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post #31 of 52 Old 04-02-2012, 10:15 AM
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LULZ...


How much did you pay for the warranty?

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the powertrain 3yr/36000 w/ mastertech was $1,800

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And it continued from where you were when you bought the car, right?

Not a bad deal if so.

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Yep. I bought the car with roughly 91,000 on it.

So, not a bad deal at all!

It's getting a new shortblock btw. Pretty sure my warranty just saved my butt.

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Oh, they are replacing the entire thing?

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Yep! So happy about that. I guess they only found piston slap in cylinder 4 but are replacing the entire short block.

So! Yay for a brand spanking new short block.

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YAY you..... :eek: So it prob was a spun bearing.

Give it a few months after you get it back and ask for a refund on the warranty. LOL

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Well, they told me it wasn't spun - I asked when they showed me my engine. There apparently was just piston slap - and it was a really small amount compared to what I've seen. So I wonder why they wanted to just replace the short block? Maybe that's just easier for them? Maybe they're just helping me out? Either way. I'm very excited. Apparently my engine is really clean otherwise. They said there was no way this could have happened from abuse, because there were no other signs of damage pt abuse in the engine. So I guess the problem just was really weird and unique. o.O

Lmao, yep demand my refund once they've replaced an expensive part of my engine that cost more than the warranty. ;D

When I was in there one of the guys was telling me I have to stop racing. I was like, "Oh ya, cause I race all day every day. It's such an abused car."

I do push it every day though on my way to work. It's SO much more fun than my legacy on that windy road. ^_^

edit: Just thought about this, maybe there was a lot of damage done to the cylinder wall?

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scoring maybe... Was it eating oil?

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Pretty sure. I had to change the oil right around 2800 miles - it was getting a bit low. Not super low, but low enough on the dipstick for me to say, "this should be done tomorrow".

But, they told me that I shouldn't have even had to change the oil yet.

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And you should not let them run a QT or under....unless you want to have engine/turbo damage. That's why its said to check the oil levels about every other gas fill up. I slack at it too at times...but, I definitely check this car's oil level more than any other car.

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^now!!!

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So that would've been about right then.

Well, I'm air headed. I'll probably put a reminder on my phone to check it every other day lol. I'm scared of the possibilities if my car runs too low. o.o

I drive a decent amount. Since my car has been in the shop I've put 1,000 miles on their forester.

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