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    just a little bit pee'd off

    One the way back from the shops this morning and the cambelt on the v6 thought it would give up the ghost. just need to find someone to fix it now before we go to barmouth in 3 weeks
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    That sucks dude. Can the V6 be repaired, or is it likely to be new engine time?
    If it can't be fixed with a hammer, then it must be an electrical problem

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    Bloody hell! Whens the last time it was changed dude?
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    Thats really sucky. The belts due soon on the TQS so i think i'll be doing it before anything else. Was it overdue?

    You'll probably need a pair of new cylinder heads, or at the very least a set of valves and possibly guides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tux View Post
    That sucks dude. Can the V6 be repaired, or is it likely to be new engine time?
    will not know until monday when the mechanic has a look at it.
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    thanks Byzan a4 for changing the title was not thinking straight when i typed that
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    That sucks man, it might be easier, quicker and cheaper to just change the whole lump to a 2.8. i've just Supercharged my 2.4 i'm a little bit concerned that the waterpunp wasnt changed when the belt was done about 20k ago but it was done about 8k before that i might be in the same boat in a few months ! lets say i like living dangerously!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob v6 View Post
    will not know until monday when the mechanic has a look at it.
    No probs matey, i understanf how you feel/felt

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    Quote Originally Posted by mckay9uk View Post
    That sucks man, it might be easier, quicker and cheaper to just change the whole lump to a 2.8. i've just Supercharged my 2.4 i'm a little bit concerned that the waterpunp wasnt changed when the belt was done about 20k ago but it was done about 8k before that i might be in the same boat in a few months ! lets say i like living dangerously!
    It might be but it all depends on how much it is going to cost there is only so much i am willing to spend on a car when it is only worth just over 2k. Plus i need the car for our holiday in 3 weeks that the kids are rally looking forward to and i do not want to disappoint them.
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    Well the car is all fixed cambelt had gone but it had taken the hydrolic tensioner (so the garage said) first which saved the engine so the garage has changed the

    water pump + housing
    stat
    cam belt
    aux belt
    all tensioners
    complete coolant flush
    and new under tray (Engine protector)

    for the grand total of






















    Ł550

    so not to bad considering a week before i had a quote to change just the cambelt and aux belt and that was Ł450 .

    They had qouted me over 1k if it had take any valves out so i am a very happy man agin even if my wallet is now empty
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    So to look on the bright side.... for an extra Ł100 you had a load of other things changed/checked as well.
    Happy for you.

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    Glad its up and running for you now.
    Been meaning to check when the wifes 2.4 v6 is due its cambelt
    priced a belt kit up so better get it done soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonion View Post
    So to look on the bright side.... for an extra Ł100 you had a load of other things changed/checked as well.
    Happy for you.
    yep and the chap that did it worked at audi for 25 years before setting up his own place so he knows his stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by griswold View Post
    Glad its up and running for you now.
    Been meaning to check when the wifes 2.4 v6 is due its cambelt
    priced a belt kit up so better get it done soon
    i would mate defo worth it as it can get expensive if it does go
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob v6 View Post
    yep and the chap that did it worked at audi for 25 years before setting up his own place so he knows his stuff
    Not too far from me , might chat you up for his number if I CBA t odo my own ;-)

 

 

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