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#1 Tow Mater

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 06:38 PM

Hi all

Just wondered if any other Avensis 2.2 D4D owners have over heating and coolant loss problems. :angry:

As I metioned in an earlier thread, 5 months ago mine blew a head gasket, I loyally took it back to the main dealer were they took 2 weeks to confirm it was the head gasket ( even though I'd already told them) 1 week to change it, 2 more weeks to change it again as i then leaked externally aswell, then a further 5 weeks to change it again as they now had made it leak oil. :angry:
Oh yes and they did charge me for all three sets of gaskets. :angry:

Now guess what?

Yes!

It's blown it again :huh:

Guess I've got a few more weeks in an Aygo

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 10:53 PM

FIRST
I have heard of it...!

Please start to make full case history ...
sounds like block/head maybe now warapped

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 09:40 AM

Hi all

Just wondered if any other Avensis 2.2 D4D owners have over heating and coolant loss problems. :angry:

As I metioned in an earlier thread, 5 months ago mine blew a head gasket, I loyally took it back to the main dealer were they took 2 weeks to confirm it was the head gasket ( even though I'd already told them) 1 week to change it, 2 more weeks to change it again as i then leaked externally aswell, then a further 5 weeks to change it again as they now had made it leak oil. :angry:
Oh yes and they did charge me for all three sets of gaskets. :angry:

Now guess what?

Yes!

It's blown it again :huh:

Guess I've got a few more weeks in an Aygo


hi mate
in case your cylinder head has been overheated resulting its joining surface is not paralleled to a cyl block ---- you can change gaskets plenty times without success. one had to check the cyl head first by means of simply mounting it withour gasket and tightening; to check with gaps by means of feeler gauge whether they are available or not (normally you can not insert a feeler gauge between head and block if the bottom edge is mounted well). it is really abnormal that you have been charged to cover all "trial" gaskets for your account. it is a rough fault of this garage specialists if they simply change gaskets. you could presume it and ask for refunding (!). these are normal rules to find a REAZON but not a consequence as gaskets changing.
cheers/igor

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 12:58 PM

Hi guys

Car was booked in, last monday, for the garage to do an "assesment", but of course they forgot to book a courtesy car :angry: and i use the for my job.
So it's now booked in again for 31st March.
I wonder what BS they are going to come up with this time.

Igor
Yes i think you are right it's either a warped head or maybe cracked, although they did tell me they had pressure tested the head. :(

Cheers
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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:13 PM

Hi guys

Car was booked in, last monday, for the garage to do an "assesment", but of course they forgot to book a courtesy car :angry: and i use the for my job.
So it's now booked in again for 31st March.
I wonder what BS they are going to come up with this time.

Igor
Yes i think you are right it's either a warped head or maybe cracked, although they did tell me they had pressure tested the head. :(

Cheers
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hi Mator
they have only hydraulically tested the cyl cover cooling area, but the problem is another and they ignored to locate it-- in case you'll engage a surveyor then he will prove their rough mistake. they must to refund you + compensation for suffering and lack of steering wheel each day :D
good luck

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 11:59 AM

Hi guys

Car was booked in, last monday, for the garage to do an "assesment", but of course they forgot to book a courtesy car :angry: and i use the for my job.
So it's now booked in again for 31st March.
I wonder what BS they are going to come up with this time.


The stories carry on

The garage rang me Friday to tell me that one of thier machanics has left, and that they have to postpone my car's job until 10th of april. :angry:

Have you ever felt that you being given the run around? :unsure:

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 05:14 PM

Hi guys

Car was booked in, last monday, for the garage to do an "assesment", but of course they forgot to book a courtesy car :angry: and i use the for my job.
So it's now booked in again for 31st March.
I wonder what BS they are going to come up with this time.


The stories carry on

The garage rang me Friday to tell me that one of thier machanics has left, and that they have to postpone my car's job until 10th of april. :angry:

Have you ever felt that you being given the run around? :unsure:

Mator


hello
this will forever unless they feel you can fight with them.
when 10 days will be gone -- th e will again arrange another version and you will again to wait.
normally i could engage a criminal surveyor via police to protect your right as client.
you should not be tolerant and wait another strory from their side.
good luck/igor

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 05:34 PM

Tow Mater.

In Toyota's defence changing head gasket on D4D is a pig of a job. Just removing exhaust emission coolant unit & then removing head with Turbo ( Turbo locks head to exhaust when all bolts removed ) loosened is a nasty nasty job.

Now against Toyota. They should have carried out various checks before removing head. For example cylinder leakage test & coolant pressure test amongst some. Sounds like they let the trainee mechanics loose on your car.

Your not paying Toyota to guess what problem is, that's why mechanics go on courses.

Just out of interest you get 6.1 hrs to change head gasket. All other above tests are at extra cost.

Good luck to you. I know what i would be saying to Toyota!!!!!!

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 09:40 AM

So the car went in as planned, the next day they rang me to say that I could collect my car as it was a split pipe by the turbo and they had replaced it. :D
I didn't even make it home 12miles before it boiled. :angry:

It went back, one week later on the thursday they rang and said it was a split thermostat housing and they replaced it. :D
They rang again Friday it boiled again. :angry:

How many times do I have to tell them its the head gasket again bevause i think the head is warped :(

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 06:27 PM

So the car went in as planned, the next day they rang me to say that I could collect my car as it was a split pipe by the turbo and they had replaced it. :D
I didn't even make it home 12miles before it boiled. :angry:

It went back, one week later on the thursday they rang and said it was a split thermostat housing and they replaced it. :D
They rang again Friday it boiled again. :angry:

How many times do I have to tell them its the head gasket again bevause i think the head is warped :(


hi
i winna laugh.
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