From: Homer on
"DCA" <dca860MAPS(a)yahooMAPS.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Regardless - the head gasket (and warped head too in many cases) is
> widespread.

I didn't say it wasn't but it's not a design flaw of the engine. It was
mainly caused by poor assembly of the engine and badly designed systems
outwith the engine. If it's repaired properly it shouldn't give any further
problems.

> When you consider the many other smaller engines fitted to big vehicles
> that have no sign of issues -

That's fine if the were designed for the job, this one wasn't.

> I'm afraid I can't agree with your summary.

Considering the lack of knowledge you've displayed in this thread already I
wouldn't expect anything less.


From: johannes on


DubDriver wrote:
>
> "DCA" <dca860MAPS(a)yahooMAPS.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:8sA7k.70797$P83.66225(a)newsfe20.ams2...
> > DubDriver wrote:
> >>
> >> "johannes" <johs(a)size464677743285fitter.com> wrote in message
> >> news:485E7BB1.4B3D002F(a)size464677743285fitter.com...
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> "Gizmo." wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> "lofty44" <rr1980_5(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >>>> news:96353229-1b9c-4c18-ace9-27ba3e97eaf0(a)w7g2000hsa.googlegroups.com...
> >>>> > which cars hold their value best
> >>>>
> >>>> Ferrari Enzo, Bugatti Veyron etc
> >>>
> >>> Yes, it seems that exotic cars hold their value surprisingly well.
> >>> Perhaps the perception that a 10 year old Porsche 911 or a Ferrari
> >>> is still a 911 or a Ferrari, and you can't enter the club by the back
> >>> door, so to speak. Ordinary common garden cars drop to 40% by 3 years.
> >>> then by 40-50% for every following 3 years. Cars that drop quickly
> >>> may be good secondhand buys. The super-mini class of cars hold their
> >>> value well, e.g. Polo, Golf.
> >>
> >> ... except for a host of super-mini class cars from the likes of Ford,
> >> Fiat, Peugeot & Citroen etc that don't.
> >>
> >> Golf isn't in the "super-mini" class.
> >>
> >> VW cars lose less than average common garden makes.
> >>
> > and Audi less that VW
>
> and BMW less than Audi ;)


But Skoda is the best car (according to customer surveys).
From: Homer on
"DCA" <dca860MAPS(a)yahooMAPS.co.uk> wrote in message
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> A well designed engine will just get on with it - a shite one will have
> cylinders too close together

Why do you think the cylinders too close together?



From: johannes on


Homer wrote:
>
> "DCA" <dca860MAPS(a)yahooMAPS.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:uab8k.173106$M63.67938(a)newsfe13.ams2...
> > A well designed engine will just get on with it - a shite one will have
> > cylinders too close together
>
> Why do you think the cylinders too close together?

A-series engine. Two siamesed pairs of cylinders with no water galleys
between the members of the pair.
From: DCA on
Homer wrote:
> "DCA" <dca860MAPS(a)yahooMAPS.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:uab8k.173106$M63.67938(a)newsfe13.ams2...
>
>> A well designed engine will just get on with it - a shite one will have
>> cylinders too close together
>>
>
> Why do you think the cylinders too close together?
>
>
>
Didn't say they were - but gave an example of bad design