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Author Is my car a ringer? And do i have a claim?
dave17
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   22nd Dec 03 at 13:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

right 2 questions here. jus had the car in for a head gasket change, when the mechanic had the head off, he said there was loadsa carbon in there, he said this was unusual as he has worked on cars with 90K on them and theyve been spotless! my car is a 96P with 36700miles on the clock. He either said it was down to my drilled air box, or my car hasnt really done THAT many mailes (36k) what can i do to check this? or could it be my drilled air box?

2nd question:

before my head gasket went, i called the AA on the 8-12-03 because i had a flat battery. they came round and charged it a bit and managed to get it started. then he did a crank test and it failed v badly! but we got the car started, he told me to let it run for bout 1/2 hour and it should b ok. so i did, thne i got back in hte car 2 drive 2 college, went 2 turn the radio on and it wont power up! so i checked hte fuses, but it cant b blown as it uses the same fuse as the electric mirrors/courtesy light/glovebox light. i think he may of blown the actual head unit (standard vaux cd player) do i have a claim?
Greasemonkey
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22nd Dec 03 at 13:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Sounds like your car needs a good thrashing to clear out the carbon deposits, dont listen to the mechanic the cars he worked on could have been decoked previously, i had the head of my 98'000 mile C16XE engine and its well coked up dont worry matey its the norm, get some 10K boost and run some injector cleaner
PaulW
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22nd Dec 03 at 13:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

wirth the mileage you say it has, was it bought of an old women or something? if they never gave it any welly at all, then there will be carbon buildups, plus check the rear backbox for signs of corrosion, cos if they never did thrash it, the condensation would usually collect there & rust it from the inside out
dave17
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22nd Dec 03 at 13:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

wel hes cleaned out all the carbon now! yeh its been 2 lady owners, says so on hte documents. il go havea look c at hte zorst later.

any thought bout hte AA, shal i jus ring em?
PaulW
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22nd Dec 03 at 13:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

have you checked the fuse in the back of the head unit?
Kris TD
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22nd Dec 03 at 13:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

sounds like you need a new battery, when they are on there last legs things like the stereo dont turn on.
dave17
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22nd Dec 03 at 14:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

jus rag the AA, they said to check the fuse in the back of the unit like PaulW says. can i get the pins from Halfords?
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22nd Dec 03 at 14:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yep, its just a std fuse like the ones in your car fuse box
PaulW
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22nd Dec 03 at 14:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

bout 2.50 for some pins
dave17
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22nd Dec 03 at 14:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

nice, il go and give it ago, but this was knida an excuse to get a new head unit!

wot would u do, head unit (100 from my mate, proper nice one) already got sub in box (600W JBL) and AMp from another mate (550W for 50) and some 6x9's from halfords ( bout 80) TOTAL 220

or scorpoin monza back box and decat? both options around same price

PaulW
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22nd Dec 03 at 14:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

decats not really worth it IMO, just makes a louder noise & draws more attention off the cops, plus if you get pulled for a random emissions test... your fuked!

I'd say get the backbox & see whats left, if ya can see if ya mate will let u have the headunit a bit cheaper, or let you pay it off a bit now & a bit later, but you will need an adaptor cable (audioleads thingy from halfords), and probs also a cage
dave17
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22nd Dec 03 at 14:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

hmmm yeh i spose i could do that! hes sellin it with the cage aswel! il ask him bout the price! cheers 4 the help.

but ive heard u get bout 2-4 bhp form a de-cat?
Gambit
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22nd Dec 03 at 14:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

u'll get 2bhp if your lucky

agree with Paul its pointless
dave17
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22nd Dec 03 at 14:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

not even worth 40 ud say?
PaulW
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22nd Dec 03 at 14:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

not even worth 40p IMO
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de-cats are worth it IMO i have one, ok its not fitted yet, but will give you 2-3bhp (same if not more than an induction kit! AND ITS CHEAPER THAN ONE), and just keep your old cat for the mot, how many of you have been stopped for a random emission test?

[Edited on 22-12-2003 by broster]
PaulW
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dave17
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ahh im jus gona fit one! 2/3 bhp for 40 cant b bad!
Paul_J
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22nd Dec 03 at 16:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

bit strange - a 1996 car, only have 36k miles?
dave17
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22nd Dec 03 at 19:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

wel, thats wot i thought! but in the book its been stamped legit by vauxhall every time!
Daimo B
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22nd Dec 03 at 19:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Dave17
ahh im jus gona fit one! 2/3 bhp for 40 cant b bad!


Wont really even give u that much power if theres nothing to let the engine know the cats gone. IN some cases, it can reduce power.

And 2-3bhp, it really really isn't noticable apart from on a RR.
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have you reentered the security code on the radio?
Red_SXi
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22nd Dec 03 at 20:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Is it me or does it sound dodgy that the head gasket went after 36k ?
dave17
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quote:
Originally posted by AdamF
have you reentered the security code on the radio?


it wont even power up!
dave17
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23rd Dec 03 at 00:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Red_Sxi
Is it me or does it sound dodgy that the head gasket went after 36k ?


i dno? think its a manufacturers fault!?

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