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About Marc

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  • Birthday 04/26/1974

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Glasgow
  • Your industry Independent dealer
  • Dealership/company name Westacres Group
  1. Ford Ka Mk2

    I've done this a few times ,replacing heater dial bulbs while I'm at it. I used precision screw drivers butdedicated tool would be better. Pop the plastic surround off the circularair vents and rotate,pull it out a tadand rotate,should come straight out. Better if you have keys toremove stereo but again I used slim precision screwdriver. Start at one side, push screwdriver/key in far as it will go and push to left,feel it 'give' and ease it forward a little..same for other side.
  2. Bulk buying of lubricants etc

    I agree about silicone on interior/dash etc but I do like to use it on door seals, boots -anything rubber related.
  3. Anyone got any good places for bulk buying of silicone sprays, brake cleaner ,plus gas and such like. Ive bought many a can of teh tane silicone spray from toolstation and it's good stuff at less than half the price of better known brands. Found somewhere that sells 12 cans and does decent prices on brake cleaner
  4. Clio vibration

    Got original Clio alloys from scrap yard today,vibration cured. offside front hub threads are worn tho . previous owner spent a fortune fixing things directly related to this
  5. Clio vibration

    Yes not by much but enough to make me think the aftermarket alloys fit is the problem. past receipts show ongoingsuspension steering trouble. thethreads in hub are probably worn I'm betting the previousowner couldn't solve issues hence the low price.
  6. Clio vibration

    Good shout. spigot ring is slightly out of tolerance leaving a very smallspace between hub and wheel. Had every intention of changing alloys so not so bad. Cheers fella's
  7. Clio vibration

    Alloys in good condition but horrible aftermarket things that are probably to blame . Tie rods didn't look old but had plenty play in them. I'm probably over thinking a simple ish issue.
  8. Clio vibration

    Hi got a wee Clio tce that's got me scunnered with avibration issue that'smost noticeable at 60mph plus. In the last few days I've changed pads discs, track rodends, swapped wheels nhad them balanced ..those things needed done irrespective of vibration however was sure thatd solve issue. Engine mounts appear in good shape. I'm of the thought it's a balancing issue?acceleration or braking isnt afactor.coasting at highspeed and vibration felt though floor. no groans/strange noise s from steering .rack has been changed in thelast year by unknown garage along withwafer thin control arms. Tyres look and feel ok Any ideas before i pass problem to a workshop
  9. SAAB Huge Suprise

    I bought a Clio other day got 11months mot. The brake discs were fused to the hub and pads at 1mm worst of all was the one bolt on caliper..same joker replaced the steering rack without any calibration. The young girl who I got car from gave me wonder he is cheap at 35 per hour.I feel like phoning this joker as it's beyond a joke passing a car like that.
  10. Your current longest car in stock....

    Just sold a2.0 petrolMondeo I've hadsince October. 1200 quid bargain at auction so I thought. Subframe corrosion advisory on mot didn't help nor the tax band. First viewer bought it and got a good car for not a lot of money...
  11. What do you class as high mileage ?

    It's a British thing! Our continental friends are more sensible when it comes to 100k + cars. Modern lubricants are so good most engines will last to 250k. I've sold a few high mileage cars.. Most people that buy higher mileage cars have a bit of sense..
  12. Facebook

    As I mentioned earlier in this topic, ads like this work on fb . The guys doing a roaring trade through it. The guys like me who are selling cars from home and don't offer finance are getting murdered by marketplace cowboys. 2k mondeo in great condition but going nowhere :-/ and no wonder when you see them on fb for under 1500. I'll eventually sell the bugger but price is huge factor.
  13. Facebook

    Facebook marketplace is killing me..A dootstepper in a big city selling cars around 3k and under. I can't compete with them. You've got the private sellers, and the dodgy trader.. No advertising fee is an open door to those fella's. My heart sinks when I see the price those guys are selling similar type cars.. Albeit I'm sure those cars can't be in as roadworthy condition. Targeted paid fb advertising is different ballgame.. Wish I had premises and stock to do this! Mark berwick motors Ltd ads are probably best I've seen . Sounds great getting a decent little motor for 27quid a week

    I wrote in advert that oil leak was addressed, via a new valve cover gasket andpcv valve . I painted rear subframe but left the front as is.. It's obvious by looking at thatit's not bad at all. It's a pure bugger as put so much work in to that car, almost a restoration job and it's now spot on. 83k 57plate mondeo for just over 2k. .Not a single enquiry . Probably get it mot'd again at different garage and word the advert as if it's just come inand company policy to renew mot .

    I had mondeo mot'd recently ..the mot testerin his infinite wisdom decided to put oil leak in advisody despite the fact the oil leak was fixed and corrosion on front subframe. .The corrosion on front is next to nothing,theback is worse yet not noted. The owner of garage was apologetic, mot tester didn't know it was one of mine!2horrible advisories