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Paddyg
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7th Mar 03 at 11:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I've had a mare with my car lately, head gaskets just blown so Vauxhall ahve just fitted a new engine!
Was gonna pick it up today and they've just called me sayin my engine management lights comin on and I need an 'Exhaust Gas Circulation Valve' and it's gonna cost me a further $350, HELP! -Is this a load of bollocks or what?

[Edited on 07-03-2003 by Paddyg]

[Edited on 07-03-2003 by Paddyg]
Cybermonkey
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7th Mar 03 at 11:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Fitted a new engine?!?! What for? Surely just skimming the head would be as drastic as could happen? What engine was it? If the engine is re-conditioned, just spraying it with carb cleaner should sort it out. Doubt it will need a whole new EGR.

Dave
Mark Petty
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7th Mar 03 at 11:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

how much did they charge u for a new engine?? Im quite supprised they replaced a new engine as normally they can replace the head??
Cybermonkey
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7th Mar 03 at 11:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Sounds VERY suspect
Paddyg
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7th Mar 03 at 11:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

They took the engin 'apart' to repair thr gasket and they said they found oil leakage mixed with the water, also the pistons were slightly shakeing, hence the new engine!
So spraying the EGR with carb cleaner should sort it out?
Paddyg
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7th Mar 03 at 11:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just got off the phone to Vauxhall parts Dept. They said the part alone costs $200!
Also been told it can be by passed, isn't it needed then?

[Edited on 07-03-2003 by Paddyg]
Cybermonkey
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7th Mar 03 at 12:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hmm i dont think it is needed really, you can go without and release a few extra HP at the same time. Its bollocks that a new engine was needed, it just needed a re-worked head and new piston rings. Did you pay for the engine?if so, how much?

Dave
Paddyg
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7th Mar 03 at 12:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I don't even wanna say now, lets just say I'm not goin away with my mates this year now
.............$2k
Cybermonkey
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7th Mar 03 at 12:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Personally, it sounds like vauxhall have screwed you over good and proper. What does everyone else think?

dave
Mark Petty
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7th Mar 03 at 13:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the max you should pay out for head gasket fix from vauxhall is 500. Mine went last year i paid just under 300, that included parts and labour and the head skimmed.I thought mine was expensive. I took mine to a private garage. I can't believe they would charge 2k what the fu*ck are they doing, talk to them and ask them what exactly are they doing and the actual costs etc before they totally rip u off mate.

 
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