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    Ford Mondeo - Knackered Pistons...
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    • 14th Oct 10, 7:47 PM
    Ford Mondeo - Knackered Pistons... 14th Oct 10 at 7:47 PM
    Hi. Took my car for its MOT today. Failed on emissions (quite spectacularly). Apparently 2 of the pistons are stuck, and according to the mechanic, I need a new engine

    Im absolutely gutted. Only got the car 6 months ago and it cost me 2000. Now, the issue I have is that I took it to a mechanic about 2 months ago because the oil was burning at a rapid rate. He said he looked and couldn't see any issues with it. And oday, this?? Turns out he has put a camera inside the engine and has diagnosed the piston issue, but didn't think to do this when I took the car to him 2 months ago! I'm pretty livid, to be fair

    What should I do? How much am I looking at for a new engine? Is it worth it? Should I sell it as spares/repairs? I'm at a bit of a loss, to be honest, because I'm massively out of pocket, and have no car

    It's a 2004 1.8 Ford Mondeo LX Petrol

    Last edited by shanks84; 14-10-2010 at 8:04 PM.
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