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Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:14 pm 
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Our work ute blew the head gasket late last week. We got it brand new it's a BA E-Gas ute, only done 30,000km's, and to be honest it's been treated like a baby! The managers barely ever let us drive it, only when there's an engine or something to pick up, and besides that the boss man just drives it to and from work each day.
The bloody Daihatsu Matiz have lasted longer! And those get a thrashing, stupid automatic 1 litres or soemthing ridiculous like that!

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:26 am 
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Thats a bit f**k dodgy. As long as its a work ute though and its not out of your own pocket. Thats probably the only good thing that comes out of it

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:33 am 
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Not too bad conscidering ford produces approx 500 cars per day and all come with warranty!
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Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 5:37 am 
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You shouldn't have to pay, that should be a warranty claim if evr there was one. 100k or 5 years isn't the warranty on those things
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Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 9:47 am 
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yeh it would be under warranty, its to early for it to be out of warranty with such a small amount of k's on the clock.
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Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:39 am 
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First BA head gasket I've heard of!
Surpising, especially that early.
Must be an assembly fault I'd guess.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 10:39 am 
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yeh first one ive heard of. they wont overheat enough to blow it from being hot, altho egas might coz no injection pulse to cut. either way it'll be warranty
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Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 4:57 pm 
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yeah, as far as I know it was covered under warrenty. I was just really suprised to hear it blew. The guy who was driving it at the time said stem just started coming out of the engine bay. Queer stuff.

 

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