posted on Jun, 4 2021 @ 01:08 PM
I came to further conclusion but it's too late to change my post:
Since it's out of warranty there should not be any kind of plausible gag order on the failure. I could understand it if it's warranty and they can't
open it because of that.
With some internal parts especially dealers don't take the risk and call it a total. Like a bent rod may have had put stresses on the crankshaft
bearing.. That means total take-down, checking and balancing the crankshaft, new bearing shells, setting fresh tolerances, honing the main bearing
tunnels, when you're at it as well do a fresh hone job on the cylinders that never hurts and is crucial for oil performance. Rods and pistons... It
Lot's of work if there was some # with the camshaft(s), that can be catastrophic. And the list goes on with new seals, gaskets, and fluids, bolt on
stuff, teeth belt or chain, friction belt.. It's easier to call it toast and just swap it 1:1 for them.