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pascooter94

used car

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bought a used car from a used car dealer less then four weeks ago and when we looked at it it had a lower intake leak and they fixed it before we got now my kid calls and said that the motor is makeing some bad eng noise,told he to bring it home she said it got hot and the stopped,now the motor is locked up,

now is there like a 30 day lemon law on used car, I would think that there should be something?

or im just going to suck this up and put a new motor in myself, thanks.

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Not sure about mn but if there was not extended or implied warranty I think it is yours. It would not hurt to call them, to find out if they will help you out.

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Not a expert on it, but I think it would be tough to win the lemon law on a used car. Better if there was some sort of 5 day/500 mile warranty.

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HMMM, a GM car with a 3.1 liter maybe?

If the intake gaskets start to leak internally the coolant gets in the oil. If there was any coolant contamination in the oil prier to your purchase the engine was already doomed before you purchased it.

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the dealer is going to replace the motor i just have to pay for the install, i told him to make sure that the intake is good before they put it in,and they will give me a two year warenty.

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wow thats not that bad of a deal then.

Depends on what they charge for the install.

If they can pick up a cheap boneyard engine, you might be paying for the whole thing anyway through install charges.

It would be wise to ask about the engine being installed, IMO, such as miles on it, from same vehicle, year, etc.

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one year older car, same style and has 78,000 on the motor,they called and told me to come over and look at it and I told them to put in a new oil pan gasket in it, so im hope by thusday its done.

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If you have the intake gasket replaced how much life would you expect to get out of the replacement? I have just had this done on my daughters car and dont want her to have any trouble while away at school. Other wise the '95 Buick seems to run well and never had a problem starting outside with no plug in last winter

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Typically you can expect to replace them every 40,000 to 80,000 miles (If we are talking 3.1 liters).

Don't be surprised if the timing cover starts to leak coolant with higher mileage as well. Usually after the 100k mark.

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Good call on the oil pan gasket. I'd go with a new timing belt and water pump, too.

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so far all is well,she has put on alot of miles on it and not a thing wrong, they have called a few times and asked if all was well.I think that was nice that they called.

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It sound like they treat their customers properly. I'm glad things are working out for you.

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