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Which garage for maintenance on your Ferrari

Suppose you let the engine of your car reconditioning and occurs in severe engine damage (see pictures). The company that did this sends you away with a tattle tale. How would you respond?
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Suppose you let the engine of your car reconditioning and occurs in severe engine damage (see pictures). The company that did this sends you away with a tattle tale. How would you respond?
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very bad situation, what they tell you is the cause? Chain Broken?
After a complete revision is too rare, but if the items assembly was not good .... then all is possible.
Exactly what is succeed?
They don't tell you any kind of warranty?

One my friend have did complete revised of 246 engine by one work shop and after revision the engine blu smoke from the exhaust (oil consumption), they tell him that is normal in principle .... after 4 years is same, crazy!
If i was in his place i come back with a wooden baton!

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very bad situation, what they tell you is the cause? Chain Broken?
After a complete revision is too rare, but if the items assembly was not good .... then all is possible.
Exactly what is succeed?
They don't tell you any kind of warranty?

One my friend have did complete revised of 246 engine by one work shop and after revision the engine blu smoke from the exhaust (oil consumption), they tell him that is normal in principle .... after 4 years is same, crazy!
If i was in his place i come back with a wooden baton!
The wristpin just broke, the garage who disassembled the engine has newer seen this. Luckely it didn't happen at high speed, because then the engine would have been destroyed completely.
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from what you provided, you would have to prove the wrist pin was defective or installed improperly. If the garage is not willing to be very generous in resolving the situation, at the least I wouldn't use them again. Recovering any damages against their will likely will be difficult.



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One fact he seems to have forgotten. On another web site he said it was "after several years" when this failure took place.


I am not sure what he wants, no car manufacturer in the world warranties an engine failure "after several years".




I can say from first hand experience that in the case of Ferrari their limit of assistance would be to write up an estimate for repair.




Also, job 1 of any tear down of a failed motor is to determine why it failed to prevent it from happening again. That part of the story is mysteriously missing.

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One fact he seems to have forgotten. On another web site he said it was "after several years" when this failure took place.


I am not sure what he wants, no car manufacturer in the world warranties an engine failure "after several years".




I can say from first hand experience that in the case of Ferrari their limit of assistance would be to write up an estimate for repair.




Also, job 1 of any tear down of a failed motor is to determine why it failed to prevent it from happening again. That part of the story is mysteriously missing.
I've talked to several people with great understanding of engines and they all say the same, pistons should not fail, pins should not break. A engine wears during use, that's normal.
In a Formule 1 engine it can happen parts break, in a normal road car with normal road use it shouldn't.
It was the idea of the garage to apply these pistons and not original, he is therefore totally responsible for the parts he applies
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It was the idea of the garage to apply these pistons and not original, he is therefore totally responsible for the parts he applies




For a reasonable, predetermined period of time.






Neither car manufacturer nor parts suppliers give warranties that long. You are being unreasonable and wasting your time.

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Plus, for all they know, you ran it out of oil or abused it. Hard to prove either way.

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Gents,

Interesting responses, which I don't agree. It's the second time this happened at the same supplier with the same pin. There is only one conclusion, the parts in my engine are rubbish. Breaking pins should never occur, this is not depended on mileage or age. My car is used for long distance and has always been maintained carefully.
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Guess you can find a lawyer, because that is what it would take and you have little to no chance of winning. Might as well find a windmill to tilt against.

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