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  1. Thanks for the advice, it's very true that a sensible customer shouldn't be concerned but I've had people put off perfectly good cars because of the slightest detail so ideally I'd like to get this sorted as it is so blindingly obvious that it's a mistake given no car can have two totally different mileages on the same day. I'll give the MoT centre a call, hopefully they will be helpful in sending out an invoice! GDPR seems to be a great excuse for being no help whatsoever though......either that or the current situation!
  2. I'm pretty sure it's not possible to view prior to the sale at BCA - it never has been since March 2020. Manheim were offering slots to view cars a few months ago but I'm not sure this is still available as they have been re-opening a few selected sites on sale days over a trial period. The easiest way to find out is to give BCA customer services a call.
  3. I've recently bought a car which failed its first MoT in 2018 and passed it on the same day after new tyres. In the morning, the MoT tester put the mileage as 25k and in the afternoon when it passed he put 21k! I've emailed motreplacement@dvsa.gov.uk advising them that the 21k was incorrect and fairly obviously one of the mileages entered is wrong as no car can be on 25k and 21k on the same day! All the other MoTs are correct as is the service history, it's a 1 owner with a print out of a full service history from the supplying main dealer. I assumed it would be clearcut to get this resolved as these sort of issues with HPI NMR are swiftly taken off if it's an incorrect entry by a garage or previous owner. However, understandably HPI can't help as the DVSA have to remove the incorrect mileage themselves. I've just got this reply from the DVSA: Following your request to amend the vehicle record, we are unable to amend the record at this time, the evidence provided was not sufficient or robust to warrant the change that you have requested. In order for us to consider making this change in the future, please resubmit ALL of your request once you have further evidence. Evidence accepted can be: emissions record invoice service record job sheet Please blank out any personal information on these documents; This evidence must contain vehicle registration and/or VIN date matching the date of test completion (+/- 1 day) mileage They need to show what the mileage should be, and show the same date as the MOT test. Note we do not accept MOT certificates as proof of mileage. Please note the service record supplied (dated 29/11/18) is not within the above criteria. This evidence must relate to the vehicle that the request is being made and must be from the date that the MOT test was conducted. (+/- 1 day) If you do not send the right evidence, DVSA will be unable to make the amendments as requested. Further guidance and evidence requirements can be found online at https://www.gov.uk/getting-an-mot/correcting-mot-certificate-mistakes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As expected from dealing with any tax payer funded institution, this is of no help to me! I'd have thought it was pretty obvious one of the mileages is incorrect as both entries were made on the same day. I'd greatly appreciate any advice on how to resolve this - all I have is the service history which I've already submitted and the last MoT certificate from 2020. Will contacting the garage that did the MoT with the wrong mileage help? Are they able to delete the wrong mileage themselves? If anyone has a sympathetic contact at the DVSA it would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance.
  4. You can request the delivery driver to call you an hour before arrival to make sure you are available.
  5. Last one I bought a couple of weeks ago from Blackbushe took 6 days - I don't think they are taking any longer than normal generally. My record is 11 days from Bedford in 2017.
  6. Thanks for your help justina3, much appreciated. One last question, can I just double check this is the right part? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302256182199?epid=14034592235&hash=item465fdf53b7:g:ssgAAOSw4CFYzRLi
  7. Thanks again, oddly enough it's got a lot worse today. It sounds awful pulling away from idle as though it's going to pack up! I'm not sure I fancy driving 10 miles to my normal mechanic so I might get it done locally. I bet they'll say its the coils but I'll them it's the EVAP purge valve. Do you know if it's ok to disconnect this valve to check the noise isn't there before fitting a new one? I know some people seem to do well on Corsas but I think they are best avoided, especially when we can't hear them runnning at auction.
  8. Many thanks - the only car I've had that needed a new coil pack was a S-type Jag and that was losing power alarmingly on the motorway whereas this Corsa drives absolutely fine when on the move so I agree it doesn't seem like coils. Am I right in thinking this YouTube video explains the evap system problem?
