My year 2000 Terios started making bad engine noises at 55k miles, sounded like big end, so I brought it to a Daihatsu dealer to be repaired. The crank was repaired and a new con-rod and bearing fitted along with a new gasket set at a cost of Ã‚Â£750. On my way home after collecting the car it started to heat up so I let it cool and then toped up the coolant, when I got home I found that the hoses clips on the heater matrix had not been refitted. I fitted them and contacted the dealer again to inform him of the situation and to tell him that the engine was still quite noisy and had oil seeping from it. It was returned to the dealer and he said that he set the valves and could not find any oil leak, a short time after its return to me the oil light came on and I had to top up with 2L of oil. 200 miles later the oil light was on again and 2L of oil was again required, I had contacted the dealer and had arranged for the car to be looked at again. When I went to collect the car the dealer told me that as a result of the head having to be removed to fit the new con-rod the compression had increased and the engine would now need new rings fitted, at my expense. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have a problem with paying for the rings but I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think I should have to pay for the other parts i.e. gaskets etc and the labour that I had paid for in the first place.
The car is now unusable due to lack of power and the smoke coming from the engine, which is still very noisy. I have contacted Daihatsu UK through their Ã¢â‚¬Å“phone meÃ¢â‚¬Â service on their web site but as yet I have not been contacted. What should I do?