Rejecting new car due to dealer misfuel

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  • 99iainb
    99iainb Posts: 94 Forumite
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    edited 16 March at 11:49AM
    So here are the images of the injector that was taken out of the engine, with the following comments from the repairing dealer they noted upon removal of injectors for fuel rail cleaning, Cylinder 2 injector had been blowing by. Its seal that mates to the engine is loose in comparison to all other injectors and the rubber seal on the top that mates to the rail is perishing. they were concerned that this defect is not of warrantable concern due to the damage to the rubber seal on top and the general condition of this injector


  • Wonka_2
    Wonka_2 Posts: 642 Forumite
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     :o - they claim that's from a 250 mile brand new car ? And have they sent you pics of the others for comparison ?

    Unless someone technical wants to offer a better view there's no way misfuelling could cause that in isolation to a single cylinder/injector.


  • 99iainb
    99iainb Posts: 94 Forumite
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    Wonka_2 said:
     :o - they claim that's from a 250 mile brand new car ? And have they sent you pics of the others for comparison ?

    Unless someone technical wants to offer a better view there's no way misfuelling could cause that in isolation to a single cylinder/injector.


    No pictures for comparison, I assume the others are mint
  • sevenhills
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    Wonka_2 said:
     :o - they claim that's from a 250 mile brand new car ? And have they sent you pics of the others for comparison ?

    Unless someone technical wants to offer a better view there's no way misfuelling could cause that in isolation to a single cylinder/injector.

    There is a part number on the injector.
    The second blue seal looks split, could it split whilst under pressure?

  • Mildly_Miffed
    Mildly_Miffed Posts: 302 Forumite
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    That's not because of misfuelling. The injector was never properly seated. That's why it was blowing by. The actual tip is clean and spotless.

    Do you have legal cover on your car (or home) insurance?
  • 99iainb
    99iainb Posts: 94 Forumite
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    edited 17 January at 2:08PM
    Do you have legal cover on your car (or home) insurance?
    Sadly I do not

    The fuel has been sent off for analysis today
  • Wonka_2
    Wonka_2 Posts: 642 Forumite
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    99iainb said:
    Wonka_2 said:
     :o - they claim that's from a 250 mile brand new car ? And have they sent you pics of the others for comparison ?

    Unless someone technical wants to offer a better view there's no way misfuelling could cause that in isolation to a single cylinder/injector.


    No pictures for comparison, I assume the others are mint
    And this might be a pivotal point for your argument - you need the other pictures
  • 99iainb
    99iainb Posts: 94 Forumite
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    Wonka_2 said:
    99iainb said:
    Wonka_2 said:
     :o - they claim that's from a 250 mile brand new car ? And have they sent you pics of the others for comparison ?

    Unless someone technical wants to offer a better view there's no way misfuelling could cause that in isolation to a single cylinder/injector.


    No pictures for comparison, I assume the others are mint
    And this might be a pivotal point for your argument - you need the other pictures
    The others, as far as I know, are fine and are in the engine. Why do you think I'd need pictures of the others?
  • 99iainb
    99iainb Posts: 94 Forumite
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    edited 17 January at 2:49PM
    99iainb said:
    Do you have legal cover on your car (or home) insurance?
    Sadly I do not

    The fuel has been sent off for analysis today
    Correction, I have just checked my home insurance policy, which just expired on the 14th of January and I did have legal protection. The relevant part of the policy says this: What is covered
    Consumer disputes - to defend or pursue legal action arising from a contractual dispute relating 
    to an agreement which an insured person has entered into for receiving services, buying, hiring or selling personal goods
  • Herzlos
    Herzlos Posts: 14,679 Forumite
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    99iainb said:
    Wonka_2 said:
    99iainb said:
    Wonka_2 said:
     :o - they claim that's from a 250 mile brand new car ? And have they sent you pics of the others for comparison ?

    Unless someone technical wants to offer a better view there's no way misfuelling could cause that in isolation to a single cylinder/injector.


    No pictures for comparison, I assume the others are mint
    And this might be a pivotal point for your argument - you need the other pictures
    The others, as far as I know, are fine and are in the engine. Why do you think I'd need pictures of the others?

    because the fuel must have gone to all of the cylinders, and therefore if the issue was the fuel they'd all look bad.

    If the rest are in mint condition, the problem is the injector was either faulty or installed incorrectly.
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