My car is citreon saxo 1.1i 1998 milage at the moment roughly over 100,000.
I started to get gargling noise from the front of the car, so I took it to my mechanic and he popped open the coolant (whilst running) and he said oil is leaking in to the coolant after smelling then washing his hads. He diagnosed it as head gasket needed to be replaced.
He advised to drive it until it dont start one morning which I believe can start to damage the pistons and put a hole in the engine (which then leads to no point in keeping it)
Anywho I am wondering whether I should get it replace or not yet. Its only recently had service, ball barions replaced, ball joints replace (due to grinding noise up on turning and driving).
Also I seem to get that same noise when turning left but they saying there is nothing wrong with it, it may just be one of those noises that are to be solved.
The break dont seem very sharp even after bleeding ect. But said nothing wrong with them.
i hear many noises which I have read up in my repair book to have checked. Which ive been told nothing to worry about the car is safe to drive.
Im just looking for advise on possible problems there is to have fix or basically whether I should scrap the car and get a new one otherwise ill put it in for a new head gasket tomorrow or within the next couple days. Thank you best regards.
P.S If you need me to take pictures of any part of the car and insert them let me know.
As im not sure what im looking for to check for problems under the hood.
Monday, February 5th, 2007 AT 5:13 AM