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Engine block car replaced by private seller with misfitting one

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ydewit

Junior Member
Colorado
The private seller had the engine block replaced by a garage. The seller seems to have provided the engine. It was a different version with bigger intake holes for rhe pipes. The garage used sillicone to fill the extra space. After about 10.000 miles after buying the car, the sillicone melted and coolant ran back into the engine overheating it. After my garage took the engine apart, they saw what had been done. Is there anything I can do?
 


quincy

Senior Member
Colorado
The private seller had the engine block replaced by a garage. The seller seems to have provided the engine. It was a different version with bigger intake holes for rhe pipes. The garage used sillicone to fill the extra space. After about 10.000 miles after buying the car, the sillicone melted and coolant ran back into the engine overheating it. After my garage took the engine apart, they saw what had been done. Is there anything I can do?
Did you inspect the car prior to purchase?
 

quincy

Senior Member
Actually the question should be :"Did you have a mechanic inspect the car before purchase? "
Actually my question should have been, "Did you have a trusted mechanic inspect the car prior to purchase?" :)

Colorado's Lemon Law applies to new cars only. Private sales of used cars are "as is" sales (unless there is a warranty offered by the private seller or some other contractual agreement).
 

Just Blue

Senior Member
Actually my question should have been, "Did you have a trusted mechanic inspect the car prior to purchase?" :)

Colorado's Lemon Law applies to new cars only. Private sales of used cars are "as is" sales (unless there is a warranty offered by the private seller or some other contractual agreement).
:)

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