  9. Exactly, they are using so called anti-COVID measures to stop us giving the cars a half decent inspection. I read that we wouldn't be allowed to inspect the interiors. It's mad that we can go to nightclubs, Wembley, Wimbledon & Silverstone in large groups but we can't take a colleague to Manheim! I've had enough trouble over the years looking at cars at Manheim & BCA way before last year - I've had the odd bonnet slammed down by the staff within a second of opening it! It does seem crazy that we get bollocked by grumpy auction drivers for having a very quick look at the interiors. The trouble is they can get away with it as apart from the odd small privately owned auction, there's not much choice apart from the big two. We do seem stuck between a rock and a hard place now - it is still a massive gamble buying online with wildly inconsistent grading but personally even if BCA and Manheim open up all their sales again (which I'm sure they never will!) I couldn't be doing with all their pointless rules and regulations. Off topic, but I can't bothered with pubs or restaurants anymore either! This constant atmosphere of being potentially told off when you are the paying customer makes me only go to places I really need to go to these days. I am just surprised as to why Manheim are opening at all - I'm sure someone on here with good contacts at the auctions will know why but to me it seems very strange as Manheim don't have anything to gain by opening up. It certainly seems as though the small re-opening has been designed to fail. I'm not surprised there are still lots of 'tickets' left!
  10. Many thanks for all the replies, much appreciated. The last owner did have a new set of plugs fitted before trading in. The cheque is in the post 'It's me' but unfortunately I think the postman is self-isolating I've done some more research and if the coil pack goes it seems to make a clicking noise and I wouldn't call what I have as a clicking noise. The only cars I've ever had with a very noticeable A/C compressor are Rover 75s when they were about 3 years old - they all seemed to have a very noticeable knock when the a/c cuts in. This Corsa does this knock a lot though as you can see in the YouTube video and it behaves exactly the same if the a/c is on or switched off. The misfire hasn't triggered the EML so I don't think there would be any fault codes. I'll get the oil filter checked, as far as I can tell the dipstick is fine. I've done my first ever YouTube video - hopefully it shows what I'm talking about, the engine moves slightly when this misfire occurs and the revs drop slightly. I'd say the misfire happens quite a lot when idling now, roughly at 10/18/22/31/34/43/50/57 seconds and 1min 06 seconds on the video.
  11. I'm pretty sure the last owner had a new set of plugs fitted at the last service just before she traded it in but I'll check the service history to make sure.
  12. I've noticed what seems like an occasional misfire on a 2013 Corsa 1.4 SE Automatic. I'd never buy a chocolate engined Vauxhall for stock but I took this one in PX. Last week, I noticed a very occasional slight knock/bang and the revs would momentarily fall slightly and then go back to normal when idling in traffic. Now the weather is a lot hotter, I've noticed when pulling away when the engine is hot the engine bangs quite a bit with the same slight drop in revs. Whilst waiting at a roundabout today for a few seconds there was a banging / pinking sensation that I felt throughout the car. Once on the move though, the car drives absolutely perfectly with plenty of smooth power. This banging/knocking only occurs when idling and just recently when pulling away.I've read about quite a few problems with this 1.4 Ecotec engine - I'll get it looked at by my mechanic but I just wondered what is the most likely cause?It will be a tricky noise to show the mechanic as it's not as though it does it all the time. The oil & water are all fine.The car was recently serviced with 5 W 30 oil (as used from new) - I'm sure I read somewhere that using thicker oil could help but is this likely to be of help in my case?It's a really nice car - this annoying misfire is the only thing wrong with it.
  13. Thanks again for all the detailed information. I've finally managed to get hold of the warranty and repair records and there's no sign of anything to do with the diff being repaired at all! It seems strange as literally everything else including brake pads has been carried out at the supplying Jaguar dealer! So either they took it to an independent for the first time or just ignored it and subsequent MoTs haven't noticed it! I'd have taken a chance on it if it had a whole new diff under warranty but I won't go for it now at all. I bet it will make about £1500 over CAP Clean anyway! It's a shame about the diff issue with the XF as I've always liked them myself and in the old days it's the sort of thing I'd go for if I wanted a smoker but these days I've totally got interesting cars out of my system and don't mind driving anything that's reliable. My customer has been looking into 3.0 litre new shape XFs but I'm not sure that's a good idea, I see they also suffer from the same pinion seal problem, amongst a lot of other stuff. Personally speaking, I much prefer the look of the Mark 1 XF, both inside and outside. To me, the new XF looks pretty bland, a bit Audi like and the interior just feels like any volume car. The leather seems so thin too compared with older models. It's the same with the Sportbrake, the first gen looks pretty smart but I can't take to the new ones at all, the rear almost reminds me of a new Focus Estate! Jaguar have come a long way styling wise since the Series III XJ, in the wrong direction if you ask me!
  14. Yes, the only sites taking part in this are Leeds, Birmingham and Colchester. They will be open to physical buyers for an initial 4-6 week period.
  15. Exactly, I'm very surprised they are opening up at all. It's not like they are a supermarket, the auctions are doing very well online only so from their point of view, it's not worth opening up.