Recently i have had some work done to my car (notably: Gearbox refurbished, Clutch/Flywheel replace and Master cylinder replaced).
This was originally done due to gear stiffness and getting stuck in reverse.
Probably unrelated: All was running smooth for a few weeks, then the car started having troubles starting from hot. No biggie, just replaced the starter with a new Bosch unit. All good again.
Move on another few weeks and i start having issues changing gear when cold, alright, sorts itself out when warm.
Week after this began, it stopped getting better when warm and was constantly hard work changing gear.
Contacted garage, booked in for after Easter weekend for a look around.
After driving to Wales for the weekend (Snow, in March?!), i attempted to engage reverse to park my car and it wouldn't go in.. odd.. (exactly back to how the car was before the original work). Disengage clutch and reengage, reverse pops in, jobs a good'n.
Unloaded the better half's gear and headed home, maneuvering into my usual space, engaged reverse and 'CRACK'..
Strong smell of burning plastic filled the cab and a tiny amount of drive. Fan thudding as well.
The Drop and initial visible damage
Lower Engine Mount (upside down)
Broken bolt from engine (found across the street)
Belt cut through (fuel) pipe? (Hard to see in picture)
Wiring casing crushed into fan (when running)
Couple of questions.
- What could have caused this?
- What other damage could have been caused?
- Who is at fault (no one or the garage)?