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Death of a Leon

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by Cupranation, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Cupranation

    Cupranation Active Member

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    So my dozy father finally killed his Leon.

    To my utter amazement he had never had the cam belt changed. I suppose that it sheds some light on the debate as to how long a cam belt lasts rather than how many miles it will do. The answer is 11 years (and 38k miles) :lol:

    The question is what to do with it now? 1 owner 51 reg 1.4S with 38k on the clock. Broken cam belt – local indy say no compression on any cylinders and (oddly) seems to be some coolant in the oil, circa £400 - £600 to fix.....

    Anyone know what it’s worth salvage? Am I likely to get even a few hundred quid from a breaker? If so it tips the balance and makes repair completely uneconomic.

    Sadly just had 4 new tyres and battery.

    Any suggestions of good breakers in the Midlands that might give me something for it (or anyone here interested in breaking it/attempting a repair?)

    Cheers.
     
    #1 Cupranation, Dec 28, 2012
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  2. ReDBull

    ReDBull Every day's a school day.

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    Why don't you stick it the cars for sale section? Bad news but sounds like your Dad had his money's worth out of it.
     
  3. m0rk

    m0rk sarcasm comes free
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    eBay

    Cheap fix for someone at home, you'll see £500-800 easily enough.

    Wait until next week though
     
  4. lil3520

    lil3520 IBIZA 1.9 TDI SPORT 08

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    Sorry to hear about your dad's car.
     
  5. cupragirl

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    Circa £400 - £600 to fix...

    With a bit of patients I'd reckon you could get a second hand engine for less :rolleyes:

    Sent from my GT-I9000 using Tapatalk 2
     
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  6. lil3520

    lil3520 IBIZA 1.9 TDI SPORT 08

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    What part of warwickshire are you ?
     
  7. Cupranation

    Cupranation Active Member

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    Near Atherstone
     
  8. Cupranation

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    Thanks - don't worry he is very laid back about it. He has an interesting take on budget motering - he has just said that if he had the belt changed every 4 years as per the schedule he would have just been comming up to the 4th change - in his mind that has made him £800 better off over 11 years!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. lil3520

    lil3520 IBIZA 1.9 TDI SPORT 08

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    LIKE IT :p
     
  10. JordanMck

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    Nothing worse than killing your own car
     
  11. Cupranation

    Cupranation Active Member

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    My thoughts entirely, sad that some don't see it that way.
     
  12. m0rk

    m0rk sarcasm comes free
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    What did you get for it in the end?

    Sold for stripping or someone to rebuild?
     
  13. Alexis27

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    Sounds like it's time to upgrade to a 1.6, or better.
     

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