Not sure if I can help answer this, but I would be curious if the plugs have any sign of oil burning, or any signs of oil leakage before condemning what may be an innocent shop. May they are negligible?
I would have expected symptoms earlier or right away had this been what the 2nd mechanic states.
Crankshaft rear oil seal is common for splitting.
Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 AT 6:32 PM