On Sat, 11 Jun 2005 15:26:11 +0200, "Uli" <uliatiafrica.com> wrote:
>After a disastrous engine failure due to overheating, a brand new diesel
>engine with a reconditioned cylinder-head has been fitted to my 110 TD5. The
>year 2000 model has done 165.000 km (17.000 with me).
>The LR workshop has replaced all hoses (they looked perfectly ok to me, but
>I authorised it anyway), saying "they are going and need to be replaced",
>and the faultless water-pump (not authorised), because "a new engine must
>have a new pump". By the way, the thermostat is also new (not authorised)
>and the radiator has been recored (so they say).
>I am querying the replacements of the hoses and the pump for two reasons.
>Firstly I belief that 4 years and 165.000 km's are no age for the hoses and
>the pump to warrant replacement. They should be ok for much longer.
>Secondly I suspect that the dealership simply wants to make sure (on my
>cost), that they will not be called upon during the guarantee period of one
>I am not a Rockefeller and the bill is more than half of what I paid for the
>LR six month ago. I need to keep it down.
>What are your thoughts?
>Thank you in advance for your valued input.
That's over 100,000 miles, I would expect the hoses and pump to last
longer but if I was fitting a new engine I'd also fit a new water pump
and examine the hoses very carefully, would probably replace them all
depending on cost and budget.
In my personal opinion etc etc etc.
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