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    first was the rebuild that was only the beginnin!

    THIS IS A LONG ONE LOL bought my 52 plate gsi in dec 06 (25 000 miles so it said lol) everthing about car was spotless interior etc, after havin it bout 5/6 months its turbo went an had a snapped piston ring got engine rebuilt new pistons vxr turbo the lot so it was a strong engine, while beddin in rebuilt engine some 1 pulled out in front of me smashin up front end. then spent 7 months + while 3rd party insurers sorted there selfs out runnin around in courtesy cars. my car was in bodyshop all that time just sittin was only started in morn drove outside an parked then in at night. before car was givin back 2 me only 2 weeks ago it was runnin only oon 3 cylinders but was perfect b4 the accident. now only runnin on 3 cylinders again as it is burnin oil an wreckin the spark plugs that only been on 2 weeks done about 800 miles. is any1 to blame for my engine possibily needin a rebuild again

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    I would say the company who was ment to re-build it mate. Not done the job properly then gotta do it again or go back to insurance company and explain to them. But i would go for the first one.
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    it was built by a v good mechanic that rents space in my work as i am a car audio installer an fabricator

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    Quote Originally Posted by djkrisg View Post
    it was built by a v good mechanic that rents space in my work as i am a car audio installer an fabricator
    To be honest mate if it worked on 4 before and it didnt after the re-build then id be straight back to the person who done the build.
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    no it was ****ed b4 rebuild then was great till the accident then get it back from body shop an lackin power then ****s up all together

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    Before making any asumptions find out whats wrong with it first.

    Could just be sensors full of dust, AMF full of dust etc etc.

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    all the spark plugs are black as its been buring oil what would cause that?

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    was any of the engine parts damaged in the accident? it is a small posabillity that n engine part is damaged i.e. ht lead and thats the reason its running on 3 cylinders.

    is any management lights on? spark plugs black. .. over fueling? not getting right spark? i'm not a mechanic so i have only a small idea of what can cause it. have the guy that done the rebuilt look at it if he works at your work, thats what i would do
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    actually just thought about it, your piston rings will be nackered again. . . the rebuild on the engine is ment to be bedded in over a long drive to allow your piston rings to shape correctly(i think that the reason, that and bed in) hence why your ment to run it over a distance to run the engine in, the fault of it is the garage repairing the car as they are starting and stopping the engine on short periods, and that will be the reason your on 3 cylinders and burning oil.

    my mates skyline is just coming back on the road in the next few weeks after months of it being away for a rebuild and he was told not to run it about town to run it in as its not getting a full seal on the rings running it in that way.
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    my thoughts was fault was ith bodyshop how do i prove this now

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