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gaskets etc

Postby metalmonkey » Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:03 pm

Hi

sooooo I bought a van from our local fiat garage 2nd and paid 4k for it came with 6mth guarantee....very clean etc etc ....had to take it back after 5 days as there was oil in the water that feeds the radiator(you'll have to forgive my total lack of technical lingo!) and orange light on....garage said faulty seal...well that's what I think they said and I had it back 3 days ago...yep you guessed it today orange light back on ...couldn't feel or see any oil in the radiator water supply tank but water level low , so I put more of the special water in and the light went off but when I parked loads of water came (no oil) out presumably from the radiator water tank ...had a look in engine and they had also forgotten to attach the overflow pipe to the tank , spoke to the nephew in UK who said it sounds like the head gasket has gone....sorry to waffle on but how do I say the head gasket has gone in spanish...online translator says junta principal? does this sound right????
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Postby hillybilly » Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:15 pm

junta de culata

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Postby metalmonkey » Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:26 pm

brillo thanks
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Postby spanish_lad » Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:53 pm

take a look at the recent thread i posted on, think it was called "tow truck needed" or similar? i posted on there and cant be bothered to re-write it lol
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Postby safeashouses » Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:57 pm

I think this is the thread you mean Spanish Lad you lazy little devil http://www.andalucia.com/forums/viewtop ... ht=#119610

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Postby gretch » Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:39 am

Don’t know where I got it from, but this is a good site for car parts

http://www.100autoguias.com/parts/automotive/a-z/a.htm

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Postby spanish_lad » Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:24 pm

;) thanks :)
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Postby keddyboy » Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:05 pm

Oh I wish for somthing so simple. The cam belt went on my Alfa Romeo the other day and yes, major surgery.
I am buying an Opel next time, no more bent valves and associated problems!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Colinm » Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:23 pm

Alfa recommend 75,000 km to change the belt. When i was running an Alfa I changed the belt every 50k. expensive, but cheaper than a blow up.

Don't Opel/vauxhall use cam belts (timing belts)? they seem to recommend changing at 40,000 miles.

belts are consummables :cry:

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Postby JAKE M » Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:49 pm

keddyboy wrote:I am buying an Opel next time, no more bent valves and associated problems!!!!!!!!!
This opel,-will it be in "mint" condition? :D
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