BigJimny Meet 2019 (17 May 2019)

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Head gasket blown

10 Aug 2019 10:44 #211975 by invisible
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Feel like a fool, bought a 2008 Jimny for £3500 from a dodgy dealer in Stroud - head gasket gone as well as rusty sills.

Is this economic to repair? Should I take this opportunity to replace with Vitara engine?


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10 Aug 2019 11:06 #211977 by Lambert
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If it's within 6 months of purchase the you are covered under statute for them to repair it to a suitable standard. Trading standards are your friend.

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10 Aug 2019 12:26 #211980 by Keithy
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Why would anyone buy from a dodgy dealer?

How long have you had it....it's an 11 years old car after all's said and done.

As Lambert says you have some recourse if it's a dealer......but you may have to prove they knew about the head gasket failure.

Also what does the bill of sale say.....could be spares/repair at that age.

"replace with Vitara engine" the later model M16A VVT? bit spensive....maybe the Liana VVT?

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10 Aug 2019 14:32 #211986 by mlines
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They are pretty tough engines. A straight forward head gasket change would be my strategy of I was confident that there was nothing serious around why it had failed

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