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My mate uses a mechanic, who I have known for a long time to be a total stooge, first of all he fried his head gasket on a rover (surprise surprise) and this guy swapped his engine, put the manifold on wrong, it blew the gasket, and incorrectly connected up the turbo oil lines, killing the turbo. costing a fortune at a specialist place.

So now his lass has sent her car there to be serviced, it came back, a few days later, during the snow, it completely froze the coolant (yeah well serviced mate)

i couldnt believe it when he told me they sent it back tot he same place to be replaced, the guy supposedly removed the head and rebuilt the broken bits, only he didnt realise the block was cracked, car came back 500quid later and spat oil and steam all over the A19

only after all this have I convinced my mate not to use this fool, and I know have an enigne swap on a 1.6 Astra to do, engine 200 quid and a daft 100 quid to do it coz hes a mate, bosh.

Im an accountant by trade, why can I do this and people who are supposedly professionals cannot?
 

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I know how you feel, I'm the same but with PC's and laptops, the amount of people that have taken theirs to pc world or a private shop and have been told "sorry I cant fix it" or "it's fixed" (when it really isn't) and have be charged upwards of £80 for the privilege

Hence im sat here surrounded by pc's and laptop's working my way through them [brick]
 
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