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Old 19 Feb 2007, 12:17 am
Dimitri Cohen
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Default Extended warranty paid off on 03 tl-s

Just wanted to say that I'm glad I went through with the extended warranty
for my '03 TL-S. I bought the car used sometime at the end of 2005 when it
still had the original warranty...
Three weeks ago, when I took it for the 60K mi mark check up to my dealer,
the dealer told me that they noticed a nock coming out of the lower part of
the engine... To make the long story short, they replaced the whole short
block assembly including the timing belt, gasket kit (rear and front), and
some other parts. The noise was coming from the rod bearings, as the dealer
explained to me. He explained that the previous owner (since he knew I
couldn't be me as I'm very vigilant taking care of the car) must've driven
the car with very low on engine oil or no oil at all for an extensive period
of time thus causing the dangerous rod bearing wear.
I must say that I sort of heard the noise myself too but never gave it much
meaning as it was rather subtle to me. And who knows, maybe the engine even
would have run like that for a while with no significant problems. But hey,
since it's all done under the warranty, costing me only the $100 deductible,
why not be proactive and do the whole thing now. Just out of curiosity, I
asked the dealer how much a repair like this would've cost me with no
warranty and his reply was about $4000. I felt especially lucky after that



Dimitri


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Old 25 Feb 2007, 11:53 pm
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Dimitri Cohen wrote:
> Just wanted to say that I'm glad I went through with the extended warranty
> for my '03 TL-S. I bought the car used sometime at the end of 2005 when it
> still had the original warranty...
> Three weeks ago, when I took it for the 60K mi mark check up to my dealer,
> the dealer told me that they noticed a nock coming out of the lower part of
> the engine... To make the long story short, they replaced the whole short
> block assembly including the timing belt, gasket kit (rear and front), and
> some other parts. The noise was coming from the rod bearings, as the dealer
> explained to me. He explained that the previous owner (since he knew I
> couldn't be me as I'm very vigilant taking care of the car) must've driven
> the car with very low on engine oil or no oil at all for an extensive period
> of time thus causing the dangerous rod bearing wear.


What is really cool is that this was covered even though they thought it
was due to prior neglect. Generally extended warranties don't cover
neglect, even if by a prior owner. Was it an Acura factory extended
warranty? Your dealer did right by you.

John
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Old 15 Mar 2007, 05:43 pm
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John Horner <jthorner@yahoo.com> wrote in
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> Dimitri Cohen wrote:
>> Just wanted to say that I'm glad I went through with the extended
>> warranty for my '03 TL-S. I bought the car used sometime at the end
>> of 2005 when it still had the original warranty...
>> Three weeks ago, when I took it for the 60K mi mark check up to my
>> dealer, the dealer told me that they noticed a nock coming out of the
>> lower part of the engine... To make the long story short, they
>> replaced the whole short block assembly including the timing belt,
>> gasket kit (rear and front), and some other parts. The noise was
>> coming from the rod bearings, as the dealer explained to me. He
>> explained that the previous owner (since he knew I couldn't be me as
>> I'm very vigilant taking care of the car) must've driven the car with
>> very low on engine oil or no oil at all for an extensive period of
>> time thus causing the dangerous rod bearing wear.

>
> What is really cool is that this was covered even though they thought
> it was due to prior neglect. Generally extended warranties don't
> cover neglect, even if by a prior owner. Was it an Acura factory
> extended warranty? Your dealer did right by you.
>


Sounds like a lot of speculation on the dealer's part.
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Old 17 Mar 2007, 03:36 pm
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"John Horner" <jthorner@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> neglect, even if by a prior owner. Was it an Acura factory extended
> warranty? Your dealer did right by you.
>
> John


Yep, I have the factory backed "Acura Care" warranty.


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Old 18 Mar 2007, 06:51 pm
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Nobody wrote:
> John Horner <jthorner@yahoo.com> wrote in
> news:OBuEh.4282$tR1.4166@trnddc05:
>
>> Dimitri Cohen wrote:
>>> Just wanted to say that I'm glad I went through with the extended
>>> warranty for my '03 TL-S. I bought the car used sometime at the end
>>> of 2005 when it still had the original warranty...
>>> Three weeks ago, when I took it for the 60K mi mark check up to my
>>> dealer, the dealer told me that they noticed a nock coming out of the
>>> lower part of the engine... To make the long story short, they
>>> replaced the whole short block assembly including the timing belt,
>>> gasket kit (rear and front), and some other parts. The noise was
>>> coming from the rod bearings, as the dealer explained to me. He
>>> explained that the previous owner (since he knew I couldn't be me as
>>> I'm very vigilant taking care of the car) must've driven the car with
>>> very low on engine oil or no oil at all for an extensive period of
>>> time thus causing the dangerous rod bearing wear.

>> What is really cool is that this was covered even though they thought
>> it was due to prior neglect. Generally extended warranties don't
>> cover neglect, even if by a prior owner. Was it an Acura factory
>> extended warranty? Your dealer did right by you.
>>

>
> Sounds like a lot of speculation on the dealer's part.


The point is that even with that speculation Acura didn't try to pin the
cost on the owner. Talk to a GM owner in a similar situation sometime!
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Old 19 Mar 2007, 01:43 am
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John Horner <jthorner@yahoo.com> wrote in news:cgkLh.9430$e47.3975
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> Nobody wrote:
>> John Horner <jthorner@yahoo.com> wrote in
>> news:OBuEh.4282$tR1.4166@trnddc05:
>>
>>> Dimitri Cohen wrote:
>>>> Just wanted to say that I'm glad I went through with the extended
>>>> warranty for my '03 TL-S. I bought the car used sometime at the end
>>>> of 2005 when it still had the original warranty...
>>>> Three weeks ago, when I took it for the 60K mi mark check up to my
>>>> dealer, the dealer told me that they noticed a nock coming out of the
>>>> lower part of the engine... To make the long story short, they
>>>> replaced the whole short block assembly including the timing belt,
>>>> gasket kit (rear and front), and some other parts. The noise was
>>>> coming from the rod bearings, as the dealer explained to me. He
>>>> explained that the previous owner (since he knew I couldn't be me as
>>>> I'm very vigilant taking care of the car) must've driven the car with
>>>> very low on engine oil or no oil at all for an extensive period of
>>>> time thus causing the dangerous rod bearing wear.
>>> What is really cool is that this was covered even though they thought
>>> it was due to prior neglect. Generally extended warranties don't
>>> cover neglect, even if by a prior owner. Was it an Acura factory
>>> extended warranty? Your dealer did right by you.
>>>

>>
>> Sounds like a lot of speculation on the dealer's part.

>
> The point is that even with that speculation Acura didn't try to pin the
> cost on the owner. Talk to a GM owner in a similar situation sometime!
>


That doesn't make sense...you talk as if the speculation strengthens their
position against the owner...it doesn't...my point was that, SINCE it was
only speculation about running on low oil, that they couldn't pin it on the
owner.

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