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My car died just after xmas, water pump froze - had that replaced and cambelt but car still wouldnt start and was told I've bent the valves. Its an R reg and would cost more than car is worth to fix, …
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6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
My car died just after xmas, water pump froze - had that replaced and cambelt but car still wouldnt start and was told I've bent the valves. Its an R reg and would cost more than car is worth to fix, guy quoted me £650. Anyway, I need rid of it - I have NO idea about cars and was going to advertise locally, but what price do I ask?! Any help would be great, or would it just be better to scrap it? As single mum I need to get as much back as poss as really need to get another car. Thanks for reading.
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6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
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#1
aww sorry about your car..i cant advise but hope you get it sorted xx
suspended#2
It might help if we knew which car it was... (_;)
#3
Where I am in the south east scrap cars are about £50 - £80 if they are collected could be less
Anybody who knows what they are doing would go to a scrap yard and either replace the whole engine or just the top end with the valves in. As a "proper garage" cost with all new parts £650 sound in the ball park.
#4
Valves are def bent, belt didnt snap but slipped so I was told it was a possibility they could have been bent but mechanic apparently 'was pretty sure it would be fine' grrrrrr


jonny619447
It might help if we knew which car it was... (_;)

Astra Arctic 1.6 16v 1998 (r reg) - in last 6mths its had new alternator, battery, tyres etc, 4 months mot left - dont know if any of that any help?!
suspended#5
Have a look what they go for, and then take £600 - £700 off that. Might get slightly more then scrap value. Most I can tell you
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jonny619447
Have a look what they go for, and then take £600 - £700 off that. Might get slightly more then scrap value. Most I can tell you

Cheers, thanks to everyone for reading :)
#7
I bet you could get a second hand engine cheaper than £650 , but then you'll have to pay someone to fit it .
I've had 3 Astra ...........................MKI van , MKII and MKIII estates , great cars they are too , never had any real problems but ...................... I always had antifreeze in the engines in winter :-)
If it goes through an MOT without much trouble and is in decent condition ...........get it fixed and keep it .
#8
You would be better selling it for parts seperatly on ebay or something but would all depend on make and year to how much you would get .
#9
libEL
Valves are def bent, belt didnt snap but slipped so I was told it was a possibility they could have been bent but mechanic apparently 'was pretty sure it would be fine' grrrrrr



Astra Arctic 1.6 16v 1998 (r reg) - in last 6mths its had new alternator, battery, tyres etc, 4 months mot left - dont know if any of that any help?!


But no Anti Freeze.

Scrap value, around £100 collected in my area.
#10
Did your advert in Gumtree find any takers ?

:D
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libEL
Valves are def bent, belt didnt snap but slipped so I was told it was a possibility they could have been bent but mechanic apparently 'was pretty sure it would be fine' grrrrrrAstra Arctic 1.6 16v 1998 (r reg) - in last 6mths its had new alternator, battery, tyres etc, 4 months mot left - dont know if any of that any help?!
But no Anti Freeze.Scrap value, around £100 collected in my area.
There was anti-freeze in it but there was a small leak which is initially why the mechanic was coming out - when he arrived car wouldnt start although it had started fine and been driven previous day - just my luck!

DEALWARRIOR
Did your advert in Gumtree find any takers ?:D
lol yep car sold today....now just need to find a new one!

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