Hi guys, i have had my cambelt replaced by a user on here, not naming no names (pm me if you want to know). my car was fine and running well before. got the belt done, drove it home, it was fine. few days later when i next drove it, the car started smoking! resulted in a blown head gasket!! spoke to the guy and he werent having any of it, kept saying it cant have been me, i do a proper job etc etc - blaming my car was faulty before! tried telling me he drove my car 20-30 miles after he replaced the belt to make sure everything was running fine etc, but i know he didnt cos when i dropped off the car to him, my petrol light was on, in fact it was on when i set out on my way to him!! so no way he could of done those miles on it. when i first found out the car was smoking, i checked the water levels and it was empty! so i phoned him up asking if he could come have a look, and i asked if he had topped up my water after replacing the belt - he tells me, "erm... i topped it up abit!!" i then realised he told another lie cos he gave me the reciept for the parts and on there was 5L of coolant on there. So anyways, i tried to call him to get him to replace the head gasket as i got it diagnosed else where but he never answered my calls nor did he call me back!! tried for days and i would get no response!! so one day i decided to call him on my mates phone, and he picked up straight away and claimed that he'd been busy - yeah right, and your not to busy to answer a call from a different number!! long story cut short, i had to sell my pride and joy after he messed it up and didnt seem to give a cr*p about me and my car!! lost just under £5k and i've only owned the car for 6 months! i had paid another garage £1000 to get the head gasket replaced - and after that it was still no good, the guy told me the "black" must have been cracked!! now i know this wasnt the case before and my car never smoked and water level was always sitting on min. the fact that he ignored my calls, indicates that he must of done something wrong on my car!! however i have no proof or hard evidence!! but all points towards him!! so moral of the story, DO NOT LET ANYONE ON HERE TOUCH YOUR CAR, unless he has a proper garage/business. this geezer worked on the streets!! i should have spotted the signs!!! im quite lucky he didnt steal my car!! beware!