I gave my Vectra CDTI 150 to my Local garage for a service ( Oil, Oil Filter, Fuel Filter )
I drove the car today and I could smell diesel fuel through my vents. I came to stop the car and it clonked out on me, with heaps of black smoke and a burning smell coming from the bonnet. I thought the car had caught fire. I opened the bonnet to see the fuel filter spewing diesel all over the engine and onto the exhaust.
Called the AA OUT, AA guy told me the Fuel filter pipe was not connected properly. The car would not start after many attempts and I lost a whole HALF A TANK OF DIESEL as the DIESEL LIGHT had come ON. I had the car towed to the Garage. The car reeks of the diesel the aa guy told me the cars a fire hazard due to having diesel on the exhaust and that it could burn the car due to it becoming hot. THE engine mangement was on and when it did start for a 10 seconds the engine mangement light stayed on
I want to know what you guys think I should ask the garage to do to put the car right and what else could have been affected by this? THE AA GUY SAID THEY MAY REFUSE IT ALL TOGETHER. COULD ANY OTHER PROBLEMS OCOUR AND WHAT I SHOULD DO TO SORT IT... I DONT WANT TO BE SMELLING DIESEL FOR MILES ON END..... BESIDE AN ENGINE CLEAN WHAT ELSE OR HOW???