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2001 mitsubishi eclipse spyder gt 3.0L V6 sputtering

Hi, thanks alot for your answers. I just would like to clarify some stuff here. Anyway, i forgot to mention that my car has 141,000 miles and it is 8 years old.

  1. In regards to the $650 refund, what steps can i do if they refuse to give me the refund, can i sue them? Does it really cost that much to do all that wiring work if indeed they really did this?
  2. Do you think i need a rebuild engine and can you just repair/replace a bad piston ring without having to rebuild the engine
  3. You mentioned about getting a USED or DROP engine for half the price, is this different from a REBUILD engine, and How much would these 2 options cost me approximately?
I very much appreciate your help.

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If they refuse you do have grounds for a small claims court. as far as piston rings are concerned it is always wise to replace them all instead of just the bad one. in order to do this you have to take the head off any way so might as well just go ahead an replace the rings. drop in motors come from salvage yards, most of the time it's from vehicls that were either wrecked from accidents stolen and damaged beyond repair. in these vehicles the motors are sti9ll good. generally depending on what the motor is the cost can be 250- 1000 and labor is about 500-1000 this will save you quite a bit of money usually . the downside is you only get a 30 day guarenttee. rebuilt engines from the manufacture can be 1500- to 3000 have a 3 year 50000 mile warrenty but they are called long blocks just the block and heads. all your accessories like altenator,water pump, etc have to be put back on. the best way to do this is find some you can trust and have them go with you to find what you need to get the job done. i'm sure there is alot of deals out there that will save you money and good mechanics that can get your vehicle running the way it should without ripping you off. I'm in iowa and i run across this type of problem all the time. hope i have been helpful. good luck and keep me posted. please rate this solution.

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