Was driving my sisters land rover. Noticed at some stage that the car was not performing but did not at this stage think anything of it. This is because I know this happened to another land rover of theirs. Only at a later stage did I notice the temperature gauge was showing hot. I was very close to my sisters place and just wanted to get the car safely to her place. This was probably an error in judgement.
The next day it was discovered that a water pipe had burst. This is what caused the car to not perform and to overheat. I would just like to know at what point does damage occur to the car engine etc after a water pipe has burst and starts to leak or has leaked out totally already? There is no way I could know that a water pipe had burst. What damage occurs and how severe is it after a pipe has burst. Of course that I drove the car further damaged the car a lot more. However I cannot see how I can be held responsible for all the damages as this is not even my car and the car was given to me in good faith and that everything would be in working order.
Also my brother in law managed to start the car the next day and even drive it a short distance. Could this also have led to even more damage? Please could you help me in this regard. I know to little about cars and what happens when. Thanking you for your answer.
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 AT 7:11 AM