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Scenic - Jacking disaster

Right, you can all have a good laugh at me on this one, i just got a puncture in the rear nearside tyre and had to change the wheel in the dark..... i got all the kit out and jacked up on the jacking point....... except it wasn't the jacking point, just some plastic cap on the bottom of the sill which was the same size as the jacking head.... so you can guess what happened next, the car lifting initially then the head of the jack ripped straight through the sill.... i think i deserve a :loser: at this point

so anyway, whats done is done, i've bent it back in as best i can and covered it in gaffer tape to keep the water and crap out of it.

next step is getting it fixed. now that sill is a mighty large piece of metal/plastic all together - running from front to back bumper and right up over the top of the doors etc, all one piece it looks like.

anyone like to guess how much i might be looking at to replace it, or if its possible to patch the damaged piece without replacing the whole thing.

suddenly the new tyre doesn't seem so expensive.
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