I cant believe it, i feel like i am going to cry. Over the weekend the car lost a bit of power. I did not think much of it as i need to replace both exhaust gaskets between the manifold and the down pipes. When i had the down pipes made out of stainless steel the original gaskets were shot and the mechanic used exhaust sealer.
Tonight i jump in the car to go to B&Q on the way there i hear the fan come on, i check the temp as i always do when the fan goes on. All good. I few minutes later i feel both fans running. Now i worry, two block left to B&Q and i pop the hood.
She takes two liters of water before i can see water in the res tank. I add some anti freeze, start the car and see if i can find a leak. Nothing. I check the dip stick to see if there is water mixing with the oil, nothing.
Nice slow ride home, every trafic light temp goes up, fan comes on. As i start moving temp drops. Drive her hard, temp still stays down.
Trafic light, fans on again.
This is the part that makes me angry, i boot her a bit. There is a strange vibration coming from the motor, twice it happens. When i got home i lifted the hood and had a listen. You can hear a slight tapping noise, i bend down to see if there is and water on the floor, no water but the noise is awful. It sounds like i have big end problem. The tapping sounds like a knocking.
Bought her for £1500, so far spent close on £4000 on top of that to build my perfect car and now this, how much is this going to cost?
In a way i am glad to cant swear on this forum. Can you imagine standing in front of your house watching as it burns down?? Thats how i feel. Once more no Nurburgring.
" You go into that corner there as fast as you can! Past your breaking point! When you see God, thats when you start breaking, peel in and screech past the apex. Thats how you win races!!"
12 laps on the Nurburgring and counting.....