Car started overheating nearly two weeks ago, fans were working and coolant level seemed ok. Took to the garage as the MOT needed doing anyway and booked it in under a cancellation for the wednesday after. Car went in and passed MOT straight away.
However.....they could not diagnose the problem to definatly be the water pump and instead said they would need to strip it including timing belt etc in order to find out. If it wasnt the waterpump i would need to pay the labour anyway and for the new timing belt. (Not Happy)
Anyway i gave consent as i figured theres not much else that could cause the overheating and left em too it, rang back the next evening to be told they hadnt even started it yet and was told the next day....rang the next day and bla bla bla, now were on tuesday following week and i still dont have my car back. DONT EVER GO TO ALPHA AND YAPP GARAGES IN CARDIFF IF YOU LIVE HERE
What i wanted to know is why is it that this is my fifth car now.....and the fourth one which i have had to have the waterpump changed, I know the plastic propellers are prone to fault on my model but is it to do with my driving style.....or do i just have bad luck!
My previous cars were amazing models.....listed below incase it sheds anylight to my problem
Ford Fiesta 1.6 si
Rover 216 Gti
Metro 1.4 Gti
(all of which gushed water all over the floor whenever i drove more that 2 miles)
Anyway, I have yet to have my car back and dont dare call them because i dont want to here come back tomoro as i have for the last week. Wish me luck!!! ps i only had the Master cylinder changed on the clutch changed by these peeps two weeks ago, its not related is it? i know it sounds daft to ask.....