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    Firstly they will try to drag this out and hope you give up (or if legal advice is required, run out of money). If that fails they may offer something cheap like a JY engine. DON"T FALL FOR ANY OF IT! Hold out for a new/reman engine installed correctly by Ford or a real good mechanic.


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    . Talk to a lawyer. Don't bring a knife to a gun fight

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    Fight this one to the bitter end. It was there fuck up and by God they'll pay for it. You can win this and don't let there lawyers and managers try to trick you & make you think otherwise. And don't be hard on yourself for taking it to Walmart, there the one's who should feel badly for messing up your car. I once payed a crack head to fix my car so I'm not really one to talk, but I personally wouldn't even trust Walmart to screw in a light bulb.



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    I would demand that the engine be installed at a Ford dealer. That way, every single thing they install, is an OEM part (assuming it's still available). That way, it will be done right, and cost the most at Wally World's expense.
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    District manager offered me 2 choices...

    $1000 Wal mart gift card or a Used engine installed at a mechanic of their choosing because of the age of the vehicle..


    will be consulting a lawyer tomorrow..

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    This story makes me angry, and it didn't even happen to me.

    I'm sure the mechanic of their choosing will be the same dipshit that didn't put the front drain plug back in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PO'D-MERC View Post
    District manager offered me 2 choices...

    $1000 Wal mart gift card or a Used engine installed at a mechanic of their choosing because of the age of the vehicle..


    will be consulting a lawyer tomorrow..
    NO AND NO!! As I said, document everything and work it up the corporate ladder as this guy is useless. Then price it all out at a Ford dealership. Price of new/reman engine and labor. Have this documentation ready to fax. Hold off on the lawyer unless it is a "pro bono" case (free). $1K gift card or "mechanic" of their choice are BOTH not acceptable options. They are trying to see if you are stupid/desperate enough to accept those two bad offers. DON'T ACCEPT EITHER ONE!! Let us know what happens...


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    Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke! Get your new engine out of them, whatever it takes. It's only right!

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    Fuck em! Take em for all you can! Sorry about your Catt man it sucks!


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    DO NOT TAKE THEIR CHEAP OFFER!!!!!!!!!!!!! Make em pay for the NEW engine not a cheap JY engine if you still get no satisfaction complain to your Attorny General's department of Automotive repair and I garruntee they will do something like make Walmart pay for a new engine like the guys said DOCUMENT EVERYTHING AND SAVE EVERY PICE OF PAPER PERTAINING TO YOUR CAR AND WALMART, note the time and name of persons who call you regarding your car and stand firm on the issue of a NEW engine. So good luck to ya.

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    All excellent advices! Just don't give up.

    As was mentioned, this has happened at Walmart a lot more than once and they've had to shell out. This also used to happen at quick oil change places that replaced the drain plug and oil filter but did not tighten them properly causing the oil to eventually drain out. They were then liable for an engine replacement. The common practice now at these places is to way overtighten everything so nothing falls off....real talent. This is just one example of why no one but me touches my cars. Best of luck to you and I'm sure you will prevail!

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    Definitely don't give up and definitely don't let them push you around. A missing drain plug is a missing drain plug no matter if it's a 1989 or 2014.


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    Quote Originally Posted by grandpaslincoln View Post
    This story makes me angry, and it didn't even happen to me.
    x1000!!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by PO'D-MERC View Post
    District manager offered me 2 choices...

    $1000 Wal mart gift card or a Used engine installed at a mechanic of their choosing because of the age of the vehicle..
    The oil tech they chose to change your oil couldn't even put a drain plug back in an oil pan, and you're supposed to trust a mechanic they choose to choose a good USED engine and replace it?

    Fuck them.


    If I had any idea how to do it, I'd say the media should get a hold of this one, and then seeing if trying to go cheap on this one is worth the cost of the negative publicity!

    And, yeah, they might find out you paid only $500 for the car? So what? The car was worth FAR more than that, and frankly, a new motor is probably still a bargain compared to "get me a big car with 64,000 miles that runs perfectly and was flawlessly maintained".

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    They now admitted fault! That was their first offer. They will send you to a Ford dealer if you keep pushing. Don't give up!!!

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    yep, you've got'em now. Keep pushing for the new engine. Consider getting an estimate from a high-end/performance shop or ford dealer now so you can have it ready when they finally give in.

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    There isn't anything for me to say that hasn't already been said, get those fuckers! That's not the kind of mistake you make when it's your job to do oil changes. Seriously, what the hell did they do, take off the plug, replace the filter, and not even put new oil in? Or did they put new oil in and just not notice that it was leaking everywhere? Either way that is negligent as hell and IF they saw the drain plug after you left they should have done everything they could to contact you ASAP.

    If they aren't saying "we'll replace your engine with a new one" then they're saying bullshit. Good luck.


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    i'm thinking they put the plug in and someone forgot to tighten it.. I have an appointment for a free consult with a lawyer on Monday.

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    yeah, I guess that would be the most likely scenario, either that or complete absent mindedness.


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