WHO IS AT FAULT?
It must be a slow news day when this winds up in the news.
But the story seems really fuckey.
Doesn't matter for shit what they claim, the engine blew up just after 1 week of being in the shop and an independent mechanic verified that a faulty part caused it.
The shop that installed it is at fault, end of story. Now if the part was wrong, that's the shops job to take up with the supplier and if it was correct but installed by a retard then they either fire the mechanic or use the insurance they should have to cover this exact scenario.
The owner should talk to his car insurance company. It might very well be that they will cover the repairs and then sue mr lube for the full cost with interest.
Well I've noticed the problem here right away.
They don't even know what caused the engine to fail. Did they even open it up?
It was just a fuckin lemon. With defects from the factory surely
I'm not a filter expert.
But if it screwed on the vehicle and made a seal then how would it cause an issue?
If it didn't make a seal then it would have blown up on the drive home. Assuming no one noticed tons of oil spewing out. Which they would notice because they start it to check for leaks before it leaves.
>But if it screwed on the vehicle and made a seal then how would it cause an issue?
It really can't desu, if it fits it fits.
The only difference between filters is the bypass valve pressure, which still wouldn't cause the engine to seize if it was wrong.
I'd say that it's just bad luck and the engine took a shit.
But to really be sure, I'd say take the engine apart and see exactly what went wrong.
Could still be a lemon. 2 years old is quite new.
All the Mr. Lube could've fucked up on is not fill it up with oil or overtighten the drain plug badly so it starts leaking. But in either case the owner would've been ignoring some pretty serious warning signs for some time before the car's failure. Even in the description given there's no mention of any noises or fumes/smoke.
Except it's exactly what you said, 100% to the fucking word.
If one part of the rubber seal is damaged, a small oil leak will occur and be very possible for nobody to pick this up. It being a 2014, the owner probably assumed it had no dipstick like all the other modern pieces of shit and therefore relied on computers to warn of low oil pressure and/or level.
This didn't happen, the engine lost enough to seize itself after the engine warning light came on and they continued to drive because manufacturers are dumb cunts who use the same warning light for minor problems as they do for 'lol ur engine has no oil'.
Everybody in this situation is at the wrong, but the end result is that the fucking engine blew up 8 days after leaving the shop.
The shop failed and are ultimately responsible, end of story.
Stop being a nigger. No one ever said the vehicle lost oil. All we know is it failed. That filter will work fucking fine as long as it sealed up. The engine blew up not because of the oil change but because it was going to blow up anyways.
Mitsubishi does this all the time with their cars. Fuck mine takes two different filters of different diameters you fuckwad depending on which year and market you look it up for. If it seals it seals.
>the fucking engine blew up 8 days after leaving the shop.
Is simply no proof for the fact it is the garages' fault. It could well be a little coincidence. Shit like this happens all the time, go read a book on probability.
They know that a filter which fits and is genuine was installed (which is surprising unless the guy specified it). I presume they also know the car had enough oil in it since that is easy to check. So really they should just find out what the fuck exactly caused the car to fail since it's under warranty
The engine seized for unknown reasons you dimwit. That filter fits the car too.
I bet you're the type of faggot who thinks the shop fucked up his car when something breaks after visiting them. Get this fuckwad, sometimes shit breaks. Probability nigger. Unless the car lost oil pressure (which it sounds like it didn't) then the oil change is inconsequential.
Of course not, however this goes to show Mitsubishi, unsurprisingly, are scumbags.
My friends Evo kept sludging up its oil and they told him to change it every 1500 miles lol. Fuck mitsubishi. Their cars are trash and their interiors are pathetic.
No faggot, i sound like the type of person who works for a shop and can see that when a fucking car explodes not even 2 weeks after you worked on it for reasons related to the thing you worked on, it's time to fucking bend over and either use the insurance or the savings you have specifically for the purpose.
Your friend thrashed the shit out of a high boost turbo car and got told to service it as one, moron.
What if I told you cars broke independent of service you stupid fucking wrench monkey. Changing the oil has nothing to do with catastrophic failure unless there was a trail of oil leading up to where the car died.
And no, the car is a DD and not driven hard at all. 1500 miles is fucking ridiculous. I beat on my non shit cars far harder and without issue.
Mitsubishi a shit and you sir, are a fool.
>oil pump fails
>he ignored warnings
>blames it on the filter (this wouldn't cause the problem)
>if it was leaking oil he would have noticed the car telling him
It's his/the cars fault. At my shop (tuner shop) cars break down all the time after we fix them. because faggot kids crank the boost up, go beat the utter shit out of the car, do hard launches off every stop, and don't repair the things we tell them need repaired. we've had a few come back and try to blame us and we promptly explain why it wasn't our fault. If that doesn't work we tell them to fuck themselves.
Im using common sense. There is ZERO REASON the filter would cause the failure. ZERO. The LIKELY culprit is the oil pump or a clog somewhere in the oil channel. That's how you diagnose a car. Start with the MOST LIKELY cause. Which will be the oil pump. The second they blamed the filter they lost ALL credibility.
I agree with you but it just as well could have jumped timing or hell and ECU failure for all we know.
All the mitsubishi wrench monkey did was see the "wrong" filter throw his hands in the air and say you voided your warranty not our problem.
These are the same asstards who say a bad filter killed the engine for reasons unknown. And yes, jumping timing kills engines all the time on interference engines. For all we know the car just won't start. Could be electronics, could have thrown a rod, seized from oil supply loss, overheated... I mean the possibilities are endless. What I can say is that filter and the lube guys likely had zero to do with it.
>Decide to finally get around to swapping the oil in my "it's winter so I can't ride muh motorcycle" shitbox Saturn SC-2
>Drain it, all good
>Go to rip the filter off
>Hulk retard strength mode: ENGAGE
>Why is this so tight
>Give up, stop by local Mr. Lube
>They get it off
>Previous owner had taken it to Jiffy Lube not long before I bought it
>They fucking over tightened it so goddamned hard that they half-crushed the filter itself
How do you even.
>I don't see how oil on the gasket would have helped.