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Oooh That hurts

Hi all

Just a further to my recent thread all about low compression!!
Turned out that the tensioner had failed, causing untold catastrphic failure in the engine! resulting in a couple of new pistons, new valves, head gasket, belts, variator(cos they had everything exposed!!!) water pump....oh the full malarky!!!! 2100 in the end, 1000 of which was paid by the good old AA parts and labour cover that I have (luckily). The work was done by Autechnique in Salisbury, who were at best,very slow, and full of excuses as to why it took a week even to undo a bolt on my bella, but I've now been driving her for just over a week, and (touch wood) all's well. Major 36K service seems unecessary now

Drive it like you nicked it!!!
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Outch!!! That's almost a new engine.
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Re: Oooh That hurts

Hey unlucky on the probs, but lucky on the AA cover front, could you give me an idea of what it costs for that kind of cover? and why just the 1000 is there a max claim limit? cheers
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