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Fuel injector replacement and broken piece fell in engine

Okay, my mechanic is fixing a bad fuel injector when a broken piece falls into the engine block. Is this common? He now wants to charge me for the engine gasket that he will replace after he tears the engine apart and digs out the fragments. Should I feel obligated to pay him for the gasket and his time since the mistake is his own? This is for a 2004 Chevy Impala 113,000 miles....

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That is His To EAT dont let him charge YOU for HIS Mistake. His Neglagence got him there. It Should be ILeagal

Look into it.

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