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    Why I dont trust garages uness I know the mechanic...

    My mate has got a 450bhp evo 8 and as always every 4000 miles it was off down to an un-nammed garage in an un-named southern town (108 miles away from chester-le-street) for its service. This one was the main service so included the usual plugs, filters, fluids and a diff oil change as well as a timing belt swap.

    He picked the car up a considerable amount of £££ worse off and accelerated up the sliproad onto a motorway 20 miles away from the garage and his timing belt jumped some teeth, locked and snapped. The result; 16 bent valves, shattered piston crowns, warped rods and a nackered crank

    The garage offered him a full rebuild for free which he turned down (incase of hidden damage to the block itself) and instead got them to source him a new engine and re-spec it to the same as his current engine so all is well

    The best bit of the story is the courtesy car. Initially they cave him a 1986 160bhp honda crx. After 50 miles of the return journey he was so sick he went back and demmanded a faster and non shit car . He eventually managed to get the demo evo 6 out of them (which boasts an impressive 680bhp) and wants them to take as long as possible with his car so he can keep having fun with the 6. SO if anyone localish to me sees a evo 6 doing ballistic MPH everywhere you know who it is

    The worst bit was after a few phone calls he found out it was a apprentice mechanich who had worked on his car and done the balls up as the proper specialist couldnt be arsed. I know now why I service the car myself or always stay with it when work is being done...
    It would definitely go better with an engine in it

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    Haha. Thats why I trust Cestria Tryes, they always have been good and only do work if it needs doing. If its too big for them, then they will say as well.

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    My sentiments exactly...

    I can do most work on my Zaf GSi but somethings i can't possibly do (no space or garage).

    But this story all goes to show it pays to know the garages and mechanics if your letting them work on your pride and joy.
    If she's not sticking her fingernails into the roof lining and digging her stilettos into the dash then you ain't going fast enough!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by npd View Post
    Haha. Thats why I trust Cestria Tryes, they always have been good and only do work if it needs doing. If its too big for them, then they will say as well.
    cestria tyres FTW lol. The only places I ever go are there (for tyres obv), or autobar in stella gill cos I know mechanics there or Jarrow MOT cos my dad's good mates with the bloke who owns it and its always him who works on the car and has helped me out bigtime in the past with blown up engines etc

    :edit: oops, I think I ment to post this in chit chat
    It would definitely go better with an engine in it

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    Cestria tyres fitted my new manifold on my turbo. lol. Top guys. Hopefully they will be fitting my cams (if I ever get them sorted).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveC View Post
    it was a apprentice mechanich who had worked on his car and done the balls up as the proper specialist couldnt be arsed.
    Shocking!!!

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