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2012 Fiat 500 Sport needs a new engine - Looking for where ?
Tue, 04 Oct 2022 17:54:40 GMTGreetings all,
I have a 2012 Sport w/manual trans and 48K milage on a Multiair 1.4L non turbo. Several reliable mechanics tell me the engine noise...
I have a 2012 Sport w/manual trans and 48K milage on a Multiair 1.4L non turbo. Several reliable mechanics tell me the engine noise is most likely a worn bearing on the crankshaft (copper filings in the oil) and if I continue to drive it the engine could just sieze. They advise engine replacement.
My research indicates that my options are: find a dealer who can fix it - would require serious surgery and I shy away from dealers, find a replacement from a yard - might inherit somoeone elses issues, a machinist or junk.
We would really like to get it fixed so I'm looking for: a good machine shop that can do that or a reliable engine replacement process or something else.
I live in San Diego and have a shop that can do the replacement surgery and I'm willing to pay for shipping if I find the right replacement or a machinist that can do the job.
So far I have found LKQ that has replacement engines, Mopar that has parts to build a new engine (they have a fully assembled engine that has been discontinued) but my mechanic only will do a replacement and not a rebuild.
Looking for some pointers on what to do and what makes sense.
Does the replacement HAVE TO BE a 2012 engine - would another year work
Some other details:
Vin - 3C3CFFBR4CT335414
Std Trans 5 speed
Appreciate your knowledge here
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Tue, 04 Oct 2022 11:51:46 GMT
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