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Old 02-12-2013, 06:19 PM
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jplinville jplinville is offline
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Dayton, Ohio region
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i did sue a mechanic and win in the was a oil pump replacement on a Ford 302. The mechanic didn't check the pump prior to installing it. There was a crack in the pump drive shaft, which snapped on the first start up. The mechanic started the car, took it for a drive on the highway the morning after the work was done (temperature was in the single digits) and ended up needing to call a tow truck. They claimed that it wasn't the oil pump, because it was new. When they were ordered midway through the trial to drop the oil pan while a second mechanic was present, it was found, snapped in two.

The garage ended up doing a bottom end rebuild and pay for a the rental car I used during the trial, and during the work, as well as pay for my attorney fees. It doesn't take much, just the right people and time...
1987 560SL
85,000 miles

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