Well.. the coolant leak that i asked advice on in other threads may of got the most of the car. After replacing the header tank, it was still losing coolant out of the leak off pipe. Not dry, but enough to notice, say 1cm from the top of the tank.
So.. I gave in and handed it in to Opel.. as I have a holiday a week friday that I need the car for..
Just got a phonecall when they finally looked at the car with the manager wailing and sobbing about how my cylinder gasket (presuming head gasket en englais) is probably gone...
Now for a 3 year olf car that was perfect before a 2 month standstill, to of suddenly blown its headgasket seems a bit OTT for the manager of Opel to be calling me about. And i am praying that its his (worst case) verdict..
Baring in mind when the leak first sprung it lost about 1.5cm max, and it has never gone above 93 degrees even when i drove it to Opel it was topped up and maxxed out on 89-91 degrees.. I'm finding it hard to see how the head gasket could of gone?
Now he said as I suggested they will check the thermostat first (which would be nice lol). But as he said these engines never go wrong.. now is that true?
Really can't afford to be paying out for that kind of treatment hopefully they aren't mugging me off because im a brit..
Ah yes.. and there doesn't happen to be a service bulletin out for headgaskets does there? My warranty expired the day after I went to Canada (grrrr) and obviously the next time I drove it its knackered.. Don't think I can blag that one on warranty???