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Old 28th May 2010, 19:39   #46
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I am afraid to say , your local mech guys are just trying to do a patch up job on your car.

On such instances, you need to

1) Change set of piston rings
2) Get the Valve grinding done
3) Change the headgasket
4) Change the valve stem seals
5) A new engine and timing belt replacement
6) Timing belt tensioner replacement
7) New engine sump filter
8) Change engine oil and oil filter
9) Change the thermostat
10) Install new spark plugs and plug leads
11) Clean / overhaul the carb
12) Flush the radiator with soap water and fill coolant and distill water mix.

All the above might cost a bit more, but certainly would have given you a lot of peace of mind.

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Old 28th May 2010, 21:59   #47
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Did you check your head for warpage?
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Old 30th May 2010, 21:17   #48
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I am afraid to say , your local mech guys are just trying to do a patch up job on your car.
LOL, Pavan. Spoken like a true restorer.

But, most owners of 15 yo cars just want to keep the going not getting it into concours condition.
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Old 1st June 2010, 12:47   #49
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This is the beauty of good old Esteem. Super cheap to maintain, and ever reliable.

Indeed!!

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Regarding the removal of the thermostat valve- it is not advised and is against the long term health of the engine.

Nope nothing was removed.


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Did they figure out why it overheated in the first place. Is your thermostat OK? Is your temp guage OK?



Try synthetic oil for engine smoothness.

I don't think so. The thermostat seems ok. Every time I run the engine for awhile the temp gauge goes up to the half way mark. Doesn't go above that.
I have replaced the engine oil and oil filter with Shell HX5.

synthetic oil only once I know for sure there is no more oil leak/


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Originally Posted by PAVAN KADAM View Post
I am afraid to say , your local mech guys are just trying to do a patch up job on your car.



On such instances, you need to



1) Change set of piston rings

2) Get the Valve grinding done

3) Change the headgasket

4) Change the valve stem seals

5) A new engine and timing belt replacement

6) Timing belt tensioner replacement

7) New engine sump filter

8) Change engine oil and oil filter

9) Change the thermostat

10) Install new spark plugs and plug leads

11) Clean / overhaul the carb

12) Flush the radiator with soap water and fill coolant and distill water mix.



All the above might cost a bit more, but certainly would have given you a lot of peace of mind.

I know Pavan,
The mechs at this shop have started laughing every time I go in.
They tell me that car is running fine so let it run!
On asking them if the piston rings need replacement they laughed and said don't bother with something that isn't broken!
If the engine starts and runs the mechs jobs done! they don't care about smaller details.


They haven't cleaned the radiator properly as I can still some oil+coolant in it!

Pavan, how much would a job like this cost? Any good garage you can recommend for this kind of job?

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Did you check your head for warpage?
Head seemed fine according to my mech. But come to think of it I guess he just did a patch up job and doesn't know much


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I guess I'm the exception here! I try and keep it at its best as much as possible.
Really strange! none my rides have been spotted! all of them have team-bhp stickers!

As of now I got the oil and oil filter changed. The car seems to be running fine. But now there seems to be a lot of vibrations. The engine seems to have lost its original smoothness. It doesn't sound as silent as it did before this happened.
Asking the mech was pretty much useless. He tells me run the engine for a while and it will be fine.

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Goto Nexus and ask them to do a half engine overhaul.
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Try synthetic oil for engine smoothness.
Sorry for the OT, but could the use of synthetic oil reduce engine vibrations in a diesel engine ? If yes, I could try it for my Scorpio.

@Captain Slow, you would find the link below quite interesting :

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ge-well-2.html (piston rings - how do i know? (head gasket change as well))
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