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Stealing car parts

Discussion in 'Motors' started by subxero, 18 Jan 2006.

  1. subxero

    Mobster

    Joined: 13 Feb 2003

    Posts: 4,353

    Location: Over the Moon

    First of all, I was having a conversation with a mate of mine about how his wiper blades had been nicked the other day from his car right outside his house, and today I get out of work to find that one of the center caps of my alloy wheel have been nicked. The jinx was that I said that I have had nothing taken from my car before, so its **** law that its gonna happen to me :D

    Now i'm pretty sure its been stolen because I came out at lunch to my car, and i'm 95% sure it was still there, and when I come out of work it had gone (def would have picked up on that because of where I was parked).

    To show you what I mean:

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    The centre cap is missing, and they take a fair bit of force to get them off. Nevermind eh? Next thing that concerns me is that will Ford sell the centre caps as a spare so that I don't have to replace the entire alloy itself? Just gets my back up thats all, or if anybody has any ideas of where I could get a replacement that would be appreciated ;)
     
  2. Dr House

    Capodecina

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,223

    Location: London / Prague

    you can get the cap by it self but it will be a lot cheaper on ebay.
     
  3. Morba

    Caporegime

    Joined: 7 Mar 2003

    Posts: 28,189

    Location: Krispy Kreme drive thru

    definitely get it off ebay, if none then try fordpartsuk.com
     
  4. Gaijin

    Don

    Joined: 18 Feb 2003

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    Location: Brighton/West Wicklow

    Sod's law he'll probably end up buying his own centre cap back!
     
  5. andi

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Manchester

    Ford definetly sell centre caps for other wheels seperatly, so should do those. Not too expensive either iirc.
     
  6. agw_01

    Capodecina

    Joined: 11 Apr 2004

    Posts: 19,681

    There are some absolute scumbags out there.

    I've just read on another forum that some guy had the bonnet of his car forced open in the middle of the day so that the ***** ***** could check whether his engine was turbocharged. (Rover Coupe VVC's have rear discs, as do the Turbo's in case anyone was wondering).
     
  7. Dr House

    Capodecina

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

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    Location: London / Prague


    No idea how much ford charge but Audi wanted £120 + Vat for a set of 4
     
  8. subxero

    Mobster

    Joined: 13 Feb 2003

    Posts: 4,353

    Location: Over the Moon

    Cheers guys, forgot to mention already checked the bay with no luck, although I have mailed a guy who has managed to roll an ST onto its roof so ts selling as scrap for nearly 5k to see if he is interested, will also give Ford a ring later, although i'm expecting it to be steep :(
     
  9. subxero

    Mobster

    Joined: 13 Feb 2003

    Posts: 4,353

    Location: Over the Moon

    In fact £13.21, just gave them a call now, a LOT better than I was expecting tbh, but still quite annoyed at the fact that the car is mine, I wouldn't dream of taking somebody elses if I had one missing :(
     
  10. eidolon

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Oct 2002

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    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    I've lost 5 sets of alloy valve caps, the kids in my area must have the poshest BMXs Grrrrr...............
     
  11. monkeyspank

    Soldato

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 6,322

    Location: cambs UK

    That's so annoying. I just stick to black plastic ones now. I'm sure all the alloy ones I have lost look really good on some ****** rusty fiesta :mad:
     
  12. Nozzer

    Banned

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,495

    Location: Sunny South-East

    Someone stole the passenger wing mirrors off mine and my girlfriend's Corsas the other weekend.

    :confused:

    It's a Corsa. Suppose that's what I get for owning a 'chav' favourite.
     
  13. jpmonkey69

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Aug 2003

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    I have flush fit valves on my car :p

    :) :cool:
     
  14. xcessive

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jul 2003

    Posts: 1,548

    Location: kent

    I went to the Ford parts store near me about a week ago.
    I was quite surprised by their prices, i thought they would be a lot more expensive.
    For example, a set of original Ford hubcaps for Fiesta, Focus, Mondeo etc were £25 for a set of 4.
    VW charge £25 for 1 hubcap for a Bora.

    On my Zetec S i've got silver metal valves and valve caps. I'm soo surprised that havent be nicked yet!
     
  15. jamoor

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Nottinghamshire

    Ford's always have cheap parts dont they?
     
  16. xcessive

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jul 2003

    Posts: 1,548

    Location: kent

    Yeah i realised their parts would be cheaper than others but didnt know they were that cheap. You could almost say some of their products were priced competitively rather than just ripping you off like other dealers.
     
  17. goreblast

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 4 Aug 2003

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    Location: North Down

    Like Vauxhall - had to get two new complete wind mirrors for my Astra. Cost me £204.32 !!!! and I had to got to Halfords and buy primer, colour and top coat for another £15. Then fit them myself!