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Broken again

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:35 pm
by Noel
Recovered by tow truck this cold evening, spent a small fortune last year getting it back on the road, didn't cut corners and didn't rush the job... but now it's fecked again! :x

Have it 5 years now but the bad memories are starting to dominate the happy ones

Fecking sick of it :cry:

Re: Broken again

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:41 pm
by d2carazy
god noel youve had no luck recently, what went wrong?

Re: Broken again

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:42 pm
by E910
Whats broken this time? Maybe it's time for a fresh start

Re: Broken again

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:57 pm
by Noel
Started as a very faint tapping/ ticking sound a few months back, took it to two mechanics and both said they could hear it but it wouldn't be easy to pin point and might never get any worse so probably not the expense of tearing it apart ... Driving to cork this evening a bad vibrating suddenly started so turned back but it was obvious it was sick and then conked ... :(

Re: Broken again

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:39 pm
by not_too_fast
you heard tapping?

big ends gone....?

Re: Broken again

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:48 am
by lanigan
s@3! buzz Noel and just before santy is due as well, sounds like it might be cheaper in the long run to pick up a pony from a breakers, throw that in and stick the car up on dungdeal - no point spending big money rebuilding the engine in a car you don't like anymore

When you start hating a car its the best option, believe me...... i'm in a dirty SLOW diesel and i haven't looked back :D

Re: Broken again

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:27 am
by tezza mick
Sorry ta hear, sounds like a fresh start is in order.

Re: Broken again

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:38 am
by rnd_audio
sorry to hear about this. but i think find out what exactly wrong with it first.... then decide what the best way to fix it..

Re: Broken again

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:40 am
by rnd_audio
ive heard of the bucket/shims wearing causing a tapping noise in the head.. it would also cause it to run on three or cut out.. might be a option,

Re: Broken again

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:52 pm
by Noel
Cheers lads,

should know around 3 today how bad it is this time ... :?

would love a fresh start but financial circumstances don't allow ... no market for auto's either... especially sick ones :(

Re: Broken again

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:08 pm
by Robin H
Ggrrrr,

hope you find out whats wrong and not to bad a fix mate

Re: Broken again

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:28 pm
by Damok
Fingers crossed its nothing to bad :( , , Could work out cheaper to get a run about for a few months and think about what you'l do with the altezza. :?

Re: Broken again

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:17 pm
by P.D.87RWD
Ah thats hard luck Noel..Hope its not a major job... I only spotted you in Tralee a while ago, a few cars up ahead of me over by Manor West

Re: Broken again

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:29 pm
by Noel
rnd_audio wrote:ive heard of the bucket/shims wearing causing a tapping noise in the head.. it would also cause it to run on three or cut out.. might be a option,


Fairly close to what you said but turns out that it has made bits out of a bucket and alot of wear to the inlet cam ... he thinks theres probably more damage done farther down and changing the engine is the only option at this stage...

Don't know what to do now ... what's a used engine go for + labour ... is it worth fixing or just cut my losses :?

Re: Broken again

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:38 pm
by charley-bobbet
that a tough decision noel and a serious bit of hard luck
i have seen manual engines go for around 1000 euro not too sure about auto ones i think maybe try somewhere like elite autos in Galway or IVI in dublin
Best of luck with it