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Bought a nail of a partner
#1
Hi all I've used the forum as a guest and thought it only right to register now to give thanks. 

I bought a 300 quid p reg 1.8xud partner 3 months ago that I was told needed only a rad and a wheel  bearing.  Turns out Ive had to fit the following

Wheel bearing
Drop links
Ball joint
Radiator
Back box
Thermostat
Glow plugs
Glow plug relay
Wipers
Steelies as the alloys had barely any thread holding then on
Rear shoes and cylinders
Head gasket and cambelt
Full fluid change

Turns out the vans  clearly not done 55k as advertised sadly I bought it private.  
But I did all the work myself and ive Learnt alot. 
Still need a heater fan and rear door lock but it's on the road after 3 month.
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#2
From a negative to a positive. 

when life gives you a lemon and all that.   Cool
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#3
Im sure you can check MOT history on DVLA website and that should give you annual mileage as well. Not sure what legal recourse you would have if its been clocked though as it was a private sale.
2012 Berlingo Multispace VTR 1.6HDI White
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#4
If my maths are right, you bought an 23 year old van with a claimed mileage of 55,000 miles? ... That's an average of less than 50 miles per week. I know that fellas come over from Ireland and buy high mileage ex courier vans for peanuts and "process" them. Sorry, but at a price of £300 I'd have thought that it was only fit for breaking for spares anyway. Caveat Emptor, let the buyer beware.
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#5
(11-08-2016, 09:07 PM)CourierJim Wrote:  If my maths are right, you bought an 23 year old van with a claimed mileage of 55,000 miles? ... That's an average of less than 50 miles per week. I know that fellas come over from Ireland and buy high mileage ex courier vans for peanuts and "process" them. Sorry, but at a price of £300 I'd have thought that it was only fit for breaking for spares anyway. Caveat Emptor, let the buyer beware.

I own a 52 plate with 72k on and a 91 car on 69k so it's not unreasonable. At 300 quid with 3 weeks mot left I thought its worth a chance.  
And nothings a breaker if your the guy that doesn't like to give in.  

Anyway now I have my van and only owes me 500 quid.  I'm happy. 
And I should of checked the mot history while I was there but I was in a rush and wanted a 1.8xud for wvo reasons
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#6
I spent £2000 to buy my van,then £300 for recon axle,then the battery went,replace that,then the starter went replace that,then the front spring snaped,.its 06 plate with 94000 on it,what next I'm thinking
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#7
I feel your pain Johnny. That's why I went for the pay s**t money get s**t and then can only go up from there. Axles agent as bad as the mechanic will tell you but they'll get a good fortune out of you.
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#8
I was ages looking for the right van to,so if you spend 300 or 2000 it will cost more money getting it right,I put 300 aside for this reason,but spent double that sorting it out,
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#9
Someone did a lot of work on the night of 11 June 2015.
Also look at the mileage on 14 May 2008.
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PEUGEOT Vehicle model PARTNER Date first used 7 February 1997 Fuel type Diesel Colour White

