Engine Mechanical problem
2002 Isuzu Rodeo Question 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 83,000 miles
We have a 2002 Isuzu Rodeo 2WD with 83,000 (2nd owner for 1 yr). The #1 piston has been damaged & we are now needing the engine replaced. We have been told by the independent extended warranty representative that they determined the piston damage was caused by water. This was determined frome some dirty water residue on the engine hood & front radiator cover & the finding of some dirty sediment in a hose leading to the system. Our repair technician feels it could also be from a defective piston. Not enough proof it was caused from water. The vehicle is housed in Texas (hot climate/high humidty) & is driven through normal water puddles when it rains on roadways like all other vehicles are. I have searched the internet & found numerous complaints of engines freezing up, some with piston damage but most reference due to oil consumption but nothing about water getting into the system. Quite possible the extended warranty company is using this as an excuse to not pay the claim. Is there any information to support it could be a defective piston?
Any help is most appreciated.
Friday, June 19th, 2009 AT 10:42 PM