What a month! Firstly the alternator goes and dies, and it turns out that this is one of the worst things to change on a V6. No small expense. So then i drive about 20 miles and i really need the front discs and pads changed (they have needed doing for awhile), so i get those done. Nice smile everything is running fine.
Then on my next trip out in the car the the auxilary belt snaps and wraps itselfs everywhere. I have to say my first thoughts were that is must have been put back on incorrectly when the alternator was changed.
Anyway paid to get the car towed back to the garage and today it has been diagnosed with a failed water pump, that made the auxilary belt fail, bits of this have gotten into the cam belt area and the cam belt has several teeth have come off the cam belt. It looks like the engine is a right off. Has anybody else ever experienced this? Do i have any options besides getting a reconditioned engine or a new car? Replacing the engine looks like about 13 hours labour plus buying the actual engine.