View Full Version : Worn Piston Rings on the new 5S

12-29-2008, 02:43 PM
I had to take the car back to shop last night. The oil light came on, and when I checked the dip stick, I was almost out of oil. This morning I got a call from the shop, and they said that the problem is most likely worn piston rings. This shouldn't be happening to a 60000 mile engine, should it? Does it sound like they put a bad engine in the car? If the engine wasn't "brand new", wouldn't that require a rebuild?
I'm a litte pissed right now, because I have had the car back just over a month, and there is already something major wrong with the new engine. Should I raise hell and demand a new engine, or am I making a big deal over a small problem?

12-29-2008, 07:16 PM
it's a big deal, if they don't fix it i'd raise hell.

12-29-2008, 07:32 PM

12-30-2008, 12:02 AM
Hell, I only had a bottom-end rebuild done to correct a spun bearing (neglected an oil leak) and had my piston rings replaced. Actually, had a fun time with those, the new ones leaked -- the mechanic said it was the first time in twenty years he'd seen a new set leak, but they were replaced without charge.

12-30-2008, 01:15 AM
dude, ive blown 2 engines in 6 months from some fucked up company who cant rebuild a fucking engine right...

im getting real good at pullin my engine tho.

12-30-2008, 03:04 AM
be pissed

12-30-2008, 07:24 AM
Got the car back, they replaced the piston rings. I'm just worried about scoring on the cylinders.
The car seems to be running fine, and I didn't see any smoke from the engine oil cover, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. The owner told me to bring the car back in 500 miles for a full checkup.
At least they covered the work under the warranty.

12-30-2008, 03:12 PM
as they dam well should. im about to claim my second warranty job on my "rebuilt" engine

12-30-2008, 03:29 PM
I'm glad to see it's running. Hopefully it stays that way. Keep us posted.