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    Default A new head for my vec

    My motor has only done 23000 miles but has been in and out of stealers for 2 months trying too find out where an oil leek is coming from. Well they have finally fixed it, a cracked head, at 23000 miles!!! Well its fixed now, so all is good, yes? Well i'm not to sure. Got it back today so I gave it the once over, took the oil cap of to find horror of horror emulsified oil! Now you might say cracked head well what do you expect. I constantly check the oil cap and looked at it the day it went in and it was all clean. So do you recon this is just cos of the head change or do you think they have not put it on properly, over or under tightened it?

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    Did they put fresh oil in afterwards ? it may have got some water in the oil when the whipped the head off .

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    I usually sit down with them and ask what they have done but it was 4:45 and the game kicked off at 5 so just got my keys and shot off.

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    If they are doing the job correctly the oil and water should have been drained before it was taken apart and filled with fresh when it was rebuilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caterman
    If they are doing the job correctly the oil and water should have been drained before it was taken apart and filled with fresh when it was rebuilt

    Who said dealers do anything properly? They should drain coolant and oil and replace with new (probably have to pay for new filter though).

    I would return with it, asking questions about exactly what was done, and if the oil was not renewed, why not and what are they going to do about it?

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    Could just be a bit of hot meeting cold, clean it out again, and monitor it for a few days, take a picture before you clean it, then you can use it as evidence should you have to return to the dealer.

    Might wanna get the block pressure tested by an independant also.

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