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Old 06-13-2013, 06:19 PM   #26
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:19 PM   #27
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That sucks! Hang in there, they'll make it right.


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Old 06-13-2013, 06:21 PM   #28
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:22 PM   #29
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if this is an automatic, it has the L99 and the actuator can easily be installed incorrectly if not paying attention.

True. But the cam sensor is another story. Good point though.

Eyebrowed those pistons pretty good. That was not cam phasing, that was incorrect install. The heads will need valves replaced, and possible guide damage (can be checked).

On #'s matching, cars & trucks today are made out of nearly 100% recyclable materials so you may some day have something there.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:27 PM   #30
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One thing I see there I do not like is they did not fog your cylinders and did not evacuate the antifreeze from the cylinders and I already see rust forming there. Are they going to refire it letting the "pitted" cylinder ride, one there is rust there will always be a flaw in a honed finished cylinder and a hot spot let alone letting rings cut rust. Usually no big deal but I hate that laziness.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:30 PM   #31
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Damn I would be livid. I hope they make this right for you. On another note those pistons can be taken out you don't need those to run. (This will be what they tell you next)

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Old 06-13-2013, 06:31 PM   #32
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Anyone know where to get the best deal on a lightly used 2012-2013 Mustang 5.0?
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:34 PM   #33
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Anyone know where to get the best deal on a lightly used 2012-2013 Mustang 5.0?
another website........ on another note. Bro Shit happens. Get them to replace it and be happy.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:37 PM   #34
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I don't understand how the valve hit the piston on the opposite side of the valve relief cut, shouldn't the cut be where the valve hit the piston?
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:37 PM   #35
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So the District GM rep just called me. He claims they have been trying ALL day to get GM to give me a new motor but the engineers won't do it because the car is "Heavily Modified" according to the dealership.

I have a CAI intake, a painted Throttle body and cat-back exhaust lol

The "Engineers responsible for sending out those motors said they will fix it now and if it breaks again, they will replace the motor"

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Old 06-13-2013, 06:42 PM   #36
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So the District GM rep just called me. He claims they have been trying ALL day to get GM to give me a new motor but the engineers won't do it because the car is "Heavily Modified" according to the dealership.

I have a CAI intake, a painted Throttle body and cat-back exhaust lol

The "Engineers responsible for sending out those motors said they will fix it now and if it breaks again, they will replace the motor"

LMAO
However those parts did not create the failure remind him, and remind him that you may persue this further without arbitration because he just arbitrated on behalf of GM for you and your lawyer will be the next call.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:44 PM   #37
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The "Engineers responsible for sending out those motors said they will fix it now and if it breaks again, they will replace the motor"

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Glad to hear GM wil replace the engine if it breaks again.
It won't take long to break it again.

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Old 06-13-2013, 06:47 PM   #38
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Well there goes your headers. You tune that car after the repair and the engine blows I can guarantee GM will blame the tune and not warranty it.


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Old 06-13-2013, 06:52 PM   #39
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Anyone know where to get the best deal on a lightly used 2012-2013 Mustang 5.0?
You should look at Chrysler. Blow one of those rods though the roof
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:56 PM   #40
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Well there goes your headers. You tune that car after the repair and the engine blows I can guarantee GM will blame the tune and not warranty it.


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Yep. I just talked to the wife. I'm gonna put the stock wheels, spoiler, skirts, hood, intake etc etc back on and sell the car. I honestly don't care at this point. I'll look at Mustangs and possibly a leftover '13 SS or just buy a new Wrangler 4 door and walk away from 2 door cars.

The GM rep just called me back and said he is going to try like hell to get me some new pistons as well as the valves they ordered.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:58 PM   #41
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You should look at Chrysler. Blow one of those rods though the roof
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:00 PM   #42
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Yeah, I think you'd have more problems down the road with a rebuilt engine. I'd demand a new engine, or tell them since they ****ed up the car they can keep it.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:01 PM   #43
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Yeah, I think you'd have more problems down the road with a rebuilt engine. I'd demand a new engine, or tell them since they ****ed up the car they can keep it.
I did. I asked the GM rep to look into the dealer or GM buying the car back. I'll leave it there and I'm calling around for an attorney tomorrow.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:07 PM   #44
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I did. I asked the GM rep to look into the dealer or GM buying the car back. I'll leave it there and I'm calling around for an attorney tomorrow.
They won't buy it back If it's repairable. Also not sure an attorney will be much help since they are willing to repair it, but it may scare them.

Either way, best if luck!


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Old 06-13-2013, 07:11 PM   #45
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It is why my ss has never been and will never be wrenched on by a stealership. I did not even let them give me the free oil change. Sorry to hear about your bad luck. Load that car up drop it off at lethal racing do the 416 kit and cam. When you get it back you will be a happy man. The money you would loose in the trade would pay half the bill. Getting mine done soon cant wate
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:22 PM   #46
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If you want to sell any the SGM parts before selling lmk.

But seriously, this sucks. Hope you et your new engine and then some
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:45 PM   #47
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Many years ago I had a piston go bad in a Pontiac Ventura and lock the engine up and car was still under warrenty. Dealership said they would have to order parts to basically replace everything in the engine. I told them I wanted a new engine. They said they couldn't do that and it would take a few weeks to get all the parts. I knew I couldn't sue and get any where against a auto makers lawyers. But they don't like there name tarnished. So just for a try I got hold of the state attorney generals office here in Kansas and explained it all to them. Three days later I got a call from the dealership that there was a brand new crate moter from GM sitting at the dealership with heads on it, carberator and all including oil in it and spark plugs. They told me they would have it in the car and running in one day. And it was. Drove that car for years without any engine problems.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:47 PM   #48
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When my mom took her '10 LT1 V6 Camaro for it's second oil change at the local dealership, they didn't put enough oil back in the car. They were short almost two liters.

I'm never letting a dealership do anything on any of my vehicles.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:58 PM   #49
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That sucks a mechanic did the same thing to my friend's Dodge stealth and he never got his car back, they claimed it was already like that even though he drove it there with only a leaky water pump so on the bright side you have GM to complain to and you will probably get your problem solved.

Usually in a case like this you just buy new valves and have the machine shop set them up and they run just like they did before. I know that doesn't make you feel all warm and fuzzy though. Make sure when you leave it has new oil in it.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:29 PM   #50
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Hopefully they forget to put oil in and it launches in their driveway....new crate motor time!

Sucks what your going through though.
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