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Re: Project Roadster

on Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:10 am
Paul123 wrote:You had the leverage that his reputation was worth protecting, whether he had been at fault or not


Yes. The seller (and the Specialist) may have missed the oil leak. The leak is as a result of the way the timing chain was changed - without taking the head off. Normally fine, but there is the risk of "nipping" the gasket. The breather pipe should really have been noticed as it's in clear view.

This week the head comes off. Hopefully the turbo will turn up by Wednesday / Thursday.

Really missing the little thing at the moment.....
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Re: Project Roadster

on Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:36 am
Hopefully it’s a decent car once that’s sorted

I have a small amount of sympathy with the garage, my old Astra died after the timing belt pulley gave way. A family friend had replaced the belt for me but to save money as this was mates rates and he knew I was skint he left the old pulleys. A few months later the engine was fubarred...

Completely agree he was daft in this case mentioning the garage and giving the impression of a professional job
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Re: Project Roadster

on Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:59 am
Paul123 wrote:Hopefully it’s a decent car once that’s sorted



Completely agree he was daft in this case mentioning the garage and giving the impression of a professional job


I agree. But a bodged job done by a professional! Doing the job cheap and in a rush to get it sold. I've been lucky, and it goes to show that it's a good idea to take screen grabs of second hand cars that you buy.

What they should have done is run the car for a couple of hundred miles to ensure all was well. The MOT was done in Chelmsford, and I collected it from Andover. Only an extra 7 miles on the clock. The Specialist also recovers cars, so I'm guessing he delivered it to the seller (his son in law).

I think it will be a good little car once the leak is sorted and the turbo fitted. If it was just the turbo that had gone, that would just be one of those things. I expect the internal parts corroded when the car was parked up for all that time.

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Re: Project Roadster

on Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:08 am
How soon are you likely to have it back on the road?
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Re: Project Roadster

on Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:00 pm
How long does a Pope shit in the woods?!
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Re: Project Roadster

on Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:29 pm
Paul123 wrote:How soon are you likely to have it back on the road?


Hopefully by the weekend.

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