Bloody Expensive Dealer Schweinhunds!

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Bloody Expensive Dealer Schweinhunds!

Post by jimbo1664 on Wed 29 Jul - 9:45

The metal water pipe that dists coolant to the rubber pipes leading all over the engine has gone. Its a metal pipe with a few lugs coming off, screws onto the starter motor area. For other vehicles like Golfs/passats etc they are 13quid on ebay. Spent most of morning trying to source one - and funny old thing for such a popular enthusiast vehicle - the pipe for a T4 is main stealer only at 50 fekkin quid! I'm getting a metalsmith at work to patch it up enough so i can get it to the garage on monday but like he says, they would be easy to make and what a rip-off at that price! even the garage i use can only get them for 46quid (same price, vat free). Bout time them VW tossers realised whos making them what they are and stop ripping off their customers/fanbase.


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I'll stick some phots on later if anyone wants a guide how to replace the offending article - quite a prevalent problem by all accounts.


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Post by clarkson on Fri 7 Aug - 2:59

So is the aftermarket part exactly the same quality as the OE one from VW?

Way to go with the stereotypical xenophobic insults BTW. Rolling Eyes
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Post by jimbo1664 on Fri 7 Aug - 7:09

I have calmed down a bit now. There is no aftermarket part, its dealer supplied only at the usual humoungous mark-up.
aplogies to any of our german freinds that may be reading this thread - drinking blackthorn whilst in a strop and posting is not a good idea.
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Post by Tommo1664 on Fri 7 Aug - 14:39

Sorry mate have a cider on me when we meet?!!!$%%&&***
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Post by clarkson on Fri 7 Aug - 23:54

jimbo1664 wrote:I have calmed down a bit now. There is no aftermarket part, its dealer supplied only at the usual humoungous mark-up.
aplogies to any of our german freinds that may be reading this thread - drinking blackthorn whilst in a strop and posting is not a good idea.

Thing is that I find VW main dealers to be quite cheap on aircooled parts. Perhaps you shuld sell it and get a proper Volkswagen.
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Post by balloo on Sat 8 Aug - 3:13

clarkson wrote:
jimbo1664 wrote:I have calmed down a bit now. There is no aftermarket part, its dealer supplied only at the usual humoungous mark-up.
aplogies to any of our german freinds that may be reading this thread - drinking blackthorn whilst in a strop and posting is not a good idea.

Thing is that I find VW main dealers to be quite cheap on aircooled parts. Perhaps you shuld sell it and get a proper Volkswagen.

Damn shame they didnt have any semaphores for my '59 though!!!!! Oh well have to pay £200 from Karmman Konnection!! At least VW still have parts in stock for my T4 Wink

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Post by Carbon on Sat 8 Aug - 5:51

balloo wrote:
clarkson wrote:
jimbo1664 wrote:I have calmed down a bit now. There is no aftermarket part, its dealer supplied only at the usual humoungous mark-up.
aplogies to any of our german freinds that may be reading this thread - drinking blackthorn whilst in a strop and posting is not a good idea.

Thing is that I find VW main dealers to be quite cheap on aircooled parts. Perhaps you shuld sell it and get a proper Volkswagen.

Damn shame they didnt have any semaphores for my '59 though!!!!! Oh well have to pay £200 from Karmman Konnection!! At least VW still have parts in stock for my T4 Wink

Think yourself lucky you don't have a Toyota Celica - when I had to do the banana arms and figure-8s (basically a double ball joint as it has multi-link suspension) the parts along were over £800 - for 2 double ball joints and a bit of metal cyclops
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Post by jimbo1664 on Sun 9 Aug - 15:55

clarkson wrote:
jimbo1664 wrote:I have calmed down a bit now. There is no aftermarket part, its dealer supplied only at the usual humoungous mark-up.
aplogies to any of our german freinds that may be reading this thread - drinking blackthorn whilst in a strop and posting is not a good idea.

Thing is that I find VW main dealers to be quite cheap on aircooled parts. Perhaps you shuld sell it and get a proper Volkswagen.

I wouldnt mind as a sideline, but the van is my main mode of transport. Just driving back from Brissle today there were 3 bays on the back of breakdown trucks heading north, and a bug on the hard shoulder southbound. No good especially with the kids.

So what makes your aircooled a proper VW then? Extra badges?
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Post by clarkson on Mon 10 Aug - 3:34

jimbo1664 wrote:
clarkson wrote:
jimbo1664 wrote:I have calmed down a bit now. There is no aftermarket part, its dealer supplied only at the usual humoungous mark-up.
aplogies to any of our german freinds that may be reading this thread - drinking blackthorn whilst in a strop and posting is not a good idea.

Thing is that I find VW main dealers to be quite cheap on aircooled parts. Perhaps you shuld sell it and get a proper Volkswagen.

I wouldnt mind as a sideline, but the van is my main mode of transport. Just driving back from Brissle today there were 3 bays on the back of breakdown trucks heading north, and a bug on the hard shoulder southbound. No good especially with the kids.

So what makes your aircooled a proper VW then? Extra badges?

The aircooled range is what made VW an iconic brand. If you are liking the watercooleds you might as well just buy a Ford or a Vauxhall.
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Post by GBHgpJon on Mon 10 Aug - 10:50

LOL.....Anyone fancy a fishing trip??????
Great threads........... Laughing
This is a good read too..........

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Post by jimbo1664 on Mon 10 Aug - 12:39

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