100% Speeding (when safe)
Join Date: Aug 2001
Dodgy mechanics, what should I do?
Last proper garage service before the waranty ran out which was done by a well regarded garage I had all the usual things done. The thing is that just today I realised that the wrong size air cleaner was put into the car. That was 20,000km(15,000km services)ago(I'm doing them now). The air filter is too small and letting most of the air in via the gap. (i'm thinking i'm annoyed!!)
The thing is I am always on dirt roads, going through mud and puddles etc, so I pulled off the intake around the throttle body, the intakes full of dirt and grit, the intake is too, theres dirt and water thats been sucked straight past the filter into the engine. Thats happened over 20,000km!!
So what am i meant to do now? Apparently having dirt and stones and mud, etc! down through the throttle body, past the valves and rubbing up and down in the cylinders over this period could have done some damage. Maybe alot!
I havnt noticed any smoke from wrecked rings yet.
This car is a 2 year old 2001 Hyundai Accent, nearly done 150,000km.
What do you think I should try and get them to do for me?
Has anyone else had this sort of thing happen and what did you do?
lets get sideways!!!