Thankyou, can you please advise was it necessary to remove the manifold and be charged $260 on the initial estimate, as this was the reason given to load the account further, was it necessary to remove it for the cam seal and cam belt repair. I notice on the parts there is no manifold seal gaskets. Also they have a policy of draining the engine oil and putting it back into the engine with any extra oil required, is this an acceptable procedure can only think it is cost saving or environmental.
I would of thought new oil would of gone in, can't believe this big Holden Dealer. Since my question I have been back twice and each time I come home the same problem, they say it is fixed so I am going back again this morning to look at the bottom of the left hand side radiator either oil from the pipe or just maybe red radiator fluid coming from the hose perhaps a pin hole under pressure, so they are going to do a pressure test of the radiator why was this not done as you say .... 4 trips into them and they have not fixed the obvious, and as you say never any engine oil on the floor I do not believe the cam seals were leaking at oil misdiagnose for sure.
Another trip in today No.4. and they have finally admitted I am right as you confirmed, there is a leak on the pipes going into the radiator, fracture in the pipe, the car recently had an accident and the radiator was replaced, the old radiator was pushed back. (accident was 2 months ago). I informed them of this on my first contact with them I then said you misdiagnosed were the cam seals really leaking as there was no signs of engine oil on the floor. They said there was oil was contained in the housing. !! what do you think of this as an explanation can the oil be held in the housings? If there was a slight seepage would you have recommended the cam seals be replaced.
I have had the jack of this outfit. Now $900 to have the pipes replaced however it may be covered by insurance if they will state that they believe it was caused by the accident and not a Vectra problem.
Be really greatful for your comments on these latest developments, thankyou.