

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    Twice I've had mouthfulls of abuse for taking single days off a job to attend a funeral. One was my uncles, and the other was my best mate. Despite an explanation, the "if you do, then dont bother coming back" words were spoken. So instead of putting someone else on the job, i left both contractors in the shit and never went back, even forfeiting what i was due. I could never work for contractors I thought were wankers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E.K Taper View Post
    This whole f*ck up with the van led to me getting my marching orders from the site! All cos I never finished the house before my weeks holiday.
    "Finish the house, get your tools, and dont come f*cking back!" I got told!
    Lol I think he actually did me a favour, joiner work wasn't great so I'm glad to be off it
    what site was that ek.was it persimmon you were doing for donald.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big g View Post
    what site was that ek.was it persimmon you were doing for donald.
    It was a R*bertson job Big G, down in Ayr, but it was for Donald. He was on hols too at the time but was also furious when he found out! Cant win sometimes, I thought he would have had a wee bit of sympathy seeing he sold me the f*ckin van in the first place!!!! But no, I was just a C*NT that had let HIM down. Pi$$ed me off big time that he never backed me up wiv the agent but hey ho, knowing him I shouldn't have counted on it.

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    they do my head in these twats,what were u supposed to do,cancel your holiday and be grateful they are giving you work can imagine them doing it if boot was on the other foot.

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    The building trade is a disgrace in no other industry would you get treated like this

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