I need a drink - FAST!!!
Last Friday my cam belt tensioner gave up and the valves got up close and personal with the pistons. It has only been on the car for 30k (some 42 less than Alfa say it should last!). To really rub it it the car was going to have it's variator changed in October whch would have seen it get replaced.
Sometimes I think I must have sinned in my life, to deserve such luck from above, but don't remember having such enjoyment!
Fortunately I think I'll be "getting away" with just a top end re-build as I was obeying a 30 MPH speed limit (for a change!).
See the hidden rear door handles on the new Civic: That's Honda leading the way in design...