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Post by playbus Thu Mar 28, 2024 11:04 am

My autosleeper talisman (2004) failed its MOT needing a mew crossmember and some welding. The cost for this is quoted as £1400. Does that seem reasonale or too steep?
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Post by Paulmold Thu Mar 28, 2024 12:36 pm

Crossmember is less than £100 and is actually not an MOT failure as it isn't load bearing. There are videos on YouTube on replacement,  competent diy-ers could do it. Would take a garage no more than a couple of hours so depending on how much welding you need, £1400 seems excessive.

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Post by playbus Thu Mar 28, 2024 1:13 pm

Thanks Paul,
Solid advice as usual. Afraid Im as handy at DIY as I am at speaking Martian, so need the professionals. I will investigate further and seek other quotes
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Post by Arron Thu Mar 28, 2024 1:50 pm

I bought a radiator support bracket/front crossmember off eBay last year for £74.50  for a year 2000 MWB Boxer and got my local garage to fit it.
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I had other work done at the same time so I'm not sure of the labour cost. I did enquire of Peugeot but they wanted over £300 for the part and there were none in the country at that time.
If it were me I would make certain that I was ordering the right part, buy it off eBay, then take it with the van to a back street garage that can fit it & do the welding.
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Post by bikeralw Thu Mar 28, 2024 4:04 pm

My van had an advisory on the MoT last year, corroded cross member, or radiator support as it should be known. I knew it was badly flaking, but had been putting off the job due to bad weather. 
It's a common fault with these vans as all the rain water collects through the many holes in the crossmember. 
Late last year I bought a new one off ebay for less than £100, also 2 new top radiator supports as the old ones had sheared the rubber.
It took about two hours to fit the new parts, easy job really, no jacking up required. The only hard part was supporting the heavy radiator/cooling fan assembly. I did this with a wooden beam and cable ties.
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Post by BobK Fri Mar 29, 2024 9:16 am

Playbus....... My son got some welding done by a very good guy in Clackmannan.      He used to be a foreman in a big garage but was getting landed with all the welding jobs, so he started on his own.    I can get his details later today, if you're interested.
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Post by playbus Fri Mar 29, 2024 11:10 am

Thanks Bob But I have sourced a local guy and all on the mend.
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