I dont push the car to its limits and I take very good care of it too.
However my problem is this over the last 3 years I had to do major engine repairs every year, and I never changed the repair because they are badged Toyota dealers.
First year they strip the engine apart gave the gaskets a acid bath and fixed the leaks on the engine.
Second year they told me told me the engine was leaking again. This time from the bottom the the engine, so they striped the engine out again.
This year 3 months earlier they checked it out for an engine noise they told me the alternator will need replacing when noise lastes for 30min after startup, but apart from that its in tip top shape.
And Yesterday I checked the engine for really loud noise, I find the engine to be oil less.I fill it up drive it down there and they told me I had 3 seals leaking.
Currently the mechanics repairs has cost me around 4000-5000 dollars for the 3 years
So my questions is:
1. Could the previous owners ran the milage/ did something funny to the car?
2. Is my car maintenance shop not doing what they are getting paid for?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008 AT 8:41 PM