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I know right? I think he might be the only one in the UK. He emailed yesterday to confirm the carb number and to assure me he was happy with dealing with the computer carb. I've a feeling this could be an expensive solution, especially with shipping the car down there, but I'd rather spend more and get it done right.
anyone can claim to be a Rochester specialist", especially in a foreign country with foreign cars. have you checked his references ? I don't want to pay specialist rates for the yob/pfy to learn on the job
 

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I'll contact him and see what I can do.

The tank had been flushed and ultrasonic cleaned by the dealer, but he left the old fuel filter on which was just full of crap. I'll plumb in a couple of in-line doohickeys to keep an eye on the issue.
yeah, get a bunch of those disposable inline clear plastic filters. they're dirt cheap and you can use them until your fuel runs clear.
and you REALLY need to get that QJet back. send it to the guy who supposedly knows stuff, your #1 choice, and have him do it proper.
 

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I've only had a quick look under the air cleaner, and it does look like a new unit in fairness. Brand new solenoids too.

I guess with shipping and taxes then a $300 part could become a $500 part fairly easily. He's charged me £650+tax (20%).

I have queried it, but am not expecting much.

I'm glad to have the car running, and I was well out of my depth with trying to fix the old carb, I just feel he's done the bare minimum and charged top rate.

Lesson learned I guess.
" I just feel he's done the bare minimum and charged top rate."

that about sums it up. knowing all about the high prices in Europe and the VAT tax added on at all levels, I can't comment on the pricing. his business practices however........

in the future, please do consult us before pulling the trigger on anything. we're here to help
 

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Yeah... except the adjustment screws are still blanked off, and he charged me 16 hours labour...
" he charged me 16 hours labour..."

oh really? request a detailed bill that shows the exact work done and how long each step took (0.25, 0.5, 1.25 hrs, etc). if he balks tell him that your accountant is requiring it for your taxes. if you don't get it, then Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs will have to come to him for the data ("nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!")
with the detailed bill that also shows time/date of when the work was performed you can also see how much fluff he is putting into it and whether he knows how to do the job
 
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