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Old 09-03-2013, 02:18 PM   #1
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Unhappy Powertrain question...

I have a question about Wrangler engines...

I purchased my first 2010 Jeep Wrangler Sport Unlimited a year and a half ago. The other day I experienced loud clanking sounds under the hood. It sounded like something came loose inside the engine. I hate to admit I am no mechanic. I checked the oil and it was okay. No engine light, and it was running a good temperature.

I took it back to the dealer, because the engine is still under warranty, and they said the engine needs to be replaced (a new short block).

Again, it's a 2010. It has 45k miles on it. I take her into the dealership for free oil changes every 3k miles - religiously.

So, my question is how could this have this happened?

The service manager said that when they got it, the oil was "way low."
Unless checking oil has changed, that can't be, because I checked the oil and it seemed fine to me, but maybe they check the oil differently than my grandpa taught me - who knows. They said "they believe it was a fluke," because there was no oil leak, and they can tell by the service history that I get regular oil changes. Furthermore, the service manager said the engine "was burning oil, which caused the engine damage."

Again, I am no mechanic, but can this be? Can a less three year old engine just burn up like that? Is this common for this year and style Jeep?

The warranty is covering the cost. I will get a brand new short block (whatever the heck that is)... Need advice. Thanks.

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