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About Oggieteepo

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  1. Did someone say Admiral? ... Brace yourself! (think... Mr Bean to the kid in the ride) I wouldn't touch admiral with a barge pole! I had a non fault accident (driver failed to give way at a roundabout). They "fixed" my car, a week later I had a blowout and both NEW rear tyres replaced two weeks before the accident. They were now shredded on the inside edge and the tracking was noticeably out of alignment and pulling left quite badly. To cut a long story short it turns out out some of the billed repair jobs (including tracking etc) were not actually completed and the tyres were (in my opinion) worn and damaged as a result.. They turned around and said 'Erm ok get it fixed and we will pay for the stuff you should have had done and was billed for'... So I'm MY OWN TIME I had to go get my car sorted, I had to buy new tyres out of my own pocket too as they refused to recognise the relationship (even though their own damage inspection report all tyres were good condition on arrival). Then... There was extra labour to repair and loosen the tracking bolts which some were sized - guess that they refused to pay for that element as well. (which is like saying if it had been a broken shock they would have paid for the shock but none of the work to get to it!) It went all the way to the FCA and turns out that when I called I was offered a type of claim process.. (from here on you can suggest the following is my fault) because the other driver was to blame and has admitted fault they could process the entire claim on their insurance rather than mine so wouldn't even need to pay the excess... but according to the FCA, what I did by agreeing to that was I relieved myself of any relationship with the accident entirely (and therefore did not meet the requirements for the FCA to even open an investigation) - admiral did pay £50 for the inconvenience and recognition that they did not do their due diligence in checking the "repairs" by their 3rd party so admitted they didnt fix it! Putting the issues with the company aside and the fact I can't complain... The point is, they put stuff on my 'repair invoice' that they did not do... They cut corners (they lied to me saying it was done, then admitted it hadn't) I believe that caused further damage to my car and could (in extreme circumstances) have killed my partner who was driving down a county road when the tyre went, I'm probably about £700 put of pocket putting my own car right after they returned it to me "fixed". Make your own mind up as everyone has different experiences, but personally will try to stop every £1 I can going their way. They will never get another penny off me, in fact they couldn't give it to me - Utter Asshats. I hear you ask "why not go to your own repair shop?" This was my first ever accident so have learned a lot - I trusted the "system" and paid the price... IMO They conned me into having a "lifetime" warranty with the repairs via their network which felt like a good deal on my daily (not the Zed), then in the next sentence offered up a policy "solution" that then took that away from me when I waived my relationship with the accident, opening the door allowing them to almost do as little as possible. End of rant
  2. I can't remember which cylinder 4 is, but if it's one at the back (closest to the firewall) you might have the old leaky rocker cover gasket problem... I can't remember what mine looked like when I had this... Was there any oil on the top of the sparkplug at all?
  3. Yeh.... If this counts anyway. [/URL]
  4. Haha you should see the list for our van, it's a Zed - doesn't that mean it's always a fix? Lol. I put my hand through part of my wheel arch the other day... Still a fix in my book
  5. its pictures like that which makes me remember how good looking the Zed is for its age and really how much it still holds its own today. Edit: and even against the mustang its still looks awesome
  6. For 2 seats the Z4M Coupe for me probably as i don't use mine as a daily anymore... but I have always liked it and have been looking around for them recently, or a Cayman perhaps; I had been monitoring 240/260's for a while now as it's an urge that keeps coming back so that's not off the cards either, and depending on the quality of the example, i might either keep standard or transplant what i can from the 350 into it. If I was going for one car though and I needed seats and at least some practicality - the likes of a C43 or C63 AMG, maybe an M2/M3 (or remapped M235i if on a budget), there are probably a few in this "family businessman with a heavy foot" sort of category. If your sticking with Nissan, well i guess that narrowed it down at least lol.
  7. Absolute Bargain. Might have to check my DIY ones are doing their job still otherwise I'm all over this. Great job Alex.
  8. Welcome along, for the clinking (lf on the rear) check the splines on the axle/hubs too, get some decent grease on there as that's common.. There is a guide on here somewhere but it's simple I belive it just involved taking the split pin out, count the rotations to loosen - but don't remove the hub nut - just enough to pull it away, then apply your *suitable* grease using a small paint brush, then reverse to re-fit. It stopped some chingling noises/clunks at low speed for me
  9. Ooooh very nice! I was potentially on the market for one of these but timescales are a little iffy as need to sell a property first... Glws though she looks stunning
  10. I only just seen this and I'm up in Chichester... so always about but planning on taking the z off the road for some maintenance.. hopefully back soon though.
  11. Anyone here started to work at Natures Way Foods in Chichester with an 07 plate?
  12. Not wanting to **** block anyone's sale etc but have you tried doing the aux hack and just using your phone (with use of a Bluetooth adaptor) Thats what I did I think here is the link to the guide... Linky





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