I had a failed head gasket replaced cheaply and it's gone again. Anything I can do?

I have a 54-reg Nissan Patrol 3.0. During January this year I had a head gasket failure. I put it into an independent garage that boasts of savings of around half the main dealer labour charges. They used Nissan parts but now, five months later, it has gone again, and I am now faced with another £2000 - £3000 bill. Lots of people have said that they should have skimmed the head and had it pressure tested. I was not given the option of either, but when asked about this they said that were only trying to save me money. They are coy about any kind of warranty on their work, and when asked for a further quote, they have yet to respond. I am the loser but it's my word against theirs. Any ideas?

Asked on 30 June 2010 by chris1051

Answered by Honest John
That's the way it goes. You save money. You get a cut price job that doesn't work. But you might have a case against the garage for such an early failure after the work was done.
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