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Being banned on forum

Updated by user Jun 10, 2024

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Original review Jun 06, 2024

We need an answer NOW. Why are we banned on the forum? Our username is 'Buster Boy'. Thread number 675745. We need a reply before we consider initiating a legal process. It might seem that PistonHeads promotes illegal mileage blockers. We suggest you take this message very seriously. Here is the thread. NOTE: We are electronics engineers in the automotive industry, okay? Not sure if you folks at PistonHeads promote these. If you do, then it's a waste of time, and your credibility will decrease quickly, sadly. Here's my comment on your forum:

Mileage blockers are popping up all over, sadly in the UK and Europe. I think SKF started the craze. Facts are this: They will stop the odometer running, yes, BUT they will never stop the main ECU in a car's main computer, okay? Their tiny little PC board which goes into the loom, under your dash to the cluster, probably costs about $20 to manufacture. It only stops the data from the ECU to the odometer. It's fun, yes, but if you sell the car, and the client goes to get a diagnostic on the vehicle, the true mileage will always show up, and you might later end up in court for fraud. The vehicle's main ECU stores the mileage and cannot be affected by a little $20 1*2 cm device behind the dash. Any technical company that repairs and fixes car ECUs will confirm these facts. Happy motoring, folks. Don't buy a modern car as they depreciate. Get a classic, like us. Yee-ha!

Regards,

Peter.

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Preferred solution: being reinstated on forum..NOW

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we want to be reinstated on the forum please... I am sure pistonheads do not promote mileage blockers...

And we would like to help advice folk correctly on these items..as their advertising of these things is very misleading and the public should be made aware...

I am sure this would be pistonheads policy too.. best regards..

Daren P Jal

To correct my advert

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I filled in the Add wrong and Customer service sorted it out very quickly. Very good service. Thank you.

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Pros:
  • Good place to sell your cars

Preferred solution: Extra time on the advert.

Anonymous
map-marker Godalming, Surrey

Totally usless and do not bother to reply to any inquires or problems.

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As above not at all worth the time over 5 weeks of wasting my time

do not answer the emails or phone calls they are less than useless and are not worth the time spent on them do not use .

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Resolved: Trying to sell a Car in UK (imported) written off in Australia

Updated by user May 14, 2018

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Original review May 11, 2018

Trying to sell a BMW X3 that was written off in Australia without telling that it was imported and written off.

It has been in UK since Sep 2016

My post on pistonheads:

I was interested in buying a used BMW from a UK dealer which I found was imported from Australia.

I was interested because its a petrol version which is not available in UK.

The dealer didn't even tell me it was an import but I know because petrol version was not in UK Market, found some clues from options list that its from AUS.

Contacted BMW UK/AUS - got response from BMW AUS confirming it last serviced in March 2016 in Australia

It was imported to UK and first registered with DVLA Sep 2016

Since been in UK Sep 2016 - It passed MOT twice

I got a autocheck report - all fine with some warnings about Imported, Plate change.

And did a PPSR report from http://www.ppsr.gov.au - this opened my eyes, the vehicle was written off just before coming into UK

extract here:

NEVDIS Written-off Vehicle Notification:

NSW, 22 Apr 2016, Statutory Write-off

http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/registration/get-n...

So why is dealer allowed to sell in UK without disclosing about the import and Write-of??

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Loss:
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Cons:
  • Scam
  • Con
Reason of review:
dishonest and dodgy

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