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Quote Originally Posted by RheaDubativo View Post
Just picked the car up, turns out was 111 for the sensor, 35 for diagnostics, plus extra labour cost as the code was saying it was the water temperature sensor that was wrong however when they checked it it was fine, as was all the wiring ect, so they tested the map sensor which was giving a reading of 112 degrees. Plus vat of course. So clenched my teeth n paid up, have to say it did sting a bit! Thanks for everyone's advice
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Least they did all the tests

Sometimes people criticise Fiat dealers.. but their diagnosis is often quicker simply as they know the cars inside out
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Re: map sensor replacement huge bill

Despite the massive bill I am glad I had it done properly rather than buying a cheap part and diy'ing it, for a start it would have been the temp sensor I would have been replacing rather than the map so the problem wouldn't have been fixed anyway, and at least the part is guaranteed. And yes Andy permission granted haha.
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Quote Originally Posted by rayrayli88 View Post
Shop around buddy for a good garage.

I failed MOT today.

MOT testing place quoted me 350 for 2 new tyres and front coil, including labour.
Another garage quoted me 350 for 4 new tyres and 2 front coils, including labour.

Ridiculous!
Remember when. Getting quotes to ask exactly what parts they are fitting in the case of tyres one might quote like for like if you have say Bridgestone b250's on (original fit on early 15" wheel gp's ) they could well be 30 more than the cheapest brand x ditch finder tyres each...


Likewise some garages will fit OEM fiat springs others will quote for cheaper pattern parts.... Ask before spending
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Re: map sensor replacement huge bill

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Pretty sure Leeds would cost more than 230 mate.
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Re: map sensor replacement huge bill

Quote Originally Posted by RheaDubativo View Post
Despite the massive bill I am glad I had it done properly rather than buying a cheap part and diy'ing it, for a start it would have been the temp sensor I would have been replacing rather than the map so the problem wouldn't have been fixed anyway, and at least the part is guaranteed. And yes Andy permission granted haha.
Buy the Bosch part from the right place, not expensive.
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Re: map sensor replacement huge bill

Good lesson for me in future, if I ask what parts they are replacing I can shop around and locate them cheaper than retail, maybe save some pennies. Thanks everyone
Edited to ask, other than the site quoted already, any good sites for buying parts? (Obviously good quality parts)
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Edited to ask, other than the site quoted already, any good sites for buying parts? (Obviously good quality parts)
have a look in the traders section, there is a few in there that do good prices.

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