Faulty parts

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Faulty parts

Post by ziggy » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:16 am

Just what is it with parts being faulty ?

From one order I had a faulty VDO head temp gauge/sender, faulty SVDA dizzy and a Pertronix electronic ignition which burnt out in 20 minutes.

Now whilst the supplier has been A1 and replaced or refunded its all the wasted time and effort, fitting and re-fitting that really gets on my goat. :x:

Ordered a T shirt at the weekend from Retro Classic Clothing, arrived today, not bad service your thinking, opened package, wrong colour :cry:

But dont give up just yet, Retro Classic Clothing are sending me one in the correct colour and have said to keep the other as an apology :cheers:

So bit of a b**ch and applause for a change :lol:
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Re: Faulty parts

Post by Marvelwear » Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:55 pm

Brand new original webers, fitting kit etc...1 was black inside &1 float doesnt!took an age to find as it was hidden by the electronic ignition fault that was also brand new.

Thought it was just me :cheers:
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Re: Faulty parts

Post by BusBug&KG » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:19 pm

ziggy wrote:Just what is it with parts being faulty ?

From one order I had a faulty VDO head temp gauge/sender, faulty SVDA dizzy and a Pertronix electronic ignition which burnt out in 20 minutes.

Now whilst the supplier has been A1 and replaced or refunded its all the wasted time and effort, fitting and re-fitting that really gets on my goat. :x:

Ordered a T shirt at the weekend from Retro Classic Clothing, arrived today, not bad service your thinking, opened package, wrong colour :cry:

But dont give up just yet, Retro Classic Clothing are sending me one in the correct colour and have said to keep the other as an apology :cheers:

So bit of a b**ch and applause for a change :lol:
Two t shirts now then lime green and pink :wink:
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Re: Faulty parts

Post by ziggy » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:40 pm

BusBug&KG wrote:
ziggy wrote:Just what is it with parts being faulty ?

From one order I had a faulty VDO head temp gauge/sender, faulty SVDA dizzy and a Pertronix electronic ignition which burnt out in 20 minutes.

Now whilst the supplier has been A1 and replaced or refunded its all the wasted time and effort, fitting and re-fitting that really gets on my goat. :x:

Ordered a T shirt at the weekend from Retro Classic Clothing, arrived today, not bad service your thinking, opened package, wrong colour :cry:

But dont give up just yet, Retro Classic Clothing are sending me one in the correct colour and have said to keep the other as an apology :cheers:

So bit of a b**ch and applause for a change :lol:
Two t shirts now then lime green and pink :wink:
Tony C
Lime green, how dare you :lol:
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Re: Faulty parts

Post by Dr Grub » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:47 pm

Rotor arm that lasted one turn of the key, brake light switch 24 hours and a quarter light catch approximately 15 seconds.

All promised to be quality parts suitably priced to match!

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Re: Faulty parts

Post by BJ1 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:03 pm

Dr Grub wrote:Rotor arm that lasted one turn of the key, brake light switch 24 hours and a quarter light catch approximately 15 seconds.

All promised to be quality parts suitably priced to match!

Dr G :wink:
Ah yes - the exploding quarter light catches held together by 1mm of muck metal. Sold as German quality - that'll be the German colony of Taiwan then :roll:

Couldn't agree more about wasting fitting time. I replaced the ball joint covers on our bay Westy last year. Just failed MoT as all 4 are split - so I phone the supplier who say " it's over 12 months and we only guarantee them for a year". Time to oil up the baseball bat :twisted:

I now buy all ball joint covers from a proper company called Mecatech - they supply truck companies who are not noted for their pacific nature, so the quality is excellent.
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