Head bolt headache




Sometimes routine jobs turn into long, drawn out sagas which I’m sure is the case in any reputable garage.

This blog concerns a cylinder head gasket job on a Renault Clio diesel, the “torx” head bolts rounded off on not one nor two but three of the head bolts!

This meant that the only solution was to “ground off” the head bolts with a die grinder. This is a tedious job so we gave it to our newest staff member, the apprentice.

A patient soul, he diligently carried out the task without complaint. Standard garage practice is to charge per hour, this would have added six or seven hours to the job.

Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic agreed a reasonable rate with the customer. Once the head bolts were removed, the head itself was easy to take out and then we extracted the bolts. The rest of the repair went according to plan.

Remember a poorly maintained vehicle is a breakdown waiting to happen. Come to the experts at Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic.