I have my car back

Discussion in 'General Technical Discussion' started by Esoteric, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. Esoteric

    Esoteric Leaving Skid Marks

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    I am pleased to announce that my Legnum has been returned to me.

    No longer will I be subjected to mocking stares as I accelerate from the lights in my "guava" coloured Colt :p

    So ja, I've had my steering rack reconditioned and power steering fluid flushed and replaced. My right hand lower control arm has been replaced. I have a new WOF as well which is good - car passed all its tests with flying colours. I have 5mm tread left on my front tyres and 4mm on the rear ones.

    And the best part of it, $400 less than what i was quoted :D

    My steering used to feel quite soft and vaguely disconnected before... now, it takes a little more effort to turn but feels as if I am directly in contact with the road, everything feels tighter and more responsive.
     
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    Fantastic news! How much was the rack reconditioning, if you don't mind me asking?
     
  3. Esoteric

    Esoteric Leaving Skid Marks

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    Apologies for the late reply Trevor but the total cost of repair, including labour, WOF and GST was $1200.

    Original quotes for steering rack:

    Best case: $800
    Worst case: $1200

    I guess I was lucky :)
     
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    snickells Leaving Skid Marks Lifetime Member

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    $400 off the quote sounds great, I presume you'll be going back to that workshop again.
     
  5. Esoteric

    Esoteric Leaving Skid Marks

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    You bet! I have always taken "Mister Bishi" down to Simon Lucas Mitsubishi for his "B" service, AYC service and AT service.

    They have always treated me with courtesy and have always carried out their work in the time specified and have provided a detailed account of everything done. This time round they came under budget and the car is performing well.

    Another factor is that they have a South African working there with whom I have struck up a rapport with. Not a major factor but he understands me.

    I've been told that I come across in a forthright (arrogant is the word that is usually used) manner - apparently it's a South African trait... LOL

    Anyway, it's not like a I try to be a prick or anything, I have an informed opinion of what I am talking about (in most cases) and cut straight to the chase to get the job done. Some people take it the wrong way ... but hey *Shrugs* :)
     

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