New 5.7 Hemi engine needed for my new GC
Went in for the "blue smoke on start up" TSB and general software update, the car has done 6500 klms. Got a call from the dealer saying that they're replacing the radiator as well as it was partially blocked with casting sand! I did notice the temp creeped up a bit in heavy traffic, not over half way on the gauge though.
Anyway, picked the car up from the dealer and noticed was a bit noisy on start up. Hmm, never heard this before. Told the service manager and he asked me to come back the next day as all the mechanics had gone home. Driving a short distance home, engine light comes on and goes into limp mode. What the hell did they do to my car?
Next morning, noisy start up and low oil pressure warning! Shut the engine immediately, I checked oil level, it had plenty of oil, actually was 3/4 inch over. They can't even fill oil levels correctly! Start the engine, oil pressure fine but still noisy and deliver back to the dealer in limp mode.
Again, after a couple days got a call from the service manager's secretary, in a polite casual way, she said they will need the car for another month, they've ordered a new replacement engine and thanked me for my patients!!!! Huh, what just happened?
After a few more "robust" discussions with the General Manager, they gave me a courtesy car but I'm still waiting for their head technician to explain what failed (they said he had just left for the day). I've got some theories what happened, but Ill find out more early next week and post their "explanation".
Looks like I'm travelling the Victorian High Country in the Nissan Pulsar (courtesy car) this Christmas break rather than the GC. Not sure if it's going to handle some of the tracks that I was planned to take!