The Jag went in for its service today.
A few hours later I get a call from the mechanic.
“Yeah mate, we got a problem, we think the head gasket’s gone”
*repeatedly kicks dust bin next to me in train station*
Fucking British cars for you etc.
Well, just got back from the mechanic and the head gasket is kippered.
Options are as follows:
1a. Remove head and inspect, skim head and replace gasket - $3000
1b. Remove head and inspect, rebuild motor - $15000
2. Swap in second hand motor - $3000
3. Add K-seal or similar and cross fingers - $50
Unfortunately, I can only afford option 3 at the moment, so that was undertaken so I could drive home.
The plan at the moment is to raise funds to undertake plan 1a, or 2 if the block is buggered.
So, for the time being, the Jag is up on bricks in the garage until further work can be funded.
In conclusion: cunt cunt cuntity cunt.