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Q4 2.4 JTDm
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: United Kingdom
Re: Joining the group
At about 80K miles my 156 V6 2.5 suddenly (and for the fist time) started to suffer from overheating. This was not at all pleasant, you can imagine.
Bishops took 3 bites at the cherry to find the root cause which had to do with the water pump. Along the way I not only had to pay for a new rad., thermostat and I forget what else (and the mechanic time to do it all) but I went through a horrible period of 3 months or so when I dared not take the car on any journey, e.g. into or near to London, where the problem might arise again.
I never was given the impression that the Bishops service personnel did other than look at the problem piece-meal (although to be fair I was not led down the replace-the-cylinder-head path). But it's essentially why I dropped them - they charged premium price for service time but their customer care was not always in evidence to me then.