I’ve had a late start to the day having rolled over at 6am with the intention of having another hour, which actually extended to over three! I must have needed it as yesterday was a bit of an anticlimax.
The fitter arrived yesterday bang on time, but could not fix the fault as he didn’t have the part. This was a little annoying as you would have thought that us having traced the problem they would have put one on board just in case.
That would be a no then and it is now on order which could take a week, then 8 days, then a fortnight, and by the time he left two and a half weeks as it has to come from Germany. If they can’t get one, we should get a new hob. As to when, I dread to think so we’re hoping it can be replaced. And soon.
Good news is we have no gas leak at the moment and have precautions in place to warn us of any. The cooker is back in place and dinner is cooking as I type.
This is the second time we have correctly diagnosed a fault but the experts had to see it to diagnose for themselves and then we had the inconvenience of waiting.
It would seem that no-one keeps a basic stock of anything anymore, even official dealers, and parts have to be ordered in on a one to one basis rather than sit as ‘dead money’ in a box in a storeroom.
The previous instance was the I10 and and an emissions valve which not only cost us £160 for the diagnosis to be confirmed (we bought a gadget that recognises faults for £16) but another £400 for the job a week later. Bearing in mind we had a 40 mile journey to and from the garage each time, it was lucky it wasn’t more drastic and the car was driveable without issue.
However, what followed was aggressive sales for changing our car having uttered a passing comment on an I30 and then phone calls, texts and emails regarding work on the I10 they had ‘suggested’ on their maintenance check, which we hadn’t asked for, to the tune of another £500 minimum. Despite a phone call asking them to remove us from their database as we no longer had the car now anyway, when a written invitation arrived in the post to change our car, I lost it and scrawled over our address
WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO GET YOU TO TAKE US OFF YOUR DATABASE??????
Funnily enough, I’ve heard nothing since.