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    Quote Originally Posted by witzend View Post
    Lets hope thats sorted then "Electrics" ? Whats a locker similar to a PO box ?
    Amazon lockers are situated all over the place. Items ordered are left in a locker at a location of your choice. The locker is unlocked electronically using a code emailed to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by delicagirl View Post
    last year in southern France my transmission failed. i was finally recovered and taken to a local garage who ordered the necessary parts. They didn't arrive and didnt arrive and didn't arrive. Finally after 9 days i got this french garage to give me a photocopy of a 3D part with part number that was required, and then i took it to a local computer shop who emailed my local somerset garage who ordered these parts for me and had it couriered to the campsite i was at. Courier cost was £45 - well worth it. This took 36 hours from my email to somerset to the the parts arriving in France. By the time the English parts arrived the french parts also arrived the same day - so i had the french parts fitted and on my return to Uk, the somerset garage took back the parts and got the money back.

    Apart from the 10 days hanging about (which was the fault of the APPALING recovery service i had paid for via AIB - and who then wrongly told me that it would cost $3950euros to take me to Cherbourg!!!!!!)

    I realised that i had to think laterally if i was to get home and so i came up with unusual solutions.

    i had earlier been taken to a Mitsubishi main dealer who had categorically told me after TWO test drives that there was nothing wrong with the tranmission and my van was perfectly fine....... but then it was 4.00pm on a friday - they didn't want the job.

    i'm not telling you this to depress you, but to explain that lateral problem solving may be necessary..

    Have you checked your insurance and your recovery ADAC paperwork ? The recovery call centre staff i spoke to handled recovery calls on behalf of many policies and some staff were useful and gave me totally wrong information about what cover i had. If necessary you could also talk to the English branch of the ADAC HQ. Make an official complaint if necessary. You need someone on your side.... fighting for you - someone who knows the full details of your product who speaks English and French.

    I have discovered that some recovery programmes are just that.... and they dont actually do roadside repairs - they just recover you (but only where there is good access) and take you to a garage for repairs. The best thing you can do is what you have done - ask for personal recommendations for a garage so you can be taken to a good garage.

    Christmas complicates things... i know... and dont forget most businesses close noon-2.00pm every day.....

    best wishes
    ADAC isn't an insurance policy. It's the German equivalent of the AA but unlike the AA membership entitles you to cover throughout Europe.

    In Germany, like the AA in the UK, they operate their own recovery and roadside assistance vehicles. Elsewhere they subcontract to partner organisations such as the AA in the UK.

    In addition they have offices in many countries. I called their French office and my conversations were direct with ADAC. Both people I spoke to spoke excellent English so there were no language issues.

    I am just making people aware that roadside recovery and assistance outside the UK may well not be at the same level expected!
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    i know ADAC is like our AA - and in UK if you are recovered to a garage its a bit hit and miss here... and the overseas extra dimension makes things more difficult.

    Every recovery/insurance/repatriation scheme has different criteria in the small print.... and since my adventures in my ancient van i always carry original documents so that call centre staff cannot tell me porkies or fool me into thinking i dont have the cover i know i have.

    best of luck
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    Iím with ADAC too but donít have anything in writing as to the small print. I just assumed I was entitled to roadside repair or recovery, which is why your post is a bit worrying, Chris!

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    We with these too....they have good reports....it's breaking down in France that's the problem !! They're robbing gits generally because they're asleep for half the day so charge twice as much when they are awake !!! (The French not Adac LOL ��)

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    Good luck with the fuel filter, it went on mine too, and I carry a spare now, they are cr4p, and I don't change the filter as it more likely to CAUSE trouble than be dirty.
    See if you can get a cheap OBD2 reader, with the Blue tooth app you could maybe find the fault as the EML is/was on .
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    My garage changes the filter every year.

    I have seen the filter as it's removed and the amount of crud that is retained after around 7,000 miles is astonishing.

    Not changing the filter is not an option I would consider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by POI Admin View Post
    My garage changes the filter every year.

    I have seen the filter as it's removed and the amount of crud that is retained after around 7,000 miles is astonishing.

    Not changing the filter is not an option I would consider.
    That is interesting, my, split filter, was dirt free after around 20K miles.Still didn't stop it breaking though 😒. Maybe last change they didn't use the UFI tool :http://www.partinfo.co.uk/files/ADK85502.pdf
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    It probably depends on the state of the underground tanks at garages.

    I don't intend to stop having the filter changed annually. I will invest in the approved tool so that my garage can use it, and change the entire assembly periodically because the cost is minimal as a part of the overall running costs.
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    Hi Perhaps this may help , We live in the area and have use Mon Garage at Ceret we have a Euromobil camper with a Fiat engine and they have been very helpful in the past Clutch brakes and general servicing
    They are at Ceret on a supermarket complex telephone 0033 0468 870468 We have
    Also heard that the Fiat main dealer in Perpignan is ok with camper provided you take the van there for inspection first ( the French don't do anything without a visual inspection) Ceret is approx 30 minutes from Perpignan. Hope this helps.
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