I used it to clean the webbing & padding on a rucksack last week - amazing how dirty these things can get (it's only what, 13 years old? Not really used for camping - more for going on courses with Cadets lol)
Planning to wash the car then finding that it's raining
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That should be in the Like thread - Mother Nature did it for you :-D
Force of the rain earlier was near enough equal that of a pressure washer lol
I actually like doing housework, you can see what you've done and get a sense of achievement, much nicer to be in a clean house as well...what I don't like is people coming home and ruining it a few hours later, I'm sure there's some sort of mess explosion happening immediately when they come back.
If you wouldn't mind nipping up to Grimsby - I'll meet you at Sainsbury's and you can crack on...my Mother won't complain either lol
I may be completely wrong here - but I can't see how a breather pipe would cause cutting out?
Anyway - if you go to the Ford Etis website, you can generate a service schedule for your car (doesn't always work with Chrome - but does work with Internet Explorer).
If you've not witnessed the car overheating under normal usage, then I'd be willing to put money on it being fine. And you've said your oil looks good and is at the right level. If you start getting a loss of power, rough running/misfire and a mayonnaise like substance in your oil (a little bit around filler cap/dipstick opening in winter isn't anything to worry about) then yeah, I'd say your HG had gone.
As has been said, you're looking at a hefty bill if it does go. The Mk2 Punto (1.2l 8v engine) generally costs around £300-£400. I would imagine the Fiesta to be at the £400 minimum for a proper job.
Sounds like he's dumped a bottle of Rad-Weld or K-Seal in there.
Is that the 1.6 Petrol?
It sounds dubious.
Head gaskets normally fail for a reason - they're not really a wear and tear item.
Personally, I'd be inclined to dump out the coolant, flush it all through and replace it. One of the common reasons for HG failure is over heating. Especially on cars with heads made of chocolate (Mk2 Punto springs to mind...) So long as the car is well maintained, it should be okay. The coolant change/flush and an oil change (with filter) is easily DIY'able and doesn't take long.
Whilst your at it, I'd also be inclined to find a new garage!! Family or not