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AFM Failure engine bad 92k miles

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 Well my engine ran low on oil thanks to a chain shop 

 Not a standard failure


they Failed to secure  my oil filter and plug 


it sounded just like this ...  the chain shop was sending there insurance adjuster..


 I know the VVT system is sensitive to oil loss(and cleanliness ) compared to the normal push rod setup..... I spend a lot of money buying this and maintenance costs only for someone else to screw up my engine :(


 it sucks   I was paying a lot of money to have the oil changes done every 4k miles  on this Non oil burner (i still have not lost any oil since )


it was pretty cold last night 27f here in  the desert  this is what my start up sounds like earlier today...




 it leaked out in a short time frame of 164miles   it's not like it would have mattered if I checked it every 1k miles(but i do anyways)


 If i had a DirtyMAX  Hoe that sound would be fine!



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unfortunately the damage is worse then first thought  

ROD knock  I can hear a faint rod knock  on  Bank 1(AFM side   since it would have been mostly running in V4 mode most of the drive)

cylinder  #3 or #5 on cold starting ..  I'll use another camera with a better microphone to pick it out..

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Sorry man.

Unforunately you're not the only one in this situation.

Fast lube shops = fast turn around, inexperianced employees and improper supervision.




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Sorry to hear this but you know that old saying the “you get what you paid for” saying, still stands firm. Hope you get everything figured out, good luck!



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8 hours ago, Mikebtte said:

Did you contact the people that did the oil change and ask that they make it right?

They said there were going to send someone  out   that was a week ago  ..  


there is also a faint rod knock as well


valves are higher tone slap

i can hear rod knock  on #1 or #3 or #5

 on cold start

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