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Old 08-15-2006, 02:04 PM   #1
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Warranty work...

So my car has been leaving oil puddles behind every time i park it. The other day when the guy at Discount Tire was pulling my car in i noticed a loud knocking or clicking, i also noticed it was leaving a trail of oil behind it. I knew i had a serious issue so i took it to my dads to let him have a listen, then he followed me to the dealership.

After arriving, the guy quickly noticed my car was not stock, and started with a barrage of questions like if i raced it or had nitrous. He starts going on about how my aftermarket air filter could have caused the problem and all this other shit, so i knew i was in for it, as he hadn't even looked at my car yet. I told him what was all done to it and left.

So now i recieve a phone call saying they think it is the #4 piston and tell me, "we arent sure if its covered yet, but if it isnt it will be $1650, can we proceed?" So to me it sounds like they want to tear it apart and BS me and stick me with a bill.

So, what would you guys do?

1. let them rip it apart and hope they dont try to screw you into paying.

2. take it to a differen't dealer and hope they are better about it.

3. put a stock intake and stuff on it and take it somewhere else.

The car is a 2003 zx3, has a 2.0 and has 45k on the clock, mostly easy driving. The car has the extended 100,000 mile warranty.

Mods- CAI with k&n filter, fc 65mm tb, coil + livewires, fc UDP set, FC 4-2-1 + bosal catback...and i think thats it engine wise.

Thanks for any input guys and girls.


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Old 08-15-2006, 02:35 PM   #2
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I see in your mods, the things that could come back to bite you are the coil and wires, and the udp.
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how could that cause a problem like that
the dealer has to prove that your' mods cause the problem anyways
my dealer never said anything about TB or SRI
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well if its minor they usually dont care, but if your motor blew up they start to wonder. I am pretty confident that the mods didnt have anything to do with the damage, as it started to leak oil for a while before, then blew. The only part that has me concerned is the UDP set, and oddly enough that is the only mod they didnt bug me about. I am just going to let them tear it apart and hope they see something internal just happened to give, and not charge me.
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