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So when I was having it serviced, they called me up and said that to replace the spark plugs, they'll need to replace the stick coils above them, because the only way to get them out is to break them. They then quoted me £80 per new stick coil.


Is there any technique to getting these bast*rds out?


Or any cheaper alternative aftermarket coils?


Thanks

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How do they intend to get the new ones back in, if they need to break them to get them out?


Instruct them to put their tools down, and step away from your bike as clearly they have no idea what they are doing!!

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They never changed the plugs. They said that they won't bother this time unless I want to pay the ridiculous amount.


They also said that I can freely buy some replacements from ebay and have them fit them.


So they weren't dickheads about it.

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Well l wouldn't trust them again if there bottling just to change the plugs. They might of been unlucky to have one coil unit stuck, but to say they got to break the lot out well!!

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No I'm not going to go with them again.


They even cocked my MOT up.


They entered 60000 miles instead of 50000. More shit to sort out :|

 


thats not good at all

get on to vosa about that


and make sure you file a complaint so they are looked in to

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No I'm not going to go with them again.


They even cocked my MOT up.


They entered 60000 miles instead of 50000. More shit to sort out :|

Charge them for the mileage...

They added 10k to your bike!! Thats not gonna be easy to rectify.

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LOL I've just seen this thread.


They have to break them to get them out!? BAHAHAHAHA!!! What a bunch of redneck cowboys lol.


When were they last changed? Today's spark plugs are good for about the mileage your bike is now and then some. Probably don't even need to be changed I'd imagine so no biggie...

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Last changed 15000 miles ago. Previous owner didn't get the plugs changed on the service.


Not going to name and shame since I was recommended by a friend who couldn't fault them.

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Last changed 15000 miles ago. Previous owner didn't get the plugs changed on the service.


Not going to name and shame since I was recommended by a friend who couldn't fault them.

I wouldn't even worry then. Should last 3x that+ anyway.

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If they are standard plugs get them changed


You maybe lucky and they might last you maybe unlucky and they may go down and leave you stranded


I have known plugs to die after only 10k


Unless they are iridiums and they will be fine

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The mechanics called me back today (a week late) regarding the wrong mileage on my MOT.


Instead of sorting it out, he gave me a name and a number (VOSA) to call.


Quite tempted to name and shame the bast*rds :evil:

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Well if it was me l would make those idiots sort it out. Let them explain themselves to the DVLA. If you do it you saved them the embarrassment. Don't want to scare or stir it up any further but are you completely satisfied that your bike is all good? Can you be absolutely sure these cocks have not overlooked something that requires attention?

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