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Pete_vxl
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24th May 15 at 15:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Would kwik fit remove my back box for me?

I am trying to put a new one on my car but I can't get the old one off. It's going to need heat or a lot of hammering.

Would they consider not doing it if I am not actually getting them to fit a replacement?
--ToM--
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24th May 15 at 15:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Don't you have a local garage? Wouldn't let quick fit put air in a tyre for me bunch of monkeys.
Pete_vxl
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24th May 15 at 15:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Kwik fit is the closest. Don't want to go too far away from the house if i am driving with half an exhaust. Plus, with it being a bank holiday I imagine a lot of the local garages would be shut.
--ToM--
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24th May 15 at 15:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Why not just ring them up and ask then? Can't see it being a problem, I'd give em the new one ask tell them to chuck it on too. Saves rolling round on the floor
Pete_vxl
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24th May 15 at 15:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

They are closed at the moment, just thought maybe a employee would be a member on here.

I have an assumption that as I am not buying a new one from them, they will charge quite a lot for the labour. I don't mind putting the new one on myself.
Andrew
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24th May 15 at 15:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by --ToM--
Why not just ring them up and ask then? Can't see it being a problem, I'd give em the new one ask tell them to chuck it on too. Saves rolling round on the floor


What Tom said
Nic Barnes
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24th May 15 at 17:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Nothing wrong with kwik fit tbh.
MikeF86
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24th May 15 at 17:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

TOM is far too skilled for the likes of kiwi fit mechanics Nic, did you not know he part own a garage......
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24th May 15 at 18:41   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Kwik Fit are fucking shit.

Absolutely detest having to use them for my current/past Company cars.
Used many across the Country. Never really been a good experience.


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MikeF86
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24th May 15 at 18:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

One next door to my garage isn't too bad tbh....
Generation
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24th May 15 at 22:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Tried to sell us a bearing for a Corsa b for 75 and charge roughly same to fit.

Only went there as seized when driving on a Sunday
Dee25790
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24th May 15 at 22:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Cut it off with a grinder.. Could buy a 5 inch grinder for 20 quid probably what they will charge you to cut it off for you and you get a grinder to keep too haha
--ToM--
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25th May 15 at 09:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by MikeF86
One next door to my garage isn't too bad tbh....


Use them often to pull you out the shit when you fuck your jobs up?
Nic Barnes
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25th May 15 at 09:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Jesus wept, we get it tom, you are the fuckin greatest there ever has been. I mean your rotten poorly running mk2 cav proves the standard of your work so give it a rest.
--ToM--
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25th May 15 at 10:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Haven't you got a bonnet bra or child's playmat to go and bodge into your shonky old van nic,

People make a dig at me so I make one back and your straight there, stop being so upset that your a failure at life nic, where's your m5 by the way? After all the shit you have Johnny for taking weeks to post a pic of a logbook up? "I can go and get one tommorow" ....... Two weeks ago
Nic Barnes
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25th May 15 at 10:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I can is different to i am. You have a poor grasp at the English language, unsurprising for a pikey fuck.
--ToM--
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25th May 15 at 10:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Bored of you now, same old gypo pikey comments, clearly don't fall into that category what do ever, get some new material.

I can is also different to I cant, the sooner you realise this the better, maybe then you'll stop having such a problem with people what actually can, and spend less time in the Internet telling your make believe friends you can afford things that your really know you can't, Cumbrian shit talking pikey.
Dave
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25th May 15 at 10:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Anyway.......

Experience suggests Kwik Fit won't touch anything they haven't supplied so it seems unlikely they'll take your old one off.
Nic Barnes
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25th May 15 at 10:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I can afford 400 a month for finance no problems don't you concern yourself about it kid. Already said I've got a house to buy first.
Dom
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25th May 15 at 11:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Dee25790
Cut it off with a grinder.. Could buy a 5 inch grinder for 20 quid...


This is what i would do and have done in the past when i replaced a back box on a Corsa - spent a few hours trying to get it off with hammers, ended up using a grinder which took all of a minute or two to get the box off.

Plus as mentioned, it's unlikely Kwik Fit will touch it unless they're supplying the parts.
Dee25790
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25th May 15 at 11:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You can get it off without grinding it off but honestly it's such a ballache having to chisel it then hammer all the way round to loosen it then chisel it again.

The steel crunches if you tighten the exhaust clamp up even the tiniest bit too tight and it's a bastard to get off.

Cut a slit into either side of the pipe and it will pretty much slide off. Don't cut too deep as u will damage the centre pipe
MikeF86
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25th May 15 at 15:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by --ToM--
quote:
Originally posted by MikeF86
One next door to my garage isn't too bad tbh....


Use them often to pull you out the shit when you fuck your jobs up?


Yep! Got it one pal.
Pete_vxl
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25th May 15 at 16:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Kwik fit said they couldn't do it as I wasn't buying a new part from them and if they damaged the car they wouldn't be covered?

Got it done by a local garage just up the road from them though. Annoyingly, the exhaust seemingly slid off when the guy was working on it as when I drove to the garage it made enough heat to wiggle free. Bugger.

Garage only took 20 to fit it though.
3CorsaMeal
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25th May 15 at 16:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Stick potato in it and undo all the bolts then start engine. Can loosen them. Potato might not be essential i made that bit up
3CorsaMeal
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25th May 15 at 16:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Oh right. You already done it. Missed that

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