Ok, the engine that was put in - was it a used one or Remanufactured?
If used the mechanic you took it too to install it should have been advised that it was a used engine and he should have recommended to replace a few items on the engine. So, unless you advised the mechanic then he most like wouldn't have recommended certian parts to be replaced.
Part I recommend being replaced on a used engine.
Rear Main Seal
Ok, now the person who sold you the engine should have also recommended parts that should be replaced. And since he sold you the engine he should have known something about the engine and if he didn't then he should have deffinately highly recommended changing parts listed above.
In my opinion both mechanics are at fault - the one who sold it to you should have given info on the engine since he was selling it. And the one who installed it should have asked questions about the engine so he could have made part replacement recommendations.
Monday, November 8th, 2010 AT 11:32 AM