Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Belle River, Ontario
Rep Power: 0
So, I was due for my next oil change at the dealer (they gave me 4 free ones as part of the purchase) and asked them to look at my oil pan for a minor leak. I have noticed the bull leaves it's mark in my garage. Last time I was under there it looked like the pan might be leaking.
Well...the service manager finds me in the lounge and tells me they won't do the oil change until the leak is fixed..... by replacing the short block!!!! Seems the leak is coming from the gasket between the upper and lower block. I did not expect that answer and I'm actually very disappointed with the engine build quality. In this day and age all manufactures should be able to assemble a leak free engine!!
So in the next day or two they will call me for my appointment to replace the lower engine assembly. They need to OK it with Ford service and order the assembly. I'm nervous about them not doing the repair successfully. Not just removing the engine and replacing the short block but making sure everything goes back together with no issues. At least I only have to pay the $100 deductable, hate to think how much I'd be out if I didn't get the coverage as part of the sale. This sucks. I'm going to cross my fingers and hope they do a good job.
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