Our first 6 weeks with a Symphony

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Our first 6 weeks with a Symphony

Post by M&D on Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:08 pm

Hi all,

We're wondering if anyone would be interested in our first 6 weeks of owning a Symphony? Actually, we can't tell you as we don't know what its like. We've only driven it twice, both times back from the dealer (and his MOT garage) where it's been sat for repairs.

We thought we'd bought the right van for us (we still feel we have), but it has a few issues... and it's these issues that have not been sorted by the dealer or the garage. I don't really want to mention the dealer or garage or go on about the vans faults. Suffice to say that today we picked the van up from the garage and halfway home, the N/S rear brake started to smell like it was burning. I pulled over and the wheel was too hot to touch. This was after they had adjusted the brakes! Anyway we limped home.

My question is, does anyone know of a 'proper' garage near to us (Abergavenny) that knows and cares about servicing Boxers?

TIA,
Mark.
avatar
M&D
Member
Member

Male

Posts : 7
Joined : 2017-02-20
Member Age : 98
Location : Abergavenny
Auto-Sleeper : Symphony
Vehicle Year : 1999

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Our first 6 weeks with a Symphony

Post by busby65 on Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:16 pm

Think a phone call to Trading Standards is called for,,,Had a couple of Pugs,,never had much bother,,BUSBY65.
avatar
busby65
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 162
Joined : 2012-08-26
Member Age : 72
Location : riddings derbys
Auto-Sleeper : Symbol
Vehicle Year : 2002

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Our first 6 weeks with a Symphony

Post by Bill Silvester on Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:17 pm

This is a problem with the running parts of a van. It could happen to anyone and does not have any bearing on the conversion; it could be a panel van, pick up or any other variant.

That said, I know how frustrating repeated failure can be. This looks at first sight, and I stress that, as a simple repair failure. Your braking system is hardly revolutionary and is well proven. Hope you get it sorted soon
avatar
Bill Silvester
Member
Member

Male

Posts : 20
Joined : 2017-03-08
Member Age : 69
Location : Portland
Auto-Sleeper : symphony
Vehicle Year : 1998

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Our first six weeks with a Symphony

Post by applewood on Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:19 am

Hullo Mark,
Try your local Citroen or Fiat garage as they are all the same base vehicle and engine. I prefer our local Citroen garage as Peugeot and Citroen are part of the same groupĀ 

Trust this is of use and gets you back on the road. The weather is too nice to be stuck on a driveway.

B.rgds,
Richard G.
avatar
applewood
Member
Member

Male

Posts : 6
Joined : 2016-09-07
Member Age : 64
Location : Jaywick
Auto-Sleeper : Symphony
Vehicle Year : 1998

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Our first 6 weeks with a Symphony

Post by M&D on Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:39 am

Thanks for your replies. We've got the brakes sorted by a local garage. Just the clutch to sort out now!
avatar
M&D
Member
Member

Male

Posts : 7
Joined : 2017-02-20
Member Age : 98
Location : Abergavenny
Auto-Sleeper : Symphony
Vehicle Year : 1999

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Our first 6 weeks with a Symphony

Post by M&D on Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:59 pm

Hi all, well, I changed the clutch cable and that made using the clutch smoother, no clutch pedal movement grab. But it didn't change the gearbox gear change problem. And as we found out at Mulhouse, there's a bigger problem with the gearbox. I've started a separate thread for this though...
avatar
M&D
Member
Member

Male

Posts : 7
Joined : 2017-02-20
Member Age : 98
Location : Abergavenny
Auto-Sleeper : Symphony
Vehicle Year : 1999

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum