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Engine problems

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by SarahB, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. SarahB

    SarahB Copenworld Newbie

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    Can anyone point me in the direction of a second hand engine - mine is making some terminal sounding noises and the AA mechanics diagnosis was your engines knackered! Rarther than start stripping and looking for parts in thinking it might be easier to replace the full thing? :-(
     
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  2. speedy-g

    speedy-g Copenworld Member

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    Engine

    Sorry to hear about your car and you've had no no replies.
    Hopefully you had had it looked at properly by now. The AA are ok for picking you up and getting you home but are by no means fully trained mechanics.
     
  3. superspat

    superspat Copenworld Regular

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    i think you can use the bottom end out of a daihatsu mira )jb-jl with the det head on, i know were there is a copen being broken in scrap yard with 40kish miles on it, ive had few bits out of it already
     
  4. SarahB

    SarahB Copenworld Newbie

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    Its still just sitting there looking sorry for itself :). The AA in this instance weren't even good at that they left me with a 3 year old 100 miles from home :/
     
  5. superspat

    superspat Copenworld Regular

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    That's really bad, they could of at least took you all home, If you decide to fix I can send you info on the place that has the engine
     
  6. Binz

    Binz Copenworld Regular

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    I left AA many years ago after 2 experiences of v poor service. Am now with ETA and no problem so far. Sorry that doesn't solve your engine problem though.
     
  7. SarahB

    SarahB Copenworld Newbie

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    They were only willing to take me if I paid £248 up front - the local recovery company did it for £100. She s booked into the local garage later in the week for them to have a look :)
     
  8. dunf

    dunf Copenworld Regular

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    I take it you weren't already a member when you called them? Or didn't have relay entitlement? You have to pay through the nose if that's the case.
     
  9. SarahB

    SarahB Copenworld Newbie

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    Bought my insurance through them with"free cover" not realising there was no relay on it so pretty pointless - if I hadn't paid upfront it would be cancelled.

    Anyhow she s fixed now 3 plugs had disintegrated and went into the engine :/
     
  10. TooCopen

    TooCopen Copenworld Member

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    Hello SarahB,

    I did not understand your last post : engine is OK now :think:
    You said 3 disintegrated plugs went into engine... but, as far I understand, engine is broken with that :eek:
    Is it true ? I am very sorry for you if true :-((
    What is the reason for, do you know ?
    I have the same engine as yours, and I hope I can prevent such a failure :rolleyes:
    Hope you can use your car for a long time...
    Hello to everybody on Copenworld :)
     
  11. SarahB

    SarahB Copenworld Newbie

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    Yes 3 plugs disintegrated :-(. Will post a picture when im on a computer. Ensure frequent servicing and Im sure yours will be fine :). I have no service history on paper so unfortunately can not complain :-(. I have emailed Bosch who made them but have not received a reply :-(
     
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