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Car runs perfect ---> Ticking coming from Engine bay ----> New Engine Needed !!!!!!!

Old 10-05-2003, 09:00 AM
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Angry Car runs perfect ---> Ticking coming from Engine bay ----> New Engine Needed !!!!!!!

I AM BEYOND PISSED!!!

I have had my 350z since March...I broke it in properly....It currently has 3900 miles on it....I ride it in a multitude of different ways...sometimes I stretch her legs...sometime more conservative.....She was running beautifully for the longest time...then ever since about 2-3 weeks ago there was a ticking sound when the car was idle, or under low acceleration...

I brought it into the dealer to have that and a whole list of minor things fixed/replaced....I get a call from the dealer the next day saying that a new engine was ordered from Nissan and it would be about 12 days total for everything to arrive and be installed.

I am beyond flawed...I can not believe this...Yes many will say its great to get a new engine..but I'd rather have my original FACTORY INSTALLED one in there...

I dont have much faith in this being done by local mechanics at the dealership..

Any suggestions on what to look for?


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The dealership said it was due to an internal oil leak in the engine.. One whole cylinder was not functioning at all
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Old 10-05-2003, 09:46 AM
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take the new engine and be happy. Sometimes sh*t happens. Sounds like the dealership is taking care of the problem, so I don't see an issue. Putting in a new motor isn't all that difficult so don't worry about having the dealer mechanics do the work.
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They can handle it! Dont worry about it.
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Old 10-05-2003, 11:12 AM
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Ask them what the ticking sound is. And take it to a different Nissan dealer and get a second opinion.

What does the ticking sound like? How loud is it?

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A new engine built at the factory or one torn apart by dealer mechanics looking for a sound they have no idea what it is!!!!
I'll take the new engine anyday. Dealers do not send their mechanics to school for 350Z overhaul!!!
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A new engine could be a longblock that excludes intake plumbing and belt-driven accessories or a shortblock that excludes the heads, intaking plumbing, and belt-driven accessories.

The dealer mechanics will still have to tear down a portion of the motor.

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be happy they are doing it for free.

If you had a faulty heart because of bad luck and had it replaced, you have to pay for it.
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be very happy... have a couple problems with the new engine they put in and then you will be cruising in a new 2005 (figure it will take a year to have a couple more problems with it.)

leeeeeeeeeeeemon
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