I find myself in a bit of a sticky situation and I'd be really grateful if you could help.
I am looking for some advise and to see what you think with the position I find myself in.
I drive a 59 plate BMW 318d. Very nice car and done just under 40k. She sailed through MOT in January in my local garage.
In March I hit a MASSIVE pot hole on the driver side. I pulled over and checked the wheels and tyres and to my amazement there seemed to be no damage.
It wasn't until I started driving again that I noticed a severe vibration coming through the whole car.
So I took the car back to my local garage to have him diagnose that the car needed a new duel mass fly wheel and clutch kit (£1000) thankfully when this was fitted it cured the vibration and the car is like new again.
I put a claim into the local authority and I have just had a letter back stating that :
A duel mass flywheel is basically a flywheel in two concentric parts or two facing flywheels stuck together with flexible compound to damp down transmitted vibration from Diesel engines, improve gear change quality and protect transmissions from torque reaction at around 2,000rpm, particularly the change from 1st to 2nd. It is not considered likely that this component would be damaged as a result of the incident described in your completed TPCN form.
Do you think that I should take this any further or do you think that I'm fighting a losing battle?
To give you an idea of the pot hole it also damaged both driver side wheels and tyres of my uncles range rover.
I took all the relevant steps in getting a police report number, photos etc.
Would be brilliant to hear what your thoughts were?
You could contact me on this email or on my mobile 07789164255.
I would appreciate your help.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 AT 11:23 AM