Chugging start up, lots of smoke. Spanner light.
Bonnet open. Checks at the swirl bar. On its side off the swirl bar pins.
Gunk and muck on swirl valve number 4 from left to right. Dry paste on swirl valve number 3. 1 and 2 still dry. 3 and 4 up and down movement significant to have made the swirl bar fall off.
Swirl bar condition. Ball joints esp, number 3 worn out.
Tried the cap ends fix. Bought some cap ends from screwfix. Just under £3.
Glue didn't hold. Could try a fix a second time, let the glue set longer....
Swirl bar rod came off again on its side.
Call out to AA. Have the breakdown repair cover. Driver said it is not a roadside repair and have been preliminary proposed for the breakdown repair cover. The garage has to quote and call the AA tomorrow for the go ahead.
Repaired to my local garage. They have not done one before. However, I have printed off the Pierburg PDF, the 38 page how 2, a pic of the revised manifold. S B OK? Multi vehicle Garage attached to Palmers Peugeot dealing with all makes of cars with dealership back up.
Manifold approx £200,
actuator, some have been got on here for around £100,
And have cambelt and waterpump done at the same time whilst at it.
Cambelt kit £150?
Total parts I think, £512?
4 hrs labour time for a competent garage? £50 p/h?
Total £700 to £800 for all done, cambelt waterpump and intake manifold?
This could be good timing, as I was about to spend £350 next Weds on the waterpump and cambelt myself alone.
So with the AA Breakdown repair cover up to £500, I should be bang on the money with all jobs above, with the amount I have to pay over the top of this, (when I have claimed back the money from AA thereafter) and at least it has happened now and I wont have paid for the cambelt job, then had to pay again in the near future when the intake manifold changed over.
What do you guys think on costings?