I got my Daihatsu Applause 1994 serviced two days ago; changed battery, timing belts, fixed an oil leak. After driving 3 km the car stalled and I found the collant drained completely. There was no spark when iginition was turned on. Replacing the distributer and coil did not help.
My mechanic investigated for two days and says the camshaft is broken into two and he says this is possible for an old car.
Is this credible? or could this happen because of mrchanic error during service?
Sue the mechanic if he doesnt fix it all since it is his fault. There i no way that this could have happened without him screwing up the installation of your new timing belt. Wouldn't be surprised if he used the wrong damn timing belt since they are actually hard to find for these models. These guys are a shady bunch especially when dealing with a vehicle as rare as a daihatsu. Dont put it past them to drain your radiator either, or at least leave the draincock cracked. Just to prove my point i drove from Sacramento, CA to Las Vegas, NV & back To Seattle, WA with a leaking radiator after my ******* friend who was driving while i slept let it overheat, READ: BONE DRY, burning a hole through my piston head by melting a brand new platinum spark plug, losing all compression in that cylinder mind you. And all it did was slow it down. This is not a "build up" incident. Rather somebody really screwed up the proper timing of your engine. There is no way that an engine as weak, no offense, as this snapped a camshaft on its own without some ******* helping it along. But i doubt it is snapped anyway. If anything your valves and rocker arms are all jammed and your head is warped. But what the hell, that pretty much warrants an entire rebuild if you ask me since this situation will more than likely cause further problems if not more of the same from dealing with these obviously inept "mechanics". My advice is to sit on the car & pursue legal action. It isnt necasarily an easy pursuit but these guys are liable you just need to prove it & with the help of a good reputable third party mechanic to state on the record what he finds it should be fairly simple to get a judgement from this. If at the very least it should get the mechanic who caused this to fix the problem entirely or better yet to pay someone "better qualified" to do it right. In the meantime get something else to drive as the cost just makes it not worth it to perform these repairs you now need. And if you happened to pay by check, I would put a stop payment on the check ASAP so that you are'nt assed out of your hard earned money in the meantime. Anyway, good luck to you & God bless.
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2.3L engine only has an internal oil pump, inside oil pan, driven by camshaft, no sprocket for oil timing belt, only timing mark for crankshaft and camshaft gear's, timing belt tensioner and auxiliary gear's no timing marks.Hope this was very helpful.
head gasket ,sorry ,its leaking through the feed to the valve gear in the head gasket .easy to change though on these cars just make sure the parts are available as i cannot get any spares here in spain for this make of vehicle
check your brake fluid level i had same problem on a different car with handbrake light staying on and when i checked brake fluid it was on minimum light went back to normal after topping up fluid in the reservoir check the fluid "DOT" rating before buying this should be on the cap (ie DOT 4 fluid only)
hello, oil capacity 3.5 ltrs. oil type for cold climate:5W/30;moderate climate: 10W/30 and hot climate: 20W/50.engine oil classification: API/ACEA: SG/A2-96. there is a drain plug/bolt underneath the engine. you might see it if you raise the vehicle to an appropriate hight for you. caution, make sure you brace the vehicle. put necessary wheel brace in front and rear of the wheels to keep the car from sliding and to prevent you from being squished from underneath the car.