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Offline Sir Prancelot

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Re: Stupid Prices
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday, 03 April 2019, 06:50 pm »

Hi Daytona,

Gorgeous  helmet.
I remember the Britsh 500cc GP at Silverstone in 79 between Sheene and Kenny Roberts an amazing race.

wear it with pride. :hat: :salute:
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Re: Stupid Prices
« Reply #16 on: Monday, 15 April 2019, 11:52 am »
@Chrisl Yeah Barry lived here on the Gold Coast for years up to his untimely death.  He was a great, and very popular, motor racing commentator (bikes and cars).

@grog  Yeah buying anything from a Land Rover Dealer is the sort of thing people who light Cuban cigars with US $100 notes do.




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Re: Stupid Prices
« Reply #17 on: Thursday, 18 April 2019, 12:33 am »
Price from Range Rover to change front and rear brakes on my RR Vogue and they want £700

bought the parts online for under £85 took 4 hours - 1 hour per corner no special tools required and a bit of youtube, DONE  :boogie2:
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Re: Stupid Prices
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 11:07 am »
RR Vogue you lucky sod !

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Re: Stupid Prices
« Reply #19 on: Thursday, 02 May 2019, 12:14 am »
RR Vogue you lucky sod !

Mate they are toffee - wouldnt have another! Once the time is up moving to Porsche - the RR is absolute shite for the money - id love a bentayga but cant afford one lol
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Re: Stupid Prices
« Reply #20 on: Thursday, 02 May 2019, 07:19 pm »
Car at work today. Ultimate stupid prices. GT3RS Porsche, 500 g to buy then hotted up. Fastest road registered Porsche in Oz. Weighs only 1200kg, over 500bhp. Wheels were added at 40g the set. Hardly know its running at idle, quiet. 1.6 second quicker around Qld Raceway than v8 Supercar. Wheel nut torque is 600 ft/lb. Torque wrench used is 2 metres long. Wasnt allowed to test drive. Cant put up pic as number plate in view. Check caliper size, either 8 or 10 pot.

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Re: Stupid Prices
« Reply #21 on: Thursday, 02 May 2019, 08:37 pm »
For you Vlad. 2014 Discovery, yeah, a bloody Landrover. Quoted by Landrover for battery, $1000. Just a normal calcium. I sold him AGM for just under $400. He was a happy boy.

Same here, picked up a new battery same spec as the LR OEM from battery world Yuasa brand for $285 3 years ago still going strong

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Re: Stupid Prices
« Reply #22 on: Thursday, 02 May 2019, 08:46 pm »
A few years ago, had to get brake rotor and pads for the wife's car,  rang Holden, 385 per corner, pads TBA as none in stock. Fitting extra.  Rang the local ABS place, got the whole lot done for under $500  with warranty, using dba rotors and Bendix pads.  No wonder they're called "Stealers", people that don't know better are happy to pay those pricea

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Re: Stupid Prices
« Reply #23 on: Thursday, 02 May 2019, 11:56 pm »
Set of front disks with pads for my (now sold) Audi RSQ3 - £850 - and that was just for the parts! - another £400 for the garage to fit. Wither 4 pads per caliper (2 sets of brake pads used on an RSQ3), it got to be quite expensive having new discs and pads every 30,000 miles! So I sold mine a few thou short of mine needing doing.

Timing belt on Audi's (and probably VW, SEAT and Skoda as all the same engines) have to be changed now at 5,000 miles CORRECTION: 5 YEARS (thanks erbas for pointing this out)- £495 on an Audi A1, £795 on a Q3 -  and then they recommend that at the same time you replace the water pump (another £325 if done at the same time).

Suddenly replacing a new car every few years starts to make a bit more sense if you sell it just before the big bills are due.

I remember a few years ago, the steering rack on my daughters car (Ford) needed replacing. £850 just for the rack from Ford's - however a "pattern part" - which essentially was exactly the same part, made by the same people but without the Ford logo on it - was £375.

Price of logo's eh? A licence to print money

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Re: Stupid Prices
« Reply #24 on: Friday, 03 May 2019, 12:32 am »
@gsxbarmy
I had this with my golf gti
The dealer wanted £700+ to replace the front discs
I got top quality disc and pads fitted them myself £75 posted to my door.
We also had the discs and pads changed in the vw tiguan by a vw specialist (not the main dealer) using genuine  vw parts £200 the discs and pads cost £120 for me buy so let them do it as part of other work I can't do (involves plugging it in he costs £45 dealer £120 for same checks using same equipment)

Crazy how much the charge
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oh and a standard one too

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Re: Stupid Prices
« Reply #25 on: Friday, 03 May 2019, 02:21 am »

Timing belt on Audi's (and probably VW, SEAT and Skoda as all the same engines) have to be changed now at 5,000 miles

This is either fake news or a typo

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Re: Stupid Prices
« Reply #26 on: Friday, 03 May 2019, 04:12 am »

Timing belt on Audi's (and probably VW, SEAT and Skoda as all the same engines) have to be changed now at 5,000 miles CORRECTION: 5 YEARS

This is either fake news or a typo

Yes you are right, well spotted, I meant to type 5 YEARS not 5,000 MILES  :doh: - Cam Belts have to be replaced every 5 YEARS regardless of mileage

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Re: Stupid Prices
« Reply #27 on: Sunday, 05 May 2019, 10:59 pm »
Grog  that guy has a super fast quality Porsche in a country with slow shitty roads. Why bother?

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Re: Stupid Prices
« Reply #28 on: Monday, 06 May 2019, 12:53 am »
Probably for similar reasons many Germans drive big "Sport" "Utility" Vehicles to get to fitness center, shopping, and work at the office :rofl2:

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Re: Stupid Prices
« Reply #29 on: Monday, 06 May 2019, 08:00 am »
Vlad, he has another 700 bhp Porsch as well. Spends half his life on race tracks. Rarely used on road.