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Vauxhall Vectra, 1.9 litre diesel, 2005. A mechanic tells

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Vauxhall Vectra, 1.9 litre diesel, 2005.

A mechanic tells me that (looking in over the engine from the front) I have an injector that is leaking burnt gases into the engine compartment.. there's quite a lot of black carbon deposits all around. He hasn't the special tools required for the job.
The car is still pulling well enough for my local use, in other words I have smelled the fumes in the car when I switch on the heater... which is why I took it to local garage.

What kind of (ball-court) money am I looking at for the repair. Where in Enfield en3 4dz or near might I get the job done.

I also need my car heater sorted out (someone in the past put a leak sealant in the water and it may be blocking the pipes and/or the heat exchanger below the dashboard.

And lastly, I need my air conditioner charged up with gas.

Is all this going to break the bank?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mark replied 3 years ago.

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Hello, my name is Mark and I will try help you with this.

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The list of faults certainly can be expensive to repair if the worst case scenario was to happen.

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ie. You needed to remove the cylinder head to then remove stuck injectors.

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It is unlikely that a sealant in the cooling system has blocked the pipes or heater matrix. That's not how sealing compounds work.

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If the aircon is needing recharged then before that is done it needs to be pressure tested for leaks.

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If leaks are found then depending on where or what will affect the cost of repair.

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If there is no leaks and the loss is due to natural escape over time then refilling the aircon is about £50 -£80 on average.

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I cant advise on local garages as I don't live in your area but you can check online at sites like the good garage guide for information.

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http://www.goodgaragescheme.com/

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http://www.goodgarage.biz/

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http://www.motorcodes.co.uk/

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