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7and911
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought Hartec has a waiting list of a few weeks. May be I was wrong.

Good luck Richard Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good Richard, will be a great result, a cheap car with a Hartech rebuild, who wouldn't want that!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good news on the face of it with things moving in the direction that you were hoping for.
As stated, an Hartech'ed motor will see you in a better position than you would have been without the failure in a few months or years from now.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any progress on this to report?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hartech started working on the engine last week following gaining approval to do so, unfortunately it's going to take a few weeks - I think I'm not their only customer. I have agreed to make a contribution towards some substantial betterment. Whilst the engine is being rebuilt, I think it would be foolish not to take this opportunity to 'future proof' the engine and get the job done properly.

I can't and don't really want to go into too many details until the whole issue is resolved and I take delivery of my car for a second time. I can't criticise the dealership so far for their communication and fulfilling their obligations. It is a shame that I don't have a 911 sitting on my drive but, I think it will be worth the wait.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a result! Congratulations on staying positive and patient with the dealer thumbsup
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:43 am    Post subject: good result Reply with quote

Hi
Great that the warranty company coughed up. Totally makes sense to get the other work done. Hope there are not too many sleeps before collection of the car.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Richard, great result!

Would be interested to hear (eventually) what the dealer / warranty is covering by way of the rebuild and what betterment work you have agreed to.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once it's all done, you can tell us the dealer and warranty company.

I agree, wise to upgrade it a bit at your cost while its being done!

good news and keep us updated Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only silence from all those saying the OP must give the car back for a refund.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poker2009 wrote:
Only silence from all those saying the OP must give the car back for a refund.


Without knowing everything why would we comment? Like you (I'm sure) we are waiting to hear the full story given all the OP said was...

rocket_richard wrote:
I have agreed to make a contribution towards some substantial betterment. Whilst the engine is being rebuilt, I think it would be foolish not to take this opportunity to 'future proof' the engine and get the job done properly.


This could mean the insurance company is only paying for the damaged parts in which case i would still have walked away.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good stuff and I wouldn't have walked away either.

A Hartech rebuilt 997 gives both peace of mind and a added value.

I wouldn't touch a 997 without either an OPC warranty or a Hartech rebuild.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a good result Thumb

I must admit my first reaction would have been to demand my money back but I probably don't possess the OPs patience! Bitter previous experience has tainted my view of all things related to car salesmen!

I spent an hour and a half with Grant at Hartech last week and I can assure you your car is in good hands. Some betterment is a no brainier while the engine is out and you will end up with a solid car without the usual 997 worries!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

7and911 wrote:
I thought Hartec has a waiting list of a few weeks. May be I was wrong.

Good luck Richard Thumb


Hartech have a production line set up so cars can be slotted in fairly easily, but the whole process from start to finish can be 3 - 5 weeks depending on what is being done.

I believe they get a lot busier about this time of year as owners get their cars out of storage and discover problems or want their cars sorting in time for spring/summer!

Hopefully the OP (and me Very Happy ) have avoided the rush
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard,
Glad you are well on the way to being sorted.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grant has been excellent at guiding me through this unfortunate time and I have relied on his knowledge and experience. One thing was certain from the outset, if it wasn't a Hartech rebuild, I would have politely asked for my money back.

I really don't want to go into too much detail; it is safe to say that the engine will have all the upgrades to give me piece of mind. The cost of these betterments really is just an investment in the future, I would rather pay a little now rather than more later.

I have never wanted to be anything but fair with all parties, others will pay for the damage to the engine and it would be unreasonable to expect others to pay to upgrade the engine.

However, it's still hard to come home to an empty drive…..
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you're getting this sorted, it'll be worth the wait Thumb

I was in hartech on Thursday and think I saw your car.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poker2009 wrote:
Only silence from all those saying the OP must give the car back for a refund.


No silence from me, I would have grabbed a refund and got myself another car by now.
We will never know the full cost of all of this. We have no idea who the dealer is, we don't know, or probably ever will the cost of all of these 'improvements' that are being done.
I have to admire the buyers patience, I just couldn't sleep at night knowing my car blew up after 60 minutes and is now in bits all over a workshop bench!
As I said in the beginning I really hope that this is all settled and the buyer gets his car, as I said before there are to many 'what ifs'.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once the dust has settled and I have my car I will post a few more details but, one thing is for sure, I am not paying for anything other than absolute improvements. I can't think why I would allow myself to get financially disadvantaged.

I still have consumer rights legislation on my side, legal advice, good communications with all the parties involved and an incredible amount of patience. As for sleeping at night, not a problem for me but thank you for your concern.

I am still immensely grateful for the comments, even the negative ones as they do add balance to my through process. I'll get my car soon enough and I really hope it's worth waiting for.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too am not sure that I would be happy for a new purchase to be off the road for such a period of time ... around 10 weeks, having only had a very limited amount of use from it before it failed. I do admire the OP's patience with the dealer and hope it all ends well as I am sure it shall. We are entitled to our opinions and the OP did ask for them - he got them and some will differ Thumb
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