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    Default Worn Piston Rings on the new 5S

    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?
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    it's a big deal, if they don't fix it i'd raise hell.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    as they dam well should. im about to claim my second warranty job on my "rebuilt" engine

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    I'm glad to see it's running. Hopefully it stays that way. Keep us posted.
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