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T350C windscreen wiper failure of doom

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Hi,

So the next comedy fault in the life of the trev was had on a nice really rainy day, coming back from the joy that was bruntingthorpe. The windscreen wipers only went and fricking packed in!

Had them on intermitent, it started rainin harder, so went to knock them up to full flow... They just stopped, pointing straight up! If you drive fast enough you can use the air flow to clean your windscreen... luckily thats something the trev does pretty well! so managed to get home in one peice.

Called the TVR centre who said i should bring it in and if i didn't feel happy driving it i could call the AA and they'd flat bed it up there for me! However, i couldn't give you lot the satisfaction of knowing it had been flatbeded so drove it up! wink.giffuck_scott.gif

They looked at it straight away and it was just a fuse (fuse number 24 for future reference) that had gone! No big deal. Swapped it out and the job was a good un smile.gif Trev could blink again! smile.gif

I have to say the service i have recived so far from the TVR centre has been second to none.

Owning the Trev is still a joy smile.gif

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Hmmm... the old trevor leaking syndrome again I suppose...rain lots, water seeps into fuse box..bang! no wipers...maybe you need some shrink wrap for the whole car tongue.gifyelrotflmao.gif Oh I forgot, that'll peel off at Mach 2.. grin.gif

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Well, good to know they're working again...

I remember my first Jag, checked everything out properly before I bought it, except the wipers, which I overlooked somehow.

Guess what happened when it started to rain (make that pour)... Right, nothing... smashfreakB.gif

So I went to the closest BL dealer, who reacted like "the motor is broken, it needs to be replaced, and I hope there's one in the country, otherwise it'll take about six weeks before we have it". Well, imagine the joy... ROLLEY~14.GIF

After some phone calls it turned out I was "lucky", there was one available at 'only' hfl. 500,- (it's an electromotor for f*cks sake!). But what can you do, so I left the car and went back to pick it up two days later, to be presented with a bill of hfl. 800,- Turned out the hfl. 500,- was just the motor... So I ask were the hfl. 300,- worth of labour came from, since this job was pretty straight forward. He replies "Well, it's a Jaguar, so the hourly rate is higher of course". I asked him what the difference was in spending an hour on a Mini or spending an hour on a Jag, it's the same hour, right? His answer: "Well, a Jaguar mechanic has had more training and comes at a higher rate". Since mine was the only Jag around I asked him if he employed any 'qualified Jaguar mechanics'..."No, I don't" was his reply... How's that for logics...? ROLLEY~14.GIF

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Seriously, if you can't diagnose and change a fuse wouldn't you be better off with something German or Japanese? confused.gif

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they have more fuses wink.gif cheeky [censored]. Besides it was actually the windscreen wiper motor that was fecked... see posts about me changing the fuses 9 times in one night.

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Seriously, if you can't diagnose and change a fuse wouldn't you be better off with something German or Japanese? confused.gif

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Didnt realise that it was a pre requisite for owning a TVR (granted it helps)... there i was thinking its all about the driving experience smashfreakB.giffuck_scott.gif

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Didnt realise that it was a pre requisite for owning a TVR (granted it helps)...

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What - having a brain and a bit of nous. It probably is. UHOH7.GIF

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Didnt realise that it was a pre requisite for owning a TVR (granted it helps)...

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What - having a brain and a bit of nous. It probably is. UHOH7.GIF

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SLEEP5.GIF Make friends easily do you.. smashfreakB.gif Sorry but theres no PROBABLY at all, i have no brain and an no nous and have survived TVR ownership!!! fuck_scott.gif

Play nicely now wont you!! beerchug.gif

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Didnt realise that it was a pre requisite for owning a TVR (granted it helps)...

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What - having a brain and a bit of nous. It probably is. UHOH7.GIF

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Not a TVR owner then? yelrotflmao.gif

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No, more likely someone with a broom stuck up his @rse... lol.gif

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Trevors are generally regarded as "Fooking unreliable". It has put me off buying an older model, but are they really that bad. Is it big stuff that fails as well as the little nigglely stuff.

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can't talk about the previous ones... but the t350 on major stuff has been fine. No mechanical problems at all.

I'd still recommend having another car though. T350 ain't really popping down the shops kinda mobile.

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T350 ain't really popping down the shops kinda mobile.

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Please explain ( is it too smashfreakB.gif?)

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I figure it's not the easiest car to unload a shopping trolly into either... grin.gif

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well for a start it takes at least 20 mins to warm up...

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Ah! Didn't think of that smashfreakB.gif

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Sven my Tuscan had one of the best boots i have ever seen!! Two full size suitcases and the roof fits inside too. beerchug.gif

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Yeah, the Tuscan has some bootspace by the looks of it, though two fullsize suitcases and a roof is surprisingly good... But the 350 doesn't look very spacious, does it? I might be wrong tho... confused.gif

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