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Is this a good vcu deal?

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Nick the greek, Oct 30, 2019.

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  1. Nick the greek

    Nick the greek Member

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    Looking to replace the vcu on my hippo, it had been done before I bought it at 79000 miles but now at 144000 its playing on my mind. Screenshot_20191030-212719_eBay.jpg
     
  2. websun

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    Nope, I would not trust any other than Bell's.
    Which is cheaper btw.
     
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    andyfreelandy Well-Known Member

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    Bells are good, currently £222 (inc VAT) for VCU + £60 for bearings + £75 until you return your old VCU.

    Must be mad, just done a VCU refurb for £100 outright !
     
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    websun Active Member

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    I did not get the £100 part...
     
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    andyfreelandy Well-Known Member

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    I have just completed a VCU refurb, supplying the VCU and refurbishing it, with bearings and charged £100 !
     
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    pm sent
     
  7. Nick the greek

    Nick the greek Member

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    I did wonder how it worked with bell. How long do you have to return the old one?
     
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    Few weeks should be ok. The issue I've had for example was upon removing the front bit of the propshaft, had to vandalise the old vcu (stupid cooper grease)
    Can't be the only one.
     
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    You pay the full rate. Bell send the refurbed part in a wooden crate. You do the swap and put your old one in the crate. Bell arrange a courier to pick your old one up, then refund the deposit. They really are the go to guys for VCU replacement.
     
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    websun Active Member

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    kernowsvenski may I complain about the size of your signature image?
     
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    kernowsvenski Well-Known Member

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    apologies. I don't see it on my posts. Didn't even know it appeared :cool:
     
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    websun Active Member

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    Ok I won't complain about it taking half of my 2k screen making me scroll in the middle of the night more than I should :D
     
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    kernowsvenski Well-Known Member

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    Cracking pic though innit...;)
     
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    Certainly is a cracking picture! :D
     
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    kernowsvenski Well-Known Member

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    Is this better @websun? ;):cool:
     
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    Bought mine from them no problem with it swap arranged easily I found them to be trustable it's easy to say only use certain remanufacturers without evidence of wrongdoing by others so I can vouch for this company mine works fine.
     
  17. Nick the greek

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    Thanks for that, I planned on using PayPal to cover me but it's the fact it's full kit with bearings ready to mount
     
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    Buy from Bell Engineering and save any future issues. ;)
     
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