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Hi guys.

I have a mk1 Peugeot 3008 2.0 HDi. Lovingly looked after and well maintained. Decided to get the timing belt and water pump replaced a little early to ensure the car continues to run OK.

Took the car to my mechanic for the replacement to receive a phone call later in the day that something had gone wrong.

Was told that the crankshaft pulley bolt had sheered off inside the crankshaft and they couldn’t remove it all. Was advised the only way to remove it was to take the oil pan off the car and remove the crankshaft from the engine to be sent away to have the bolt removed professionally. I wasn’t happy about this and wanted to research further, and get an idea of costs before continuing. Told mechanic not to proceed any further and to provide me with a cost the following day.

Didn’t hear anything further from mechanic and wasn’t able to contact them, so went to their workshop to discover my car on a ramp with the bottom of the engine removed, various parts on the floor and my clutch, flywheel, crankshaft and bearings on a work bench. Took various photos, including the remains of the bolt.

Mechanic informs me that clutch and flywheel nearing end of life (fair enough, but didn’t ask them to tear it down to find out). Still awaiting a quote for everything but after further research worried about the consequences of having my engine put back together like this. Especially if not done carefully (damaged bearings, foreign material etc). Also questioning whether they needed to take the entire crankshaft out of the engine to remove a stuck bolt.

What the heck do I do now?
 

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It's not unknown for crankshaft pulley bolts to shear, but the garage shouldn't have gone any further after you instructed them not to.
At one place I worked we had a specialist welder successfully remove a snapped bolt in situ.
Unfortunately you now have a messy situation, first thing is to talk to the garage boss to see how this can be resolved. Do this before things get any further ouut of hand.

Roger.
 

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They should not have stripped your engine without your authority i certainly would not have went for that option there are ways of getting these things out !!
 
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