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Engine blew up on M62 :(

VTechVTech Posts: 4,736
edited June 2013 in The cake stop
Driving from Liverpool to the midlands this morning and all of a sudden, bang, engine popped and clouds of smoke everywhere.
I couldnt do anything so decided to continue and drove all the way back, when I got back the engine cut out and of course wont be starting again :)

Its only the second time this has happened to me, the first when I was 19. Not a good feeling.
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  • goonzgoonz Posts: 3,106
    Shouldnt this be on Pistonheads or someplace similar?

    What car is it?
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  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    I blew the head gasket on my first car, a Renault 5, on the M62! No temperature gauge, just an intermittent warning light like an elderly glow-worm which I ignored just once too often :shock: Good old RAC!
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Here's one I did earlier :shock: ...

    DSC01690.jpg

    That's one end of an exhaust valve in the foreground and a hole in the top of the piston where I pulled it out from :shock:
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • jezzpalmerjezzpalmer Posts: 389
    A bit of dodgy mapping I expect. :D
  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    jezzpalmer wrote:
    A bit of dodgy mapping I expect. :D

    Definitely, the M62 does not even go to the Midlands. :lol:
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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,417
    team47b wrote:
    Here's one I did earlier :shock: ...

    DSC01690.jpg

    That's one end of an exhaust valve in the foreground and a hole in the top of the piston where I pulled it out from :shock:



    I thought this was powered by elastic bands. :lol:
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Spot on :shock:

    The two rubber bands are called 'Giubos'
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
    Sorry to hear about the engine VTech. I suspect with the cars that you drive a replacement isn't going to come cheap.
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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Beetles got into the engine management system........
    Faster than a tent.......
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,417
    Here you go VTech, a nice understated replacement.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... cence.html
  • southdownswolfsouthdownswolf Posts: 1,514
    Ballysmate wrote:
    Here you go VTech, a nice understated replacement.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... cence.html


    I WANT THAT CAR :shock:
  • Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 7,510
    I was there being interviewed for Canny Farm TV...I saw it all

    1236241875_epic_accident_caught_on_tv.gif
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  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    I was there being interviewed for Canny Farm TV...I saw it all

    1236241875_epic_accident_caught_on_tv.gif
    I like the resigned look of - The goes another muppet needing a tow out of the field.
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • I was there being interviewed for Canny Farm TV...I saw it all

    1236241875_epic_accident_caught_on_tv.gif


    I see the neighbours try'in to park his car again :shock:
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    I was there being interviewed for Canny Farm TV...I saw it all

    1236241875_epic_accident_caught_on_tv.gif


    I see the neighbours try'in to park his car again :shock:

    Vtech, that's no way to get rid of a beetle manifestation :wink:
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
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