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|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.
Last edited by PAVAN KADAM : 28th May 2010 at 19:41.
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|1st June 2010, 12:47||#49|
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Nope nothing was removed.
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/
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?
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.
Last edited by Captain Slow : 1st June 2010 at 12:56.
|1st June 2010, 14:49||#51|
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@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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