Running out of money.....!
Why do these things all come along at once?
I've got problems with the airbags (see my thread below), I'm losing coolant and now I've got an exhaust blow.
Kwik fit said "nothing wrong with that mate", but took it to another (independant) exhaust place who agreed with me and said there was a blow from somewhere between the cats and the manifold.
I've had a leaking manifold gasket since I've had the car - it rattles when cold but seals up as hot gases make the metal expand.
Local specialist says replacing the manfold gasket is a pig - "engine out" and says I should live with it.
If it's blowing from that part, won't they need to replace the manifold anyway? Can I get a replacement manifold? Am I just not understanding what's going on?