2004 MG



December, 8, 2008 AT 3:55 PM

Engine Mechanical problem
2004 Other MG Models 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 30000 miles

I bought my MGZR 6 months ago and have just been told that it had a head gasket failure but will need an engine replacement. The replacement fortunatley is covered by warranty however only up to £1500. Surely they will replace with a reconditioned engine which I have heard failed all dynometer testing. What can I do as this car is on finance for another 3 and a half years and I fear that this is the start and not the end. To top it off the sales executive joked that they will replace it with a cheap engine from the scrapyard and pocket the cash. What can I do? Please help?


1 Answer


Dave H

March, 17, 2009 AT 6:15 AM

The engine does not need replacing. The head gasket needs replacing. The cost of a gasket is around 10. The labour involved in changeing this gasket should be around 3/4 hours. So even the most expensive garage on the planet is not going to cost 1500 to repair this. Go back to the garage and explain you have had a quote from elsewhere for the repair at a cost on 400. Ask for a breakdown of their repair cost's and why it is costing so much ! This is a common fault on this vehicle !

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