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    I must be the UNLUCKIEST person in the entire flipping world!

    Oh my GOD guys I need something to cheer me up I'm having a day from HELL


    So here's the story:

    Last night, I went camping on Portland where I live with a few mates. We had a lot of stuff to carry including a 9Man tent, so I drove my car up to the spot and locked it all up, etc with that thought hiding in the back of my mind.. will it be okay here?

    Anyway, set the tent up.. blah blah had a party some drinks and collapsed a few hours later.

    Woke up this morning to find my car facing sideways to where I parked it, with some new additions.....







    Okay, so that's pretty bad yeah? Thank GOD the guy who did it left his phone number. Insurance is sorting that one out but still... that's pretty damn bad!


    It's 9:30AM this morning, and I'm already on a downer.. so I take my car to my mates house to get my head gasket sorted. Strip electrics, and all that.. start to undo the head bolts.. first two are okay. Third one.. started to crack it off ,then... PING. Snapped! I couldn't believe it!!!!!

    Another THREE head bolts cracked and one shattered. It seems the head gasket was done about 30,000 miles ago - by a cowboy mechanic who didn't bother to torque up the bolts properly, resulting in buggered bolts.

    So I've gone from having a badly running car, to having a DEAD car with a huge whacking great big hole in the side! Someone post something to make me laugh.. pleeeease before I cry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam0r View Post
    Someone post something to make me laugh.. pleeeease before I cry
    Totally random, but this do..?

    NOW - Sapphire Black 3dr Astra G

    THEN - Glacier White 2.0Di Estate - 136bhp 1.6 Pineapple Yellow Mk3 - Flame Red 2.0Di Van - Chianti Red 1.8 Coupe - Star Silver 2.2 Zafira - Flame Red 2.2 Linea Rossa Coupe - Titan Gold 1.8 Coupe

    9 Years, 7 Astras, 1 Zafira, No Regrets.

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    Getting there )

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    this help a bit more?!

    NOW - Sapphire Black 3dr Astra G

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    9 Years, 7 Astras, 1 Zafira, No Regrets.

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    Oh, by the way.. does anyone know whether that will be a write-off or not? Would be 'preciated!

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    depends mate, if you get a quote from a stealers then I would say 99.99% certain it will be for more than the value of the car, so yes it will be.

    If you go to an indy bodyshop for the work and source the parts yourself, then chances are you'll be looking at a figure that would just about save your car from being written off. Thats what I did and saved a whole lotta hassle when all I needed was a new tailgate

    have another funny picture too...

    NOW - Sapphire Black 3dr Astra G

    THEN - Glacier White 2.0Di Estate - 136bhp 1.6 Pineapple Yellow Mk3 - Flame Red 2.0Di Van - Chianti Red 1.8 Coupe - Star Silver 2.2 Zafira - Flame Red 2.2 Linea Rossa Coupe - Titan Gold 1.8 Coupe

    9 Years, 7 Astras, 1 Zafira, No Regrets.

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    Well, if it helps, I know the guy that owns a local bodyshop very very well, could that help me in any way?

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    I would have thought so! get his best quote and send that to the insurance too. You have the choice of where to send it. You don't have to send it to where they want you too. Think your self lucky that the guy that hit your car left details. Maybe the last guy who did a head gasket just used the old bolts and sold it on?
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    Nah, it was done at a garage. I've still got the receipts somewhere (Got them when I bought the car). Got a good mind to ring them up and shout at 'em, lots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam0r View Post
    Well, if it helps, I know the guy that owns a local bodyshop very very well, could that help me in any way?
    Julian at perryfields by any chance??

    What on earth hit you mate as that's quite a dent. Out of interest, where about were you camping to on the rock???

    Here's a pic to cheer you up



    Megan Fox, Star of the Transformers Movie
    Gaz

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    Bye bye VXR Castle Combe Edition - because it's done more laps of Castle Combe than most Bergs have of the Ring

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