I'd like your opinions on this -
My wife's I4 DOHC car has a bad timing chain and tensioner after just
69,000 miles. My warranty on it expires tomorrow. GM is sending an
-adjuster- out, to take a sample of the oil, look to see if the engine
is stock (all but the K&N air filter) and check the "general condition"
of the car. They also asked me for oil change records, which thankfully
I had most of, because I geekily keep a spreadsheet and have everything
else chronologically filed. I take care of all my vehicles relgiously.
I've also been told by a trustworthy source that these cars are
"notorious" for this problem.
The one thing I wonder about - it was badly t-boned two years ago, on
the driver's side. The car was worth repairing, but took quite a hit,
right to the b-pillar. I know a severe jolt to a car can have some odd
after effects, but I've never, ever heard of this being one of them. Do
you think it might be? I just want to be able to call BS if it isn't,
because the evidence of the accident is obvious to an educated eye.
Obie f.k.a. Wound Up
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