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Not Happy GTVery Bad luck!

Well my pride and joy GTV went in 1 month ago now and still sits in the work shop, I posted a thread a month ago explaining my overheating problem which was thought to be a water pump, well! after making the mistake of taking it to a mechanic that DOES NOT specialise in Alfa's I've learnt the hard way (wanted to save some cash) - as you do! so they replaced the radiator/thermostat and water pump only to tell me 3.5 weeks later that the head gaskets are gone! I blame my self for this I should have bitten the bullet and taken it to the dealer, so I'm looking at a bill of approx - 600 quid including labor and that isn't including getting the heads done, aparently replacing a water pump on the V6 is a 9 - 10 hour job?

saw my baby yesterday for the first time in a month when i went and picked up a loan car a 1.9 Diesel Citreon Xsara! Yeehaaa! A donkey would be a compliment to this peice of ****!

Anyway just getting my strees out, sorry to moan but I'm sure you can see why!!
They say it'll be ready by the weekend, we'll see...
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Re: GTVery Bad luck!

Hope it's GTVery good news tools99....
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Re: GTVery Bad luck!

I dunno fella... an overheating car can only be caused by three things (apart from odd-ball things like a carrier bag over the rad etc.);

1) Broken water pump
2) Defective radiator
3) Head gasket

I think your garage was negligent in not identifying the head gasket. It's easy to test if they have the right equipment (either pressure check or by testing the coolant for contamination).

If you want to make a fuss, you could argue that they should reasonably have been able to diagnose the fault, so carried out the rad and pump work needlessly.

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Re: GTVery Bad luck!

I think Ralf has a point, although I suppose its possible that the pump/radiator might have gone at the same time as the head gasket
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Re: GTVery Bad luck!

Surely if a Rad goes, it's pretty obvious, even a slow leak is easy to spot when hot, surely replacing the Rad is a bit overkill, what happened to radweld first?
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True true, and all of these possibilities have been floating around in my head over the last month, I just hope to God he gives it back fixed! properly!!!
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