bloody cars

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  1. daveyboy

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    My head gasket has gone on my car
    Wifes brake caliper has stuck so needs new pads and caliper
    My head gasket went after overheating due to leaky radiator
    So gonna pick up new rad..head bolts..head gasket..rocker cover gasket..rear brake calipers and pads tomorrow from brother in laws gaff in royston
    Even at trade it's gonna cost me over £150
    Gotta still fit work in there also
    Good job i have a free day thursday (well i do now as i just moved some work about)
    Gonna do what i can tomorrow once sorted wifes car and use thursday to catch up if needed..hopefully won't need to but at least i have that option and sort my car sunday
    Pain in the arris
     
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  2. boarcity

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    its a focus isnt it? be sure to have the head skimmed the alloy often sinks when they get hot. iv done that head job manytimes back when i was on the spanners not an easy one skin yer knuckles

    theres usually roadworthy focuss goin cheap on FB selling pages mite be cheaper to jus throw away and get another
     
  3. Adams0211

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    That's bad luck mate. Hope you get it sorted and you're back on the road soon.

    When my van was off the road for a week last summer I contacted my customers to let them know the situation and they were all fine.

    Hopefully yours will be fine too but give me a shout if anyone gets shitty with you and I'll go and clean them for you.


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  4. Damo

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    Come into work with me :p

    I have just ordered you your very own special pole now :D
     
  5. daveyboy

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    It's an astra 2l 8v
    Piece of pi55 to do the head gasket
    Especially seeing as i am taking the rad out anyway
    Doubt it will need skimming so just emery paper and get every trace of the old stuff off and jobs a good un
    Just went out in it and it has started smoking too as the gasket is obviously getting worse so not driving it to royston now
    I will work tomorrow and let him bring the bits home with him
    Extreme 35??
     
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  6. daveyboy

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    Close slx 22 lol So i will in fact own a dirty slx now :rofl::rofl:

    Bummer about it being the head though. That's unlucky man :(
     
  8. daveyboy

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    Should be ok till Saturday afternoon when i can take it apart and finish it sunday if i have to
     
  9. daveyboy

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    You own an slx :eek::p
     
  10. daveyboy

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    So my car is off the road
    Won't hold any water now as blowing straight through the gasket
    Just messaged my custys to say i won't be round
    Gotta strip everything now ready for my brother in law to drop the bits off tonight and put it all back together tomorrow
    Not a problem as this is my quiet week i have every 2 months due to bad planning with a whole area of 2 monthly cleans that were done last month so will get caught up anyway
    Nightmare
     
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