I got a second hand engine put into my automobile about six weeks ago and now find that I have a couple of major oil leaks. Where do I stand with regard to warranty?
Filed under warranty - Asked by Peter Murray (Dublin) - Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:54
This depends on a number of factors. 1) Was the engine faulty or did the installation cause the leaks? 2) Do you have a record or receipt for the engine and the work? 3) Did the engine seller and mechanic that did the job mention a warranty?
We suspect, as the oil leaks were not there initially, the best you'll get is an offer to put the leaks right. Though if one of the leaks is a rear crankshaft oil seal you may find that the garage may be reluctant.
It really boils down to whether there was a warranty implied or agreed.
Let us know how you get on.