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Re: Public Liability (split from vented discs discussions)

Post by geoffp67 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:33 am

I wonder Jim, if it would be an idea to enlarge upon the site small print, saying something along the lines of
any guidance ,ideas, advice on the site is the opinion of the writer only and may be incorrect, no actions should be taken on the basis of it, all readers of the site are responsible for their own actions, etc
Im sure it can be expressed better than I just did

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Re: Public Liability (split from vented discs discussions)

Post by scimjim » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:48 am

scimjim wrote:The site small print (the opinions expressed on this website, blah, blah, blah) is currently in draft - I will get it posted this week.

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Re: Public Liability (split from vented discs discussions)

Post by Littlechicken » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:08 am

petesilcock wrote:Belted reply - somehow missed the thread when it was active.

How do you see my liability when writing up the electric power steering conversion to the Sabre

Do I hold liability as I published how I did it?

For myself - I do would not hold Vauxhall liable for the Corsa column and power unit that I used


1. Could I involve them if it went wrong?
2. Could or would my insurance company if I were involved in an incident where money was at stake
3. Could another party who followed my 'how to' article hold me liable for either the design or even their poor execution of the design

Aslong as the post you are making is how you (rather than How to) fitted electric power steering to your car then you have nothing to worry about, this way you are not giving advise but merely sharing the experience with other forum/club members.
If someone decides to follow what you have posted and do the same, then that is there choice,remember what seem obvious to you may not be to some one with less ability .
Be careful when answering questions, you do not want to be seen as advising,
If an incident occured that could be attributed to the failure of a specific component ie fault in manufacture,then you could involve Vauxhall, but If the incident was as a result of how you had brought the specific parts together I am sure Vauxhall would repudiate liability.
We regards to modifications you will need to notify your Motor insurers as it is a material fact.
Unless you intend obtaining PL cover I would not reccomend selling the parts as an upgrade kit, this is for your own protection.

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Re: Public Liability (split from vented discs discussions)

Post by philhoward » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:52 am

Many thanks for clearing up what i suspected, Mark (hence why i haven't posted yet this morning).

Hope that answers your question, Pete?

I don't want to cut short a very important debate (I think its great that such things can be discussed calmly and sensibly - please..), I'm now going to lock this topic before it (may) wander off to other things.

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