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Old 15th April 2019, 21:40   #41
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That really sucks! I've done the timing belt on 2, 1.1 desires and so far so good. Hope they do a good job of rebuilding the engine!
Glad yours are okay. Yeah was crazy when they told me. My Dad, whos a mechanic, couldn't believe it. Childish error from a garage who does these things week in week out.

But yeah, new rebuild now, which is good.
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Old 15th April 2019, 21:44   #42
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I didn't lean on my engine properly for weeks after doing my timing belt, finally at the stage where it regularly hits 6k on the motorway slip roads. Currently got an annoying knock from the front end. The only moving part that isn't brand new is the inner track rods, think they're on my to do list now annoying! Let me know how the engine is when you get the car back!
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I didn't lean on my engine properly for weeks after doing my timing belt, finally at the stage where it regularly hits 6k on the motorway slip roads. Currently got an annoying knock from the front end. The only moving part that isn't brand new is the inner track rods, think they're on my to do list now annoying! Let me know how the engine is when you get the car back!
Yeah these things are annoying. Hope it's fine and yeah will do.
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Old 18th April 2019, 13:43   #44
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Finally got my Saxo VTR back this morning after it having an engine rebuild; new inlet valves, new exhaust valves, new cambelt, new gaskets, new oil, spark plugs, leads, flushed out and a full service! It only went in for a routine cambelt change last week and an unfortunate mistake happened where all previous 8 valves got bent (as cambelt slipped 3 notches), lol!!! These are the photos the garage sent me, with a cool photo of some art work done on the Saxo while work was being carried out. Brand new engine now! 😂😅😂



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Old 18th April 2019, 16:44   #45
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Hows it driving? Glad it's back and working. Are you meant to drive gently for a while with the head rebuilt?
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Old 18th April 2019, 17:00   #46
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Hows it driving? Glad it's back and working. Are you meant to drive gently for a while with the head rebuilt?
Drives great. Need to bed it all in now, you're right. Hopefully no problems with it. Someone said it's 1k miles to bed in? Don't know if it's that much, but will need a few miles on it now.
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Old 18th April 2019, 18:27   #47
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Drives great. Need to bed it all in now, you're right. Hopefully no problems with it. Someone said it's 1k miles to bed in? Don't know if it's that much, but will need a few miles on it now.
Also it sounds a tad tappety, but i think it needs to bed in first as it's all new.
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I'd take it nice and gently for a while like you said. Hopefully the tappety sound will go. I'm not one to give advice to breaking an engine in because I bought an astra vxr years ago and found myself doing 150mph in Germany a couple of hours after collecting it from eastbourne.....
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I'm not one to give advice to breaking an engine in because I bought an astra vxr years ago and found myself doing 150mph in Germany a couple of hours after collecting it from eastbourne.....
Legend! 😂
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Was in the army based in Germany so got it tax free, best bit was just cracking along at about 140mph and seeing a focus st joining the autobahn ahead hitting the limiter in each gear and seeing a lick of flame around 130mph as he moved in into 6th gear. For some reason the rear crank seal failed at 10,000 miles.
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