MOT history of this vehicle

Test date 10 August 2016 Expiry date 9 August 2017 Test Result Pass Odometer reading 52,757 miles MOT test number 9973 0909 8239 Advisory notice item(s)
offside front tyre perrished
nearside front Obligatory mirror damaged, but not seriously affecting the rear view wing mirror (8.1.2a)
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Test date 4 July 2016 Test Result Fail Odometer reading 52,745 miles MOT test number 7831 3728 6748 Reason(s) for failure
Service brake: efficiency below requirements (3.7.B.7)
rear Brakes imbalanced across an axle Axle 2 (3.7.B.5b)
Advisory notice item(s)
both front drop link rubbers perrished
nearside front tyre perrished
offside front play in bottom ball joint
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Test date 12 June 2015 Expiry date 11 June 2016 Test Result Pass Odometer reading 49,675 miles MOT test number 3994 6306 5164
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Test date 11 June 2015 Test Result Fail Odometer reading 49,559 miles MOT test number 6852 6246 5161 Reason(s) for failure
Rear fog lamp tell tale not working (1.3.1b)
Offside Front Direction indicator not working (1.4.A.2c)
Nearside Headlamp aim too high (1.8)
Offside Headlamp aim too high (1.8)
Rear Brakes imbalanced across an axle (3.7.B.5b)
Nearside Front Anti-roll bar ball joint dust cover excessively deteriorated so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (2.4.G.2)
Offside Front Anti-roll bar ball joint dust cover excessively deteriorated so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (2.4.G.2)
Offside Track rod end ball joint has excessive play (2.2.B.1f)
Offside Track rod end ball joint dust cover excessively damaged so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (2.2.C.1c)
Offside Front Suspension arm ball joint dust cover excessively damaged so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (2.4.G.2)
Offside Front Suspension arm has excessive play in a ball joint (2.4.G.2)
Brake load sensing valve seized (3.6.E.3)
Bonnet retaining device excessively deteriorated (8.4.2)
Nearside Front Subframe mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded (2.4.A.3)
Offside Front Subframe mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded (2.4.A.3)
Nearside Front Seat belt anchorage prescribed area is excessively corroded (5.2.6)
Offside Front Seat belt anchorage prescribed area is excessively corroded (5.2.6)
Advisory notice item(s)
Supplementary Restraint System warning lamp does not illuminate (5.4.2)
Nearside Rear Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
Nearside Obligatory mirror damaged, but not seriously affecting the rear view (8.1.2a)
Offside Front position lamp(s) slightly discoloured (1.1.A.3e)
Nearside Brake pipe slightly corroded (3.6.B.2c)
N/S front tyre 1.6mm tread depth inside edge
Both rear tyres low pressure
Age related cracks O/S rear tyre
Corrosion to rear of both outer sils not within prescribed areas
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Test date 8 May 2014 Expiry date 13 May 2015 Test Result Pass Odometer reading 39,393 miles MOT test number 1894 4832 4180
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Test date 8 May 2014 Test Result Fail Odometer reading 39,393 miles MOT test number 2350 4882 4101 Reason(s) for failure
Nearside Headlamp aim too high (1.8)
Brake load sensing valve seized (3.6.E.3)
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Test date 16 April 2013 Expiry date 13 May 2014 Test Result Pass Odometer reading 32,937 miles MOT test number 3970 0640 3112
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Test date 25 April 2012 Expiry date 13 May 2013 Test Result Pass Odometer reading 27,155 miles MOT test number 4252 6691 2186
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Test date 12 May 2011 Expiry date 13 May 2012 Test Result Pass Odometer reading 20,630 miles MOT test number 6171 5203 1116 Advisory notice item(s)
Nail in nearside rear tyre
Coolant leak
Suspension joint offside lower dust cover split/missing
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Test date 22 April 2010 Expiry date 13 May 2011 Test Result Pass Odometer reading 12,126 miles MOT test number 3505 9211 0194
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Test date 23 April 2009 Expiry date 13 May 2010 Test Result Pass Odometer reading 4,164 miles MOT test number 5108 1351 9104
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Test date 14 May 2008 Expiry date 13 May 2009 Test Result Pass Odometer reading 181,787 miles MOT test number 6916 4513 8168
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Test date 8 May 2008 Test Result Fail Odometer reading 181,787 miles MOT test number 8725 1952 8128 Reason(s) for failure
Nearside Headlamp aim too high (1.8)
Nearside Stop lamp not working (1.2.1b)
Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively (8.2.2)
Rear Brake load sensing valve linkage seized (3.6.E.3)
Offside Front constant velocity joint gaiter split (2.5.C.1a)
An item not tested (Manual)
Advisory notice item(s)
Nearside Front constant velocity joint gaiter deteriorated (2.5.C.1a)
Offside Track rod end ball joint has slight play (2.2.B.1f)
Nearside Front Anti-roll bar linkage has slight play in a ball joint (2.4.G.2)
o/s/r tyre flat
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Test date 4 May 2007 Expiry date 4 May 2008 Test Result Pass Odometer reading 170,439 miles MOT test number 8636 3402 7128 Advisory notice item(s)
Front Front constant velocity joint gaiter deteriorated (2.5.C.1a)
Nearside Front Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
Rear Brake load sensing valve linkage stiff (3.6.E.3)
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Test date 5 May 2006 Expiry date 4 May 2007 Test Result Pass Odometer reading 158,080 miles MOT test number 9804 7582 6180 Advisory notice item(s)
nearside headlight holed
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Test date 3 May 2006 Test Result Fail Odometer reading 158,080 miles MOT test number 8033 5362 6141 Reason(s) for failure
Headlamp aim too low when the centre of the headlamp is below 850mm from the ground (1.6.B2)
Advisory notice item(s)
Offside Rear Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
nearside headlight holed
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Test date 14 January 2006 Expiry date 13 January 2007 Test Result Pass Odometer reading 155,558 miles MOT test number 2614 6451 6010 Advisory notice item(s)
Rear Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
Offside Ball joint has slight play (2.2.B.1f)
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Test date 7 January 2006 Test Result Fail Odometer reading 155,351 miles MOT test number 7513 3730 6067 Reason(s) for failure
Rear Registration plate lamp not working (1.1.5c)
Offside Front Front position lamp(s) not working (1.1.A.3b)
Nearside Rear Front position lamp(s) not working (1.1.A.3b)
Offside Rear Tyre tread depth below requirements of 1.6mm (4.1.E.1)
Nearside Front Ball joint has excessive play (2.2.B.1f)
Offside Front Obligatory mirror insecure (8.1.1)
Advisory notice item(s)
Offside Front Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
Front Brakes imbalanced requirements only just met. It would appear that the braking system requires adjustment or repair. (3.7.D.2c)
Offside Front Ball joint has slight play (2.2.B.1f)
rear doors wont open
MkIII VTR 1.6hdi Modutop, Climate Pack, 16" Alloys
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#10
Didn't know tyre pressure was an mot fail???,think that tester was being a bit picky,,
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