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Member Since 28 Nov 2008
Offline Last Active Dec 31 2008 11:45 PM
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In Topic: KA question

31 December 2008 - 11:30 PM

Thanks for your replies

I managed to find another KA the same age at a different garage and it had the same in the boot so it's normal.

Thanks for the advice, Dad is going to check it over tomorrow and then i'm going to test drive it on Wednesday, will check the heaters when I drive it

The car is a Ka collection 02 plate, 60,000 miles will come with 12 months mot, 6 months tax, full service and 6 months warranty.
It is priced up at 2699 but I'm trading in my car with 1k on top which works out at 2200.

I've looked at a few at different garages and ones at that spec are priced similar but none of them could offer them with all of the above included.
Finges crossed it all works out. :)


I just bought myself a KA collection for 2000, 02 plate, 64k miles, 3 months warranty 12 months tax and mot, and a free service booked for 6 months time and mine was priced at 2650 when I walked into the dealer :) its a good deal and KA collections are a snatch, they are good runners :) never thought I would find myself actually saying a KA is worth it :P

In Topic: ka "ticking" noise

09 December 2008 - 08:28 PM

Rang them today and they said the timing was out and the can had gone(dont know what it is, though aparently it controls the pistons / timing etc) be 2-3 days then I can go pick it up, is there anything else they should have repaired because that has gone? Dont really want to have to be taking it back again in the next week because its interupted something else working, gotta drive 140miles a day to work.


Thanks for your advise / help everyone

In Topic: ka "ticking" noise

07 December 2008 - 05:41 PM

well driving home today from work and the engine light came on, just a soft flashing, manual says to slow your speed down, so did so, but now its on, and stays on.


Rather worried about it so rang the garage who supplied me the car, they are giving me a car to use for the time being. So something that 2 garages have said is nothing, turns out it could be something serious, someone said on the phone if it has hydrolics they could all need replacing, so im rather confused :\

In Topic: ka "ticking" noise

29 November 2008 - 05:38 PM

it could be that the tappits require adjustment, these should be checked approx every 10,000 miles. about 1/2 hr work for a good mechanic.



thanks for your reply and thats exactly what it was, they said within a month or two it would get louder to what it was originally so there isnt much point in getting it done unless its driving you mad (though I cant hear it to much) but getting it done to be on the safe side and to stop the unwanted looks :P thanks for your advice.