[V8] Oil Seals

roncav3 at comcast.net roncav3 at comcast.net
Thu May 27 15:14:03 EDT 2004

Thanks for the insight!

What I'm really trying to figure out is if I have any type of case for holding them liable for fixing the oil leaks that they missed.  You all indicate that it's not possible for the new rear main seal to cause other leaks - so the front engine oil leaks must have been present all along.  

I told the garage that the car "leaks oil."  I didn't specify where the oil was coming from.  I expected them to find the oil leaks and repair them.  They told me that the rear main seal and valve cover gaskets needed to be replaced.  So, I let them do the work that I couldn't be bothered with - RMS.  When I got my car back, as soon as I got home I noticed it was leaking oil.  Their claim is that it wasn't leaking from the front seal when they were given the car to do repairs.  Of course, they didn't really attempt to clean up the engine at all (I looked and it's still pretty nasty).  Now, I've paid them way too much money to replace the rear seal and I still need engine repairs.  Where do I stand?  Are they liable for not finding the front engine leak(s) in the first place?  I'm furious!  Thanks for all of your help.

'90 V8Q
pearl white
17" AT Italia S5's
141k miles

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