February 18, 2013, 10:42 am
[quote name='shadeh' timestamp='1361204347' post='236817']
Hi guys I just got a Fiesta today for my sister to learn in, it seemed ok shoddy paintwork but had a new battery service and clutch. We put £10 in it and we're drive along while it juddered quite badly then came to a stop. I thought the battery was on the way out or lost charge so we tried jump starting it but nothing. Called Aa out and he tried rolling the car in gear and it wouldn't move. Got told the engine siezed after driving it for 20 mins. The guy I got it off admitted he was a trader and had advertised it as private. Got it for £290. Dunno what to do
Did you check it for oil prior to driving off from sale,
Or does the service history say it was done recently?
Usual cause of engine sieze is lack of oil but 290pounds for a car that drives is a bit fairytale.
Would have cost around 400pounds for battery,service and clutch to be done.