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Old 28-01-2016, 09:18 PM
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Ive found rac good to deal with after wrote off my bike. Fingers crossed for ya

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Old 28-01-2016, 09:33 PM
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Cheers lad. The guy that runs the towing company here also has a repair shop under the same roof, said assessor's never come out to Kal anymore. Seeing as one is this time, it's safe to assume a few cars got hydrolocked. My buddy reckons he saw atleast 3 or 4 on a fb page in Kal on tuesday night. Plus the coppers did their hilux so I guess the assessor has a busy day haha!
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Rac are great mate, had a claim recently and they were awesome to deal with with no hassles. Gl.
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Old 29-01-2016, 04:34 PM
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Went and popped into the yard today to have a chat with the owner about the process involved with my claim. An assessor is coming up Monday now instead of today as my assumption was right, five cars hydro-locked from the down pour.

Said the quote came to 9k which included sending my motor to perth, rebuild through a company called "the engine exchange", a quick google search confirmed they are an RAC repairer.

Has anyone dealt with this company? Google didn't turn up much in regards to reviews etc.
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Old 29-01-2016, 04:46 PM
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Just a word of warning far as RAC. Everyone so far has said they're great, I'd disagree. Years ago when a truck decided to use my gc8 as a cushion my gc8 got sent to an RAC approved panel beater. Even after taking the car back to RAC and the panel shop, the back bumpers clear coat went to shit after a few months and the back door was never re hung properly. Even after chasing it up with RAC a couple of times, no joy. Good luck with your claim, maybe RAC are better these days.
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Old 29-01-2016, 05:11 PM
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Sorry to hear mate.

I just hope they grant my claim which I believe they will due to the volume of other cars in the same situation from the same storm.

I also hope they give me some input as to where the motor goes to get the work done. Feel rather uneasy about it all atm.
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Old 29-01-2016, 05:14 PM
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Just a word of warning far as RAC. Everyone so far has said they're great, I'd disagree. Years ago when a truck decided to use my gc8 as a cushion my gc8 got sent to an RAC approved panel beater. Even after taking the car back to RAC and the panel shop, the back bumpers clear coat went to shit after a few months and the back door was never re hung properly. Even after chasing it up with RAC a couple of times, no joy. Good luck with your claim, maybe RAC are better these days.
That sounds more like a problem with the repairer, and not so much the insurerer. Although RAC should have organised additional work if the original was shit.

I actually had quite a few problems with my repairer when my Foz was repaired.

Firstly, they didnt set the spot welds for the front panels correctly and i actually found the metal loose at some joins. I riveted it myself becuase i dont own a spot welding device.

They left the drivers side front subframe bolts finger tight. I did them up myself. Luckily it didnt fall off.

They left the power steering piping at the resivoir leaking, and not full. I fixed the leak and topped it up.

There were a few runs in the paining, and even visible unpainted parts. I dont much care as its very minor and you wouldnt pick it, unless its your own car.

Some of the panel gaps are artificially aligined by slight oval-ing of the bolt holes etc to allow the panels to sit nice together. I dont think there is much you can do for this.

There were a number of grille clips missing. Although these are a known problem on foresters and i actually keep spares of most of them.

But i didnt bother going back and whinging. Pretty much all that stuff i can sort myself. And i got them to paint my whole body kit (grille, front bar, headlight surrounds, side skirts, lower door panels, rear wing, 4 x pods, rear bar, roof rails and caps etc) in exchange for supplying (and converting to sti at the same time) all the front end parts needed for the repairs, including headlights which are expensive. I saved them a good few thousand in parts value, and they painted my entire body kit and made it so i didnt even pay the 500 excess in exchange. So im happy with that as far as an off the books trade goes.

I only found it as i pulled everything apart afterwards to check the quality of repairs. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DOING THIS AFTER ANY PANEL BEATER TOUCHES YOUR CAR. Panel beaters are panel beaters because they lack the frontal cortex capacity to be a higher echelon motor trade. Its expected that they will forget things or bodge stuff. And they are under tight financial pressure from the insurance companys to meet the quotes.
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Sorry to hear mate.

I just hope they grant my claim which I believe they will due to the volume of other cars in the same situation from the same storm.

I also hope they give me some input as to where the motor goes to get the work done. Feel rather uneasy about it all atm.

Doesn't RAC allow you to have your choice of repairer?

Pretty sure they do, just tell the assessor that you are not happy with their choice of repairer
and you want it to go to a dedicated Subaru specialist of your choosing.
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Thanks buddy. Hope that's the case. Fingers crossed
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Old 30-01-2016, 09:06 AM
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I'd want a new Subaru short block, and then all new Subaru parts to put it back together with likely a head re-con/cleanup(using only subaru parts, guides valves seals).
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