Del Boy

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  • Your industry Independent dealer
  • Dealership/company name Dlj Motors
  1. very unlucky customer is this guy

    I would pay to see you on a skateboard
  2. Dodgy auction tactics

    I’m gonna keep this as short as I can, let the newbies know the sort of fun and games these big auction houses get up to... I won a car from BCAabout 6 weeksago paid clean £3800 with a clear assured report. Went to collect it and the dash was lit up light a Christmas tree. After a week or so of BCAmessing me about they agreed to a refund but had ‘lost’ the spare key and paperwork. They would not refund me until the docs were found. Eventually after 5 wasted phonecalls I had to threaten them with court (via recorded letter) and eventually got my money back, albeit less the assured fee that they got wrong in the first place. Anyway, that wasjust the beginning. Since being refunded I have kept an eye on the carand the newassured report is showing all lights are on and also the listing correctly states no spare key/paperwork etc, fair enough. Howeverit’s since gone through the hall FIVE TIMES. Each time the bid starts at about 2k and the auctioneer is pretending people in the hall are bidding however they are not. He is evensaying things like ‘SOLD to the guy in the shorts!’ I’m looking around and no one is even looking at the car, let alone wearing shorts! Every time it’s ‘sold’ it appears in the list again the next day. I know this isn’t exactly breaking news for most of us, I just feel the newbies need to know they might be bidding against BCA not another trader.
  3. Top Dogs for Finance Commission???

    Your customer would’ve been better off borrowing the money from Wonga! Lol
  4. Gotta love queuing in the tiny key office!
  5. Peugeot 508 EGC gearbox issue

    I have also suffered this fault many times. It can be anything, abs sensor, handbrake fault, gear selector module or even the wiring! But most likely clutch/actuator. Need to get it on a proper diag
  6. Skoda octavia EGR/Glow plug fault

    Yeah very common on that engine. I hadit a couple years back, make sure the egr isOEor the problem will keep coming back. I had to replace the egr 2/3 times in a month until I used a genuine one. Also had to replace the boost pressure control valve. Then problem gone.
  7. a little help please

    Lol, that’s Nicks way of buying it off him for £75!
  8. Who does a courtesy call?

    Asking for trouble in my opinion!
  9. On Court Day......... what happenes

    It’s quite straight forward. You will arrive and need to sign in. When I went to court the receptionist was sat at a desk in the middle of the waiting room. Unfortunately everyone sits in the same room so whoever you aremeeting in court will likely be sat near you. The receptionist will call each case one at a time. I had to arrive at 10am and was not seen until 4pm so sitting in the waiting room along with the claimant sitting 5 feet away with his entire family was not fun! Eventually you’ll go in and the judge will be sat there, he/she will probably ask the claimant for their version of events first then move to the defendant. Eventually the judge will make a ‘judgement’ and all will be over. One thing I willpoint out though... when I went a couple years back I was adamant I was going to win. I couldn’t see any way on this earth I wouldn’t... the judge ruled 50/50 but I was still gutted.
  10. Codeweavers

    Im thinking of using Codeweavers on my website. Ive heard from my website developer they charge around £50 per month but sometimes the finance company like Close pick up the tab? Are you guys using Codeweavers if so how much are you paying? is it worth it? Should i consider iVendi? Thanks!
  11. 2011 BMW 320i Issue

    Having looked into this in more depth, the recall isn't on the chain itself. It's on some brake servo but apparently the chain is affected in some way and therefore the chain and guides are replaced too. This isn't always the case though, ifthe chain passes the test then just the brake retrofit is carried out. I wonder how this will work in my case, will BMW be alright about me taking a car in there that barely runs and just tell them to carry out the required recalls? Most of the time when the chain is replaced under this recall the car is in full working order but BMW find the issue with their diagnostic equipment. Hope this makes sense!
  12. Hyundai i30 1.6crdi

    I had an i10 last year with an incredibly low clutch bite. Mechanic said don't worry about it, so I didn't. Sold it,never heard another word, think they're all like it.
  13. 2011 BMW 320i Issue

    I think it's passenger airbag. I spoke with Fairfield who say it's just battery cable and passenger airbag for the recall. However Sytner say it's all three so your 'contact' is correct. Thanks again Grant. Have you ever had a car go in for the brake retro fit recall and NOT have the chain changed??
  14. 2011 BMW 320i Issue

    Yes apparently so - im thinking this is my next port of call, dont wanna be playing anymore parts darts though, especially if it turns out to be the chain!
  15. 2011 BMW 320i Issue

    Yeah its been scanned loads to times - it just says misfire and the cylinder, which keeps changing