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IVE JUST BEEN TOWED HOME! AA MAN SAYS MY ENGINE BROKEN HELP

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 22:04    Post subject: IVE JUST BEEN TOWED HOME! AA MAN SAYS MY ENGINE BROKEN HELP Reply with quote

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME!!! Sad we were driving along down the motorway when we felt something blow loudly,shortly after we noticed white smoke emitting heavily from the bonnet and possibly the exhaust,we pulled over and pooped the lid to notice the top hose going from the radiator to the engine had split wide open,we had 15 miles to home so we let the smoke clear and the engine cool down then decided we would at least make it home.
5 miles later we noticed the car rapidly and drastically losing power then as soon as that happened more white smoke emerged and a loud noise then the car died right there on the motorway!!! luckily we were instantly near a layby and managed to get safe.
the AA driver who towed us home said in his professional term "its f*cked"the head gasket gone and im going to need a complete new engine", and not to bother as it would probably cost more than the car itself to buy and fit an engine through a local garage.
he asked me to start the ignition and there was absolutely no chance it sounded like it would ever start,was the AA man right?what do i do????PLEASE HELP ME PLEASE!!!

ive only had this car for 3 months and its the second time its been driven it passed an mot in july before i bought it though.
its a white convertible hard top 1.6 jreg suzuki vitara 1991 jlx se petrol.

PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT TO DO I CANT LOSE THIS CAR ITS MY FIRST Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

after running it without water youve probably cooked the engine....

unless youre pretty good with spanners and have a few hundred quid spare, it probably needs a new engine Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it definatly needs a new engine then? What's the best way to go about this? Do you or anyone else know anyplace I can have it towed to who will supply and fit a whole new engine for me? And any idea on costs roughly please ? Thank you for replying Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

As zocko says but you could buy a second hand one from a breaker or private seen them for £70 upwards and not a hard engine to change.Does the engine start?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

where are you?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 20:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

It doesn't start at the moment unfortunately and I'm in Bournemouth, can anyone help at all?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 22:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

i live in southampton, you need help fixing it?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

AMAZING!!! Smile I need it towed to a place where I can have an engine supplied and fitted apparently,are you able to do this?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 14:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

contact polden autos at ferndown, he has a proper recovery vehicle and he specialises in suzukis.
speak to paul there

01202 893 090

tell him little paul told you to speak to him and he'll give youa fair price. he might even be able to supply a 2nd hand engine
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 19:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

i will do it for a reasonable price Smile im in gosport
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 13:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool thats not far at all,Is that tow supply and fit?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 17:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

u supply and i will collect and fit Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing I've been quoted a really good reconditioned engine for £350 Inc delivery so I could get it delivererd
To yours I think that would be easier,how much would you charge for a tow and fit so I roughly know how much I have to get together?! Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

dont forget the members discount andy  Wink  lol
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 18:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

pm me your post code so i can check the distance please  Very Happy
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