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Thread: Rear main seal gone. Again! Just six months after replacement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ando View Post
    FIATs will likely always be an easy target for teasing in the US, we just have to grin and bear it..
    People be using their FIAT money all day long and don't even realize it.
    Just tell them that all their cash is part of our brand. Problem solved.
    whippin' a super fresh Abarth, gnomesayne?

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    The crankshaft oil seals on these engines are pretty thin anyway, so any left over oil coking buildup around the crankshaft from the previous leak , or if the shop didn't install the seal flat with the proper tool could cause premature failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siwelk View Post
    People be using their FIAT money all day long and don't even realize it.
    Just tell them that all their cash is part of our brand. Problem solved.
    You lost me there bud.

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    Well, here’s the latest. The dealer did replace the rear main seal again and Fiat did agree to cover this second replacement. But... now they tell me that the oil pan seal is leaking and that would cost more than $1,000 to replace. I told them no. I’ll bring the car home this afternoon, put a kitty litter pan under it and shop around for more estimates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by siwelk View Post
    People be using their FIAT money all day long and don't even realize it.
    Just tell them that all their cash is part of our brand. Problem solved.
    I like it but maybe just a bit esoteric for the crowd that’s razzing me. Still, makes you wonder if we shouldn’t re-adopt the gold standard.

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