I just HAD to jump back in!
Let me see if I've gotten this straight:
The dealer didn't file your extended warranty for over a year after you purchased it, then didn't correctly & permanently fix your motor under the "original" extended warranty period and are now declining your claim BECAUSE THE TIME EXPIRED?
WHAT?!!!!!!!!!!!! That is FRAUD (maybe 2 counts) pure & simple.
Why Small Claims? Something to do with NY State laws?
You are owed a refund the entire premium you paid for the warranty + interest & the dealer cost (parts & labor @ THEIR LABOR RATE$) of a complete repair. IMHO
You gotta' let us know how the Small Claims action comes out.
Totally disgusted, I am really hoping you prevail!
'91 420 SEL @ 199K, '92 SVX @ 181K, '93 SC400 @ 86K, '93 Kaw ZX-11 @ 30K, '87 F250 @ 181K , 2001 Valkyrie Interstate @ 6K, Y2K Honda NightHawk 250 with 1.5K, '88 420SEL I.@ 179K & the 2nd latest, an '88 420SEL II.@ 210K runnin' parts car, '85 F150 300/NP435