Widow Regulator story!

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Post by zedwheels » Fri May 05, 2017 8:13 pm

My passenger side window regulator started to make a grating noise so didn't want to leave it till it stopped.
Called into a local garage for a price to supply and fit, fair play to him he rang Sytner straight away and said
£165. or £230 inc. vat and fitting!
Booked it in as he could do it following day, so far so good. Following day got a phone call to say it was ready to pick up!
When I pulled up outside the garage my car was parked up facing the road, :cry: was clear the splitter had been damaged, I was very calm and went to speak to the garage owner who's first words were, did you notice?
Ah, Yeh!! He apologised though and explained that he had driven into the garage to start the work but the floor plates that usually cover the rollers for the MOT work hadn't been replaced, when he drove over the rollers the front hit the leading edges of the steel ramps.
He has ordered a new splitter now through Sytner from Alpina which is going to take 10 working days for delivery. Not a stock item apparently its made after payment is made in full.
I did feel sorry for him a bit, accidents happen we all know! and its now costing him just shy of £500 for part, painting and fitting.
I wont be driving it till its done.
My window is working fine now, but I don't think I will use him again :!:

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Post by Ewazix » Fri May 05, 2017 8:22 pm

You took it well considering he wasn't going to 'fess-up unless you noticed :thumbsdown:
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Post by zedwheels » Fri May 05, 2017 8:33 pm

Ewazix wrote:
Fri May 05, 2017 8:22 pm
You took it well considering he wasn't going to 'fess-up unless you noticed :thumbsdown:
No he would have had to confess even if I hadn't noticed because it is a mess, un-repairable. I do have photos on my I phone but don't know how to post them!

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Post by markeg » Fri May 05, 2017 9:24 pm

Once you get it back, check for wind noise. My driver side regulator was replaced a couple of years back, and took 3 trips back to get the window alignment correct (wind noise was only noticeable once you went above 40mph...). No wind noise now :thumbsup:
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Post by Number5 » Thu May 11, 2017 5:50 pm

markeg wrote:
Fri May 05, 2017 9:24 pm
Once you get it back, check for wind noise. My driver side regulator was replaced a couple of years back, and took 3 trips back to get the window alignment correct (wind noise was only noticeable once you went above 40mph...). No wind noise now :thumbsup:
That'll be fine Mark. Brian doesn't ever go over 40. (I've been on his trips!) :rofl:
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Post by zedwheels » Thu May 11, 2017 7:44 pm

Number5 wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 5:50 pm
markeg wrote:
Fri May 05, 2017 9:24 pm
Once you get it back, check for wind noise. My driver side regulator was replaced a couple of years back, and took 3 trips back to get the window alignment correct (wind noise was only noticeable once you went above 40mph...). No wind noise now :thumbsup:
That'll be fine Mark. Brian doesn't ever go over 40. (I've been on his trips!) :rofl:
I got up to 45 the other day :roll: . :driving: He got the window repair spot on Mark, the only wind noise comes out of me :!:

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Post by goon » Sat May 13, 2017 5:51 pm

Alpina splitters!!! Wouldn't happen on a M. :wink:

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Post by Maniac » Sat May 13, 2017 7:24 pm

Disappointed no one has had a stab at the 'Widow' title mishap...

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Post by zedwheels » Sat May 13, 2017 8:16 pm

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: Well spotted just noticed that myself!! :oops:

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Post by Maniac » Sat May 13, 2017 9:06 pm

zedwheels wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 8:16 pm
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: Well spotted just noticed that myself!! :oops:
Widow Regulation could well be a thing.

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