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Old 24th December 2009, 16:15   #16
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Power Window Switch 2048.81
Brake Fluid 378.06
Engine Oil 171
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Hmmm. Would the brake fluid cost 378rs? Also, the power window switch @ 2050rs? I guess FORD A.S.S makes an A.S.S of their customers. OR do these things really cost this much?

Whatever, I love my maruti

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Old 24th December 2009, 16:21   #17
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alternator bracket? i think, thats just a piece of metal that holds the pulleys. no way that can be damaged in a water logging scenario.

If this is exactly what you say, would it cost 12K???
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Old 24th December 2009, 17:40   #18
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Good to know your car is back and with minimal rip off. How long it took to get the car back form repair?
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Old 24th December 2009, 17:48   #19
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Sorry, I had been silent about this. After visiting Metro Ford H'ghatta workshop and inspecting the car, and talking to the supervisors, I decided to let them fix it. Apparently, there was water intake in the engine, and I did not want to risk getting it fixed somewhere else. They also mentioned that the quote of Rs. 1,74,000 was the absolute worst case figure if they had to replace the engine ECU, and other parts.
The final bill came to just around 30K. I had to claim insurance, and paid around 15K from my pocket. These were the parts damaged (with their prices)

Part MRP
Strap Wiring 23.52
Transmission Oil 266.12
Clutch Cylinder 2137.34
Seal HTR inlet 8.14
Fuel Filter 154.69
Heater Hose Asy 1369.61
Hose Degas Return 155.87
Idler Pulley 1072.97
Oil Filter 90.63
Carpet Floor Sponge 813.37
Element Air cleaner 296.55
Winshield Washer Pump 678.18
Alternator Bracket 12653.05
Power Window Switch 2048.81
V Belt AC 1368.9
Brake Fluid 378.06
Engine Oil 171

After this, the car is running fine & well. The only difference is that I did not replace Autocop (which was also damaged) so now I dont have remove entry anymore. I even drove to Kadaikanal and back recently, and the car is in absolute good health! She's quite a survivor :-)
Good to know that your car is back in shape and you didn't have to shell out a bomb. All's well that ends well

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Old 24th December 2009, 18:09   #20
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So you paid Rs.1.74L to make the car running again and ofcourse it is running fine now. How much do you anticipate the Insurance company will pay? What would be the car's resale value now?(for a 4 year old car)
imo, you should have also tried with some private workshop and asked them how much she is worth on 'as is where is' condition? Then you could have come to know how much the car is worth to repair and run or should have gone for a new car?
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So you paid Rs.1.74L to make the car running again and ofcourse it is running fine now. How much do you anticipate the Insurance company will pay? What would be the car's resale value now?(for a 4 year old car)
imo, you should have also tried with some private workshop and asked them how much she is worth on 'as is where is' condition? Then you could have come to know how much the car is worth to repair and run or should have gone for a new car?
He spent 30K, not 1.74L!!! His update was there below!
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He spent 30K, not 1.74L!!! His update was there below!
As per his post, he paid just 15K and balance was paid by insurance!
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Old 27th December 2009, 09:51   #23
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I guess FORD A.S.S makes an A.S.S of their customers. OR do these things really cost this much?
@null: I dont think they were making an a$$ of their customers, because these parts were listed along with their MRP's on a company letter head. Ford parts are expensive, especially compared to Maruti, like you say.

To others who queried about if changing the alternator bracket was necessary... my idea at that time was that anyways I'm claiming insurance, and it being a metal part, insurance pays the lion's share, so why question it! I got a new part for my old car.
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Sorry, I had been silent about this. After visiting Metro Ford H'ghatta workshop and inspecting the car,
These were the parts damaged (with their prices)

Part MRP

Alternator Bracket 12653.05
She's quite a survivor :-)
Hey Floyd
Are you sure there is no error in this? It sounds more like the whole wlternator with the bracket. Check the car and the bool if they've put in a new alternator. It must be shining still if it's been changed
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I am quite sure it must be a new alternator though even a new alternator with bracket is also way too expensive for Rs. 12K.

AFAIK a Maruti 800 alternator costs around Rs. 3K.
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It sounds more like the whole wlternator with the bracket.
Could be... I rummaged thru my desk to find the estimate papers which Metro Ford had given me, and this part is mentioned as "BRKT ALTR & P/ST MTG". Part number 1488357.
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