A few months ago, the vehicle felt "off", as if it was misfiring. The mechanic at DeFilippo confirmed that it was indeed misfiring, so he changed the spark plugs and wiring, suggesting that they were all original. I asked him why they weren't changed, since I will be paying $14,000 for a $4500 vehicle, and he wasn't sure. Subsequently, the vehicle fired accurately on all cylinders, but the slight tapping noise that accompanied the idle engine did not subside.
A few weeks ago, I went to a Jiffy Lube for an oil change. Without mentioning the situation, the mechanic expressed his concern regarding the tapping noise that was coming from my engine. I had immediately scheduled an appointment with a mechanic - one who did not work for the same dealership from which I purchased the vehicle.
Yesterday, the unbiased mechanic recommended a full engine replacement. I have paperwork listing that it is a lifter problem within the engine. I called to schedule an appointment with DeFilippo Brothers and left several messages. While I am still under warranty until November, I question their ethics, and time is of the essence. Moreover, I am still owed my car rental reimbursement from the last repair.
I plan on driving the POS to the location myself today.
Note: At the time of purchase, the dealership presented me with a Car-fax that scored the vehicle with extremely high marks. It was never in an accident, and the odometer lined up. It was part of a rental fleet and had only one owner subsequently.
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