Let me first say that I am completely broke and cannot make a donation today - I am so sorry! Negative checking account! I purchased my car about a year ago - 1988 Mercedes with a limited warranty. Engine blew within a month. Had it replaced - warranty coved half and had to finance in another 3K to pay for it. Now, 10 months later, engine has blown again! The mechanic, who is the same one who put in the new used (60K miles), is saying that I let it run out of oil. That is absolutely not true - we topped it off weekly because it had a very slight leak and up until they towed it off, the car had oil in it. Two questions: Are there any differential diagnosis that could look like the thing ran out of oil when it didn't? Is there anything else that could have been going on causing it to dump oil? Do I have any recourse? This happened right before the warranty expired and of course the warranty company is going to trust the "certified mechanic's" opinion verses anything I say. Do I have any recourse? I think the first engine he put in was somehow faulty but easier to blame me!
Friday, June 1st, 2012 AT 3:56 AM