Hi everyone -new to this but have been looking for posts and help on this site for some time and decided to join the fray.
I have a 2007 300c diesel (don't laugh - I like it anyway) and have just had to book the car in for what feels like major repairs.
The fuel pipe has a split in it (the elbow type above the alternator) and if you don't know what this means (like me) the garage have just informed me what the outcome really is.
I need a new modified pipe (only available from Chrysler (£75) and a new alternator as it has been drowned in oil and is broken (thinking of a more appropriate technical term for this - if you know what I mean).
I already knew that the brakes front & rear needed doing so in for a penny in for a pound
Total parts and labour for all the work is £1105 fully inclusive. After I had oxygen and a medic to help me recover the car is at the garage awaiting "treatment".
Have heard that this fuel pipe is a common problem - know by Chrysler all the time.
Main dealers in the UK are just not worth a light as they appear to have little or no practical knowledge about this and have to say although we know what the problem(s) are we need to see the car so we can price the labour costs to be sure where all the parts to be replaced are located. This doesn't really instil the greatest amount of confidence in an ever competitive market place.
If you bought one of these cars from new and heard this just what would you tell all the people you came across. Yes great car, great support, great customer care or as long as your car never goes wrong or breaks down you will be just fine. Thank god for the humble mechanic who needs to earn a living and help his customers as much as possible. I would recommend my local blokes to anyone.
Enough of the rant - I still like my 300c a lot