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    gutted just got my car back after 4 months and something is wrong again :(

    my car has been of the road for 4 months as it needed new cam chain and new fuel pump etc and had to wait 4 my dad whos a mechanic to fit it in around his own jobs

    anyway just been 4 a spin in it and its started to make a funny noise again and its smoking quite a bit

    i will have to phone my dad again later and im dreading it he said he never wants to see my car again

    we are supposed to be driving to york in 10 days to take the kids on holiday if it doesnt get sorted we will have to cancel it

    rant over

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    Theres always the train? You might be able to get some cheap tickets depending on where your coming from?

    (Better that way anyway - York's a nightmare for cars!)

    Rent a car

    Hope you manage to sort it

    Give it a little tap with a little hammer, it might help

    http://hammeros.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/big_hammer.jpg

    Original Poster

    we r coming from north wales its about a 4hr car drive,i dont think a train will be possibly there is 7 of us,me,my partner and 5 kids the amount of stuff we have to take is unreal
    thanks anyway

    Sounds like the timing (on the new chain) could be out. Would explain both.

    Or fuel pump not working correctly could also give both symptoms.

    Original Poster

    the noise is like ermm...do u know if battery is dead and u try starting it and it makes like a fast clicking type of sound,it does a few fast ticks then stops again,it only lasts seconds.the car is a mitsubishi delica we have just spent £800 on all the parts for it

    ^^^ when you are driving or on start up?

    Original Poster

    when driving sorry not v good at explaining

    Have you checked the oil level?

    Original Poster

    no not yet my dad said he had put oil in it but it is leaking oil

    Swap the car for a new dad.

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    edjaned;6575511

    no not yet my dad said he had put oil in it but it is leaking oil



    so basically its a half-baked repair coz it was a homer

    buy a new car :thumbsup:

    what car and what year?

    black gerbil1;6576154

    what car and what year?



    Audi q7 56 plate.

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    If its smoking quite a bit it could be under stress, my brother is doing the same - he's going through a divorce

    goldmax;6576564

    If its smoking quite a bit it could be under stress, my brother is doing … If its smoking quite a bit it could be under stress, my brother is doing the same - he's going through a divorce



    that is so dry :thumbsup:

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    black gerbil1;6576154

    what car and what year?



    its a mitsubishi delica (an import)
    its an L reg but low mileage
    past its last mot fine and had another mot 2 days ago and passed again
    i had just put 12 months tax on it b4 it brokedown in june
    i wish i could afford another car but i cant and i have struggled for the past year to pay of debts so i dont really want to loan money to buy another car plus i have just spent £800 on car parts

    anyway taking it 4 a good drive now as maybe its coz its been stood for the past 4 months

    If it's just had the cam chain replaced and it's making noises it needs looking at.

    A good long drive may do more harm.

    Have you spoken to your dad about it?

    Original Poster

    just got back
    just drove car on dual carriage way for an hour it didnt make the noise again
    i did notice though that if i put my foot down when going uphill it seemed to jump up and down gear (its automatic)
    my dad said he doesnt know what it could be and maybe its all the crap coming through as its been sat for 4 months and b4 that the fuel pump wasnt working properly it was losing power and smoking then just died,also just b4 car died he had put like a redex thing in it (it wasnt redex though he said it was stronger stuff to clean all the crap)
    so i thought maybe that hadnt worked its way through plus the fact its been standing 4 a while
    my dad couldnt find where the oil was leaking from,my bf thinks it might be a seal or something

    Hope it's all ok for you going away hun

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    munnski;6580027

    Hope it's all ok for you going away hun



    so do i :cry:
    thanks
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