Engine Issues

Tiny
NICKDANIELS
  • 2007 SCION TC
  • 75 MILES

A mechanic did a valve adjustment and changed all the tappets in my engine. Less than a week later I hear a terrible sound from the engine. Now the same mechanic is telling me I need a new engine. Should he have known that while working on my engine the first time?

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 3:19 PM

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Tiny
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A week after? I assume it was ok for that week which meant he had no reason to suspect anything failing.

What did he say is wrong? Ask him to be specific

Roy

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 3:43 PM
Tiny
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There was really no difference in the vehicle before/after repair. That was disappointing. He said bottom engine noise, also asked if I ran it without oil. I said no way.I change my oil religiously and it always has oil.

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 3:54 PM
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Ok, you should have never accepted the vehicle back with the same noise. He should never have given to you either.

Did you ask him the exact failure? What mileage? I doubt he did it, the motor had a issue when you gave it to him. You should not be responsible for the repair that did not work

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 4:02 PM

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