Re: XR6T has arrived, and gone again (BUGGER!)
Originally Posted by ymmlxrman
Took delivery of the new XR6T on Wednesday at 5pm, magnificent.
Limped to the dealer at 3pm Thursday with a very sick car.
I had put close to 150km on it during the 20 hours I had it and about 3km from home (before setting off on the Easter break), it got very sick very quickly whilst moving away from a set of lights (slowly due to traffic nightmares).
Engine extremely lumpy, idle at 1500rpm, revs all over the place when trying to drive, virtually no brakes (nil vaccuum), barely made it home, immediately towed to the dealer.
Intial analysis is that the solenoid that controls the variable valve timing had stuck, car no go.
Owner (me) extremely pissed off with a dead car not even 24 hours old. A $50k (with the options that I had) pile of crud and no car over the Easter break.
Anybody heard of this happening and what else can I expect to happen like this over it's lifetime.
Not happy Jan!!
Congrats on the new car, but it is shocking to hear what happened with it - HOW BAD IS THAT? All that emotion, waiting for it, taking delivery and THAT happens? I have not heard of anything like that happening but I guess shit happens sometimes! Hopefully some of the guys on here can help ya.
I really hope they can fix it all for you and that it is not off the road too long - and that you can finally get to enjoy it! My heart has gone out to you! Best of luck dude!
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