update of 5.7 engine rebuild

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……..Or have they refunded your money?
 

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Once again thank you guys for all your help. I am getting my truck back form the shop today (8/31/22) the motor is in pieces. Arizona Engine wont fix it unless i cough up another 4k.
So i am bring my truck home and going to find another way to get it fixed. And buying a crate engine might be my best bet.
Lawyer up if you haven't already.

First would be a lien against the shop, then small claims (not sure the limits there). Hopefully damages plus atty fees.
 
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Alright I think this should and hopefully be the ending of this 6 week nightmare of mine. There is allot that has happened since i last posted but here are the cliff notes. I showed up to the shop about 2 weeks ago without warning and demanded my truck back. Dave I think was actually taken off guard he did not argue with me or say that i couldn't have it. he said that would give me truck back but it was pieces and parts of it was all over the shop in different areas being worked on or inspected. he even took me into the garage and showed me. I said fair enough it was late in the day, I told him get it all the parts into the bed of the truck and I will be back tomorrow.

Cut to the next day, Dave called me first thing in the morning 9am when the shop opens. He explains to me the best he can do, due to there warranty policy is charge me labor only. I considered my options of 1. start a lawsuit 2. take it to another shop or 3. do it myself. all those options are going to cost me allot time and money mostly money. or 4 let him try again. Because of my severe lack funds I said go for it and gave Dave another shot at fixing my motor.

I got my truck back 9/8/22 Dave put 100 miles on Rousey (my truck) and change the oil before he put his stamp of approval on it. which he probably should done in the first place maybe not 100 miles but at least 30-50 miles. Since having Rousey back I put close to another 200+ miles on her. So far she is running good nice and strong. i have been taking it easy on the throttle doing my best not to go over 4k rpms. Dave recommendation was to change the oil at 1,000 miles but i may do sooner then that. I am running conventional oil till 3,000 miles. then I will switch back over to synthetic.

Again thank you for all your help and advice.
 

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Man, that is one hell of a saga. I'm glad you have your truck back in running order. Sorry you had to pay labor again for the shops mistake.

Hopefully, it didn't set you back too much farther than you were already. I'm sure they had to redo alot to get you back on the road.

I admire your restraint and patience through the process. I'm not sure I would've held up in your situation.
 
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@EdGs to say it was roller coaster is understatement.

Believe it or not you guys did help the knowledge and support on this forum is bar none. Just having you give me options helped cause it at least gave me different avenues to explore instead of just staring at dead end.
 

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Well, I’m glad you have your truck back and are satisfied. It’s been one heck of a rollercoaster ride!
 

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Hey there @CrasherAsher, thanks for the explanation. I am in the process of replacing/rebuilding an engine and actually got off the phone with Dave earlier as he priced out a rebuild for me.

When talking with him he kept touting his experience and time in the business. I like the idea of confidence and all, but I got a weird feeling from him. It sounds like I may be better off moving on to someone else?
 

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Hey there @CrasherAsher, thanks for the explanation. I am in the process of replacing/rebuilding an engine and actually got off the phone with Dave earlier as he priced out a rebuild for me.

When talking with him he kept touting his experience and time in the business. I like the idea of confidence and all, but I got a weird feeling from him. It sounds like I may be better off moving on to someone else?
These are brand new Mopar crate engines.

 

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Hey there @CrasherAsher, thanks for the explanation. I am in the process of replacing/rebuilding an engine and actually got off the phone with Dave earlier as he priced out a rebuild for me.

When talking with him he kept touting his experience and time in the business. I like the idea of confidence and all, but I got a weird feeling from him. It sounds like I may be better off moving on to someone else?
Do NOT buy one of this guys Builds, simply for the fact, he probably ain't building them, as evidenced by his heat tab warranty policy. Heats tabs are common to engines, bought by huge wholesale rebuilder, then shipped off to small rinky **** shops. That;s how the shop gets a new engine, sent them to them, to replace the customers bad engine, when the rebuild customer comes back, because his newly , supposedly 'rebuilt' engine is acting up.

Exactly as happened with the Original Poster, to this thread. His problem was goign with upgraded cam and lifters, not the shops.

Get yourself a brand spanking new engine, Long BLock, from Mopar.
Warrantied by Mopar.


Pay to have the engines swapped out by a shop.
I doubt that I'd let this Arizona Rebuilds Shop add air to my tires.
 
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