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    So, on the back of a recovery truck again......

    So, yet again my astra ended up on the back of a recovery truck!



    most interesting bit was getting it off, took a while lol:




    I broke down at 2am on a sunday morning!!

    It seems my fuel pump is leaking from a seal or somewhere and spraying out everywhere, lucky not to have a fire apparently.

    I was going from middlesex to kent, (down by the sea), and came of the motorway to smoke everywhere out the bonnet and diesel being sprayed all over the engine bay .

    So over 3 hours later, (no more than 54mph down all roads eeek) i got home last night just after midnight!

    So does anyone have any idea on the cost or likely probs? It seems to defo be the Fuel pump, injector pipes have been checked etc, it still runs and drives, albeit with diesel spraying everywhere!

    To say i was gutted is an understatement!

    i was about 170 miles from home as well. eeeek


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    not good then adam ,hope you get it fixed soon

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    Thers nothing worse when your car breaks down mate
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    sorry to heard this m8 would it be a blocked pipe or anything ?
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    You dont have much luck with this car do ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5853moore View Post
    sorry to heard this m8 would it be a blocked pipe or anything ?
    Aint got a clue tbh mate its not the injectors which was what i first thought, and so did the recovery guy.

    He thinks that someone has put petrol in the tank and it has led to a slow breakdown of the seals on the pump. as the pump itself seems to work, it just pupms diesel out into the enging. its so hard to see where its going though cos its in such an awkward place.

    Quote Originally Posted by redhotpanther View Post
    You dont have much luck with this car do ya

    and nah not all. the air con only got sorted on friday, that total bill was another £210.

    New pump on this is upwards of a grand.

    I have no idea what im going to do, i have had four weeks off work, and nothing major, i go back next tuesday and as it stands i dont have a car. meant to be going away this weekend as well.

    So gutted and down atm its unbelievable, ruined the weekend for me at the end of the day. and it seems to have ruined a few more weekends to come as well.


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    The one bit of luck that you did have is that you have a diesel engine. if this had happened with petrol it would have been A LOT worse...

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    You say that, but ive blown thousands on this lately, my finances are so strecthed if i need a new one and cant get the pay out i need, good chance im not going to trax, and belgium mate. and ive been looking forward to that for ages.


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    and what time was this! Cos that looks like daylight in those pics!!! haha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakeharvey63 View Post
    and what time was this! Cos that looks like daylight in those pics!!! haha!
    it was, i got to my cousins, left the car, was drinking tll gone 5am, then then spent the day with my family and forgot about it to a degree.

    Then i called them at about 7pm and got it towed. ruined enough of the weekend as it was. wasnt let it ruin spenidng some time with my family.


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