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07-19-2019 11:25 AM
taucor0315 Wonder how this issue was resolved?
05-06-2019 11:48 AM
only_1
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Originally Posted by Rochev View Post
For anyone just looking into this-I've made a condensed version of my rant.
I bought the car and drove it 800 miles, never lost coolant, never leaked anything. Got it flushed, then the heat didnt work, then a few days later it overheated and had no coolant. Filled it up and it dumped out from in between the transmission and block underneath, from a crack in the block inside the bell housing. Not sure what this black rubber piece is, but i could move it around and thats where it leaked out of. Tranny is on the left, block on the right.
Did you buy it from a dealer that had a warranty on it for the first 1000 miles? Many do. That may be why your aftermarket warranty doesn't kick in until 1000 miles.
05-02-2019 07:24 AM
terbob3 I would cancel the warranty and use the refund to get it back. It's pretty sad that the dealer won't do anything either.
05-02-2019 12:23 AM
Rochev For anyone just looking into this-I've made a condensed version of my rant.
I bought the car and drove it 800 miles, never lost coolant, never leaked anything. Got it flushed, then the heat didnt work, then a few days later it overheated and had no coolant. Filled it up and it dumped out from in between the transmission and block underneath, from a crack in the block inside the bell housing. Not sure what this black rubber piece is, but i could move it around and thats where it leaked out of. Tranny is on the left, block on the right.
05-02-2019 12:18 AM
Rochev Picture of the motor is for reference. The crack is alongside a bolt on the block, inside the bell housing near the top.
05-01-2019 05:25 PM
Automender12345 Bad pics, can't see the crack
05-01-2019 02:20 PM
Rochev Heres a pic of the crack. Still cant afford to pick it up.
04-23-2019 07:36 AM
Rochev You make a good point. Something must have been gunked up and dislodged. Im now just saving to get it back
04-15-2019 08:18 AM
zenriddles My condolences on your troubles. Not making light of your issues, rather trying to get to the real bottom of what may have happened if they did put in a proper antifreeze mix refill.


I will throw this out there as a possibility.


I work with industrial UV lighting which creates enormous heat. The systems are all water cooled. The customers never take care of the chiller units until something clogs up, and then we have to do a chemical flush to get out all the crap.


When we come at the system on day one of the flush, nothing is moving in the pipes, but nothing is leaking. Then we start to dissolve the junk clogging up the lines with the flushing agents.


Lo and Behold! The only thing stopping that rotted out coolant channel from leaking....wait for it.... WAS the junk in the system!
Now that we have removed the junk, the hole starts spewing antifreeze.


Who is to blame in this situation? Whoever originally let the system go this bad.



I've been on the other end of this dilemma and it sucks for both parties.
04-15-2019 07:15 AM
Rochev Turns out there was fine print on the warranty stating it must be driven 1000 miles before it starts. Absolute ripoff. Anyway, theres a crack in the block next to the freeze plug (their description). I told them I shouldnt be paying a dime because it was fine before they flushed it. Have not heard anything since last weekend.

The level was full prior and the heat worked fine. What is the Fnf? I feel like i know but can't remember. No leaks prior, either.
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