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Message started by capper2824 on May 13th, 2010, 8:27pm

Title: Mechanic wanted please for info.
Post by capper2824 on May 13th, 2010, 8:27pm

Hiya all.

I asked at a garage today how much it would cost to have a timing belt replaced and was given a price.

Anyways my question to anyone out there who may know is: whoever they phoned up they gave my registration and up popped the part they needed, now is this info only available to garages or can anyone (myself) access this information. I would imagine this system is used for all parts of a car needed to be replaced.

Thank you all for any help you could give me.

Regards Rob.

Title: Re: Mechanic wanted please for info.
Post by pip4you on May 13th, 2010, 11:51pm

hi rob

all cars are on a database they just punch in your reg and it will tell them what model and year so they can get the right parts for your model. i have one for ford and it tells me any recalls or what the garage has done at the services to what ford puts on the database. try google your make and serviceing. i only get part free as a full system is only to some garages as i think they have to pay a fee hope this helps pip.

Title: Re: Mechanic wanted please for info.
Post by haga on May 14th, 2010, 6:01pm

Pips right, there is a free version doing the rounds for some small car part dealers, the paid version which most large chains and garages use tell them everything they need to know about your car, ie chassis number, engine number etc, that way they ensure the right parts are in stock and they can carry out the repair/service,
haga

Title: Re: Mechanic wanted please for info.
Post by capper2824 on May 14th, 2010, 10:38pm

Thanks Haga, pip,

How much are these databases, disks etc.

Are they in the general publics price range?

Thanks again for your help.

Regards Rob.

Title: Re: Mechanic wanted please for info.
Post by haga on May 14th, 2010, 11:50pm

Doubt you'll find one to buy, but if you look hard enough you'll find them on the net with a patch to run them

Title: Re: Mechanic wanted please for info.
Post by capper2824 on May 15th, 2010, 1:12pm

Thanks Haga will start looking.
Regards Rob

Title: Re: Mechanic wanted please for info.
Post by invalid on May 16th, 2010, 10:24am

Capper will post a link where you might find what your looking for,you will need to check every page.

H.

ps link will be in swapshop

Title: Re: Mechanic wanted please for info.
Post by pip4you on Jun 1st, 2010, 11:28pm

thanks H this will come in handy pip ;)

Title: Re: Mechanic wanted please for info.
Post by gorth on Jun 4th, 2010, 1:38pm

I can only add that if you've got a real car (BMW) you can have a look here (http://www.realoem.com/bmw/) to find all your parts incl. price.  ;)

gorth 8-) 8-) 8-)

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