We don't have a listing for that code so it would help if you can include the description. I doubt serious damage was done in 9,500 miles but turbocharged engines are a lot more picky about quality, clean oil.
In the '80s, while working at a mass merchandiser, a fellow came in with a Dodge Dart with the slant six cylinder engine. We had to work to get about three drops of oil out of it when we tried to drain it. It was totally empty, but since those engines had solid lifters, it was perfectly quiet, and seemed to run fine after the oil change. Another lady came in with a Plymouth Horizon with 90,000 miles, and she claimed the oil had never been changed since she bought the car new. No one ever told her the oil needed to be changed regularly! Another person, an elderly gentleman, got viciously angry when we tried to convince him the oil needed to be changed regularly on his Cadillac. He accused us of trying to sell him something that wasn't needed!
To add to the stupidity, I haven't changed the oil in my '88 Grand Caravan in over 12 years, 150,000 miles. It leaks enough from the oil pressure sending unit that I have to add a quart about every 1,000 miles, so it gets the additives replenished regularly. Obviously I'm not suggesting anyone else abuse their engine like this, but I did it to show my students what some engines are capable of. Just put another 150 miles on it today. There's over 415,000 miles on it so I guess it doesn't pay to change how I take care of it now.
The point is, after seeing all of this, I'm skeptical you need a new engine. I'd want to hear a lot more details of why they think that or what problem has been caused.
Friday, June 20th, 2014 AT 11:25 PM