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I called in today. They told me it’s just about almost done maybe by tomorrow but that if it were done tomorrow they were going to keep it to test everything out. I asked whether it was a used motor and they said it was a brand new crated motor that was overnighted from infiniti. They said the old engine is going crated back to infiniti for them to review. I haven’t looked into the lemon laws but in NJ it would have to be the same issue that was repaired at least 3 failed attempts before it’s considered a lemon if I’m not mistaken. I def. want to know what infiniti finds out on it. I never knew these cars had so many engine issues. I was hoping to lease another RS after this one but I doubt I will now.
There is also a time factor and number of visit factors.
 

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Borked means broken.

Are you inferring that I broke Bjork? Sounds pornographic to me.
 

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Borked means broken.

Are you inferring that I broke Bjork? Sounds pornographic to me.
I was only insinuating my AI friend. You are the one that inferred it?

Either way, it sounds Icelandic.
 

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back Again guys. The day after I got my car back I’m driving to work in the AM An noticed my steering was off a bit. Wasn’t center when I was driving straight. Called the dealer dropped it and got it back that afternoon after they did an alignment. A friend of mine whos a Honda Mechanic’s for 20 yrs now told me when an engine is done an alignment should also be done ?
Fast forward to today woke up found oil on my driveway. Looked under the car an the shield is wet with oil. Check the dip stick and oil is low. Called the dealer left a message for the service manager.....
 

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Bummer! Not good at all. At least they own fixing it now.
 

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Service manager said “im surprised it took this long to start leaking” Assuming if something might not have been right with the repair it should’ve leaked earlier? It’s been 5 days since I got it back. And that too maybe it’s been leaking since and I haven’t noticed.

I only noticed it because I had the car on my driveway and the front end was on my apron because I have construction going on at home with a dumpster in my driveway, so I took the car out yesterday morning An when I got back home noticed two oil stains on the apron of the driveway. I checked undercarriage an it was wet. Checked dipstick and it was low.

They asked if I wanted it towed and I said yes but can they bring a loaner.

They ended up sending someone to my house with a loaner and 2 quarts of oil. They put in the two quarts and took the car to the dealer. Prior to pick up the manager said he would get it up and checked as soon as they got it. I never heard back yesterday, guess it won’t be until Tuesday now with the holiday.
 

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Service manager said “im surprised it took this long to start leaking” Assuming if something might not have been right with the repair it should’ve leaked earlier? It’s been 5 days since I got it back. And that too maybe it’s been leaking since and I haven’t noticed.

I only noticed it because I had the car on my driveway and the front end was on my apron because I have construction going on at home with a dumpster in my driveway, so I took the car out yesterday morning An when I got back home noticed two oil stains on the apron of the driveway. I checked undercarriage an it was wet. Checked dipstick and it was low.

They asked if I wanted it towed and I said yes but can they bring a loaner.

They ended up sending someone to my house with a loaner and 2 quarts of oil. They put in the two quarts and took the car to the dealer. Prior to pick up the manager said he would get it up and checked as soon as they got it. I never heard back yesterday, guess it won’t be until Tuesday now with the holiday.

I can refer you to my lemon law lawyer if you like.

and yes they should have done an alignment, the motor drops out the bottom of these cars. They remove the lower subrframe and drop it out the bottom.
 

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Just received a call from the dealer. Cars ready for pickup. They stated the drivers side turbo hose was clamped on tight but was off position by a hair and not so much that it would leak right away but only while under pressure.
 

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Just received a call from the dealer. Cars ready for pickup. They stated the drivers side turbo hose was clamped on tight but was off position by a hair and not so much that it would leak right away but only while under pressure.
okay so why did it leak on your driveway...there's not supposed to be oil in the intake side anyways.

Here, when the dealership pull my motor, the forgot to put all the trim clips back on and my windshield trim flew off right when i got on the freeway. Made me wonder how they did a thorough test drive...
 

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okay so why did it leak on your driveway...there's not supposed to be oil in the intake side anyways.

Here, when the dealership pull my motor, the forgot to put all the trim clips back on and my windshield trim flew off right when i got on the freeway. Made me wonder how they did a thorough test drive...
:eek: That's disturbing.
 

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Just received a call from the dealer. Cars ready for pickup. They stated the drivers side turbo hose was clamped on tight but was off position by a hair and not so much that it would leak right away but only while under pressure.
okay so why did it leak on your driveway...there's not supposed to be oil in the intake side anyways.

