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  1. Vauxhalls are not sold in Southern Ireland. Would be branded Opel over there
  2. You definitely knows somethings off, when the main selling point is ''HALF A TANK OF FUEL'' in block caps
  3. Low biting point is very very common on every model of Hyundai. Just fit a new clutch which are very reasonably priced in LUK at eurocarparts. However also check where the clutch master cylinder meets with the clutch pedal itself, on the 2015 i30 this is made from plastic and wears, so the hole becomes elongated and therefore the shaft into the master, isn't getting full travel, If so sort this first.
  4. Did you check the bonnet hinges? oil them as they can be heard inside the car if they are making any noise
  5. Thanks David. yes well explained and something I was aware off. Just thought I'd missed out on something from meetings with my accountant. I have a tendency to listen attentively to sentences containing the word profit(s), get alarmed at any sentence containing the word(s) loss, and generally just day dream through the rest
  6. We put all our stock through the workshop: Tyres with less that 2.5 mm are replaced Full service to everything which hasn't been done in the past 3,000 miles 6 months. Those that were serviced recently still get air/fuel filter check. Brakes with 30% remaining, or less, get the bin. We didn't always do this, but over time we have learned its best practice. Biggest problem I see personally is fleet cars with FSH. Had a 2016 A6 in recently with 79,000 miles, impeccable service history, checked fuel filter, never ever changed (dated back in 2016) Air filter was original from factory also which was totally black and full with leaves. Had this ended up at an independent garage down the line, it would have come to light it was never properly serviced, (yet showed FSH most from Audi) and giving us a bad name. Don't know what's going on, are apprentice mechanics too lazy to do a proper service, or are they taking the filters home to sell on eBay or what?
  7. As you're probably aware in passenger cars its usually in the spare wheel well. In commercials it can be inside the fuse box cover or other such covers in the rear quarter etc. If you want to PM me the reg ill get my local motor factors to bring it up on their system.
  8. I'm guessing they got tired of it. It was obviously getting more difficult to source good stock at a price that made it worth while. The calibre of their stock meant you couldn't just buy 5-10 units per week. I'm sure they struggled last year. The guys are obviously perfectionists too, as the detail they put into prep was astounding. Its a tough game as we know, so I hope they are moving to selling luxury yachts in Dubai or something.
  9. I have sold at least 20 of these time bombs with no issues whatsoever! First I never buy them with more that 70,000 miles and always with FSH. From my personal experience the main issues are leaks on the coolant pipe returning from the turbo to the expansion tank and also the coolant expansion tank itself. The tanks themselves just fracture on the underside from the excess heat of the coolant resulting in all the coolant leaking out. I change the tank and pipe on EVERY car I sell and tell the customer to change both again every 2 years. Never had an issue! If Ford had the cop on to fit a coolant level warning, or even offer a retro fit option they would have saved themselves a lot of issues
  10. Seems DVLA have upped their game. Just received notification (within 2.5 weeks of submitting an application) that they are to issue my V5 next week. Hopefully they have got on top of the back log and back to somewhat normal processing times
  11. 7 weeks it took for me to get my last V5. Just not good enough in 2020. Keep checking on and one day it will show it has been issued then expect it in the post a few days later