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OK, so Gloria goes in for her first TLC service and they tell me they're going to have to replace the steering column, which is a known fault. This is covered under warranty so no worries there. They then tell me that it needs a "KDS" - which if I understood it correctly is wheel and suspension alignment. Now, I understand why that isn't covered under warranty as anything from a pot hole to a speed ramp can knock the alignment, but £135 - £180 ex VAT :eek: Any one else got any thoughts on this?
 

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This does sound very high. :eek:

I know that a four wheel alignment on a Porsche at an official Porshe dealership, which takes 2 hours min and aligns all four wheels for camber, caster etc and requires details like driver seat weight added, cost's less than that, so I would be tempted to shop around. This isn't rocket science after all.

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westiebj said:
This does sound very high. :eek:

I know that a four wheel alignment on a Porsche at an official Porshe dealership, which takes 2 hours min and aligns all four wheels for camber, caster etc and requires details like driver seat weight added, cost's less than that, so I would be tempted to shop around. This isn't rocket science after all.

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Thanks, that's what I thought. Have just spoken to a mate of mine who's an Aston Dealer and he echoed your thoughts!

I guess if they're sorting the steering column under warranty then they'll be looking to get some dosh out of me somehow... :rolleyes:
 

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when i enquired about buying jcw wheels without run flat tyres is was told to fit the limiter kit, my tyres onto the new rims and have the kds would cost £95 so your quote seems very high.
 

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Paul Mullett said:
Why, they get paid for warranty work by BMW, so they're already onto a winner.
Ok, so why the exorbitant rate for the KDS? :confused:

... and what does the abbreviation stand for and to quote Mr Powers, "what does it all mean Basil?"
 

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:red: :red: :)

If you are having a new steering column or any thing connected with it fitted under warranty, you will require a KDS alignment and you should NOT BE REQUIRED TO PAY ANYTHING.
I recently had a new sreering rack changed under warranty and the dealer did the KDS in the warranty cover.
 

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:red: :red: :)

If you are having a new steering column or any thing connected with it fitted under warranty, you will require a KDS alignment and you should NOT BE REQUIRED TO PAY ANYTHING.
I recently had a new sreering rack changed under warranty and the dealer did the KDS in the warranty cover.
Same here, new rack & KDS all done under warranty ;)
 
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