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    Default Whoops.... Now THAT is an expensive 'Mistake'

    Had a C5 HDi towed in with report that engine would not start.... After a bit of interrogation was revealed that car had been overheating, so owner decided to give radiator a flush, with garden hose.... He takes of what he 'THINKS' is top hose and shoves garden hose down it and turns tap on full bore... When no more water would go in, re-fits hose and tries to start it up.... Problem was the 'top-hose' he thought was radiator hose was hose from inter cooler to engine intake.... And he had filled up inter cooler and inlet manifold with water... Then when tried to start it caused hydraulic lock and has caused some internal damage...to what extent not yet known!.... But it is sounding a little expensive!

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    ooooh.

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    some people should not own cars
    The wrong oil is better than no oil at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capago View Post
    some people should not own cars
    No some people should never open the bonnet
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    None of the above !!!

    Give him a quote for repair, and double it !!!!!!!

    Ray

    PS They are always willing to slag off the mechanic....... !!
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    Amazing! I really can't believe it haha makes me laugh tho

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    Just plain dopey I would say...
    Every day when I wake up I reach up in the darkness with my eyes shut and if I cannot feel anything that resembles a wooden lid I know it will be a good day. No lid today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COL View Post
    No some people should never open the bonnet
    i still stand by my original statement lol
    The wrong oil is better than no oil at all.

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