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2010 Corsa engine gone

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Evening all, picked up a "lovely" 2010 Corsa 1.0l for a new driver punter.

Anyways on the way back after 8 or 10 miles it smoked and cut out with loss of power. Now it wont start.

Been told the engine has packed up. It only had 49k on the clock. 

Picked it up cheap - Bristol street section for just under £1300. 

Bidded online and never had any issues before but guess theres a first time.

Could anyone help with any contacts for a replacement engine? Seen some at £800 plus... But is that the going rate?

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9 minutes ago, Arfur Dealy said:

I'm not picking fault Derby, but just a 1 month warranty..... 

What were you expecting Simon...... 3 years :lol::lol::lol:

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27 minutes ago, Arfur Dealy said:

I'm not picking fault Derby, but just a 1 month warranty..... 

Guaranteed to last longer than his first one :P

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I’d be asking your local guy for a bit more info on this one. 

Putting used engines off eBay in is a lottery with that engine.

That engine can be overhauled in half a day for less than £400 unless it’s been totally destroyed.

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if its cooked its head junk it

if its jumped on the chain and ripped the cam out junk it

thing is if it smoked before it popped its probably wrecked the cat too

so the costs mount

me?

i would swallow the loss and try and recoup via say ebay if its a tidy car

or buy a low mileage bumped thing and rip the donkey out of it

the place in the link looks like a guy who trades straight looking at his feedback and i think a month warranty is personally very good when you have no idea what monkey might be fitting it

 

just sayin.............

ps dont buy anymore you might as well flagulate yourself if you really like pain because it will be cheaper

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Just out of interest, is that the 1litre "fast & furious" edition?

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15 hours ago, TangoVictor32 said:

Evening all, picked up a "lovely" 2010 Corsa 1.0l for a new driver punter.

Anyways on the way back after 8 or 10 miles it smoked and cut out with loss of power. Now it wont start.

Been told the engine has packed up. It only had 49k on the clock. 

Picked it up cheap - Bristol street section for just under £1300. 

Bidded online and never had any issues before but guess theres a first time.

Could anyone help with any contacts for a replacement engine? Seen some at £800 plus... But is that the going rate?

 Not a good thing to happen , Better happening to you than the customer though , least you can fix it , test it and sell it knowing it works . 

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48 minutes ago, David Horgan said:

 Not a good thing to happen , Better happening to you than the customer though , least you can fix it , test it and sell it knowing it works . 

today:lol:

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16 hours ago, TangoVictor32 said:

Bidded online and never had any issues before but guess theres a first time.

Might the tell tale signs have been present to those in the auction hall? Could have been rattling its nuts off, hence why it didn't make much? Always going to be the risk with online buying. Hope you get it sorted.

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13 minutes ago, CRW said:

Might the tell tale signs have been present to those in the auction hall? Could have been rattling its nuts off, hence why it didn't make much? Always going to be the risk with online buying. Hope you get it sorted.

I’d imagine so! Tbh surely anyone bidding blind on auction cars must expect to get the occasional fucked engine? 

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2 hours ago, met said:

Just out of interest, is that the 1litre "fast & furious" edition?

No 1.0l bog standard for an old lady that wanted one. Never bought any before. 

Thanks for the responses folk. 

I will see what I can do today since I had much needed sleep....at least the battery is fully charged...

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