Here, when the dealership pull my motor, the forgot to put all the trim clips back on and my windshield trim flew off right when i got on the freeway. Made me wonder how they did a thorough test drive...
Boy oh boy. I guess we are all on the same boat. When I originally picked it up after the new engine install I popped the hood open and I found one of the hoses off of its clip that hold a it down and I found a wire harness that was not clipped down either. I had to clip both of them in. Again it’s not a major thing but it boggles my mind how these techs do a big job like this or any job and not look it over. It took me a milli second to see it once I popped the hood. And they also didn’t do an alignment after that job. I had to bring it back the next day after I noticed my wheel was off center. Just drives me Nuts.
 

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Boy oh boy. I guess we are all on the same boat. When I originally picked it up after the new engine install I popped the hood open and I found one of the hoses off of its clip that hold a it down and I found a wire harness that was not clipped down either. I had to clip both of them in. Again it’s not a major thing but it boggles my mind how these techs do a big job like this or any job and not look it over. It took me a milli second to see it once I popped the hood. And they also didn’t do an alignment after that job. I had to bring it back the next day after I noticed my wheel was off center. Just drives me Nuts.
Makes you wonder about the exorbitant labor rates one pays at an Infiniti dealership.
 

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Boy oh boy. I guess we are all on the same boat.
By "all", I assume you mean you and heltersutpid.

When I originally picked it up after the new engine install I popped the hood open and I found one of the hoses off of its clip that hold a it down and I found a wire harness that was not clipped down either. I had to clip both of them in. Again it’s not a major thing but it boggles my mind how these techs do a big job like this or any job and not look it over. It took me a milli second to see it once I popped the hood. And they also didn’t do an alignment after that job. I had to bring it back the next day after I noticed my wheel was off center. Just drives me Nuts.
That is frustrating for sure! However, that is more of a process issue and not just the tech who worked on it. There should be a process in place with either a checklist to verify every detail was done correctly. Or, at the least a second higher level tech does a review to make sure all is correct. We are all human and all make mistakes. This is why processes are created to verify something was done correctly as a second independent step. I wonder if the dealer you are working with didn't complete such a step? I would bet that a significant repair like yours would require it.

Glad you are up and running again!
 

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Boy oh boy. I guess we are all on the same boat. When I originally picked it up after the new engine install I popped the hood open and I found one of the hoses off of its clip that hold a it down and I found a wire harness that was not clipped down either. I had to clip both of them in. Again it’s not a major thing but it boggles my mind how these techs do a big job like this or any job and not look it over. It took me a milli second to see it once I popped the hood. And they also didn’t do an alignment after that job. I had to bring it back the next day after I noticed my wheel was off center. Just drives me Nuts.
Yeah for a major job like that you'd hope they review the install after the fact, sadly dealership business models and how warranty is handled incentives technicians
to finish a job as quickly as possible rather than to the best of their ability.

I got my Altima back from Nissan a few years ago and they couldn't even put my air intake back on correctly and broke my hood-latch...
Glad I had a flash light and screw-driver on hand, wasn't fun trying to put that back on in the dark in -20C weather while propping my hood
open with my head.
 

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Yeah for a major job like that you'd hope they review the install after the fact, sadly dealership business models and how warranty is handled incentives technicians
to finish a job as quickly as possible rather than to the best of their ability.

I got my Altima back from Nissan a few years ago and they couldn't even put my air intake back on correctly and broke my hood-latch...
Glad I had a flash light and screw-driver on hand, wasn't fun trying to put that back on in the dark in -20C weather while propping my hood
open with my head.
The Mercedes dealer called me yesterday cuz they broke my rear view mirror cover when they replaced the sunroof rails. **** happens everywhere I suppose.
 

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The Mercedes dealer called me yesterday cuz they broke my rear view mirror cover when they replaced the sunroof rails. **** happens everywhere I suppose.
Well in fairness to Mercedes, sunroof's are a PITA to work on in any car they simply aren't designed to be easily accessible.
I'd give them an easy pass on that having had to work on my 02 Altima's one time..... Not a fun time I'll tell ya. Hah
 

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Well in fairness to Mercedes, sunroof's are a PITA to work on in any car they simply aren't designed to be easily accessible.
I'd give them an easy pass on that having had to work on my 02 Altima's one time..... Not a fun time I'll tell ya. Hah
Oh I was cool about it. I actually hadn't noticed a problem, they did, I guess there was a new design for the roof rails so they were able to get it done for free.
 
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