Question about 2001 Honda Civic
Hi there, I bought a 2005 honda civic special edition in sept 2004 right when they came off the asembly line. When i got it, it had only 13 kms on it. It is now 4 years old and has 102,000kms and the engine is blown. Honda is giving me problems with warrenty even though i have extended warrenty until 125,000kms. Is there a reason that the engine would blow on a car this young? Firs they thought it was the spark plug, they fixed the first spark plug, then they got a code for the first cylindar, then they fixed that, now they are telling me its the piston. They want me to get all kinds of receipts from every mechanic i have been to since sept. 04, or else i will have to pay $6000 to replace the engine. ANY advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much
Sounds like it burned a valve and some Honda's had problems with this if the valve were not periodically adjusted (this is not a recomended service), if this is the case then they have no way out of fixing it. i would have a leak down test performed on the suspect cylinder and if it proves to be a valve then your service records have nothing to do with this , wont happen from not changing the oil, the only thing that would cause this is air fuel mixture,improper cam timing, heat, excessive back pressure (plugged cat) broken timing belt ,and a few others make sure the car is bone stock and prepare for a fight . definitely get a second opinion -jeff
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