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    Quote Originally Posted by muldrick View Post
    About the PCV valve (Positive Crankcase Ventilation): changing the PCV valve won't do anything. When repairs are done (or with a new engine), the engine gets new (revised) valve covers that have better "crankcase breathing abilities" thereby reducing sludge (or gell) build up.
    This is one thing that Toyota always do. When people had problem with their engine, Toyota don't admit there is a problem with their design. Instead, they only fix it for people who can prove that they did everything the "normal way" or to seal people mouth from going public. And then slowly Toyota change the faulty design.
    If it wasn't the problem at the begining, why changing it? isn't it cost money to do so?
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    The price is now $5,800. The car is getting a new engine at that price, but I'm still not happy and will take it up with the general manager of Toyota Frankston.
    On a side note they told me that they will be reusing the sensors from the old engine, like O2 sensors and various other sensors. Shouldn't they come with the new engine?

    Might check with another dealer to see if that is the case.
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    Oh this just gets better and better. I spoke to them on the phone they said yep car is ready you can pickup the car and the old engine is yours for the taking.

    Now I pickup the car tell them a mechanic is comming tomorrow to pickup the engine and they said that's fine and then I hand over the cheque.

    Then the service manager calls me in and explains to me that I actually can't have the old engine back. Because it's being replaced under "warranty". I'm like what? If it was, then why am I paying for it? It's being replaced at 50% under warranty. So then I demanded for 50% of the engine lol I don't understand, I paid for the engine when I bought the car new. Now I had to buy a new engine through them and have that fitted, why can't I have the old one back? Because they don't want someone else (VACC) doing an inspection on it.
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    I would go and demand your engine. It is yours, you paid for it. I have never heard of such a thing as 50% warranty. It either is or isn't. If I were you, I would be seeking serious legal advice.
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    It's borderline stealing! 4 Corners are interested in the story as well.
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    I would tell the story. Just out of principle. They are obviously admitting some fault, otherwise you would be paying the full price for an engine.
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    Either they are getting the engine covered partially like they say or they may be getting it covered fully and charging you regardless. This is their bonus
    Regardless, in most cases, whether it is covered by warranty or not, most parts like that have a "core". The old unit must be returned or they will be charged a core charge.
    They possibly put in a remanufactured engine, not a new one. Again, the engine supplier will want the old engine back so they can rebuild it, and resell it.
    They should've never told you to take the engine either way.
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