Originally Posted by Hitch Pin
7 weeks, what in the world are they doing to it?
There was a problem with the active fuel management where my truck was burning excessive oil. Last oil change in 2900 miles it had burnt 4 3/4 quarts of oil. Really that's not a typo.
They first replaced the pistons and rings. But the engine was making pinging noises. Then tore it back apart to change the valves and active fuel management valves, still didnt fix it. Now they have it back apart changing the cam and lifters.
The excessive oil consumption damaged the engine much more than they originally thought, or they tried to cut corners on the warranty work. (I'd bet anything on the second option) They would have had an easier time and cost them much less money to put a re-manufactured engine in it but they tried to get by doing as little repair as possible. Now they are swimming in their corner cutting repairs and rebuilding the whole thing probably costing them triple what the re-manufactured engine would have cost.