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I just want to have a moan that I am having a day from HELL! At 7.10am I went to get some petrol and put some air in my tyres cus we are going on hols on Saturday to the Lake District. I noticed that… Read More
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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
I just want to have a moan that I am having a day from HELL!
At 7.10am I went to get some petrol and put some air in my tyres cus we are going on hols on Saturday to the Lake District. I noticed that my rear tyre seems to have a slow leak, so I decided to go and get a new tyre- £30. I went home, took my dog and moms to the park, got back to the car and it wouldn't start, then I had no power and it was making enough noise to wake the dead. Limped back to moms (3 miles away), got out of car and found what looked to be hair extensions coming out of the exhaust and a disgusting burning smell. Rang Kwik Fit and was told it was my bafflers (I was relieved cus I thought I might have sucked a dog or duck up the exhaust at the park!!)
Again, limped noisily and stinkily to the garage (another 2 miles away!), to be told that the back box of my exhaust needed replacing (£60)cus of the bafflers hanging out BUT that I might have problems with my coil pack as my catalytic converter was running red hot (he showed me and I could see it glowing so I don't reckon he was telling porkies) . I needed to have diagnostics run on it to confirm but he didnt have a qualified technician in today to do it . Back box duly replaced I then limped noisily and stinkily with the heater on full blast(!) so the engine didnt overheat and with the extra banging of the back box that they didnt tighten properly!! Everyone was turning to stare at me as I drove past!!
Got to the next Kwik Fit (5miles this time!) and yes I need new coils but they cant get hold of em today so I had to leave the car there til tomorrow, and start to walk home.
Tried to catch a bus but it went sailing past, tried to flag down 2 taxis- they drove straight past me! Eventually caught a bus after we had walked about a mile ( I had my 12 year old daughter with me). I can honestly say I am KNACKER ED! I am just praying that they can get hold of the coils so that I can go on hol in it on saturday!
There- I don't feel so sorry for myself now I have got all that lot off my chest! Hope everyone else aint plagued by Wednesday woes!
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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
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#1
awwwww it happens like that doesnt it,all the chit thrown at ya in one day,hope you get it all sorted and can enjoy your break away :)
#2
I feel really bad, sorry I couldn't come get you. Richies' still poorly, awake now but definately not with it. If you let know me when its sorted, I'll take you up to get the car. Fingers crossed, it gets sorted soon.
#3
there there, it will all be over soon
#4
Deek43
I feel really bad, sorry I couldn't come get you. Richies' still poorly, awake now but definately not with it. If you let know me when its sorted, I'll take you up to get the car. Fingers crossed, it gets sorted soon.


Dont worry bout it- lik I said the kids come first. Me and Char are a little bit fitter now cus of the walk, but I can honestly say I could have done without the stress!
Hope Richies better later and that Al dont get it, give em a kiss from me (but then spray yourself with antibac spray so you dont get it:roll:)
#5
Mardyass
awwwww it happens like that doesnt it,all the chit thrown at ya in one day,hope you get it all sorted and can enjoy your break away :)


you aint wrong Hun- you aint wrong!!!;-)
#6
dean3988
there there, it will all be over soon

damn well hope so!

thanks all for your good wishes! I had to get it off my chest now that I have calmed down:thumbsup:
#7
murie hugs.... poor u... sounds a nightmare day... be glad it wasnt raining... could u imagine... ok im not helping....go put ur feet up and have a nice cup of tea!
#8
well i was , but you have brightened up my day ....I always have things like that happen to me .....its like im living a comedy life , but its real life and everone else is getting the laugh from my experiences

and btw this speech from sly always makes me feel better

The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done! Now if you know what you're worth then go out and get what you're worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody!
#9
alnbowes
well i was , but you have brightened up my day ....I always have things like that happen to me .....its like im living a comedy life , but its real life and everone else is getting the laugh from my experiences

and btw this speech from sly always makes me feel better

The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done! Now if you know what you're worth then go out and get what you're worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody!


true- but I aint where I wanna be cus of the flamin car!!!:x (I understand where you are coming from tho:thumbsup:)
#10
o u poor thing, well u will b after paying out all that money b4 u go on yr hols:x
have a good holiday:thumbsup:
#11
Better than it happening once you were away.

Seems all fine though, cats work hot but shouldn't glow, it means excess fuel is being sent downstream of the engine. I hope it is a coil though since plenty of other things can cause it and it was a bit of a big assumption of the first kwik fit guy to make. I also would suggest you don't use "Fast fit" non-service technician places like Kwikfit for anything other than "fast fit" work such as tyres or exhausts.
#12
pghstochaj
Better than it happening once you were away.

Seems all fine though, cats work hot but shouldn't glow, it means excess fuel is being sent downstream of the engine. I hope it is a coil though since plenty of other things can cause it and it was a bit of a big assumption of the first kwik fit guy to make. I also would suggest you don't use "Fast fit" non-service technician places like Kwikfit for anything other than "fast fit" work such as tyres or exhausts.


The first bloke rang another technician to check his suspisions were right. As it happened they were confirmed by the computer diagnostics.
I usually use an independent garage but on this occasion I couldnt get hold of him at all and I needed it sorting out. I went to Kwik Fit cus it was quite obviously an exhaust problem at first. thanks for the advice tho:thumbsup:
#13
Sounds like a **** day, but now you are due 364 days (or is it 365 cause of a leap year?) of good ones...put the lottery on for tonight!!!!

Rep added to try and make you feel better :)

BFM
banned#14
Have a great holiday, it'll make up for it! :thumbsup:
#15
Kwik-Fit, your problems have only just started if you let them mess around with your car.

I wouldn't let them near my push bike.
#16
soz to hear ur hvin a bad day had exact problem last wekk wen my exhast fell and had to get the hole thig replaced cost a bomb :x
#17
Inactive
Kwik-Fit, your problems have only just started if you let them mess around with your car.

I wouldn't let them near my push bike.

Thank you soooo much for making me feel better about it all:x Kick me while I'm down why dont ya?
#18
Sorry I only speak as I find, they are useless, just out to rob people.
#19
"BUT that I might have problems with my coil pack as my catalytic converter was running red hot"
That's a new one on me , never heard of that one before . My coil pack went on my Vauxhall , it went into what is called "limp home mode" and was running on 3 cylinders . Got a new one and all is well .

Can some mechanic on the forum explain how a coil pack is connected to the catalytic convertor ?
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ricko
"BUT that I might have problems with my coil pack as my catalytic converter was running red hot"
That's a new one on me , never heard of that one before . My coil pack went on my Vauxhall , it went into what is called "limp home mode" and was running on 3 cylinders . Got a new one and all is well .

Can some mechanic on the forum explain how a coil pack is connected to the catalytic convertor ?


Simple. One cylinder is not burning the fuel, goes downstream to the catalyst where it burns, hence the extra heat.
#21
that is what was explained to me when the diagnostics were run- "1 of 4 pistons are misfiring" leading to and excess of fuel not being burned making the lot run hot- thats parrot phrased of course cus I cant remember the specific words. :roll:
#22
pghstochaj
Simple. One cylinder is not burning the fuel, goes downstream to the catalyst where it burns, hence the extra heat.


Cheers , that explains it then .

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