Timing Chain Problems
Sadly, timing chain failures rarely happen under warranty as they are associated with ageing vehicles with typically a high mileage and lots of use. This in the vast majority of cases causes the van to become beyond economic repair.
The cost of replacing a timing chain will vary wildly with replacements costing anywhere between £300 – £1000. The cost you will pay will vary on a number of factors, including whether you use a main agent, a local garage or buy the parts yourself and organise for a reliable mechanic to repair.
Replacing the timing chain is only the start of the cost though. With most timing chain failures causing engine failure, the replacement cost of an engine will typically be £2,000+ even if a second-hand engine is bought – as labour costs are still required. It’s for these reasons that a timing chain failure is amongst the most serious faults that a van can develop.
Would you want to buy a van with a broken timing chain? Almost certainly not is the answer and that is exactly the reason why it is so difficult to sell a van with timing chain problems. Most owners can’t economically afford to repair a van with a broken timing chain because (especially with older vans) timing chain repairs are beyond the economic value of the van. Often the best solution is to sell to a company like ours who break vans with timing chain faults up for spares and/or to repair.
Sometimes an enthusiastic mechanic might try to repair a van with a broken timing chain, but they would certainly be looking to pay a low price for the initial van to maximise their profits!
Timing Chain Failure? – We Can Buy Your Van
Do you have a van with timing chain failure? We can help, as we can buy your van for cash and save you the headache of paying for expensive timing chain replacement and the associated consequential costs.
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Other van faults
Fuel Injector Problems
The main issues affecting fuel injectors involve them becoming blocked and with deposit build-ups.
Turbo Engine Problems
Many manufacturers have vans with this type of engine, with two popular models being the Ford Transit and Vauxhall Vivaro.
We Buy Broken Vans regularly buy vans with ECU issues – it’s “bread and butter” business for us.
Wiring Loom Repairs
With an unknown diagnostic bill and repair costs, many owners turn to a business like ours to sell a van complete with its wiring loom faults.
Engine Management Warning Light
We will buy your van at a fair price even if there is an engine management light showing.
Low Oil Pressure
We are happy to buy vans with declared oil pressure faults and do so on a regular basis.
There are many reasons for gearbox failure, but you can always speak to us for a cost-effective solution to buy your broken van.
One of the problems with DPF’s is that the problem seems fixed but then re-occurs, which is irritating to be back at square one.
A van with a faulty differential just can’t be safely driven. In older van models particularly, the repair/scrap equation tends to lean to scrap.
Fuel Pump Problems
You may decide you want to repair your van with a broken fuel pump, but if it all seems like too much hassle we are here to help.
MOT Failure Vans
If your van fails its MOT, a driver can be fined up to £2,500 and given 3 penalty points for driving a van with “dangerous” faults.
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