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    hi all

    just bought my 2.2 sri from a local garage ( no warrenty) have just noticed there is an oil leak ( as u stand in fornt of car , too your left , bout 4 inches from the top of the engine looks like were oil is coming from) could some help me pinpiont were its coming from,buying this car has cleaned out all of me funds so any help would be greatful.

    thanks clembo

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    Where about mate?


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    hi rushy sorry missed the all important bit its to the left side on your pic were the last pipe is just before the pic ends just under neath were a belt is if that any help.

    were the arrow is ita about three or four inches down in the engine

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    Thats a familiar sight, had nightmares of this view trying to replace the HG myself!

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    How about this one ?


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    hi were the two arrows are there is oil all over

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    Buying from a garage will cover you for 90 days warranty, even if they do not tell you or publicise it.

    Go back to them and ask them what they are going to do about it.

    Sticky point for them, if they are selling cars but not registered as a trader then they are in the wrong. If they are registered as a trader then by law they need to offer a warranty of some sorts, which is usually 90 days

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    Not sure, the first arrow on the left is where the cylinder head joins the engine block.

    However, I used to have a 2.2 - I once found the alternator, starter, tensioner and whole drivers side of the engine (Which is where your second, right side arrow is) covered in oil.

    The problem was the lower block timing chain cover seal and a leaking oil pressure switch on the front 'leftish' side of the engine. The pressure switch is very easily cured with a new one for around £19, a big spanner and a flexible arm! Although the timing chain cover is a lot more difficult. Nothing serious though !

    Hope this helps !

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    hi robw the bloke in the garage said thats why they are cheaper as they do not offer warrenty on them dont know if they are registered or not. what you said is this concret proof that thay must offer some sort of warrenty.

    thanks clembo

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    I would not use it as concrete proof, I used to work in a car dealers and offered a 30 day warranty but it was meant to be 90 days.

    How long ago did you buy the car? You do have the right to ask for your money back too.

    I would go in and just ask him about the 30-90 day warranty required with selling used cars.

    I would not be happy buying a car from a garage and having to spend money fixing it straight away. Garages (AFAIK) are not allowed to 'Sold as seen'.

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