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require a camshaft rocker for the exhaust valves on 4th cylinder of my 2007 captiva 1991cc diesel. do you have any advice on where to purchase this item as i have just taken it back from dealer who had car for 8 weeks trying to repair it & don`t want to go back to them for the part.

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You could try giving any large motor factors a ring Partco etc. but I think it would be a dealership part, could you try another dealership or better still try the parts manager at cresser his forum name is bazzafranklin send him a personal message, see if he can organisetwo to post to you.
 

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thanks Big Al

kind of figured i would have to try another dealer. just tought as its saturday i could track down something online. will try some motor factors but it is a pretty specific part. still i`m sure when i get part it will be less than the £8000 engine dealership quoted.

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I think I remember this issue from the Aussie site- it's been quite common asI remember- oil starvation or somesuch.
 

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car drove great & regularly serviced by dealer. driving home from work & engine went bang & started rattling. transported to garage & they just said engine faulty & it is wear & tear requires new engine. never heard of an engine with a 5 year life outside of F1 so insisted the engine was stripped & they told me the cranckshaft bearing had collapsed & damaged the clutch gear. these parts were replaced & engine had a different rattle & arnold clark dealership were not prepaired to spend anymore time on it as they told me it needed an engine in first place. picked car up from them & it sounded like it was running on 3 cylinders & 4th was blowing back through the air filter. removed rocker cover & found the 4th cylinder exhaust rocker arm small roller that runs on cam had collapsed meaning the exhaust valves on this cylinder are not opening.
was going to fit recon engine but that was before i got a look at it, now want to fit this part & see how it goes before i remove the head as i initially thought it sounded like a bent valve.
 

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Commented on your past posts regarding this problem and Isaid they should have pulled the pistons down to check the tops of the pistons for marks in casethe extra play at the bottom end had sent up the pistons too highand hit a valve.If a ******* like me could work outwhat should have been done, a specialising main dealer with the back up of the cars manufacturer should have known what to doand checked for the obvious follow on damage, I believe you have acase for being able to get a successful out come from the garage with some forceful determination. Would it be possible to get an independent engineers report and some help from trading standardsto force the garage in totaking the car back and doing the job correctly, instead of handing the car back in an unsatisfactory condition and not wanting to face completing the job correctly at there expense.You don't advise customers to replace a complete engine at the price they cost compered with a strip down and replacing a few broken parts.[ what happened to re-bores oversize pistons regrinding cranks re- balancing and over size shells, skimming heads and pushing in newvalve guides, all commonplace for engine repairs] Or is it down to charging top prices but only paying low wages that only attractfitters which are inadequate in real engineering. All good fitters end up starting up on there own where there knowledge can be appreciated. Sorry for the rant but these main dealers are sh*t!!!! don't know what the rest of you think about wmhuge predicament.
 

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Hi thought I would ask from some help/advice from you all. Bought a 07 Captiva LT in October 2011. Had the lights on dash board faults and after several visits got a new exceleration pedal which cured this fault, then took it into garage for service in June and they broke the sump plug so had to get that fixed, off the road for another week and now it broke down last wednesday, engine was making a rattle noise and no power. The garage eventually got round to looking at it yesterday and have called to say that the engine is done, something has went wrong with the crank shaft and I will need a new engine!!! The car has only done 68000 miles, i bought it from arnold clark and they are a chevrolet dealer. A new engine would cost £8000 and they couldn't source a recon one. I had bought the Arnold Clark autocare cover which is rubbish, they will cover to fix the engine if repairable but only up to £2000. But to find out if it is fixable they need to strip the engine down and I am liable for cost of this if they can't fix it. Needless to say I have told them to go ahead and strip it and am waiting on them calling me back with my fingers and everything else crossed. I can't believe that this could happen to such a young car, has anybody else had this problem. I am now without a car and can't afford to buy another. Thanks for reading and any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.

I belive this was your original postings for the dealings with Arnold Clark and the problems with the crankshaft bearing.
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Sorry but I'm here again, I have read over you and your wife's posts and getting a clearer picture of your dealings with Arnold Clark. Basically you bought a relatively young car with a modest mileage and Arnold Clark were quite happy to sell you a warranty. Realising you had a major fault they did not want to go down the road of repairers but fraudulently wanted then to wriggle out of repairs by saying you needed a new engine, of course the engine was repairable, it needed a bearing and a clutch simple or do Arnold Clark garages admit basic repairs are beyond them. But of course they should say that because anybody with any idea of basic engineering should know if something happens there is consequences to those actions and should be checked, If the engine had been checked professionally All REPEARABLE faults should have been done. maybe the cost to you may have been a bit higher but at least the car would have been running and still not looking as they suggest another£8000. THIS IS NOT AN UNREPAIRABLE ENGINE, BUT AN INADIQUATE GARAGE. First step trading standards take a detailed list of all points and actions. Write formal letters to the garage and head office detailing all points and stress you are not satisfied with the situation and getting an independent report done followed by legal action asking for damages. Ask for replies to your letters. Don't sound week or give in that's what they rely on. Anybody else have any helpful ideas on this fraudulent matter, keep us posted.
 

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Oh My God, paid £27.04 for rocker arm and thats the car running, no new engine required!!! Only problem now is it running on limp mode cause engine management light is on (we think this is the cause) so will need to go back to those numpties Arnold Clark to get it reset and don't want them anywhere near my car again Grrrrr!!!!
 
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