The down-side of being in IT is having absolute no regard/knowledge of anything mechanical. Anything beyond filling up a car/changing a tire exhausts my mechanical capabilities.
It was with sheer frustration that my Land Rover Defender Td5 (2002 model) caved in last week with "oil in the injector harness" which (according to dealership) was a massive problem.
Working as a consultant where you are not making money if you can not work on site for clients, mobility is key and was forced to pay R 14,000 to have repairs done on my car. Recent research over the weekend has shown me, that the same could have only cost about R 2,000.00.
Read the story on my blog and the workaround any TD5 (Defenders are not the only model affected by this) people can take. It is a disgrace, that unknowing customers get shafted like this. I hope my experience will help some unsuspecting Land Rover owners out there.
If you know people with Land Rovers, please share this information, as I am not the only one who has been charged in excess of R 14,000.00 for unnecessary repairs.