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Re: About to torch it....
Reply #15 on: January 23, 2015, 16:15:57 PM
FIXED!!!

Bloody hell what a faff. So basically he did the timing chains and it was a bit better but the problem came back a day later. They then investigated and eventually found someone previously has put the fly wheel on the camshaft wrong. It wasn't mounted correctly and was missing a securing pin. This had caused damage to the wheel and camshaft (which he physically showed me) Subtle but with bit impact. A replacement wheel and cam shaft later and the car is perfect - and he only charged me an extra £99.00 for that so well happy with the service he's provided.

I am about ready to go and murder the bugger I bought it off though - I reckon he's done that himself as a botch job!

Ah at least she's back and not on fire! :)

Thanks for the input chaps.
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Re: About to torch it....
Reply #16 on: January 23, 2015, 17:27:58 PM
Crap state of affairs but at least you got to the bottom of it without massive outlay.

Re: About to torch it....
Reply #17 on: January 23, 2015, 17:54:10 PM
£100 to replace camshaft and wheel on the end of it is a bargain

if he hadn't shown you the damage, I'd have called BS and said he was a con man if he could fix it for £100 :-o

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Re: About to torch it....
Reply #18 on: January 24, 2015, 13:33:11 PM
£100 to replace camshaft and wheel on the end of it is a bargain

if he hadn't shown you the damage, I'd have called BS and said he was a con man if he could fix it for £100 :-o

Oh he couldn't fix it for £100, he knocked me a load off the labour from the timing belt change because that didn't fix it. I'd been considering whether to actually do that or not and at the time he'd said he was so confident that would fix it he wouldn't charge me if it didn't - then it didn't! He was brilliant - very honest and more than fair from the start.
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