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Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:20 pm 
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Howdy.

At my last service, the dealer mechanic noted that the head was wheeping from the back left (if you are standing looking at the engine).

How long have I got?

Should I wait until the next service (mid-late next month) or get it fixed now?

Cost isn't an issue, as the company pays DIAZ!!! :lol:
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Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:21 pm 
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Why wait if cost isn't an issue?
Go get it fixed.
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Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:24 pm 
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Walker wrote:
Why wait if cost isn't an issue?
Go get it fixed.


Because I'm wonderin if it will be O.K. until next service, when I can have it done at the time of service.

Looks better on the Spendvision statement if it's all in one hit, rather than three different costings in three different months.
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Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:30 pm 
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So just wait, whats the worst that happens you end up towing it there?

But to answer your question, how long is a peice of string?
I mean seriously matey, no ones gunna be able to tell your exact time, day month, year, milage, or whatever of when it's gunna go to a point that the car's no longer usable.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:34 pm 
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its going to go after another 5457.3 kms

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:27 pm 
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once its found fix it!

it could last for 2 years like that!

it could also be eating away at the block (detonation/ compressing under ring)

but seriously... work car... it should last another 5k!

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:03 am 
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Yeah run it into the ground and then get work to spring for a BFII
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Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:59 am 
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TwistedEL wrote:
Yeah run it into the ground and then get work to spring for a BFII


:lol: Best suggestion yet!

Thanks guys.

I think I'll hang out until next service (3 weeks away).

Cheers.
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Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:45 am 
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downingj wrote:
TwistedEL wrote:
Yeah run it into the ground and then get work to spring for a BFII


:lol: Best suggestion yet!

Thanks guys.

I think I'll hang out until next service (3 weeks away).

Cheers.


yeah man hang out. who gives a f**k if it gets towed there? :p
making them pay more is funny!
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