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Spare parts to buy before exporting the car


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#1 OFFLINE   Baldrick

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:03 PM

As I mentioned in the previous post I'm exporting the C-Max to the Netherlands.

 

As the hybrid C-Max isn't sold in Europe I'm going to get new brake pads and tires put on before we depart.

 

I've just replaced the wiper blades and I'm thinking I should also buy a set of light bulbs just in case.

 

Anyone suggest any other 'consumables' I should pick up to avoid paying the astronomical prices?









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#2 OFFLINE   JAZ

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:39 PM

Filters, air, passenger compartment, oil



#3 OFFLINE   Plus 3 Golfer

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:48 PM

I'd reconsider.  For me: windshields = 2; Fog light = 1, bulbs = 0, 

 

Hybrid parts can fail?  Are euro body parts interchangeable? Consumables are nickel and dime compared to these.


Edited by Plus 3 Golfer, 18 July 2017 - 06:05 AM.


#4 OFFLINE   obob

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 12:48 PM

As I mentioned in the previous post I'm exporting the C-Max to the Netherlands.

 

As the hybrid C-Max isn't sold in Europe I'm going to get new brake pads and tires put on before we depart.

 

I've just replaced the wiper blades and I'm thinking I should also buy a set of light bulbs just in case.

 

Anyone suggest any other 'consumables' I should pick up to avoid paying the astronomical prices?

 

A lot, maybe the vast majority, of C-Max users have little brake wear due to the braking done with regeneration rather than the brake pads.



#5 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:48 PM

With almost 160k mi., I don't think their is any need to ever replace brake pads. :)  If need be you can always get someone to send you parts. How long are you going to be gone?

 

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 06:25 PM

Thanks everyone for your input

 

Filters... hadn't thought of those, will pick them up. I had the current ones replaced about 4k miles ago. I'm now at 50K so hearing the brake pads are still good at 160k is great news especially for the pocket.

 

Plus 3 - by fog lights you mean the front 'puddle lights'? or a separate light for the back? I'm from the UK, been in the US for a long time now, but I recall there was a law to have rear fog lights (which everyone always forgot to turn off). I will check with the authorities in the Netherlands on this. I'm also checking out the panels/windscreen sizing.

 

We'll be gone for at least 3 years, maybe longer depending on how everything works out. We have always anticipated keeping the car till it becomes no longer usable so I am not too worried about having to resell it during the time we are there.

 

Cheers, Derek.


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#7 OFFLINE   cmax-nynj

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 08:10 PM

I changed a set of Range Rover Evoque Brakes and they look almost identical to the CMax's brakes.  The Evoque has Ford Calipers.  I don't think the CMax's brakes are any special you should be able to find parts in Europe for it.


Edited by cmax-nynj, 22 July 2017 - 08:10 PM.


#8 OFFLINE   obob

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 09:27 PM

For other automotive stuff that comes up: Amazon ships to Europe pretty reasonably if you can keep your US account or have someone ship you something and the expedited speed is OK.

 

https://www.amazon.c...odeId=201117930

 

  1. When searching for products, select the International Shipping filter option from the menu on the left side of the page to filter results.

 

 

https://www.amazon.c...l?nodeId=596194

 

Expediated     (6.99 + 2.99/lb) 

Priority            (25.99 + 4.99/lb)

 

I recently shipped a cell phone to France Fedex their fastest rate and it was around $100 so even the Priority seems reasonable compared to sending it myself.


Edited by obob, 22 July 2017 - 09:29 PM.


#9 OFFLINE   Plus 3 Golfer

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 07:22 AM

Thanks everyone for your input

 

Filters... hadn't thought of those, will pick them up. I had the current ones replaced about 4k miles ago. I'm now at 50K so hearing the brake pads are still good at 160k is great news especially for the pocket.

 

Plus 3 - by fog lights you mean the front 'puddle lights'? or a separate light for the back? I'm from the UK, been in the US for a long time now, but I recall there was a law to have rear fog lights (which everyone always forgot to turn off). I will check with the authorities in the Netherlands on this. I'm also checking out the panels/windscreen sizing.

 

We'll be gone for at least 3 years, maybe longer depending on how everything works out. We have always anticipated keeping the car till it becomes no longer usable so I am not too worried about having to resell it during the time we are there.

 

Cheers, Derek.

Fog lamps (front lamps below the head lights) are standard on the 2013 SEL.  Anyways with obob's post about Amazon shipping, It would only be about $30 for the part and $10 shipping.  Not bad IMO.  But the windhield, if not available in Euorpe, could be expensive to ship as the windshields are very large and heavy.  

 

What's the cost of auto insurance?  If body panels, hybrid parts, windshields are not readily available for a model one is insuring, does the insurer add a premium for such vehicles? 



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Posted 24 July 2017 - 07:59 PM

Thanks obob - that looks like a great option, we'll still have the US amazon account and can work out people to ship to us or use the international delivery option if required.

 

Plus3 - Ford do sell the fusion hybrid in the Netherlands so the hybrid parts are looking more and more obtainable - but I can imagine the typical sucking of teeth when asking for support. I have queries into Ford UK to check on windshields and body part compatibility - I'm hoping they will be identical but planning that they won't...

 

Car insurance is being looked into as we speak - will update on that and other questions.








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